VOICES 2014: Mr. Asian American Competition

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the crowning of UVA’s very first MR. ASIAN AMERICAN at our 2014 VOICES! The sisters of Sigma Psi Zeta’s Lambda Chapter worked hard with the great eight contestants to make this an exciting and successful event! We appreciate everyone’s support and enthusiasm.

From left to right: Eason Guo, Shota Ono, Daniel Moon, Kevin Wu, Kevin Zeng, Albert Khim, Michael Chen, Kevin Quach
From left to right: Eason Guo, Shota Ono, Daniel Moon, Kevin Wu, Kevin Zeng, Albert Khim, Michael Chen, Kevin Quach

VOICES this year took the form of a pageant-like competition for men in the community to prove their outstanding professionalism and share their diverse backgrounds with everyone. They participated in culturally themed portions such as a talent act, traditional/cultural costume competition, and Q & A section where they responded on the spot to serious questions regarding the status of the APA community as well as some fun, light hearted questions.

Special thanks to our guest performers: The Pride & CSA’s Longsleeves Dance

The Pride Lion Dance
The Pride Lion Dance
CSA’s Longsleeve Dance

After an extensive amount of judging on the part of our wonderful judges, our 2 runner-ups and 1st place winner, Mr. Asian American 2014, were decided! Thank you to our judges for helping us make this difficult decision: Annie Lin (Japan Club), Ava Chen (MSN), Camille Lorenzana (OYFA), Hao Qiu (Lambda Phi Epsilon), Jesse Zhao (CSA), Lam Bui (VSA), and Yujin Cho (Sigma Psi Zeta).

Congratulations to Kevin Wu for winning UVA’s very first Mr. Asian American! And congratulations to our 1st and 2nd runner-ups, Kevin Quach and Shota Ono! Great job, gentlemen!

From left to right: 1st runner-up, Kevin Quach; Mr. Asian American 2014, Kevin Wu; 2nd runner-up, Shota Ono
From left to right: 1st runner-up, Kevin Quach; Mr. Asian American 2014, Kevin Wu; 2nd runner-up, Shota Ono
1st runner-up Kevin Quach with his mother; both his parents came out to support him! (:
1st runner-up Kevin Quach with his mother; both his parents came out to support him! (:
Top row, left to right: Albert Khim, Kevin Zeng, Shota Ono, Kevin Quach Middle row: Michael Chen, Eason Guo, Daniel Moon, Kevin Wu Bottom row: (contestant managers) Queena Jin, Leah Kim, Catherine Fu, Lizzi Nguyen
Top row, left to right: Albert Khim, Kevin Zeng, Shota Ono, Kevin Quach
Middle row: Michael Chen, Eason Guo, Daniel Moon, Kevin Wu
Bottom row: (contestant managers) Queena Jin, Leah Kim, Catherine Fu, Lizzi Nguyen

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Spring 2014 Installs Celebration

2014 Active House (Left to right: Queena, Leah, Winnie, Hajung, Yunzhe, Yujin, Catherine, Christine, Tiantian, Lizzi)
2014 Active House (Left to right: Queena, Leah, Winnie, Hajung, Yunzhe, Yujin, Catherine, Christine, Tiantian, Lizzi)

On April 19, 2014 the sisters of Sigma Psi Zeta at the University of Virginia celebrated the crossing of the Chi Class as well as the graduation of two of our beloved sisters. Joined by alumnae and friends, the sisters joyously convened to take pictures, enjoy a wonderful dinner, celebrate the past year’s accomplishments, as well as send off the graduating sisters with heartfelt messages.

Congratulations to our 2 graduating sisters; thank you for your years of dedication and hard work to make this chapter amazing! We will miss you all very fondly.

  • #52 Tiantian “Aiora” Dai, Lambda Tau Class
  • #55 Leah “AuRié” Kim, Lambda Upsilon Class

Over dinner at the Omni Hotel, the Spring 2014 neos presented beautifully painted paddles to their bigs, PE, and PEA. Sisters participated in fun superlative voting and our 2014 Scholarship Award and Infinity Sister recipients were announced. Congratulations to these 2 sisters!

  • #53 Hajung “Demi” Yoo, Lambda Tau Class (Scholarship Award)
  • #51 Michelle “missA” Wu, Lambda Tau Class (Infinity Sister)

Thank you to the alums who came to celebrate this happy night with us!