Hello, aloha, hola, sabaai-dii, xin chào, salam, konnichi wa, everyone!

Allow me to introduce myself! My name is Deanna Nguyen – I am currently 16 years old attending high school as a junior. After weeks of determination and preparation, I was put on stage to compete against 3 other beautiful young ladies. In result of early April, I was crowned April 3rd of this year, and now hold the title of Miss Teen Asia Sacramento 2010. I am very proud and honored to represent the Sacramento community and the Vietnamese culture.

For those of you who do not know me, I am an individual with a “magnitude personality”. I am outgoing, bubbly, humble, understanding, optimistic..and just like everybody else, different. I love getting to experience new things and meet fresh faces. Just by the people you meet and the things you get to do, you learn more than you would ever imagine. There’s so much the world has to offer and I hope to take advantage of every opportunity I am given. I strongly believe that if you have a talent/gift take it to an advantage because you can always make something out of it. I enjoy surrounding myself with a positive environment, and life changing people. About anything can make me laugh, you can always catch a smile on my face. I try to life my life to the fullest, and do my best by living my life by what I call my 4 Ls: live, laugh, learn, and love.

What is a MAS queen to Deanna? A queen in my eyes is a very elegant and classy role model. Not only is she a role model to her community, but she should act as a role model to other communities as well. A queen is expected to set good examples for others, hold a large amount of responsibility, and an individual that many look up to. She should be able to carry herself off and on camera, and become deeply involved with the community. In addition, a MAS queen should perform task on her own time not because she is forced to, but because she wants to. In conclusion, I will do my best to stay true to what I believe a MAS queen is.

I am so ecstatic holding the title of Miss Teen Asia Sacramento, especially since this is the first year they made a competition for the teens. Being a part of Miss Asia Sacramento was the first time I stepped into the pageantry world, and I do not regret it one bit. Pageants are designed to polish yourself, have a better understanding of the world and those in it, and to grow more as an individual. By being a part of this it allowed me I learn a lot, not only did I learn about myself, but about others too. What makes the Miss Asia Sacramento different from others is its celebration of its melting pot of cultures all in the same competition. Not only did I get to wear my culture’s traditional outfit for the first time, but I was given the opportunity to view other cultures traditional costumes for the first time too. From being a part of this pageant, you have nothing to lose. You only benefit from every aspect of it. Along my journey, I got to meet a group of amazing people, who I now have created a close relationship with, and now call them my friends. Meeting the girls for the first time and comparing them now, what a difference. I was ecstatic to how much they each have grown and how they presented themselves on stage. I am grateful to have met each one of them and look forward to the journey that awaits us.

I would like to give special thanks to those who came out to the event, especially to those who put together the entire event. It was a night to remember, and it was all because of you guys. The MAS team (staff and interns) made sure we had plenty of time for preparation before the night of the competition. They each dedicated their valuable time, gave great amount of support and encouragement, and all put in a large amount of hard work; and in the end, it all paid off. I don’t know where I would be without them on the night of the event. In addition, I would like to give a big shout out and a huge thanks to my supporters-who I call my friends and family- and my mom especially. Thank you mom for always being there for me! It truly means a lot. I know the preparation and the night of the event became very stressful and hectic, but it all paid off. I know for a fact that when I was nervous, you were nervous too! Overall, thank you all a million!

Never in my life did I expect to enter in a pageant and in result end up holding a title. But never say nothing is impossible, everything is possible. Impossible itself stands for I’m Possible. Life offers so many opportunity, do not live life short. Live life to the fullest, take chances; take risks, because you never know what can come out of it. I am extremely enthusiastic to begin my journey as Miss Teen Asia Sacramento 2010.If you ever have any questions or anything, do not hesitate to contact me via email.


Deanna Nguyen, Teen Queen