2016 : Arianna Quan, First Asian-American Miss Michigan

June 18, 2024 all-day


Competing as Miss Wayne County, Quan beat out 32 other women from around the state to earn the title of Miss Michigan inside the Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Muskegon.

A resident of Bloomfield Hills, Quan was born in Beijing, China, where she lived for the first six years of her life before moving to Metro Detroit and becoming a naturalized citizen at 14.

Since being crowned, she has advocated for her platform, “Being American: Immigration & Citizenship Education.” In her first appearance as Miss Michigan, she helped Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder welcome a group of Chinese business officials to Detroit.

She spends time interacting with the Asian-American community, encouraging people to vote. Or as she says, “integrating as many different cultures and organizations together as she can.”

Brandon Champion, “From China to Miss Michigan: Arianna Quan says America must embrace its diversity“, MLive, June 20, 2016.

Brandon Champion, “Miss Michigan reads nasty comments people make, and she’s ‘thankful’ for them“, MLive, August 23, 2016.

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