Making It As “Miss March”

Junior Tiffany Meng Makes Cover of Sing Tao Weekly Magazine

Megumi Kamikawa

Staff Writer

At only sixteen years old, American High School’s Tiffany Meng was given the title of “Miss March” in a well-known Cantonese magazine titled “Sing Tao Weekly.” The high school junior was featured in an article as the covergirl for the March 29 issue.

The “Sing Tao Weekly” magazine is a rather well known media found within Chinese-American popular culture. Meng was first introduced to the Miss Sing Tao Pageant by the school principal of the Yu Cai Chinese School, where she devotes her time to volunteering every Saturday.

“The principal of the school told me that I was qualified to participate in the pageant, and encouraged me to give it a try,” Meng said. “I filled out an application found online, and then sent the information to the address provided with a picture of myself and a self-introduction essay.”

After winning the first stage of application on March 12th, Meng was brought in for her interview and photoshoot. The article featured certain aspects of her life, ranging from her personal history, hobbies, and her contributions to the community.

Tiffany Meng’s covergirl images were taken by the Sing Tao’s photo studio on March 16, 2014. The covergirl is chosen by judges every month as contestants who will compete in the final competition during December. “Tiffany always stays positive and optimistic,” Sing Tao Weekly said. “Success comes after hard work, and nothing can be done without hope and confidence. With such self-confidence, she expressed the best and prettiest side of her on stage.”
Tiffany Meng’s covergirl images were taken by the Sing Tao’s photo studio on March 16, 2014. The covergirl is chosen by judges every month as contestants who will compete in the final competition during December. “Tiffany always stays positive and optimistic,” Sing Tao Weekly said. “Success comes after hard work, and nothing can be done without hope and confidence. With such self-confidence, she expressed the best and prettiest side of her on stage.”

“I spent a total of four hours on the weekend for the photoshoot and interview,” Meng said. “They had two outfits prepared for me, as well as a photographer and dresser. The interview process was fine, as I answered all the questions honestly.”

Although Meng has averted her ultimate life goals to be separate from her successes in the beauty pageant world, she hopes that her presence “passes on a positive energy to others” in the same age group with similar aspirations.

“I feel honored and proud to be selected as the Miss March covergirl, but while I’m still in highschool, I won’t let this activity interfere with my time devoted to school work,” Meng said. “I will continue to try my best in order to win the final competition. I would definitely recommend this to other students, since this activity is very fun and extremely beneficial.”

Becoming a teenage representative for “Sing Tao Weekly” has provided Meng with the chance to “help support charitable causes and other non-profit organizations in the future.” As a young student with a bright future ahead of her, Meng seizes the opportunities she has come across, and will continue to do so.

“This experience has affected me greatly. It gave me the chance to give back to the community, and it also made me feel optimistic about my future,” Meng said. “With this opportunity, I am one step closer to achieving my goals and fulfilling my dreams. Hopefully I can improve my self-confidence, expand my horizons, and eventually leave a memorable experience throughout my colorful life.”

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