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UCO Students To Celebrate Culture, Talent and Beauty With Miss Asian UCO Pageant

Nov. 8, 2012

Media Contact:  Courtney Bass, University Relations Staff Writer, University of Central Oklahoma, 405-974-2121,


The University of Central Oklahoma will host the 12th annual Miss Asian UCO pageant at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 in Constitution Hall in the Nigh University Center.

“The Miss Asian UCO pageant is an opportunity to witness 15 beautiful and talented women from various Asian countries share their culture with the UCO and metro community,” said MeShawn Conley, director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.  

With the theme “The Night of the Golden Dragon,” Central seniors Josh Lim and Linda Pham will serve as the pageant’s emcees.

The pageant offers tuition waivers for the winner and runners-up and is

 sponsored by Central’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Asian-American Student Association.

Tickets will be available at the door for $3 with a Central ID, $5 for other guests.

This year’s 15 contestants, followed by classification, major and country of representation are:

Jessica Nguyen
Freshman, Biology
Mustang, Okla.

Ojaswi Bhuju
Junior, Sociology
Bhaktapur, Nepal

Desiree Muhamad Salleh
Senior, Forensic Science and Psychology
Borneo, Malaysia

Jennafyer Sullivan
Freshman, Undecided
Coyle, Okla.

Jill Truong
Junior, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Management
Saigon, Vietnam

Raisha Rawal
Senior, Political Science
Kathmandu, Nepal

Nayyer Ahrabi
Junior, Nursing  
Oklahoma City

Mariz Escobar
Senior, Forensic Science and Psychology
Altus, Okla.

Miki Naito
Freshman, Psychology
Kanagawa, Japan

Kar Men Lee
Sophomore, Psychology
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Sajana Shrestha
Sophomore, Management Information System
Kathmandu, Nepal

Chau Minh Tran
Freshman, International Business
Hanoi, Vietnam

Sridevi Pamula
Graduate student, Speech Language Pathology
Hyderabad, India

Keren Liu
Senior, Elementary Education
Shenzhen, China

Sabrina Ngui
Sophomore, Fashion Marketing
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

For more information about the pageant, call 405-974-3588.