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.
Newest Titleholders, Parades, Performances and More!
Last week I was honored to be the Grand Marshal of the Fish House Parade in Aitkin. The 22nd Annual Fish House parade started out in 1991 and is held on the Black Friday of every year. It was the chilliest parade by far, that’s for sure! There were over 60 entries in the parade this year, most of which were fish houses decorated for a certain theme. (more…)
Miss America’s Homecoming Celebration in New York
November 15-18, I was in New York for Nina’s homecoming celebration as Miss America. I was joined in New York by the remaining top 5, Miss Arkansas, Miss Illinois and Miss Virginia. We had a blast in the big city and spent more time together without the pressure of competition.
I arrived in New York City on the 15th and met up with some of the other ladies at the airport where we found our chaperones for the trip, Glenn Halcomb and Josh Criscoe from the Miss New York Organization. We were taken from the airport to our hotel only a few blocks from Times Square. We stayed at the Refinery Hotel, a hotel tucked in the heart of the city. It was unlike any other hotel I had ever seen! Check out the pictures! After meeting up with Miss California and Nina, we got dressed for our first stop, Pink and Pepper, our fabulous shoe sponsor! We learned more about the story behind Pink and Pepper, tried on some new shoes, and were even given a few pairs as a gift! The cute cupcakes and refreshments were a great touch too
After visiting Pink and Pepper, we took the cab back to the hotel and got dressed for our VIP cocktail party at the (more…)
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…)
Lakes Area Women’s Expo
Rebecca Yeh performs “Banjo and Fiddle” and speaks at the Lakes Area Women’s Expo at Cragun’s Resort in Brainerd, MN on Saturday, February 22, 2014. At 4:21 of the video (click here), she speaks about “Discovering your Self Worth in a Performance Driven Society.”
Rebecca speaks and performs at “The Big Event”
Click here for video of Rebecca who speaks and performs at the Brainerd Public School Foundation’s “The Big Event” at Cragun’s Resort. Over $40,000 was raised to enhance achievement in academics, activities, arts and athletics. Rebecca, a 2011 graduate was joined by 1995 graduate, Jessica Miles, KSTP-TV mid-day anchor who emceed.
Rebecca and Karyn Utecht at Mall of America
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.