Miss Chinatown USA

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Karen Li, Miss Chinatown U.S.A. 2014
Crystal Lee, Miss Chinatown USA 2010, Miss California 2013

The Miss Chinatown USA pageant, based on Chinese communities within the U.S., greets delegates around the country. The pageant has been an annual Lunar New Year event since 1958. The winners of this pageant represent the Chinese community and act as ambassadors promoting Chinese culture and heritage.

List of Miss Chinatown USA[edit]

Year Miss Chinatown USA Origin City & State
1958 June Gong 周轉娣 Miami, FL
1959 Leona Lee 李麗卿 Honolulu, HI
1960 Carole Ng 吳惠芳 San Francisco, CA
1961 Irene Tsu 諸慧荷 New York, NY
1962 Darrah Lau 劉淑卿 Honolulu, HI
1963 Shirley Fong 鄺秋娥 Honolulu, HI
1964 Josie Leong 梁雁玲 Sacramento, CA
1965 Mary Tom 譚雅倫 Jamaica, NY
1966 Jacqueline Chun 陳韻媛 Honolulu, HI
1967 Marilyn Lew 劉嫚蘭 San Francisco, CA
1968 Betty Wong 黃珍瓊 Sacramento, CA
1969 Carole Young 楊小薇 San Francisco, CA
1970 Marion Lee 李金燕 Honolulu, HI
1971 Linda Shen 沈元元 Minneapolis, MN
1972 Trudy Young 容蓮愛 Honolulu, HI
1973 Sandra L. Wong 黃艷愛 Oakland, CA
1974 Pamela Fong 鄺素蘭 Sacramento, CA
1975 Jeannie Fung 馮亦明 San Francisco, CA
1976 Linda Sue Chun 陳桂媛 Honolulu, HI
1977 Sandra L.Q. Mew 繆麗昆 Honolulu, HI
1978 Stephanie Ann Lee 李儀寶 San Francisco, CA
1979 Glenda Tang 鄧靜雯 Columbia, SC
1980 Ronda Ching 程慧珍 Honolulu, HI
1981 Rose Chung 張艷珍 San Francisco, CA
1982 Stephanie L. Shiu 邵小媚 Lemoore, CA
1983 Sandra Young 楊碧聯 Honolulu, HI
1984 Cynthia Gouw 吳義菊 Westwood, CA
1985 Audrey R. Liao 廖瑞曼 Baltimore, MD
1986 Amy Mae Woo 胡丁美 Sunnyvale, CA
1987 Crystal Lee Kwok 郭錦恩 San Francisco, CA
1988 Sylvia Shim 沈睡蓮 Honolulu, HI
1989 Lisa Chen 陳毓英 Montebello, CA
1990 Evelyn Ding 丁嘉靜 Houston, TX
1991 Jennifer Tung 滕廣霞 Rodeo, CA
1992 Melissa M. Wu 吳美珩 San Francisco, CA
1993 Melissa Yeh 葉貞靖 Spring, TX
1994 Ivy Hsu 許慧馨 San Jose, CA
1995 Jamie Chou 周潔明 Berkeley, CA
1996 Grace Maa 馬友慈 Belle Mead, NJ
1997 Lori Young 楊兆妍 Honolulu, HI
1998 Gwendoline Yeo 楊時賢 San Francisco, CA
1999 Karen Chen 陳 媛 Union City, CA
2000 Jennifer Lin Hong 項德慧 Pearl City, HI
2001 Pamela Woon 溫美玲 Seattle, WA
2002 Andra Chung 張 慧 Cupertino, CA
2003 Darah Annette Dung 鄧貴美 Honolulu, HI
2004 Shan Chen 陳 珊 New York, NY
2005 Carol Chen 陳盈璉 Dallas, TX
2006 Louise Suzanna Wu 吳如意 Fremont, CA
2007 Betty Hsu 徐仁惠 San Francisco, CA
2008 Ni Jiang 蔣 妮 Bellevue, WA
2009 Cindy Wu (aka:Cindy Yen 吳欣雲/袁詠琳 Houston, TX
2010 Crystal Lee 李萬晴 San Francisco, CA
2011 June Quan 關蓮珠 San Francisco, CA
2012 Steffi Hu 胡瑞欣 Sugar Land, TX
2013 Leah Li 李卓兒 Mercer Island, WA
2014 Karen Li 李凱若 Houston, TX

Progress in Miss Chinese International[edit]

Year Representative Representing
City & State
Placement in MCI Placement in MCU Year in MCU
1988 Sharon Kwok San Francisco, CA 2nd Runner-Up Sharon Kwok was Miss Chinese Chamber of Commerce 1987 for MCU but she entered the MCI pageant as Rose Ball Queen 1987.
1989
1990 No Pageant Held
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996 Melissa M. Wu San Francisco, CA 1st Runner-Up Winner 1992
Winnie Young San Francisco, CA Winnie Young was Miss San Francisco 1991 for MCU but she entered the MCI pageant as Miss Hong Kong 2005.
1997 Jamie Chou San Francisco, CA Winner 1995
1998 Louisa Luk San Francisco, CA Winner Miss San Francisco (2nd Runner-Up) 1997
1999 Alice Tam San Francisco, CA Miss San Francisco (2nd Runner-Up) 1994
2000 Karen Chen San Francisco, CA Winner 1999
2001 Valerie Foo San Francisco, CA Miss San Francisco (2nd Runner-Up) 2000
2002 Pamela Woon Seattle, WA Winner 2001
Michelle Lum San Francisco, CA 3rd Princess 2001
2003 No Representative
2004 No Representative
2005 Annie Chang San Francisco, CA Top 5 Miss San Francisco (2nd Runner-Up) 2004
Fala Chen New York, NY 1st Runner-Up Fala Chen was Miss Chinese Chamber of Commerce 2003 for MCU but she entered the MCI pageant as Miss Chinese New York 2005.
2006 No Representative
2007 Louise Wu San Francisco, CA Top 10 Winner 2006
2008 No Representative
2009 Ni Jiang Seattle, WA Top 5 Winner 2008
Louisa Liu San Francisco, CA Miss San Francisco (2nd Runner-Up) 2007
2010 Amy Chu San Francisco, CA Miss San Francisco (2nd Runner-Up) 2009
2011 No Pageant Held
2012 No Representative
2013 No Representative
2014 Amanda Lee San Francisco, CA Miss Chinese Chamber of Commerce (1st Runner-Up) 2012

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