II Corinthians 12:9 captures a belief I have found to be applicable in all areas of my life. As a student, athlete, advocate, violinist and role model for young women, I have realized that my success in each of these areas was due to the many challenges I faced along the way. In fact, many of the challenges brought me to feelings of hopelessness and insufficiency. However, those times of humility were opportunities for God to demonstrate His power. As you explore my website, I hope you will see how God has demonstrated the impact of servant leadership and how our weakness opens doors to strength.
Homecoming Celebration, Night of Music in Milaca and Veteran’s Day Celebration
Homecoming Celebration at the Radisson Waterpark of America
I am so fortunate to have had an amazing homecoming celebration at the Radisson Hotel in Bloomington, organized by the Miss Minnesota board of directors. The celebration was a 50 minute program followed by a meet and greet where I was able to see so many people I hadn’t seen since before Miss America! I cannot thank everyone enough for being there to support me. I must say a huge thank you to Angela Reed for hosting the homecoming at the Radisson Hotel and to the rest of the Miss Minnesota Board for the gift basket that I received. I am so lucky. (more…)
Welcome our newest members of the Miss MN class of 2014!
I’d like to introduce the newest additions to the Miss Minnesota class of 2014!
On October 12th, I had the honor of crowning Miss Bemidji Jade Hovet and Miss Northern Lakes Hope Livdahl, both residents of the Bemidji area.
A few weeks ago, I made my way down to Mankato (more…)
Northwest Homecoming Celebration in Detroit Lakes
This past weekend I was honored to be welcomed home from Miss America by the Miss Northwest pageant committee. Cindy Moore and Jane Anderson have done so much work for not only me, but the hundreds of young ladies who have competed in the Miss Northwest pageant. Their commitment to us has inspired me to be the same kind of person for other people.
The celebration took place in Detroit Lakes and was attended by other local royalty, their families, and members of the community. I was able to show my wardrobe including my evening gown, talent, onstage question dress, opening number dresses and my swimsuit, which I chose to lay out on a table instead of wear Most importantly I was able to answer questions and thank everyone for their support, love and encouragement. Each person who attended had contributed to what I considered success, whether that was sending me notes at Miss America, or simply telling me they watched the pageant on TV. (more…)
Rebecca highlighted in largest Chinese language newspaper in US
You may not know it but Rebecca is half-Chinese and part-German, Irish and Bohemian. She was recently interviewed by Manling Chen of the World Journal, at the 350,000 daily circulation, the largest Chinese language newspaper in the United States. Click here for the article in Chinese. (If you use Google Chrome, you can also view an English translation.)
Rebecca is top 5 at Miss America; Preliminary talent winner;
12,000 contestants, 1200 locals, 53 state competitions and Rebecca finishes 5th among many outstanding young women. (Below-Kelsey Griswold, preliminary swimsuit winner; Mallory Hagan, Miss America 2013; Rebecca, preliminary talent winner;)
Click here to view Rebecca’s memorable response to Lance Bass’ On-stage Question on national TV at 1:50 of the clip.
Click here for Minnesota Monthly recap with photos courtesy Sarah Morreim.
Click here to read USA Today recap.
Click here for KSTP Twin Cities Live.
Click here for KARE 11 Sunrise.
Click here for Rebecca’s official Miss America Pageant press conference.
View Rebecca Yeh’s America’s Choice Video
Voting has ended for “America’s Choice.” However, you can click here to meet Rebecca and hear her talk about her family and platform. (Video produced by Zandolee Media of Woodbury, MN)
Rebecca’s fitness secrets revealed
By popular demand from her July 9th blog, click here to read about Rebecca’s effort to be Miss America-ready for the lifestyle and fitness competition.
Rebecca talks about “I am a Voice for Autism” in national publication
(Click here and go to page 21 to read Rebecca’s account.)
Rebecca has written an article, “I am a Voice for Autism” that has just been published in her sorority’s 75,000 member Alpha Xi Delta’s national publication, “The Quill.”