No. 2

Name 姓名: Emily Yang 楊瀅雪

From 來自: West Windsor, NJ

Age 年齡: 17

Weight 體重: 122 lbs

Height 身高: 5'4''

Occupation 職業: Student

Education 學歷: High school graduate, will be attending University of California Berkeley

Language 语言: Mandarin, English

Hobbies/Skills 興趣/專長: Singing, guzheng, fencing (competitively and as a referee), music production, photography, reading, creative writing

Ambition 志向: To promote a stronger cultural exchange and connection between the eastern and western worlds.

Self-introduction 自我介紹:  Hi everyone! I’m contestant #2, Emily Yang, 楊瀅雪, and I’m a 17-year old high school graduate from West Windsor, New Jersey! This fall, I will be attending UC Berkeley with an intended major of Biology and Business. From the very beginning, my life has been filled with music; music, specifically singing and Guzheng, has connected me to my family, friends, and cultural heritage. As I grew up, I realized that although the instruments I played were predominantly of one culture, there were no boundaries as to what I could express; music truly was a universal language. Along with this realization came a deepening passion to share my findings in the world, musically and otherwise. There are many boundaries between the cultures I have been born into, but I hope to show that those boundaries are surmountable. “Everything is possible.” That is my life motto; it has helped me explore all of my interests, from researching in labs to creating music to trying different genres of voice. It has also led me here, to the Miss Chinese Pageant. Through this pageant, I hope to further unite the two distinct cultures that have greatly influenced my life, both for myself and for others.

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