One of the main events organized yearly by the LHFA during the New Year besides the authentic Hmong/Lao food, folk songs, and fashion shows, is the beauty pageant, Miss Hmong Southern California. Thanks to Miss Lily Vang, Miss Hmong Southern California 2015, Mr. Hmong Southern California was added to this year's main events for the first time. There were a total of five beauty pageant, and seven prince charming contestants competing for the crowns this year.
After the two days and one night of intense competitions, the five distinguished panel of judges crowned Maiv Ntxhais Vue and Khong Meng Lee as Miss and Mr. Hmong Southern California ‘16 respectively. Both winners are from Sacramento, California.
San Diego Hmong New Year was also featured in the San Diego Union-Tribune.