One of our very own sisters has entered the Miss Vietnam Florida Pageant! #31 Nancy “gaLaxii” Nguyen is in the running for the Miss Vietnam title. The competition is to take place this weekend at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in honor of the Vietnamese lunar Tét festival. For the pageant, each contestant is to raise as much money as possible for their each respected philanthropies. Nancy has chosen the Make a Wish Foundation as her philanthropy.
Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish every thirty-eight minutes to a child fighting for his or her life. Make-A-Wish Foundation began granting wishes in May 1983 and more than 226,000 children in the United States have benefited from the hope, strength, and joy of experiencing their one heartfelt wish.
While Nancy has said herself that the decision to enter the Miss Vietnam pageant was initially last minute, she has put 110% of her efforts into raising as much money as she can for her philanthropy and taking home the title. With the support of all her sisters behind her, we’re sure there’s nothing that can stop her! Help us support Nancy by helping her reach her $650 goal (make donations here or at donation bins left in local places such as the UF AASU office and even restaurants such as Bagels and Noodles, Pho Hanoi, and Lollicup) and maybe even dropping by the Central Florida Fairgrounds this weekend to see her in action!
The amazing and admirable sister being recognized this week is the exquisite #49 Lien Tracy Dang, or should I say “E<3mental.” This loving sister truly knows no bounds in giving back to our sisterhood. Although working possibly 2 jobs and other various extracurricular activities, Tracy always lends a helping hand. Why do you think our CASA New Year skit was so awesome? (Yup, that’s right, Tracy was the key figure behind this success.) In whatever she does, she immerses herself in her work 110%. Ya’ll better watch out; this girl is in her “element.”
The beautiful sister being recognized this week is the one and only #75 Julienne “LumièRe” Somera. With her amazing Tory Burch tote in hand, Julie is always on-the-go, not only amazing us with her fabulous attitude but also with her talented videography skills. No wonder she’s now Sparks Social Media Editor! Please enlighten us some more, Ms. “LumièRe.”
This week’s spotlight is awarded to the enchanting #74, Lynn “Calypso” Phu. This inspirational individual always delights us with her smile and astounds us with her aspirations. Not only doing Pacesetters, but practically everything else, she is constantly improving herself. You will definitely be “charmed” by her, Calypso.