|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Born||Soben R. Huon
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Eye color||Dark brown|
|Title(s)||Miss Utah USA 2006|
|Miss USA 2006|
Huon won the Miss Utah USA 2006 title in late 2005 in her first attempt. She represented Utah in the Miss USA 2006 pageant broadcast live from Baltimore, Maryland, in April 2006. She was also the first woman of Asian descent to win the Miss Utah USA title. The pageant was won by Tara Conner of Kentucky. Huon was one of twenty-six Miss USA Delegates who appeared on a Miss USA special of Deal or No Deal in April 2006, prior to the broadcast of the pageant.
Huon graduated from Millikan High School in Long Beach, California, as an honors graduate in 2001. She has since attended Brigham Young University where she completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and international relations in 2006. She later went to Berlin to study journalism and then moved to New York City to work in the finance industry.
Huon is principal dancer for the Cambodian Classical Ballet, plays the violin and is a self-taught piano player. She is Cambodian-American and speaks fluent Khmer and German. She is also learning Spanish and French.
From 2004 to 2006, Huon volunteered for such charities as United Way, Red Cross, MAC AIDS Fundraiser, and Sub-for-Santa, building up over 1500 hours community service. She plans to spend a month in Cambodia and Thailand speaking against and raising awareness on human trafficking.
Huon is a convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
- BYU student wins crown, BYU NewsNet, November 28, 2005 (accessed May 1, 2006).
- Miss Utah Competing for Miss USA, BYU NewsNet, March 28, 2006 (accessed May 1, 2006).
- Miss Soben Huon Competes For Miss USA Title, Voice of America, April 20, 2006 (accessed May 1, 2006).
- Miss Utah USA vies in Baltimore, Deseret News, April 27, 2006 (accessed May 1, 2006).
|Miss Utah USA