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A Teacher With a Microphone:
Former Miss Hawai'i/Miss America Uses the Crown to Amplify Her Voice
From the first Asian-American (and the first teacher) to become Miss America, to host of a multiple Telly award-winning TV show, director of a youth choir, author, keynote and motivational speaker, Presidential appointee, and so much more.... meet Angela Perez Baraquio.
A Magna Cum Laude graduate of Moanalua High School in Honolulu, Hawai'i who holds a M.Ed. in Educational Administration from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Angela’s passion is education in all its forms. She is an animated speaker who incorporates her teaching methods into her presentations and workshops; engaging, inspiring, and touching the hearts of her audiences in the process.
Whether providing the keynote address to the National Press Club or speaking privately to a young teen, Angela’s goal is to inspire and educate – often by sharing her own story. Achieving the coveted title of Miss America 2001 was the American dream realized for Baraquio, the eighth-born of ten children and daughter of immigrant parents from the Philippines. Prior to being crowned Miss Hawai'i 2000, she’d twice competed at local and state preliminary pageants. Hosting her own television series and co-hosting the national Miss America 2002 telecast with Tony Danza, Angela has also appeared on national shows ranging from Hollywood Squares to Good Morning America, Regis and Letterman. She modeled in the Super Bowl’s Gridiron Glamour Celebrity Fashion Show and was invited with her husband to a State Dinner at the White House honoring the Philippine President. She also appeared on The 700 Club to share the story of her beloved brother’s suicide, and how she and her family were able to move through their incredible pain and sorrow and find hope amidst the tragedy.
Comments from event planners and those who have attended a workshop or conference where Angela was a keynote speaker or presenter include:
“The minute you meet Angela, you love her. Upon hearing her presentation given with such heartfelt sincerity, that love and affection increase. Angela is an outstanding role model for young women struggling to find identity and meaning...” - Barbara L. Lyons, Executive Director of Wisconsin Right to Life
"Angie speaks enthusiastically about winning at life with inspiring words that any audience can relate to. She is a graceful and beautiful speaker who has the unique ability to empower those around her. Angie has become a huge inspiration not only to me, but to everyone who has experienced her amazing presence!" - Lindsay Forbes, Leadership Retreat Coordinator for 9th grade girls at Connelly High School in Anaheim, CA
A bright, lively, cheerful, and articulate speaker, Angela has over 10 years of experience engaging a wide variety of audiences with her inspirational messages of hope, leadership, and overcoming adversity. Satisfied clients come from many walks of life, including corporations and small businesses; community groups and private events; educational institutions and religious organizations; the entertainment industry and politics; and more.
As a happily married wife and loving mother of four children, Angela, who currently resides in Southern California, incorporates her life experiences into her presentations and uses her teaching and speaking skills to focus on five primary audiences.
Young Adults / Young Women | Colleges and Universities | Asian Pacific Americans / Filipinos |
Faith-Based Organizations and Churches | Sports Organizations
Custom presentations available for any size group
If you’re interested in hiring this dynamic speaker for your next event, Contact Angela Perez Baraquio Today!
First Asian Miss America