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ASU student talks about her year after being crowned Miss America

Emma Broyles, the first Korean American Miss America, also spoke about representing Asian Americans and highlighting Alaska Native groups.

PHOENIX – Miss America 2022 Emma Broyles has actually spent much of her life on the sidelines – cheering on her older brother at sporting events.

Brendan Broyles, 22, who has Down Syndrome, is a Special Olympics athlete and a major inspiration for his sister’s activism as Miss America.

Emma Broyles is the first Korean American and first Miss Alaska to win the title. As her reign comes to an end next month, she spoke to NBC News about her longtime activism with the group, her identity as a multiracial Asian American, and her advocacy for Alaska Native communities.

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