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Beauty Queen Sophia Ng Uses Status to Ease Mental Health Stigma in Asian American Community — KQED

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— by Sonia Paul: At first glance, Sophia Ng has all the hallmarks of a typical pageant queen: She has beauty, brains and charisma.

But last August, when Ng, 27, competed in San Francisco’s Miss Asian Global & Miss Asian America pageant, the longest-running Asian beauty pageant in the nation, she surprised her audience with what she revealed on stage…

Image: Sophia Ng stands next to a shrine at the 2019 Lunar New Year Parade in San Francisco. Born in Hong Kong, Ng emphasizes cultural awareness in her work as a mental health therapist, and often counsels members of the Asian American community, courtesy of KQED/Sonia Paul

May 17, 2019

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