MVNCI 2012, the Final Stretch

I’m not much of a blogger, and have found that I’ve only ever enjoyed my own writing when I have the opportunity to write about something I genuinely love and am passionate about. After all, the topics near and dear to our hearts are the ones that provide others a glimpse of who we are and who we strive to be. With that said, I’d like to share a few parting words with the friends, family and many supporters of MVNCI.

As my final days as the 2012 MVNCI Queen were drawing near, many asked me, “Are you sad to pass on your crown?”
My answer to this question is as follows, “Thank you for the question, em xin trả lời câu hỏi này bằng tiếng Anh”

Just kidding!

But honestly, it’s such a bittersweet moment when I realize that in the blink of an eye, an entire year has already gone by. However, my answer to this question each and every time has been,”No.” The crown and title are not mine to keep. Rather, the title of Miss Vietnam of Northern California Intercollegiate is a role that is constantly transforming and evolving. It is a role shaped by the many hopes and dreams of different individuals, from the members of the Royal Court and MVNCI staff to the community that we serve. I put forth my best effort to fulfill my duties and serve my community well, as did the Queen before me. So I’d like to think of each passing year not as the end of an era but the continuation of a legacy. Through our involvement with the community, it is my hope that as an organization, we have inspired young women to make their voices heard and be the momentum our society needs for growth and change. I think that after spending over 2 months with 14 amazing contestants, I can confidently say that I’ve seen this vision realized. I had the honor of hearing these young women share their thoughtful campaigns for Anti-Bullying, Awareness of Domestic Violence, healthy lifestyles, female empowerment, and so much more. Though my reign is over, I have full confidence that the new Queen will successfully carry on this legacy.

All the best,

Janet Pham
MVNCI Queen 2012


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