An Interview with Justine Ker: A Taiwanese American Journey to Miss Louisiana

I recently sat down for a chat with Justine Ker, who was crowned Miss Louisiana in 2016 and placed in the top 15 during the 2017 Miss America Pageant. She also represents the first Taiwanese or Asian American to represent Louisiana on the national stage, a worthy accomplishment within our Taiwanese American community. Soon after she won her title, Justine and I had previously discussed trying to coordinate a sit-down interview, but our schedules didn't coincide. A few months later, however,…

2015 Miss Taiwanese American Pageant in LA

Come experience an evening of culture, talent, and Taiwanese-American splendor! The 2015 Miss Taiwanese American candidates showcase their skills and intelligence for a chance to be the next Miss Taiwanese American. Cheer on your favorite contestant as they demonstrate talent, poise, and passion for the Taiwanese American community! The event is sponsored by the Taiwan Center Foundation of Greater Los Angeles 大洛杉磯台灣會館. Date: Saturday, August 8, 2015 Time: 6:00pm Location:…

Stephanie Lin Champions Women’s Empowerment, Community and Education

This year, Taiwanese American Stephanie Lin has been chosen to represent Taiwan in the Miss Asian America / Miss Asian Global competition. As the longest running Asian American pageant in the United States, this competition "displays the rich ethnic diversity of our society and gives us a glimpse into the many different cultures that surrounds us today. This pageant encourages young aspiring Asian American women to reach new heights and to work hard to turn their dreams into reality [and to become…