When Beyoncé asks who run the world? Christy-Anne Lopez is the definition of a boss woman. She wears many hats from joining multiple International pageants to venturing the entertainment world while also becoming an entrepreneur and philanthropist, there’s nothing she can’t do. Let’s get to know more about Ms. Lopez with these facts below!
1. She’s won multiple pageant titles including Ms. Regency International 2017 and Ms. Philippines World
Christy-Anne is known in the beauty pageant world. As of right now, she holds 8 titles including Ms. Regency International 2017 and Ms. Philippines World 2018. She will be accepting her new title of Ms. USA Universe 2023 to compete for Ms Universe 2023 in August.
2. She has a degree in broadcast journalism
After college, she immediately began her career in media production with an internship with Fox’s “America’s Most Wanted” in Washington D.C. then came back to California to pursue productions for investigative documentaries and online content for E! News & E! Online where she won a Telly Award for “E! Investigates: Teen Suicide.”
3. She also thrives in front of the camera
In addition to her work in broadcast and digital, Lopez toured 10+ years as an emcee, event director, and social media strategist for International Dance Production tour. In 2014, she also became the producer and red carpet host of the Industry Dance Awards. She also stars in a 6 episode docuseries Chef Dynasty: House of Fang that premiered on the Food Network and streaming platform discovery+.
4. She also gives back to her community
In 2018, she launched Studio Sash Pageant Consulting where she serves as a pageant coach who has led 20+ crowned clients winning International, National, State, and Regional titles. Christy-Anne also serves as the Director and Producer of Regency West Coast Pageant where ages 4-45+ representing cities & counties CA & NV compete for the crown.
5. Her advocacy and philanthropy
Since 2013, Christy-Anne has led non-profit organizations such as Dancers Against Cancer with her social media expertise to help spread brand awareness and educate the public. She is also ecstatic to circle back to her crime-fighting roots with the nation’s largest and most influential child protection organization National Center of Missing & Exploited Children as a content creator diving into the dynamic viral world that is TikTok. Her goal is to use the power of this social media platform to speak to and collaborate with TikTok users to make NCMEC a household name.
Cover Photo Credit: Christy-Anne Lopez Instagram
Award-winning journalist Lisa Ling says, “food is a bridge between generations” and we couldn’t agree more. In this new HBO Max docuseries, Take Out with Lisa Ling, she explores how Asian-Americans and their food have contributed to the American culture. She travels from the Louisiana bayous and across the country to Orange County’s Little Saigon telling stories of Asian-Americans.
Lisa Ling helps bring back memories through food. Food is a way to connect to culture and made to share with others. Asian-Americans have sacrificed a lot to be in the country, but our food can’t be taken away from us. So many stories began at a family-owned restaurant, just like her own. Whether we noticed or not, we’ve had instances where other people ask us what we’re eating or make fun of it. The docuseries says it’s time to normalize the food we eat.
The first episode, “Mix Mix” explores the unexpected history of Fil-Ams in New Orleans and the bayous of Louisiana. Many don’t know about the deep roots we have in the country starting in the South and the impact we’ve had in Crescent City. There’s a glimpse of a kamayan (eating with your hands)/budol fight meal. This meal is food for the masses and everyone just grabs what they want with their hands from the food laid out on the table. It’s pretty fun when you have your friends and family there with you.
The series is definitely going on our binge-watch list for this weekend! Catch it now on HBO Max.
Cover Photo Credit: Lisa Ling Twitter