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T H E V E N E T I A N A N D T H E PA L A Z ZO a r e PRO U D T O H O S T T H E 2 016 M S . A S I A N N O RT H A M E R IC A ®
On behalf of everyone at The Venetian and The Palazzo, we would like to welcome you to the 2016 Ms. Asian North America Pageant. We are proud to support the Ms. Asian North America Organization in its mission of fostering leadership, friendship, and involvement within the Asian community. Furthermore, we are grateful for the opportunity to host this incredible celebration of culture and diversity, and appreciate the unique identities, passions, and personal and humanitarian efforts that make each contestant and delegate unique.
We are honored to have you as our guest and hope that you enjoy your time with us. Best wishes and good luck to each contestant in this year’s pageant.
George Markantonis President & Chief Operating Officer The Venetian and The Palazzo
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2016 MS ASIAN NORTH AMERICA SATURDAY, JULY 9TH, 2016 THE VENETIAN THEATRE EXECUTIVE EDITORS Vickie Chung, Annie Evans, Duy Nguyen
GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Randy Huynh, Nicky Huynh
PHOTOGRAPHY Stephen Salazar
COSMETICS YSL & Giorgio Armani
JEWELRY Venetzia Fine Jewelery
Special thanks to The Venetian Resort & Casino.
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CONTENTS 2 3 7 10 13
Letter from The Venetian and The Palazzo Message from our Founder Miss Queen’s Message - Ami Bayani Ms. Queen’s Message - Jaime Stephenson Mrs. Queen’s Message - Esmeralda Padilla- Gould 14 Mrs. Sr. Queen’s Message - Tammy Tsai 16 Our Host & Co-Host 17 Special Performers 20 Preliminary Judges Panel 21 Finale Judges Panel 23 2016 Contestants 62 Committee Members
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What is your Ethnic Background? I am 50% Filipino, 25% Irish, & 25% Engligh When is your birthday? I was born january 31st and am an Aquarius Where do you see yourself in 5 years? I see myself running multiple multi million dollar businesses If you could change one thing about your country to make it a better place, what would it be? I would improve the government with the Filipino citizens in mind by providing better healthcare and education at the forefront of the movement. Three things you would never leave home behind? I would never leave home without my peppermint oil, orange oil, and lip gloss
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Ms. Asian Las Vegas
Jamie Stephenson (JAPAN)
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"I want to be a beauty with a purpose. Create a legacy of total wellness that is focused on education, entrepreneurship, personal development, and environmental awareness to the up and coming Asian Americans and Paciic Islanders, our next generation, and our future." Esmeralda Padilla-Gould Mrs. Asian Las Vegas 2014-2015 I have so much to be grateful for during my reign. It has been an amazing journey since I have won the inaugural title of Mrs. Asian Las Vegas 2014-2015. It's going to be a bittersweet moment to nally relinquish my crown, but I am excited and looking forward to a new chapter in my life in humanitarian service as the president of Las Vegas Spring Valley Lions Club, which is my real passion aside from singing. Never in my wildest dreams would I expect to be in a beauty pageant, let alone winning it. I feel privileged to have been given the role of representing my own Filipino heritage in many diverse cultural festivities. It feels wonderful to help raise funds whenever I participate in charity events to make helping others possible. This has allowed me to explore and discover several hidden facets of my personality and desire to give back to the community. This experience helped me understand the broad scope of what it really feels like to make a diﬀerence and has no doubt shaped me to be the proud woman I am today. I believe that the true meaning of success is not measured by acquiring many tangible items in this world or achievements you've done, but what I feel inside while reeecting on the direction of my own moral compass in knowing the heading has been pre-determined by Miss Asian Las Vegas and the charitable organizations, Wellness Enhancers International and Las Vegas Spring Valley Lions Club, I have proudly been involved with. I want to be remembered as someone who generously shared her time and eﬀort to enhance other people's lives. My heart is lled with so much joy and gratitude. I would like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of Gene Santos and McCoy Calantog Antiojo, who poured out their hearts and souls to create a masterpiece that made me win the Best in Ethnic Costume. The long hours and sleepless nights spent fabricating the ethnic costume has paid oﬀ. It's truly a magniicent work of art! You're both kind and exceptionally talented! I'm very fortunate to have friends like you. Eugene Santos also did my hair and make-up for the pageant. I can't thank you enough for being genuinely concerned about me. You have made sure everything was perfect for the day of the pageant. A million thanks to all my family and friends who have inspired me since the very beginning and have expressed their love and support! Everyone who campaigned and liked my Facebook page. Thank you, Tito Robin Padilla, Ate Zsa Zsa Padilla, Karylle, Gloria and Ciara Hadarly, my mentor Tita Esterlina Lim (You've tremendously helped me in so many ways and for that I will always be eternally grateful.), My Mela-BFF Christine Small for always being ready to help without asking for anything in return, Dr. Michael Sta. Juana for encouraging me to join the pageant, and Ate Ching Serrano (Thank for your hard work campaigning for me until the wee hours. The night that th you came and prayed for me and with me on my bed meant a lot to me. I believe in the power of prayers.), Annvi Fuller for training me before the pageant, Ben Sahagun Photography, Rongrace Photography, Bill Parker Bagwell Photography, James Hsu, Kent Wong, Bill Bon my Melaleuca family, of course, Annie Chang-Evans, the founder/CEO of Ms. Asian North America, for creating an organization to discover, promote, and empower Asian American women. Joey Galon, (who was the pageant coach & choreographer during my time), and sponsors Excel Auto Service through the owner Geralde Gallego; Atlas Shipping Jeﬀ Yapyoco; Liza Ochiai of Aloha Kitchen, and judges for their trust in my ability to perform the function of being the rst Mrs. Asian Las Vegas; and their belief in my platform of leaving a legacy of total wellness. To my beloved family. My husband Jeﬀrey Gould who gives his 100% support in whatever I want to do. For allowing me to explore, dream, and discover. To my eight-year-old son, Kenneth Jeﬀrey Gould, who is as adorable as his Dad for being very understanding when Mommy is not available. Of course, to my parents Federico and Corazon Padilla, brothers Dennis and Alfred Padilla, my in-laws Antionette and Jeﬀ Gould. To God Almighty for all the blessings that He showered my family and me. To my sister queens, Rianne Lu, Ami Bayani, Shelby Kanani, Ashley Liu, Jamie Stephenson, and Tammy Tsai, I am very proud of all of you and everything you've accomplished. You are all the epitome of a woman with substance. To all the new delegates of Ms. Asian North America and to my successor: Identify what is important for you to accomplish in your life. Have a plan in nding time to work hard to reach your goals and dreams, envision your success, have faith in yourself, conquer your fears, face the challenges have a positive attitude, and stay focused. Ultimately, if you truly have the passion, dream not only for yourself but for the beneet of others, it seems like it's easier to reach for your goals and dreams while having Ultim hope and love to guide you to success. If you fail, don't be discouraged, see and learn the value in experience. Do not allow anything to stop you from pursuing your 13 Ms. Asian North America 2016 dreams. Surround yourself with people who will bring out the best in you. And lastly, enjoy the journey and be grateful.
These past 2 years has been an amazing experience for me as MRS Senior Asian Las Vegas!!! I joined the pageant to have a memorable experience with my daughter, and to challenge myself. I never expected to win anything; winning or losing just wasn't that important to me, and yet I was very blessed to be crowned Mrs. Senior Asian Las Vegas, and also won the talent award with my daughter. Never Ne in my life did I image or dream of being 52 years old and a delegate in a beauty pageant. It was a very big surprise to my friends, family and mostly to my husband. Yet, I set up my mind that I was going to enter with the attitude of challenging myself and to be a positive example and role model to my daughter. During my reign, I participated in many meaningful activities and cultural events. Here are just a few of them: Gave speeches to many diďŹ€erent Asian and Non-Asian groups and events, Performed with my daughter at many Asian cultural events and activities, Met with governor of Nevada to help support the Chinese community in Las Vegas, Fundraised for the non-proot charity organization, "Kisses for Kids," Hosted the Secretary of Business Development of China during his visit to Las Vegas, Awarded by mayor of St. Gabriel, CA as being one of the top 100 most innuential Chinese in America for 2015. One of my main goals was to empower women of all ages to never give up their dreams and to always search for the best they can do in their lives. I am a strong believer of the power of positive attitude, and that with positive attitude we can accomplish just about anything we have our mind set on in life! Being a part of this pageant, I have proven that: Nothing is Impossible, and impossible is nothing!!!
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JASMINE TRIAS SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMER
Hawaiian born Filipino-American, JASMINE TRIAS, rose to fame as a Top 3 Finalist on Season 3 of the hit TV Talent Show American Idol. With her “aloha” charm and signature trademark Hawaiian plumeria flower in her hair, Jasmine stole the hearts of the nation and beyond. Music mogul Simon Cowell described Jasmine as “Superb” and “One of the Best Singers Ever on American Idol”, and filmmaker Quentin Tarantino branded her “A Delicate Powerhouse!” Jasmine has since gone on to become an international platinum-selling recording artist with Universal Records and has performed live on tour to sellout audiences at concert arenas and stadiums in over 50 major cities around the U.S. and internationally in Canada, Japan, Singapore, across Europe, and, of course, the Philippines where she has achieved super stardom. Jasmine was voted into People Magazine’s prestigious “People of the Year” list and was named “R&B Artist of the Year” at the Philippine Music Awards. FHM Magazine also included Jasmine in their popular reader’s choice “Top 100 Sexiest Women In the World” edition. Jasmine’s unparalleled popularity and success in the Philippines and throughout Asia, widely referred to by the media as “Jasmania”, has led to major endorsement deals with some of the world’s most recognizable brands including Coca Cola, Ford, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Bench Clothing, Hapee Toothpaste, Smart Communications, as well as becoming the face of McDonald’s “I’m Lovin’ It” flagship media campaign. Having been invited to star at the Flamingo Hotel & Casino back in 2007, Jasmine was the first American Idol to headline on the Las Vegas Strip. While she continues to travel constantly performing around the globe, Jasmine has now made the Entertainment Capital of the World her home and appears regularly as one of Las Vegas’ favorite headliners.
Originally from South Korea, Daniel Park wasGUEST adoptedPERFORMER and brought to Albuquerque, New Mexico by SEPCIAL his new family at the age of 5. Daniel graduated from New Mexico State University and his first experience with music was with the violin, which he studied and played since his elementary school days. He eventually started studying and playing the guitar and began performing his own songs and hunOriginally from South Korea, Daniel Park was in adopted and brought to Albuquerque, Mexico by his newLas family at the ageEl of 5. Daniel Dallas, graduated dreds of covers in many cities the Southwest includingNew Albuquerque, Cruces, Paso, from New Mexico State University and his first experience with music was with the violin, which he studied and played since his elementary school days. Austin, and Phoenix to name a few. In the last year and a half Daniel has lived and performed live five He eventually started studying and playing the guitar and began performing his own songs and hundreds of covers in many cities in the Southwest inor six nights a week in Las Vegas. He has residencies at the Red Rock Casino and the Bellagioâ€™s cluding Albuquerque, Las Cruces, El Paso, Dallas, Austin, and Phoenix to name a few. In the last year and a half Daniel has lived and performed live five Lily Lounge and is part of the new wave of dynamic performers at the vanguard or six Bar nightsand a week in Las Vegas. He has residencies at the Red Rock Casino and the Bellagioâ€™s Lily Bar and Lounge and is part ofof thethe new indewave of dynamic performers at the vanguard of thenew independent music scene the Vegas new downtown of Las Vegas playingnew at great new venues Container pendent music scene in the downtown of in Las by playing at bygreat venues likelikeConPark, Gold Spike, Linq, and Commonwealth. tainer Park, Gold Spike, Linq, and Commonwealth. Daniel was on Season 7 of America’s Got Talent, which is a nationally viewed talent show on NBC. Although he did not make it to the live shows he did Daniel was ononeSeason ofacts America’s Talent, nationally viewed talent show ontheNBC. really well as being of the top7100 on the showGot that year. Daniel which has been is an a early adopter of new technology and has been at forefront of the revolution at the intersection of music and technology. He is an accomplished filmmaker and shoots, edits and performs in all of his own Although he did not make it to the live shows he did really well as being one of the top 100 actsmusic on videos. Daniel will be performing live during the evening gown segment for this years Miss Asian North America Pageant held at the Venetian Theatre.
the show that year. Daniel has been an early adopter of new technology and has been at the forefront of the revolution at the intersection of music and technology. He is an accomplished filmmaker and shoots, edits and performs in all of his own music videos. Daniel will be performing live during the evening gown segment for this years Miss Asian North America Pageant held at the Venetian Theatre.
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SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMER
Born and raised in Liverpool, England, British Singing Sensation, BEN STONE, is the definitive heartthrob with the “triple threat” talent to match. Ben has been entertaining international audiences for over a decade, performing for and alongside some of the world’s biggest A-List stars and dignitaries at exclusive venues as diverse as the legendary Playboy Mansion in Hollywood to the prestigious House of Lords in London, not to mention multiple command performances for members of the British Royal family. Regularly performing to sell-out audiences at prominent venues in London’s West End, Ben recently made his fifth headline appearance to date at the world famous London Palladium Theatre, presenting his own original music accompanied by a concert orchestra to rave reviews from the British press. Rapidly making a name for himself on both sides of the Atlantic, the ‘Britain’s Top Talent’ star has since made the move to live and perform in Las Vegas. His immediate popularity has resulted in countless headline appearances at top Las Vegas Casinos and he was personally invited by show business legend, Jerry Lewis, to sing on his Labor Day MDA Telethon, broadcast live to millions around the country, raising over $65million. Ben was also the celebrated Host of the ‘AllStar Tribute to Frank Sinatra’ at the Tropicana Hotel & Casino, the only live show on the Strip commemorating what would have been the Vegas icon’s 100th Birthday! As well as pursuing his solo career, Ben also travels around the world with American Idol Star, Jasmine Trias, performing in their new show together. With their magical on-stage chemistry and incomparable vocal prowess, this dynamic power couple delight global audiences young and old.
PRELIMINARY JUDGES YVETTE AUGER Yvette Auger is the owner of Cosmopolitan Connections Inc. dba My Vegas Friends— one of the most successful networking groups in Las Vegas, with over 13,500+ members and growing. Her events are always free, and she has showcased several local celebrities, Judges and politicians, charities and businesses at her events including our very own Miss Asian Las Vegas Pageant over the past 6+ years. She also runs a successful Real Estate business with her Husband Eric Auger, who is the Honorary Consul of France in Las Vegas. She has won many awards but her most rewarding experiences are connecting people with job opportunities and new friends, weekly at her events.
NEIL HORIKOSHI Neil Horikoshi joined the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) in 2008 as the President & Executive Director after a distinguished 30-year career at International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), where he served in a variety of legal and executive management positions in the United States and Asia Pacific. Prior to joining APIASF, Neil served as IBM’s Managing Director of Global Business Development, Global Services in the US and in Asia Pacific, where he led the team of IBM Global Services deal team professionals in a wide range of complex multi-year services engagements throughout Asia Pacific. He is a member of the New York State Bar and the American Bar Association.
TODD LUNGER An accomplished hospitality and nightlife professional with over eighteen years of nightclub, restaurant and gaming experience, Todd Lunger has managed food & beverage, dayclub and nightclub operations for some of the most prestigious properties around the globe. His most recent endeavors brought him to the United Arab Emirates to open up the largest venue in the Middle East. The highly anticipated Pacha Nightclub and Restaurant opened in the prestigious Souk Madinat. Lunger created the full infrastructure and led the recruiting program for the venue, which includes two restaurants, three nightclubs and an acrobatic show. Todd Lunger is currently the COO of Sake Rok and Audubon Management.
ANDREW NGO Andrew Ngo, a.k.a. Ngo Tien Doan, born in 1985, in Vietnam, is a Vietnamese model who won “Mister International 2008”. A University student, Doan was discovered when he joined the prestigious “Mr. Vietnam” pageant where he won the coveted title. After winning the contest, he was eventually placed in the semi-finals of “Manhunt International 2007” where he also bagged the “Best Body” title. Doan modeling career continued to rise in 2008. On November 24, 2008, at the pageant held in Tainan, Taiwan, he bested 30 other men from around the world and became the first Vietnamese to win “Mister International 2008”.
TRACY PHAM Tracy Pham was professionally trained for runway at the age of 16 but started her modeling career in college. While getting her degree in International Business, she worked as a model throughout college. Tracy became a fashion show choreographer and had the opportunity to work in Europe, Asia, Canada, and many parts of the U.S.She has directed and choreographed over 350 fashion shows in the past 20 years & has been a pageant director for Miss Global, Miss Vietnam Global, Miss Vietnam USA, and Miss Vietnam Beauty International. She has also choreographed many of the Paris By Night fashion shows. Tracy was a board of directors for the Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce for over 7 years and helped organize charity fashion shows for the community. 20 Ms. Asian North America 2016
FINAL JUDGES LYLE FONG Lyle is the co-founder and CEO of a stealth mobile gaming company. Prior, Lyle co-founded Lithium, serving as its CTO, then later as its CEO. He led the company from its bootstrap phase to a high-growth, venture-backed company. During that time, Lithium raised over $100MM in funding, completed two acquisitions, and emerged as a leader in one of the fastest growing categories in enterprise software. He studied Computer Science at UC Berkeley, where he received the Hewlett-Packard Scholarship Award and National Youth Leadership Award.
REGINA FORD Regina Ford is a true native Las Vegan - born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. She graduated Valedictorian from Chaparral High School and was crowned Miss Black Teenage Nevada the same year. Regina went on to obtain her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard University; she worked for Accenture Consulting in Los Angeles; and for Ernst & Young Consulting in Dublin, Ireland where she lived and worked throughout Europe for more than 10 years. Most recently in 2014, Regina joined Caesars Entertainment and was appointed as the Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion.
BRIAN LE, D.O. Brian Le, D.O. received his medical education at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. After completing the clinical internship in New Jersey, he completed his Residency in Anesthesiology and a Fellowship in Pain Management at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. He received the prestigious “outstanding graduating resident of the year award” from the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Le is an active member of several medical societies. He also participates regularly in pain management research.
MARIA SILVA Maria Silva is the co-anchor of Dave Hall on FOX5 News This Morning every weekday from 4 a.m. to 7 a.m. Maria’s broadcasting career spans more than 16 years. Maria holds the distinction of being the first anchor at Univision Las Vegas, when the station debuted its first Spanish newscast back in 1999. Since then, she’s been a general assignment reporter, weather anchor and entertainment reporter. Having lost her amazing mama to cancer, and as a way to honor her memory, Maria has traveled to Washington, DC, to lobby for cancer research and funding. She also serves on several boards for non-profit organizations.
MICHAEL SKENADORE President for WENDOH Media, has more than 17 years of experience in media in Southern Nevada. He serves as President where he is responsible for overseeing an accomplished and growing team of media experts who provide award winning weekly, monthly and quarterly products under the WENDOH Media umbrella. Prior to coming to WENDOH Media, Skenandore was the Vice President for 944 Media Group, where he was responsible for day-to-day operations and instrumental in the launch of a several markets.
JASMINE TRIAS Hawaiian born Filipino-American, JASMINE TRIAS, rose to fame as a Top 3 Finalist on Season 3 of the hit TV Talent Show American Idol. With her “aloha” charm and signature trademark Hawaiian plumeria flower in her hair, Jasmine stole the hearts of the nation and beyond. Music mogul Simon Cowell described Jasmine as “Superb” and “One of the Best Singers Ever on American Idol”, and filmmaker Quentin Tarantino branded her “A Delicate Powerhouse!” 21
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MARIANNE BLAHA #7 CHINA 5’4” 71 YEARS OLD PLATFORM: Connecting East and West cultures
TINAH CASTILLO #6 VIETNAM / PHILIPPINES / CHINA 5’2” 30 YEARS OLD PLATFORM: Raise awareness against domestic violence
KANCHAN FARKIYA #5 INDIA 5’4” 38 YEARS OLD PLATFORM: Enriching lives for a better tomorrow
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MARIA FUKUZAWA #4 JAPAN / PHILIPPINES 5’2” 61 YEARS OLD PLATFORM: Strength and Perseverance SPONSORS: Senior Residential Care, Red Rock Kids Dental, Massage Envy, and Sea Quest.
SHAOLAINE LOVING #3 CHINA 5’4” 34 YEARS OLD PLATFORM: Promoting healthy living and eating
JENNI TRAN #2 VIETNAM / CHINA 5’2” 30 YEARS OLD PLATFORM: Ending domestic violence sufferings SPONSORS: Izakaya Go, iPhone Repairs Vegas, Vercini, and Asberom & Brown Law Office.
RACHEL VILLAFUERTE #1 PHILIPPINES 5’ 0” 26 YEARS OLD PLATFORM: Youth Mentoring
MISS DIVISION JEN BENNETT #21 VIETNAM 5’8” 23 YEARS OLD PLATFORM: Celebrating Global Diversity SPONSORS: TotalMax Homes, Cabinets Now LLC, Jay Soriano Photography, Creative Tag Studios, Sushi Hiro, Nolfie Mogi Realtor, and Dan Regan.
ROSAMARIN CLARK #8 THAILAND 5’3” 18 YEARS OLD PLATFORM: Protecting the Environment
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LAN DO #20 VIETNAM 5’4” 22 YEARS OLD PLATFORM: “Faith it till you make it!” SPONSORS: District One, friends & family.
KIANA ISSEL #9 SOUTH KOREA 5’3” 16 YEARS OLD PLATFORM: Teens against bullying
EMILY JUNG #10 SOUTH KOREA 5’6” 16 YEARS OLD PLATFORM: Ovarian Cancer Awareness
SANAL KARAMCHANDANI #19 INDIA 5’3” 23 YEARS OLD PLATFORM: Promote healthy lifestyles
SUNITA PUN #18 NEPAL 5’5” 26 YEARS OLD PLATFORM: Women’s economic empowerment in developing countries SPONSORS: Friends & family.
CHLOE QIN #11 CHINA 5’11” 16 YEARS OLD PLATFORM: Racial equality among students in education environments
CHRISTEL MARIE SAN DIEGO #17 PHILIPPINES 5’4” 21 YEARS OLD PLATFORM: Promoting youth mentorship programs for high school students and drop-outs
ALICE TRAN #16 VIETNAM 5’3” 19 YEARS OLD PLATFORM: HIV/AIDS prevention, to fight agains the HIV/AIDS epidemic
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MICHELLE ULRICHS #15 PHILIPPINES 5’1” 21 YEARS OLD PLATFORM: Strengthening self-esteem for success
ALINA VO #14 CHINA / VIETNAM 5’9” 21 YEARS OLD PLATFORM: Promoting social justice awareness SPONSOR: Vo Family
AYUMI YUNG #13 HONG KONG 5’4” 26 YEARS OLD PLATFORM: The status of Asian Americans
ANGELA ZHANG CHINA 5’5” 16 YEARS OLD PLATFORM: Character building towards success TEEN 29
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SAKE ROK hosted our 2015 Miss Asian Queen’s Farewell Party on Jun 9, 2016. SAKE ROK – Transforms into a high-profile social dining extravaganza, immersing
guests in an experience part culinary, part performance and completely unexpected.
Inspired by Japan’s vibrant pop culture, servers doubling as entertainers invite guests to partake in restaurant-wide camaraderie. Expect the unexpected, including restaurant-wide sake bombs, impromptu dance parties and lip-sync serenades. An outlandish and extravagant master of ceremonies will keep the energy and the sake flowing late into the night as Sake Rok transitions into a lively bar and lounge.
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The 2016 Miss Asian North America pageant launched its 4th Year KickoďŹ€ party on May 6, 2016 at Sushi Roku! Sushi Roku creates innovative sushi dishes using both traditional and non-traditional ingredients. The High Roller roll and the Roku Signature style sushi are both delicious examples of their contemporary menu. One of our favorites is the Sushi Roku Salmon Carpaccio with TruďŹ„e Oil, as pictured here. Sushi Roku, located inside The Forum Shops of Caesars Palace, is a dining experience that you will not regret.
SUSHI ROKU SALMON CARPACCIO with Truffles 60 Ms. Asian North America 2016
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COMMITTEE MEMBERS: FOUNDER
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DUY NGUYEN
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE VICKIE CHUNG
DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION GARIN WONG
CONTESTANT COORDINATOR BONNIE LEI
CHOREOGRAPHER & MUSIC SELECTION ELISA CHAN
BACK OF HOUSE MANAGERS VIDA LIN & CHERINA KLEVEN
MARC MATSUO & BRIAN KIEATIWONG
OFFICIAL BEAUTY SPONSORS YSL & GIORGIO ARMANI
OFFICIAL VIDEOGRAPHERS MPM: JAMES HSU
FRONT LOBBY MANAGER VICKIE CHUNG
JUDGES LIAISON CANDICE NGO
OFFICIAL FLORAL SPONSOR
DESIGN BRILLIANT : GLEN CHAPMAN
SWIMWEAR SPONSOR SANYA SWIMWEAR
RANDY HUYNH & NICHOLAS HUYNH
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