About Us

About Us

HigMen Production is an organization with the sole aim of promoting Diversity and culture in the United States, and providing scholarship opportunities for culturally diverse students. HigMen organizes the Mrs. Asia Utah, Miss Asia Utah, Miss Asia Teen Utah, and the Miss Nations of the World cultural pageant to promote its aim.

Our Mission

Miss Asia Utah & Miss Asia Teen Utah is a cultural pageant where Asian-American Young Women will be able to showcase their cultural heritage through talent, beauty and elegance. Our mission is to provide education through leadership workshops, personal development, cultural awareness, community service and camaraderie. Training programs will prepare each candidate to be at her personal best for the pageant, as well as future leaders and role models of Utah's growing diverse community.

Mrs. Asia Utah is a pageant that empowers married Asian women in the state of Utah to celebrate their culture & become a role model for women of all ages.

AGNES MOSUELA HIGLEY

PRESIDENT/CEO

As a woman who dedicates her life to making new and big things happen in the diverse Utah community, Agnes Mosuela Higley is known to stay busy. Although she is a wife and mother of three, she also holds many other positions ranging from entrepreneur to community service coordinator.  She was the former president of PAUFU (Philippine-American United Families of Utah) for four years. She served as the co-chair for the Utah Asian Chamber of Commerce’s annual gala for three consecutive years.

She prides herself in service and volunteerism, helping middle school scholars in the Philippines. She also has two charities overseas – Raincoats, Tsinelas, and Backpack Operations and recently – the Breakfast Feeding Program www.amhhelpingkids.com.

Aside from community work, she also enjoys being an entertainer. She has participated in numerous stage productions including the role of Lady Thiang from “The King and I” for two consecutive years in the Salt Lake Valley. Currently, she chairs of the Asian Festival, and the annual “Asia’s Got Talent” competition. She performs in various Filipino cultural dance and musical performances throughout the state of Utah, including Living Traditions, Sundance Festival, and many more.

Agnes Mosuela Higley has been involved in the pageant industry for over 10 years as a competitor, judge, director, consultant, and coach. She has competed at local, state, and national pageants.  She directed the Mutya Ng Utah (Jewel of Utah/Miss Philippines Utah) 2007 pageant and now oversees the Miss Asia Utah, Miss Asia Teen, and Mrs. Asia Utah as the Executive Pageant Director.  She is now the President/CEO of Miss Nations of the World Encouraging women to embrace their strengths and conquer their weaknesses is the reason why Agnes continues to stay active in the pageantry world.  She finds it rewarding to see young women discover new things about themselves, build life-long friendships with one another, set goals, reach for their dreams, and give back to the community.

Ms. Higley, a President of FILAMCCU – Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Utah, and as a Region XI – Utah State Chair of NaFFAA – National Federation of Filipino American Associations.

Owns and operate Jazz Cargo Shipping Company.

GLORIA MENSAH

PRESIDENT/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Co- Owner of Higmen LLC, organizers of Miss Nations of the World

Gloria Mensah delights in helping to empower women and spreading the need for everyone to appreciate diversity in Utah and in the USA as a whole. She is actively engaged in bringing diversity to the lime light. As co-owner of Higmen LLC, Mensah also organizes and is the president of the Miss Nations of the World  scholarship program which provides young beauties from all over the world the opportunity to showcase their unique personalities, pride and talent with others. This program helps to create a positive and safe environment where everyone can move beyond simple tolerance to embracing and celebrating the rich dimensions of diversity this world has to offer.

Mensah enjoys serving in the community and helping out as much as she can. With the Miss Nations of the World Scholarship program, she ensures, the delegates who participate from across the USA are actively engaging in rendering service to their community as they promote diversity and their culture.

Apart from actively helping out in the community and working with the Miss Nations of the World program, Mensah is also the Executive Director of GK Folks Foundation and the Pageant director for Miss Africa Utah. Mensah is key in organizing and bringing Africans in Utah together under one roof.

Mensah created GK Folks Foundation, a non profit organization that is focused on creating scholarship opportunities for African Students. Mensah’s efforts include providing educational & entrepreneurial resources/opportunities for African students in diaspora to pursue their platforms, goals, education and succeed in school with the intention of giving back to their respective African countries.

Mensah serves on the board of the United Africans of Utah, an organization that helps all the African communities in Utah stay unified by empowering its leaders and providing them with the skills they need to help the weak and underprivileged in their respective communities

Mensah holds two Bachelor degrees; a Bachelor of Art degree in History from Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Nigeria, West Africa and a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication with an emphasis in Journalism and a minor in Digital Media from Utah Valley University. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Business Administration degree at Western Governors University.

Mensah is originally from Benue State, Nigeria. She is married to William Freebody Mensah and is a mother to two lovely kids, Freebody and Freemyra Mensah. She currently resides in West Jordan, Utah and loves watching movies, traveling, visiting new places and making new friends.

DANA ROSSI

CHOREOGRAPHER

Dana Rossi began her dance career in Bountiful and Salt Lake City, Utah and has been teaching since 1985. Continuing her professional career, she appeared internationally in USO tours and musical revues. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Weber State University and continued her education in the Master’s program at Portland State University with an emphasis on Sociology of the Arts. She has been the Choreographer of the Miss Asia Utah Pageant since 2009 and choreographed the Mutya Ng Utah Pageant in 2004. With Swing City, she taught and performed at events throughout the state of Utah, including 2 performances with the Utah Symphony and the grand opening of Hotel Monaco. Dana has taught Jazz courses for Salt Lake Community College and occasionally teaches Jazz for Ballet West Academy. Dana is currently the Assistant Director of Ballet West’s I CAN DO program (Inspiring Children About Not Dropping Out). In this capacity she has taught dance to up to 1000 children in the Salt Lake City schools each year since 1999. In 2005, Dana and the I CAN DO team were invited to the acclaimed Edinburgh International Festival and introduced the art of dance to 600 schoolchildren in Scotland. She is currently a certified Zumba fitness instructor, sharing the love of dance and music while helping others to improve their health