Launched during the Cold War, Chinatown's pageants were about much more than beauty

In February of last year, the Miss Chinatown USA pageant in San Francisco crowned its newest winner: the then-18-year-old Lauren Yang of Sugar Land, Texas.

Launched during the Cold War, Chinatown's pageants were about much more than beauty
In February of last year, the Miss Chinatown USA pageant in San Francisco crowned its newest winner: the then-18-year-old Lauren Yang of Sugar Land, Texas.