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5.0 out of 5 stars Must Read!February 20, 2015
As founder of ThePageantPlanet.com I get my fair share of queens and experts sending me their books to read causing me to look at most pageant related books with heavy skepticism. Angela's book exceeded my expectations as it swept me into her emotional journey of becoming Miss America. This is a must read for girls in the Miss America system and any system where a national title is at stake.


5.0 out of stars Great Book! Loved it!November 10, 2014
What an amazing, well written book. I laughed and I cried. So inspirational and heartfelt. This is a must read for all young ladies. My Husband and I both read it and thoroughly enjoyed it. Such courage, conviction and wisdom from this young woman. She is a true "messenger". It has motivated us to stop dreaming and start doing. Passing it down down for my daughter to read next.
5.0 out of 5 stars INSPIRATIONALNovember 7, 2014
Such an inspiring read!! I really enjoyed reading it, even with tears in my eyes. It made me feel inspirational, even when things were not looking up for me...you just have to have FAITH.
\5.0 out of 5 stars Life's Inspiration!November 6, 2014
This book is excellent, Inspiring, Hopeful and very connecting and relatable..it went above and beyond my expectation for sure a must read definitely!!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Lady Inside and OutSeptember 24, 2014
Angela's story takes twists and turns not expected of a former Miss America! Each chapter depicts a totally different side of her - the large Filipino family, life in Hawaii, coaching sports, dating, learning how to compete (and win) in pageants, state dinners at the White House, and the sad and tragic parts of her life too. Anyone looking for inspiration and hope can open the book and find a chapter that will tug at their heart, and say "she's just like me - If she can succeed, so can I!" If you are of ethnic diversity, you will love her humor even if you're not Asian! Thank you Angela for a delightful book!

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.
 

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!

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