Event Recap FYI

Miss Asia 2023

On November 16th, 2023, the Sisters of Beta Chapter had the pleasure and wonderful
opportunity to host the 17th Annual Miss Asia Cultural Pageant at Northern Illinois University.

Miss Asia is a scholarship cultural pageant showcasing the traditions and talents of the Asian and
Asian-American women in our community. This pageant is dedicated to promoting outstanding
young women, fostering leadership skills, and embracing diversity.

Not only is this an opportunity for our contestants to show off their culture through cultural
walks and dances, it is also an opportunity for them to teach other students and faculty at NIU
about their culture.

Throughout the years of hosting this pageant, it has been able to evolve into not only showcasing
the cultures and talents of our lovely contestants, but also showcasing other organizations
students on campus with special performances this year from NIU TUMBAO Latin Dance Team,
Boba Haus, Idol Club, and Xandre Acosta.

While the contestants might be competing with each other for the title of “Miss Asia,” the time
that they spend together has not only created bonds and friendships that they might not have been
able to have, but the support and love that they have for each other even years after the pageant is
something that we have seen happen over and over again each year this comes around.

Not only is it an exciting time for the Asian community on NIU’s campus, but it is also an
exciting time for the Greek community on campus as this year it was the first Pageant to kick off
many like Mr. Asian GQ hosted by Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. and Miss Cultural hosted
by Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc.

This pageant is not only one of the most important events we host for the Asian Community at
NIU, but is also important to the NIU community when bringing cultural awareness and different
perspectives onto campus. Being able to not only meet with the contestants and get to know
more about them is something that is truly special about the event and the community at NIU.

We are so thankful to be able to hold this event yearly and can’t wait to see what our 2023 Miss
Asia will do!