Via is a 19 year old Filipino-American from Holton, Kansas. While serving as Miss WAF, she plans to promote positivity and growth within the Asian community, as well as be a role model for young Asian-American women. Using her platform, Via will encourage others to embrace their cultural heritage and celebrate diversity.
Via previously attended Bethany College on a cheerleading scholarship and is now a current student at Johnson County Community College. There, she plans to finish her prerequisites and study Pre-Dental at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. Her goal is to graduate with her Doctorate in Dentistry and open her own dental practice.
Via Bayani is truly honored to serve the community as Miss Wichita Asian Festival 2021. In her year of service, she will actively work to promote the 41st Annual Wichita Asian Festival, as well as work towards inspiring cultural advocacy within Wichita’s diverse community of Asian-Americans.