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20/12/2010: Mrs. Asia USA 2010 Calls on Philippine Ambassador Willy C. Gaa

Ambassador Willy C. Gaa receives a token from Mrs. Asia USA 2010, Janet P. Hixson, during her call on him at the Philippine Embassy.  With Mrs. Hixson are her husband and two children.

20 December 2010, Washington, D.C. - Mrs. Asia USA 2010, Janet Pichon Hixson, called on Ambassador Willy C. Gaa at the Philippine Embassy today, to share her forthcoming plans as newly-appointed Regional Director for the Lead a Life Foundation, Regional Carolinas Office.

According to Ms. Hixson, the Foundation’s mission is to support the growth of children by providing them with access to good parenting, food, education and health care.  Under her directorship, she will bring the Foundation’s work to Davao City in March 2011, where they will collaborate on an opportunity to donate a scholarship to the Ms. Davao City beauty pageant and launch a campaign drive for school supplies for Davao City schools.

Ambassador Gaa congratulated Mrs. Hixson on her title and for raising the banner of her country in the competition.  He further commended her for her efforts to include the Philippines in her charity mission work and wished her success as she carried out her role for the remaining months of her reign.

Mrs. Hixson, who resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, was the first Filipina to win the title of Mrs. Asia USA 2010, held in La Mirada, California, last August.  She bested 12 other finalists from Cambodia, China, India, and Vietnam, among other participating countries.  Wearing a gown designed by Barba Martelle of Davao City, Mrs. Hixson’s hometown, she also garnered the Best in National Costume award at the cultural pageant, aimed at showcasing the beauty and talent of Asian women, while, at the same time, increasing awareness of the contributions of Asians in the United States.  Mrs. Hixson said that she will donate her gown to one of the Art Museums in Mindanao after her reign.

Mrs. Hixson was accompanied in the visit to the Embassy by her husband and two children.