It’s hard to say what exactly won Vivian Wei, BS 11, the coveted Miss San Francisco title in March: Her tap dance routine to Chicago’s “Hot Honey Rag” in a pink, rhinestone-studded gown or her undergraduate degree from Haas?
The judges surely took both into account─as well as her poise and charisma─when they chose the 22-year-old Deloitte tax consultant to be one of two contestants to compete for Miss California in June, and then maybe vie for the Miss America crown.
“I still can’t believe it,” said Wei. “I was just being myself and putting my talents to good use.”
Wei plans to work for about five years and then apply to graduate school to earn an MBA. She plans to apply her salary savings and her pageant winnings toward her future education.
Wei’s counterpart, Sara Choi, won Miss Golden Gate. She is a Google employee who has a degree in biological anthropology from Harvard.