A mother-daughter team—including a WashU Olin alumna—took honors in both the USA International Mrs. Asia and Miss Asia Pageant Grand Finale.
Mom-daughter WashU grads take Asia pageant honors

A mother-daughter team—including a WashU Olin alumna—took honors in both the USA International Mrs. Asia and Miss Asia Pageant Grand Finale in New York on December 21. Michelle Wu, EMBA ’12, and her daughter, Tiffany Yao, a May 2019 graduate of the Sam Fox School as a communication design major, took the honors in the two contests. Wu submitted the following information about the achievement.

Tiffany followed her mother’s footsteps into WashU in 2015 after graduating from John Burroughs School.

Mother and daughter both won the regional champion titles and entered the USA International Mrs. Asia and Miss Asia Pageants 2019 Grand Finale competition in New York in December right before Christmas.

“People claim that’s a rare case for both mother and daughter to join and win international beauty competitions at the same time—and especially that we both from WashU.

Michelle won the Global Grand Champion title of all age groups, as well as the Most Intelligent Award, the Perfect Figure Award, and the Best Talent Award—and took the 50-60 age group champion.

Tiffany won Global First Runner Up, as well as the Most Elegant & Charming Award, the Best Talent Award and the Miss Friendly and Popular Award.

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