My name is Nicole Han and I’m 19. I am Korean, Polish, and Nicaraguan.
My father is from South Korea and my mother is a mix of Nicaraguan and Polish.
I am currently an undergraduate student at UCLA. I have participated in several pageants, of which were: Miss Teen Pasadena, Parish Queen at St. Francis of Assisi, National American Miss of Southern California, and Miss Teen Nicaragua.
Growing up, I always had all kinds of friends, but mostly caucasian. It was hard for me to identify myself and relate to others because I didn’t know very many Hapas. But as I have grown up, I realize how blessed I am to be mixed.
My name is Souvixada and I am Vietnamese, Laotian, Persian, Chinese, French, and Thai. My dad is Vietnamese and my mom is about everything else I am.
I was born in Laos, a small third-world country smack in the middle of Southeast Asia. Being from Southeast Asia leaves a lot of room for a person to wonder where they originated from — it’s located between India and China and is known to be a territory influenced by the former British and French rule.
I usually get mistaken for being South American or Filipina because I get really dark during the summer and I don’t have the distinctive Asian eyes (they’re rather big, though you can’t really tell in the picture — I was sleepy). Continue reading