Elk Grove's own Michelle Thach, 15, won the Miss Teen Asia Sacramento pageant Saturday night.
Like other beauty pageants, the contest includes a swimsuit competition and talent round—but organizers say it also emphasizes "celebrating Asian culture in the Sacramento area."
Thach, a sophomore at Elk Grove High School, plays the piano and flute, dances hip-hop and hopes to be a pediatrician, according to her bio.
"I was very nervous and wanted everything to be over!" Thach writes on her blog about pageant night. "As I stepped onto the stage with my ethnic wear, I heard all my family and friends cheering me on and just like that, I wasn’t scared anymore!"
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