Natalie Chin


Miss Chinese Chicago 2022 First Princess

When I entered Miss Chinese Chicago, my goals were to:

  1. Make friends with fantastic Chinese women and hopefully a few role models
  2. Learn more about myself and what I value
  3. Polish my public speaking skills, posing, and poise
  4. Learn more about the Chinese community

I did not think I would win any titles. I am so humbled to be your First Princess. And even more humbled to be surrounded by the truly incredible women that make up the 2022 Court. I cannot wait to keep learning from them, as well as my other pageant sisters. They are truly, each and every one, my role models and mentors.This experience helped me hone in on my vocation: animal welfare. I will continue this mission as I manage patient care as a veterinary assistant, volunteer with animal welfare organizations, and reduce my carbon footprint. The summer of 2022 is when I submitted my veterinary school applications, so I will find out if I can become a veterinarian and make an even bigger difference this spring!For the last two goals, I am continually working on my public speaking and poise, especially when it comes to discussing my heritage. As a biracial kid growing up in mostly white spaces with Chinese grandparents that don’t like to talk about the pain of the past, Miss Chinese Chicago truly introduced me to the Chicago AAPI community. I look forward to growing as a community member to better serve you in the next year.

With unending gratitude,

Natalie Chin