Queen Throngkumpol approached Feng Shui Master, Diana Garber, when Garber was a guest speaker at AAPI's 2012 Medical Convention in Long Beach, California. In their conversation, Throngkumpol shared that she is a participant in the 24th Annual Miss and Mrs. Asia USA Pageant to be held on November 17, 2012, in Redondo Beach, CA.
She stated, "I have a vision and an enthusiastic passion in making a difference for humanity in all the ways that I can. I am currently involved in the charity Safety Harbor Kids which is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to enrich the lives of orphans, foster, and homeless children through education in the areas of college, career, and the arts. Since my mother was an orphan, this cause is very dear to my heart and so I recognize that being in the public's eye will give me a voice to speak about these issues. Wherever life leads me, I will always do what I can to empower the lives of those less fortunate."
Garber (whose mission is to help change the world, and whose mother was also an orphan) resonated with this. Garber therefore confirmed her support by becoming one of Throngkumpol's sponsors for the pageant. The Miss and Mrs. USA pageant is one of the five biggest pageant events in the country, but where it differs from the others is that it combines beauty, talent, and costumes of various Asian cultures as the judging criteria. When you consider there will be 40 delegates representing 30 Asian countries, the competition will be stiff and the judging difficult.
Diana Garber, CEO of Intuitive Concepts, is a humanitarian who has been involved in several non-profit projects which may be one of the reasons that she has been nominated for awards. She believes that Queen is a worthy participant and wishes her well in the competition.
For more information about the pageant, visit http://www.missasiausa.org/