Oh, hello there, I didn't see you come in.  You caught me in the middle of preparing for my pageant.  Won't you join me?  Now that you've comfortably rested your mouse and your gaze has settled on my gorgeous background, allow me to welcome you to my blog!

Should you choose to subscribe, you will be following me on my quest to become the next Miss Taiwanese-American.  Honestly, I have a feeling I don't know what I'm getting myself into.  What I do know is that I have bought six dresses and a pair of shoes at Ross for $150,  I have one month to master my talent, and I also lack the muscles needed to stand up straight, wear high heels, and smile properly.  Great!

Luckily, my uncle's fiancé Yi Pi has graciously offered to be my part-time pageant coach.  It'll be like MTV's Made but without Yi Pi pounding on my door at 6am telling me to run to the gym and taking away my fatty foods.

Guess what guys, this pageant is on August 6.  This means the whole month of July will be full on dedication to Taiwanese pageantry.  As of now, the number of contestants is still a mystery, but I will enlighten you as soon as I get home from eight hours of preparation, rehearsal, and press conferencing!  Unless I pass out.  In which case I will be blogging upon resuming consciousness.

Now that we're all friends, I look forward to your comments (omigodplzcommentsoiknowsomeonereadsthis)!

PS In case blogging up to three times a week isn't good enough for you, make sure you check out my Twitter feed on the side over there for some little extra-pageantry nuggets.


  1. Alex ZolnerowichJuly 8, 2011 at 11:05 PM

    Don't worry, I will live out my pageant dreams vicariously through you. Best of luck!

  2. And what a gorgeous background for me to settle my eyes upon!

  3. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to support you in your adventures to becoming Miss Taiwanese-American!

  4. Bon courage! I'm excited for you and I'm waiting for those updates!!

  5. Dear Nikki DePaola,

    Good luck and all the best for the beauty pageant!