Annual MVNCI Reunion

Written by: Alexandra Huynh, Miss Entrepreneur 2016 Every year, MVNCI holds a reunion for current and past title holders, contestants, and staff members. This year, we held our reunion at Shincha Tea in San Jose on January 15. Quan, Savannah, Jullianne and I had a wonderful time mingling with with everyone. It was so nice seeing old faces and meeting new ones. We had past contestants, previous court members, and volunteers come to snack and hang out with us. The tables were covered with different teas, toppings, and snacks. By the end of our reunion, all of the food was...

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Miss Asian Global 2016 Pageant

Written by: Y Phun, 2nd Princess 2016 Photo Credits: David Yu Photography and Miss/Mrs. Vietnam USA Pageant   On August 20th, 2016; the MVNCI 2016 court attended the 2016 Miss Asian Global (MAG) Pageant at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco. My court and I had the opportunity to watch the MAG pageant for the first time. When we arrived at the theater our escort, Cong, showed us where to check in and get our ticket. We talked to the programming staff and they told us the tasks we needed to do. We helped the programming committee by handing...

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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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Pageant Day Experience: Cindy – Miss Social

The night before pageant, I was still running around trying to get everything packed up and ready to go for Sunday, and found out that my steamer wasn’t working; none of my outfits were going to be ready! While trying to review the questions I might get on Pageant day and fixing the steamer at the same time, I didn’t get to sleep until 2am – and next morning I had to wake up at 8am to get my makeup and hair done! While the makeup artist was working on me, I actually fell asleep. My Sunday wasn’t getting...

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