Hello! My name is Zirui and I am a huge enthusiast of the arts—in all forms! I’m super excited to be a part of this pageant and I hope my involvement will promote more Chinese cultural awareness within and outside of the Chinese community. Having lived in Chicago for most of my life, I’ve watched the city change before my eyes. I appreciate all that my community has done for me and I want to be able to provide the same support for the next generation of Chinese Americans. I hope to build a stronger love for our cultural roots and inspire the youth the way I was inspired as a child.