Dec 5, 2011 – Oasis Poudyal, a Nepali student at University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) has been crowned Miss Asian UCO 2012 at the university’s annual scholarship pageant celebrating Asian culture on campus.
Poudyal is a musical performance major for Kathmandu and she will represent UCO at the Miss Asian Oklahoma pageant, according to the press release published by the university today.
“I was completely taken by surprise when they announced I won the title,” Oasis said after winning the pageant. “I grew close with the other contestants during preparation for the competition, and I know how talented each of them is.”
The Miss Asian UCO pageant is sponsored by UCO’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Asian American Student Association.
Oasis received a $1600 scholarship as part of her winnings.
She plans to develop additional programs to help international students, who speak English as second language, overcome language barrier when they arrive for higher education in the United States.