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Posted by Janie-Reign Saturday, December 18, 2021

"She's so pretty," Korean netizens are proud that a Korean American is crowned Miss America for the first time

AKP STAFF

Korean netizens are expressing their pride and joy for the first Korean American Miss America.

On December 17, Korean American university student Emma Broyles achieved the title as Miss America. This is the first time in history that a Korean American woman has taken the title. Broyles is a 3rd-generation Korean American from Alaska.

During her speech, Broyles thanked her parents, Korean American family, and especially her Korean grandparents for immigrating to the United States. She said that none of this would have been possible without her family. 

According to her profile, Broyles's father is Caucasian and her mother is ethnically Korean. Her Korean grandparents from her mother's side had moved to Alaska from Korea about fifty years ago. 

Broyles expressed her pride and honor as the first Korean American to win the title. As Miss America, Broyles has said she will be especially active in promoting the Paralympics, especially because her brother has always participated in the event as an athlete with down syndrome. 

To this news, Korean netizens left congratulatory comments such as:

"I know that outer beauty is important for Miss America, but upon reading this, I am so proud of her inner beauty. She is so cool."

"I'm so proud!"
"She's so pretty. I can tell immediately that she is Korean. So proud!"

"Let's go to Miss Universe 2022~"

"I am actually so thankful how she referred to herself as 'Korean' American and is proud of her ethnic roots"

"She is also so intelligent and good at speaking"

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marast
marast3,420 pts Saturday, December 18, 2021 5
Saturday, December 18, 2021

The comments are beautiful but honestly they seem hypocritical to be, a girl like her would never have won Miss Korea and she would surely be criticized for not being "enough" pretty ...

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JaneStewart397 pts Saturday, December 18, 2021 1
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Of course Koreans from South Korea wooould claim her as “their” own lol. but like others have commented, if this was a pageant in SK people would def argue( somewhere along the lines of) she isnt a “true Korean” and try to get her disqualified or something lol

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