Sharing the Legacy

Sharing the Legacy

THANK YOU to the Miss Chinatown contestants, organizers, and other participants who have graciously contributed their time, stories, and photos to the Chinese Historical Society of America’s Miss Chinatown USA History Project Archive. Together we celebrate the history of this beloved San Francisco tradition, and continue to share the legacies of our Chinese pioneers!

1958 June Gong (Miami, Florida)
1959 Leona Lee (Honolulu, Hawaii)
1960 Carole Ng (San Francisco, California)
1961 Irene Tsu
1962 Darrah Lau (Honolulu, Hawaii)
1963 Shirley ...
... Fong (Honolulu, Hawaii)
1964 Josie Leong (Sacramento, California)
1965 Mary Tom (Jamaica, New York)
1966 Jacqueline Chun (Honolulu, Hawaii)
1967 Marilyn Lew (San Francisco, California)
1968 Betty Wong (Sacramento, California)
1969 Carole Young (San Francisco, California)
1970 Marion K.Y. Lee (Honolulu, Hawaii)
1971 Linda Shen (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
1972 Trudy Lin Oi Young (Honolulu, Hawaii)
1973 Sandra Wong (Oakland, California)
1974 Pamela Fong (Sacramento, California)
1975 Jeannie Fung (San Francisco, California) ...
...
1976 Linda Chun (Honolulu, Hawaii)
1977 Sandra Mew (Honolulu, Hawaii)
1978 Stephanie Lee (San Francisco, California)
1979 Glenda Tang (Columbia, South Carolina)
1980 Ronda Ching (Honolulu, Hawaii)
1981 Rose Chung (San Francisco, California)
1982 Stefanie Shiu (Lemoore, California)
1983 Sandra Young (Honolulu, Hawaii)
1984 Cynthia Gouw (Westwood, California)
1985 Audrey Liou (Baltimore, Maryland)
1986 Amy Mae Woo (Sunnyvale, California)
1987 Crystal Lee Kwok (San Francisco, California)
1988 Sylvia Shim (Honolulu, ...
... Hawaii)
1989 Lisa Yuan-in Chen (Montebello, California)
1990 Evelyn Ding (Houston, Texas)
1991 Jennifer Tung (Rodeo, California)
1992 Melissa Wu (San Francisco, California)
1993 Melissa Yeh (Spring, Texas)
1994 Ivy Hsu (San Jose, California)
1995 Jamie Chou (Berkeley, California)
1996 Grace Maa (Belle Mead, New Jersey)
1997 Lori Young (Honolulu, Hawaii)
1998 Gwendoline Yeo (South San Francisco, California)
1999 Karen Chen (Union City, California)
2000 Jennifer Hong (Honolulu, Hawaii)
2001 Pamela Woon (Seattle, ...
... Washington)
2002 Andra Cheung (Cupertino, California)
2003 Darah Dung (Honolulu, Hawaii)
2004 Shan Chen (New York, New York)
2005 Carol Chen (Dallas, Texas)
2006 Louise Wu (Fremont, California)
2007 Betty Hsu (San Francisco, California)


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