My pageant platform would be mental health awareness in secondary schools (middle school/high schools). There needs to be more social workers, and (school) psychologists. It would be helpful to have a space in a school setting with activities—coloring books, stress balls, music, a massage chair would be ideal—where students can use to de-stress themselves in time of need.
Personal Care Assistant (PCA); full-time student
I’ve never competed before but I would love to. We don’t ever see Hmong-American state finalist. Many people still don’t even know what the Hmong is. I want to represent my community and culture. I love watching Miss USA when it is on, and I especially love hearing what each contestants’ pageant platform is. I want to be able to make a difference in the field of mental health.
I am the oldest in the family, the first one to go to college, and a McNair Scholar.