2013 Miss AAPI USA Pageant — Contestant Application period is now closed! To inquire if there is an available spot, please call 702-327-2628.

Monica Jackson – Friday & Saturday Night & Macy*s Fashion Show Emcee

Ian Ziering – Saturday Night Talent Emcee

Kim Vo – Sunday Night Interview Emcee & Finalist Stylist

Ms. Monica Jackson co-anchors FOX5 News Live in Las Vegas from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. weekday mornings. She’s also one of the co-hosts of MORE. Monica comes to FOX5 after a stint as morning traffic anchor for WFMY News 2 in Greensboro, N.C. Monica was born and raised in the city of Detroit, but as a result of her husband’s Air Force career, she graduated from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.
Mr. Ian Ziering began working in television and radio commercials when he was 12 years old. Best known for playing Steve Sanders on  “Beverly Hills, 90210,” Ziering’s television work included a stint on the daytime drama, “Guiding Light.” He is also the voice of Vinnie in the syndicated cartoon “Biker Mice from Mars” and one of the voices on the animated series “Mighty Ducks.” He is a graduate of William Paterson College in Wayne, New Jersey.
Mr. Kim Vo, master-colorist to A-list Hollywood, has a unique and innovative vision of beauty. Rooted in his Vietnamese-French childhood, his artistry with hair and beauty began at The Spot in New York. Later, he moved to Beverly Hills to join the most exclusive salons in the West Coast, Cristophe and Privé, where he served many prominent figures, including Hillary and Bill Clinton. Kim Vo is in  hundreds of magazine articles and TV shows, such as “Extreme Makeover” on ABC, “Daily 10” on E!® Entertainment and his new hit show “Shear Genius” on Bravo®.

Rowena Baraan-Krifaton – Pageant Coach & Co-Director

Suzie Su, DDS – Pageant Co-Director

A former Ms. Asia World, Mrs. Rowena Baraan-Krifaton is a model, a journalist, a well connected community leader, and an event producer who has successfully organized charity functions, “meet-and-greets,” and fund raising events. Rowena was discovered and recruited by a renowned fashion designer at the age of 17. She has been a model for internationally celebrated fashion designers like Versace, Custo of Madrid, Calvin Klein as well as Asia’s best, Nunu Guevarra, Ito Kurata, Louie Mamengo, just to name a few. Residing in Las Vegas, Rowena teaches and directs runway fashion shows and personality growth and development to young women both in Las Vegas and California where she shares how to combine beauty and sophistication with simple elegance!

Dr. Suzie Su is a graduate of UCLA, School of Dentistry (1994). She is also a graduate of the Advance Education Program in Periodontics and Implantology at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry (A 3 years post-graduate program 1997). She is updated with the latest dental innovations and technology through many courses in dental continuing educations. She has been in private practice for almost 20 years and is passionate about her profession. Dr. Suzie Su is the founder of CosmoWhite and WhiteHaute. Vegas nightlife demands a cosmetic dental product that will maintain that bright white smile.

The Miss AAPI USA Pageant is a four day program from 9 am to 9 pm daily on February 7 – 10, 2013.  Participants will have the opportunity to meet and work with some of the best in the pageant and beauty industries and some of the most successful business and community leaders.  The cost of participation is $300*, which will include lunch and dinner for the four days, as well as participation in all enrichment programs including transportation to offsite locations. Below is the tentative schedule (subject to change) of activities for the Miss AAPI USA Pageant for 2013.  PRIZES: In addition to being crowned Miss AAPI USA, the winner will receive a combination of cash and gift prizes with a retail value of Ten Thousand US Dollars ($10,000). The First RunnerUp will receive a combination of cash and gift prizes with a retail value of Five Thousand US Dollars ($5,000). The Second Runner-Up will receive a combination of cash and gift prizes with a retail value of Two Thousand Five Hundred US Dollars ($2,500). All contestants may receive gift certificates and/or complimentary services at the discretion of the Pageant Committee.

*The cost of $300 may be defrayed by procuring ad(s) in the souvenir program book.  Please ask pageant organizers for details.

Day 1 – February 7, 2013 (Thriller Villa)

8:30 am – Meet & Greet of Participants

9:00 am – Welcome by Pageant Co-Directors

9:30 am – Cultural Etiquette

10:00 am – Pageant & Style Coaching

12:00 pm – Lunch

1:00 pm – Photo Shoot

3:00 pm – Talent Rehearsal

4:00 pm – Fashion Show Rehearsal

6:00 pm – Dinner & Meet the Media

9:00 pm – End of Day 1

Day 2 – February 8, 2013 (Henderson & Downtown Las Vegas)

Optional 7:45 am – On-Air Channel Fox 5 KVVU-TV Morning News

9:00 am – Channel Fox 5 KVVU-TV Studio Tour and Business Coaching

11:00 am – 3rd Street Stage Rehearsal

12:30 pm – Lunch

1:30 pm – Downtown Tour & Photoshoot

4:30 pm – Early Dinner

5:00 pm – VIP Meet & Greet @ Triple George Grill

6:00 pm – 3rd Street Stage Welcome 

8:00 pm – Pageant – Introduction of Contestants

9:00 pm – Macy*s Fashion Show

10:00 pm – End of Day 2

Day 3 – February 9, 2013 (Downtown Las Vegas)

8:00 am – Fun Walk Registration

8:30 am – Fun Walk Participation

11:00 am – Photo Shoot with American Heart Association

12:00 pm – Lunch

1:00 pm – Lantern Making/Origami Booth

2:00 pm – HotBox Photography Booth

3:00 pm – Talent Coaching & Competition

4:00 pm – Lantern Making/Origami Booth

5:00 pm – Dinner

6:00 pm – 3rd Street Stage Welcome

8:00 pm – Pageant – Talent Show

9:00 pm – End of Day 3

Day 4 – February 10, 2013 (Downtown Las Vegas)

8:00 am – Parade Registration

9:00 am – Parade Participation

12:00 pm – Lunch

1:00 pm – Public Speaking Coaching

2:00 pm – Photo Shoot with McDonald’s Ronald McDonald

3:00 pm – Lantern Making/Origami Booth

4:00 pm – HotBox Photography Booth

5:00 pm – Dinner

6:00 pm – 3rd Street Stage Welcome

8:00 pm – Pageant Interviews (Finalists) & Coronation

9:00 pm – End of Pageant