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Erica Wai Yee Wong crowned 2015 Narcissus Queen

Courtesy: Paul Hayashi Courtesy: Paul Hayashi
Courtesy: Paul Hayashi Courtesy: Paul Hayashi
Courtesy: Paul Hayashi Courtesy: Paul Hayashi
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

On Saturday, January 10, Erica Wai Yee Wong was crowned the 2015 Narcissus Queen.

The pageant, which is hosted by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, started at the beginning of November. Events and appearances will continue to run throughout 2015, including the Narcissus Goodwill Tour of China.

Wong defeated 15 other competitors for the title. She is a Punahou graduate and is currently majoring in civil engineering at UH Manoa. Before taking on higher education, Wong danced professionally with the Ballet Theatre of Maryland and Milwaukee Ballet.

At home on the islands dance remains part of Wong's life; in addition to being a full-time student, Wong is a ballet instructor with the Hawaii State Ballet.

Surrounding Wong for the next year will be her court, consisting of four princesses.

First Princess Nicole Chong is a Hawaii Baptist Academy alum and currently works as a physical therapist at the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific.

Christina Yee took home the Second Princess title. Like Wong, Yee also graduated from Punahou. Yee works as a Development Technician in the Physics Department at UH Manoa.

Third Princess Michelle Lam soars as a flight attendant for Hawaiian Airlines. Lam is proud to call Roosevelt High School her alma mater.

Rounding out the court is Fourth Princess Carly Young who was home schooled in high school. Young splits her time majoring in Business Administration at UH West Oahu and running her own business, Tribal Airbrush.

Wong and her court will serve as ambassadors for the Chinese Community at cultural events through the year like the Chinese New Year's Celebrations in February.

The Coronation Ball is scheduled for January 31 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

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