Miss Asia & Mrs. Asia USA

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Miss Asia USA 2009 — 21st Annual Cultural Pageant

Mrs. Asia USA 2009 – 5th Annual Cultural Pageant

Alex Theatre — Glendale, California – June 13, 2009

A sellout crowd of over 1400 people at the Alex Theatre witnessed history in the making as the 21st Annual Miss Asia USA and the 5th Annual Mrs. Asia USA Cultural Pageant were presented together onstage for the first time ever. Never before has such a remarkable and diverse display of Asian cultures been performed on a single stage. Following months of painstaking preparation by each Delegate, what at first seemed impossible became a magnificent reality on Saturday night with the crowning of two outstanding and deserving Queens. After five categories of intense competition in both pageants, our distinguished panel of judges selected the stunning Geramie Dizon representing the Philippines as Miss Asia USA 2009 and the lovely and talented Kimberly Vodang representing Vietnam as Mrs. Asia USA 2009. Virgelia B. Villegas, Chairman & President of the producer, Virgelia Productions, Inc., both wrote and directed the show. When discussing the two new Queens after the show, Virgelia reflected on the Judges’ selection. She said, “Both Geramie and Kimberly were totally committed to performing at their best. Each of them worked extremely hard to demonstrate self-confidence, intelligence and elegance for the Judges and the audience when onstage. To earn these prestigious titles for Asian women in America, you have to be willing to put forth a complete effort above and beyond your God-given abilities. Both these outstanding and talented women did so and I am proud that they will serve all of the unique and proud Asian communities as Ambassadors of Goodwill and Culture. As our Queens, they will continue the proud tradition of these two pageants demonstrating how to bring unity through diversity.”

Virgelia went on to say, “I am extremely pleased and proud of all of our wonderful Delegates and I offer them my sincerest gratitude for their participation and hard work. Coordinating and directing two pageants at once on the same stage was incredibly challenging. Up until the last minute, I wasn’t sure we could pull it off. Thanks to the Delegates, our generous sponsors, our staff and our fantastic hosts, Emmy-nominee David Millbern and the up and coming Ayushka Gharib, if the audience’s reactions were any indication, we did it with flying colors.”

Virgelia also announced the Queen’s Court for Miss Asia USA 2009 and Mrs. Asia USA 2009 :

Miss Asia USA 2009

Geramie Dizon — Miss Asia USA 2009 – Philippines

Saruul Ganbaatar represented Mongolia — 1st Runner-up

Christina Wen, represented Taiwan — 2nd Runner-up

Mina Kim, represented Korea — 3rd Runner-up

Mandukhaai Bayarsaikhan , represented Mongolia — 4th Runner-up

Best National Costume — Connie Muramoto – Japan

Miss Photogenic — Anna Derparseghian – Lebanon

Miss Congeniality — Connie Muramoto – Japan

Miss Popularity — Christina Wen – Taiwan

Miss Friendship — Shanika Gilmour — Sri Lanka

Best In Swimsuit – Saruul Ganbaatar

People’s Choice Award — Christina Wen – Taiwan

Mrs. Asia USA 2009

Kimberly Vodamg — Miss Asia USA 2009 – Vietnam

Elizabeth Yang, China — 1st Runner-up

Genesis Walcher, Philippines — 2nd Runner-up

Khandsuren Byambadorj, Mongolia — 3rd Runner-up

Valaurie Lor, Cambodia — 4th Runner up

Best National Costume — Kimberly Vodang – Vietnam

Miss Photogenic — Ada Pei – Taiwam

Miss Congeniality — Genesis Walcher, Philippines

Miss Popularity — Kimberly Vodang – Vietnam

Miss Friendship — Kim Heng — Cambodia

People’s Choice Award — Genesis Walcher — Philippines

Best in Talent — Kimberly Vodang – Vietnam

About Miss and Mrs. Asia USA

Miss Asia USA, Miss Teen Asia USA and Mrs. Asia USA Pageants are the premiere Cultural Pageants presenting Asian women in the United States who trace their ancestry to the fifty-eight countries considered part of the Asian continent. The pageants offer the delegates the unique opportunity to display the cultural beauty and the sociability of the country of their heritage. Through this celebration of Beauty, Culture, Elegance and Talent Virgelia Productions, Inc aims to unite the fifty- eight countries in the Asian continent. Asian women from all over the United States gather in the name of friendly competition to vie for these coveted titles Miss Asia USA, Miss Teen Asia USA and Mrs. Asia USA. The Pageant promotes leadership, personal growth; strengthens cultural values, camaraderie and unity in diversity. Each Delegate will not only epitomize beauty and intelligence, but also reflect the unity and sociability of her country. The Pageants display the rich ethnic diversity of our society and gives us a glimpse into the multitudes of cultures that surround us today. The lavish parade of the National Costumes, the grace and elegance of the Evening Gown competition and the sensational Swimsuit Competition all combine to create an atmosphere of excitement that surpasses the audience’s expectations time and time again.

Produced By:Indonesia Media
Edited By: Bryant Irawan

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