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This year's Mr. Asia USA pageant takes place during Emerald Ball Night on Saturday, April 7, at 6 p.m. at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Emerald Night's Ball is a fund-raising event by Kasetsart University Alumni of USA, and it is endorsed by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. All of the proceeds will benefit the AIDS Temple, a free hospice for people living with HIV/AIDS in Thailand.
The entertainment will include a fashion show, Broadway songs, and opera singers. Thirty contestants will compete for this year's crown and certificate, a year of acting classes at Michael John Studio, and a spot in an Asian calendar.
Celebrity judges include designer Nick Verreos (Project Runway), actor Reggie Lee (the upcoming Pirates of the Carribbean: At World's End), and actor-comedian Sunkrish Bala.
For tickets and more information visit www.kualumniusa.org. (The Advocate)