Miss America said being the first Korean-American contestant to win shows how the pageant has become “incredibly progressive.”


Side-by-side of Miss Alaska crowned in Miss America 2022.

Emma Broiles was the first Miss Alaska to bear Miss America and the first Korean-American contestant.Miss America Organization

  • Miss Alaska Emma Broilles won the 100th Miss America Pageant on Thursday.

  • She was the first Korean-American contestant to win the crown.

  • She hopes her victory will inspire others who have never “seen people who look like them” to win Miss America.

The 2022 Miss America Emma Broiles made history in one or more ways with her victory.

19-year-old Broiles Crowned on thursday At the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, at the 100th Miss America Pageant.

she The first Miss Alaska to become Miss America, And the first Korean-American to hold the title.

BroylessStudying biomedical sciences and voice performance at Arizona State University’s Barrett Honors College told insiders that he was particularly proud to be the first Korean-American to become Miss America. rice field.

“That’s what I want to inspire other young women and men across the country who may never have seen people who look like them in a position like Miss America,” she said. Said.

Miss America waved as the confetti fell around her.

She wants her victory to inspire others.Miss America Organization

“I’m honored above all,” she added.

Breyles also said she believes her victory represents a “positive change” made by the Miss American organization in recent years.

“The fact that I’m a Korean-American who won the Miss America title perfectly represents the positive changes the organization has seen,” she said. “I think this is an incredibly progressive organization. We are progressive with the changes we see in society.”

“There has been a very diverse group of Misua America in the last decade, and even in the top ten, it was incredibly diverse,” she continued.

Broyles also told insiders that she was pleased with the pageant. There is no swimsuit competition Already.

“It doesn’t matter what you look like. It doesn’t matter what your background is. It doesn’t matter who you love. It doesn’t matter,” Broiles said today about Miss America. “The important thing is who you are, who you want to be, and what change you want to make in the world.”

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