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Pageant Photos: 2014 Miss Asian Las Vegas Pageant at The Palazzo Las Vegas

October 4, 2014 by  

Miss Asian Las Vegas MISS Monica Fung and TEEN Rianne Lu
The 2014 Miss Asian Las Vegas Pageant took over The Palazzo Las Vegas on Sunday, Sept. 28. The second annual pageant lit up The Palazzo Theatre stage with pure glitz and glam as 21 delegates, ages 15 – 52, competed for the titles of TEEN, MISS, MS. and MRS (Pictured: Miss Asian Las Vegas MISS Monica Fung and TEEN Rianne Lu – Photo credit: © Tom Donoghue Photography)

Celebrity Judge Isabelle Du, TEEN Delegate Celina Go and Celebrity Judge Dennis Hour

Celebrity Judge Isabelle Du, TEEN Delegate Celina Go and Celebrity Judge Dennis Hour

Photo credit: © Tom Donoghue Photography.

Celebrity judges included judge Marquel Martin, former contestant on ABC’s “The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor in Paradise”; judge Isabelle Du, current cast member on CBS’s “The Amazing Race”; judge Dennis Hour current cast member on CBS’s “The Amazing Race” and judge Ricardo Laguna, professional BMX rider.

Miss Asian Las Vegas Catherine Ho Gives One Last Wave During Her Reign

Miss Asian Las Vegas Catherine Ho Gives One Last Wave During Her Reign

Photo credit: © Tom Donoghue Photography.

The judges than made their way into the theatre and the production began with an explosion of color, sparkle and culture. Returning emcee Patranya Bhoolsuwan, KLAS Ch. 8’s reporter and anchor, announced each number. Throughout the show, she was joined by her co-hosts Catherine Ho, 2013 Miss Asian Las Vegas, and Alexandra Drechsler, 2013 Miss Asian Las Vegas 2nd Runner Up.

Miss Asian Las Vegas TEEN Rianne Lu poses with Celebrity Judge Marquel Martin

Miss Asian Las Vegas TEEN Rianne Lu poses with Celebrity Judge Marquel Martin

Photo credit: © Tom Donoghue Photography.

The opening act blew the audience away as the girls came out for introductions in their breath-taking cultural costumes, each representing the contestant’s unique ethnicity. The crowd cheered as outfits from China, Cambodia, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Vietnam and more dazzled under the lights. Next, the girls flaunted their bikini-clad bodies during the swimsuit segment. Contestants crossed the stage with pure confidence as “American Girl” by Bonnie McKee rang through the auditorium. Talent followed with amazing vocals, cultural dances and even a mother and daughter duet by TEEN delegate Jannah Bowen and MRS. delegate Tammy Tsai. After talent, the stage was full of poise and beauty as the girls made their way out for evening gown. Local musician Daniel Park provided the soundtrack, singing covers including John Legend’s “All of Me,” Chris de Burgh’s “The Lady in Red” and more, as the girls walked gracefully across the stage.

Catherine Ho and Emcee Patranya Bhoolsuwan

Catherine Ho and Emcee Patranya Bhoolsuwan

Photo credit: © Tom Donoghue Photography.

Next, the suspense built as Bhoolsuwan announced the finalists, who moved on to the next round of question and answer. Each finalist graced the limelight as they were asked about their platform and then a random question. Judges, Martin, Du, Hour and Laguna as well as James Mulligan, official artist for Disney and Warner Bros.; Michael Skenandore, president at WENDOH Media; Carrie Carter-Henderson, founder/president of BESTAgency; Roy Ng, chief operating officer at Twilio, Inc.; and Mary Choi Kelly, vice president of human resources at The Venetian and The Palazzo, asked the girls about their personal life, current events, among other pressing topics.

Local Musician Daniel Park Performs during Evening Gown Segment

Local Musician Daniel Park Performs during Evening Gown Segment

Photo credit: © Tom Donoghue Photography.

As the judges deliberated, local entertainers Lydia Ansel and Zowie Bowie brought down the house with their upbeat tunes. The results were finally in, and Bhoolsuwan welcomed all the girls out on stage one last time for the final crowning. The crowd congratulated the whole group as winners of the honorary awards and official titles were called. Last year’s queen smiled and congratulated the new winners as they handed down the coveted crowns and sashes.

Miss Asian Las Vegas Founder Annie Chang Addresses the Crowd

Miss Asian Las Vegas Founder Annie Chang Addresses the Crowd

Photo credit: © Tom Donoghue Photography.

Check out our Red Carpet photos of the 2014 Miss Asian Las Vegas pageant

MISS Delegate Erica Valdriz during Ethnic Costume Segment

MISS Delegate Erica Valdriz during Ethnic Costume Segment

Photo credit: © Tom Donoghue Photography.

MISS Delegate Erica Valdriz during Swimsuit Segment

MISS Delegate Erica Valdriz during Swimsuit Segment

Photo credit: © Tom Donoghue Photography.

MISS Delegate Karenn Beltran during Ethnic Costume Segment

MISS Delegate Karenn Beltran during Ethnic Costume Segment

Photo credit: © Tom Donoghue Photography.

MISS Delegate Monica Fung during Swimsuit Segment

MISS Delegate Monica Fung during Swimsuit Segment

Photo credit: © Tom Donoghue Photography.

MRS. Delegate Christine Carpio during Talent Segment

MRS. Delegate Christine Carpio during Talent Segment

Photo credit: © Tom Donoghue Photography.

MRS. Delegate Esmeralda Gould during Ethnic Costume Segment

MRS. Delegate Esmeralda Gould during Ethnic Costume Segment

Photo credit: © Tom Donoghue Photography.

MS Delegate Jamie Stephenson during Ethnic Costume Segment

MS Delegate Jamie Stephenson during Ethnic Costume Segment

Photo credit: © Tom Donoghue Photography.

TEEN Delegate Celina Go during Ethnic Costume Segment

TEEN Delegate Celina Go during Ethnic Costume Segment

Photo credit: © Tom Donoghue Photography.

Zowie Bowie and Lydia Ansel Entertain during 2014 Miss Asian Las Vegas Pageant

Zowie Bowie and Lydia Ansel Entertain during 2014 Miss Asian Las Vegas Pageant

Photo credit: © Tom Donoghue Photography.

Celebrity Judges Pose with 2014 Miss Asian Las Vegas MISS Monica Fung

Celebrity Judges Pose with 2014 Miss Asian Las Vegas MISS Monica Fung

Photo credit: © Tom Donoghue Photography.

Elisa Chan performs during Talent Segment

Elisa Chan performs during Talent Segment

Photo credit: © Tom Donoghue Photography.

Miss Asian Las Vegas MISS Monica Fung Before She Receives Her Crown

Miss Asian Las Vegas MISS Monica Fung Before She Receives Her Crown

Photo credit: © Tom Donoghue Photography.

2014 Miss Asian Las Vegas Honorary Awards

  • Best Costume – Esmeralda Gould
  • Miss Photogenic – Rowena Tuallo
  • Miss Social Media – Celina Go
  • Miss Congeniality – Christine Ko
  • Miss People’s Choice – Rianne Lu
  • Miss Talent – Tammy Tsai & Jannah Bowen
  • Miss Entrepreneur – Celina Go

2014 Miss Asian Las Vegas Titles

  • 2014 Miss Asian Las Vegas TEEN – Rianne Lu
  • 2014 Miss Asian Las Vegas, TEEN, 1st Runner Up – Megan Madison
  • 2014 Miss Asian Las Vegas, MISS – Monica Fung
  • 2014 Miss Asian Las Vegas, MISS, 1st Runner Up – Erica Valdriz
  • 2014 Miss Asian Las Vegas, MISS, 2nd Runner Up – Christine Ko
  • 2014 Miss Asian Las Vegas MS. – Jamie Stephenson
  • 2014 Miss Asian Las Vegas MS., 1st Runner Up – Violetta Taing
  • 2014 Miss Asian Las Vegas MRS. – Esmeralda Gould
  • 2014 Miss Asian Las Vegas MRS., Senior – Tammy Tsai

After the pageant, all the delegates, judges, volunteers, sponsors and attendees made their way to SUSHISAMBA for the official after-party. The 2014 Miss Asian Las Vegas queens graciously took photos with fans and posed for pictures on the red carpet. After-party guests celebrated the affair by dining on Asian cuisine, sipping on craft cocktails and mingling with their friends and families.

The 2014 Miss Asian Las Vegas Pageant was sponsored by: The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas; Mikimoto America; Caché; Liquid Lace Swimwear; Jameson & Staggs Real Estate of Coldwell Banker Premier Realty; Las Vegas Badminton Club; Nevada Legal Forms & Tax Services; Physicians Consulting Services; O’ Harmony Realty LLC; Photographer Sue Bryce; Genesis Realty Advisors; Sales and Leasing Executive of Turnberry Towers Gina Chen; Summerlin Family Wealth; International Home USA; The Juice Standard; Dr. Andrew Cash of Desert Institute of Spine Care; and Certified Public Accountant Calvin Louie, and more.

For more information on this year’s pageant and its contestants, please visit MissAsianLasVegas.com.

About Miss Asian Las Vegas
The Miss Asian Las Vegas Organization’s mission is to provide a platform to help build leadership, friendships, community involvement, etiquette, and talent in young Asian American women in Las Vegas. The Pageant will also help to promote each contestant’s unique culture, identity, passions, and personal and humanitarian goals as well as showcase contestants’ overall essence of intellect, leadership and beauty.

For more information on the Miss Asian Las Vegas, please visit MissAsianLasVegas.com, or keep up with Miss Asian Las Vegas on Facebook (Miss Asian Las Vegas) and Twitter (@MsAsianVegas).

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