THE PRODUCTION STAFF
Born in India and raised in California, Harmail Chatha is creator and host of the top rated Bhangra music video show DESI UNPLUGGED, seen on Comcast, Time Warner, Verizon, FIOS and nationwide on the DISH Network. In addition to his hosting duties, Harmail has appeared in several films and music videos and is in constant demand on the Asian music scene. He is delighted to host the Miss Asia Sacramento Pageant.
To find more info on Harmail, go to www.desiunplugged.com.
Professional Media/I.T. Assistant
Originally from the Bay Area, Jeannie is a third year student double majoring in Computer Science and Psychology in the University of California, Davis. In addition to her responsibilities with her education, she is currently a web intern for the Asian Pacific Islander American Searchlight Directory. In her free time, she enjoys spending her time with friends, reading, and zumba. She just joined the Miss Asia Sacramento team and she has a lot to learn, but she looks forward to the experience!
Assistant Director, Graphics
Jessica Chao is from the San Francisco Bay Area. She is currently in her fourth year at UC Davis double majoring in design and art studio. In her free time she loves to make art and crafts. In the future, Jessica hopes to be an interior designer and show others that design is everywhere. She takes pride in her work and has a passion in graphic design.
My name is Amy Chan. I’m from San Lorenzo in the Bay Area. I recently transferred to UC Davis as a 4th year student from Chabot Community College as a Design Major. I’ve worked with a wide variety of mediums; most being the traditional type. I like to explore all types of art however my interest is in graphic designing. I am also doing a minor in Psychology at Davis. I love to cook during my free time, especially plating the food and decorating deserts to make the dish physically appetizing. One of my favorite hobbies is to creating handmade gifts.
Assistant Director, Auditing
Lily is a UC Davis alumnae with a B.S. in Managerial Economics. A daughter of Chinese immigrants, Lily believes in preserving Asian heritage and culture. She believes the Miss Asia Sacramento Pageant is where young ladies can share with the world the value of their cultural background. In her spare time, she loves to study other languages such as Spanish, Korean, and Japanese. She is proud to serve as the Assistant Director of Auditing as she loves being organized and efficient. Lily is also working on her M.B.A. in Accounting from California State University, Sacramento.
Assistant Director, Makeup & Style
Sherry was born and raised in Sacramento. She attended the well known Art Institute of California at San Francisco for Interior Design. Makeup has been her passion since she was a teenager. Sherry is a VIP-CAT Academy of Makeup Arts of Sacramento graduate, where she received a Certificate of Completion for Makeup Artistry. Currently, she is a Freelance Makeup Artist specializing in makeup for fashion photo shoots, weddings and pageantry. Sherry loves the Miss Asia Sacramento Pageant experience because she can share her talents and skills with other artists, the contestants, and the staff. Her goal with makeup art is to explore and experience the different types of venues which a makeup artist is exposed. email@example.com
Ling Chan was born and raised in Malaysia. Although she now lives in the United States, she has maintained a close relationship with her family that still lives far away. Her parents taught her valuable life lessons such as good work ethics, pride in whatever she does, always do her best, and treat others with kindness and respect. Perhaps that explains why Ling has blossomed into the beautiful person she has become.
Armed with her core values for life, her love for others, and her passion for beauty and glamour, she began to study and develop the craft she loves so much. And now, after almost a decade of experience as a hair stylist, multiple shows and competitions, and graduating from the rigorous Vidal Sassoon training, she has become one of the most coveted stylist and glamour consultants in Northern California.
Ling’s goal is to use her talents and her genuinely warm and caring personality to bring out the beauty and glamour in everyone she meets. Thus, boosting their confidence and self-esteem. Is it any wonder why her clients love and adore her? After all, to Ling, it is about creating lasting relationships of love, respect, honor, AND making you look your best.
Susan Edmonson is a Labor Relations Officer with the City of Sacramento. Upon graduating from Sacramento State with a Bachelors Degree in Health and Human Services, she began her career with various state and local governmental agencies with over 25 years experience in the Human Resources field, specifically in the Civil Rights arena. Born at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines, but raised Stateside, Ms. Edmonson is of African American and Filipino descent. New to the Miss Asian Sacramento pageant, Ms. Edmonson is excited to be part of an organization that supports and encourages both internal and external beauty. She is the proud mother of three kids, Carl 23, Mariessa 21 and Alisha 14. In her spare time, she is training to run her first marathon.
Suzie Vang served as a School Readiness Liaison at Mutual Assistance Network of Del Paso Heights through the AmeriCorps Program. She was born in Thailand, raised in California and come from a family of seven children. She was a former contestant of Miss Hmong California in 2008-2009 and also earned Miss Congeniality Award; she is motivated and inspired to give back to the community. She had volunteered as a Pageant Coordinator and was part of the Pageant Committee of the Sacramento Hmong New Year Inc. in 2009. It is a honored be a part of Miss Asia Sacramento Scholarship Foundation where she continues to encourage young women to thrives for the best potentials in them and to empower the voice of women. She is hoping to finish her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration of Finance and Management with a minor in Human Resources in the next few years.
Karen was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, where she discovered her passion for decorating and wedding planning. Karen started coordinating weddings and planning baby showers when she was around the age of 16, for family and friends. She discovered her talents for designing weddings in her early twenties. Karen has now taken her dreams and turned them into a reality. Residing in Sacramento, Karen has made a name for herself as a well-respected and knowledgeable Wedding Coordinator and Event Planner. Karen was featured in the Sacramento “Observer” Newspaper for Business of the Week in 2006 and 2008. She was also the Columnist for the “Ask the Wedding Planner” column highlighted in “Urban Magazine” in 2007 until early 2008. Karen states, “I am so very proud to be a part of such a wonderful event as the Miss Asia Sacramento Pageant. Nothing gives me more pleasure than being in the company of such great women of vision.”
Mrs Asia Sacramento
I was born, raised, and educated in Canton, China. At my early twenties, I was offered the opportunity to move to Italy. It was a dream come true, and it happened just like a fairy tale. While my relatives were worried about my decision, I saw it as a life time chance given by God to fulfill my wishes. During my eight years in Italy, I have survived and conquered the fear of being an immigrant, the insecurity of a struggling, minority foreign student. I also became one of the very few Italian – Chinese interpreters at that time in the city of Torino, Italy. Today, I am living with my three precious children, Lo Qin, Adam, Alex, and my loving caring husband Herman Franck in Sacramento. In addition to selling real estate, I am managing my husband’s small Law firm for the last twelve years. I am very thankful for what life had granted me. Thank you team MAS. I am grateful that you are part of my amazing journey with MAS.
Miss Asia Sacramento 2012
The 2012 Miss Asia Sacramento is Judy Lee, she is 22 years old and was born and raised in San Francisco, California. She is of Chinese descent, and is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish. Currently, she is a fourth year at the University of California, Davis, studying Statistics and Economics. She plans to pursue a Juris Doctorate upon graduation. She has travelled to Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, Shanghai, Beijing, and throughout the United States. She has played volleyball for the past 15 years as it inspires her to value teamwork and encourages her to actively stay in shape—which is highly important to her to stay healthy and happy. She also enjoys shopping, going on spas on occasion, travelling, and spending time with her family and friends.
Miss Teen Asia Sacramento 2012
Michelle is a junior in high school. She was born in Sacramento and has lived there her whole life. She dreams about her future career as a pediatrician and moving to another city that has a beautiful view of the ocean. She is a hard worker when it comes to her education and academics. Besides school, she loves to hang out with her friends and play her piano. Michelle loves going to amusement parks. Her favorite is Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. She enjoys shopping, preferably with her sister and friends. She is very nice and loves meeting new people.
SPECIAL THANKS TO VOLUNTEERS
- Emily Tang
- Denise Gee
- Mai Vue
- Amethyst Wang
- Matt Day
- Grace Ballesteros
- Lily Chen
- Sarah Lew
*If you are interested in becoming a member of Team MAS, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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