From Press ReleaseVan Pham of La Jolla won the title “Miss San Diego 2012,” on Jan. 22 at the Miss San Diego Pageant and Scholarship Association held at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts. Van is a student at UCSD majoring in economics with a minor in music. She wowed the judges with her piano performance that accounted for 35 percent of the overall score. She has been playing the piano since age 5.
Van l moves on to compete for Miss California 2012 in Fresno this summer, the preliminary to Miss America. The contestants were scored on personal interview, talent, swimsuit (sportswear for teens contestants), evening gown and an on stage question. Winners will receive the once in a lifetime opportunity to serve as San Diego’s official hostess.