In a short period of time, Chris Zhu has established herself as one of the DC metro area's most successful, young female entrepreneurs. Chris is the executive director of Pacific Culture International (PCI), an emerging arts and humanities business that organizes cultural and business events in the Chinese and Asian American communities of Washington, DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. Her most popular events include the Washington Metropolitan Miss Chinese American Beauty Pageant, Pacific Miss Asian American Beauty Pageant, PCI Pageant EXPO, and the American Runway Model Contest.
Chris is a certified image and beauty consultant. She is also the president and owner of C&D Success Image, where she provides one-on-one wardrobe, image, and beauty consulting services to women. Chris used her background as a certified image consultant to start PCI, the Washington Metropolitan Miss Chinese American pageant, and the Pacific Miss Asian American Beauty pageant.
Her two mottos, "Believe in who you are and how you carry yourself, and you can make yourself into who you want to be" and "A positive, passionate, and confident attitude is the key to success" are concepts she hope to blend into everyone's life.
Among her many other activities, Chris is the executive director of the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Conference and co-executive director of the United States China Association of Industry and Commerce. In 2010, she received an awards citation from the Office of the Governor of Maryland for providing opportunities for young Chinese American women in the State of Maryland through her activities as executive director of PCI and the Washington Metropolitan Miss Chinese American Beauty pageant.