The Miss Taiwanese American (MTA) Pageant (台美小姐選拔 ) is an annual competition held by the Taiwan Center Foundation of Greater Los Angeles (大洛杉磯台灣會館基金會) to find and encourage the next generation of leaders for the Taiwanese American community.
The Mission of the program is to:
Showcase young Taiwanese American women in a high quality production that will represent their culture, intelligence and talent.
Select intelligent young women as Taiwanese American ambassadors to serve and represent the Taiwanese American community.
The candidates spend 5 weeks during the summer in training leading up to the pageant night where they learn techniques on presentation, as well as the history and current affairs surrounding the Taiwanese American community. These skills are then applied towards community involvement and volunteer opportunities in the Taiwanese American community.