5th Annual “A Union of Golden Hearts”

On Friday, May 30, 2014, MVNCI once again attended Jessica Tran’s annual charity event, “A Union of Golden Hearts”!  Read about the 2013 Court’s experience here.   Jessica hosts the event annually through the Golden Hearts non-profit organization to raise money to support academically motivated, but financially disadvantaged kids in grades K-12 in Southeast Asian countries.  The event is a sit-down dinner where guests can enjoy a variety of entertainment, and have the opportunity to win raffles prizes and partake in live auctions — all to raise funds to support Golden Hearts’ mission.  The theme this year was “Light a Dream One...

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2014 Asian American Women’s Alliance Awards Banquet

On Friday, May 9, 2014, MVNCI Court Members were once again invited  to attend the Asian American Women’s Alliance (AAWA) Awards Banquet, which was hosted at the Crowne Plaza in Milpitas this year!  The event is annually held to honor outstanding Asian American students and professionals, and to celebrate their achievements by presenting them with scholarship and recognition awards.  Read about the 2013 Court Members’ experience last year here.  Since purple was the event’s theme color this year, we all planned to wear purple/lavender evening gowns to show our support.  Our first duty upon arriving was to greet guests and direct...

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Miss and Mrs Vietnam USA Coronation and Appreciation Gala

On Friday, May 2, 2014, the newly titled MVNCI court made our way to our first public event together at Dynasty Restaurant to celebrate the court of Miss and Mrs Vietnam USA at their coronation and Appreciation Gala.  Personally, I was very excited to attend the Miss and Mrs Vietnam USA Coronation and Appreciation Gala.  It had been three weeks since our last court gathering and I was excited to be reunited with the court and staff.  This event was also very special because the newly crowned Miss Vietnam USA, Kimmy Huynh, was our very own pageant practice director who had...

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Pageant Day Experience: Mandy – Miss Ao Dai, Miss Entreprenuer

As soon as I came back home, I threw myself in bed and closed my eyes, sinking into a deep sleep after a restless day. March 30, 2014 had then ended. The next morning, I woke up feeling surreal as I saw the two sparking crowns sitting on my desk. I am Miss Entrepreneur and Miss Ao Dai. Really? And slowly, I recalled all the flashbacks from yesterday. It was 5:00AM in the morning that my alarm went off, waking my from a deep sleep. My hand reached out to switch it off as my eyes refused to open....

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