Miss Asia Pageant

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ATV Miss Asia Pageant (simplified Chinese: ATV 亚洲小姐竞选; traditional Chinese: ATV亞洲小姐競選; pinyin: Yàzhōu Xiǎojie Jìngxuǎn; jyutping: aa3 zau1 siu2 ze2 ging3 syun2), formerly Miss Asia Pageant (亞洲小姐競選), is an annual Hong Kong-based beauty pageant organized and broadcast by Asia Television (ATV). Originating in 1985 as a local Hong Kong pageant, the contest went on hiatus from the 2000 through 2003, and was re-branded as an Asian pageant in 2004, with contestants spanning the continent of Asia.

Pageant structure[edit]

Beginnings as local pageant[edit]

With the success of the Miss Hong Kong Pageant by rival Hong Kong television station Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB), ATV started organizing Miss Asia Pageant in 1985, searching out Hong Kong's representative for Miss Asia Pacific International (then known as the Miss Asia Pacific Quest). The pageant name was a bit of a misnomer back then as Miss Asia Pageant was actually named to match the name of organizer Asia Television Limited, and it was solely intended for local Hong Kong residents to enter.

In 1995, the pageant made history by removing age restrictions for delegates.[1] That year, Aicardi Jiang (宮雪花), at 47 years-old became the oldest delegate of Miss Asia, placing fifth in the pageant. On the other end of the spectrum, On-Yuen To (陶安仁), was the youngest delegate at 15 years-old.[2]

In 2000, due to poor ratings and lack of sponsors, ATV announced that the pageant would go on hiatus until further notice.

Post-hiatus[edit]

In 2004, ATV rebooted the pageant and re-branded it as an event for not just Hong Kong, but also for the rest of Asia as contestants from other parts of Asia now participate, finally living up to its namesake as an Asia-wide pageant.[3] However, the pageant is still very Chinese focused, with multiple representatives from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China, compared to one contestant from each of the rest of the countries.

As of 2011, Miss Asia Chinese Regional Competitions selects Chinese delegates in several regions: Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, Taiwan, Canada, and USA. Then, the top performers of these competitions come together for the ATV Miss Asia Pageant Greater China Finals, which also acts as the semi-finals of the ATV Miss Asia Pageant, selecting around 10 finalists (12 finalists are selected in 2013).[1] These delegates are then joined by national pageant winners from other Asian countries to compete the crown of ATV Miss Asia at the Finals.

Also in 2011, the pageant name has been modified to ATV Miss Asia Pageant (ATV亞洲小姐競選), adding the organizer's name to the title, to distinguish it from other Asia-wide beauty pageants.[1]

Whereas the pageant mirrored Miss Hong Kong Pageant pre-hiatus, it now more closely resembles the Miss Chinese International Pageant, which is also organized by rival television station, TVB.

Major award winners[edit]

1980s-1990s[edit]

Year Winner 1st Runner-Up 2nd Runner-Up Miss Photogenic Miss Friendship
1985 Eva Lai 黎燕珊 Jinly Poon 潘銑儀 Veronica Yip 葉玉卿 no award given Jaclyn Chu 朱慧珊
1986 Nina Li 利 智 Wong Lai Ying 黃麗英 Ling Ng 吳 寧 Wong Lai Ying 黃麗英 Elsie Chan 陳奕詩
1987 Dorothy Yau 邱月清 Anna Lee 李 菁 Wong King Chun 黃景珍 Dorothy Yau 邱月清 Suk Bing Leung 粱淑冰
1988 Pui Lok 樂 蓓 Angela Tsang 曾小燕 Ka Man Ng 吳嘉文 Lam Ling Leung 梁林玲 Siu-Foon Wong 黃素歡
1989 Yvonne Yung 翁 虹 Joey Meng 萬綺雯 Candy Chiu 趙靜儀 Christine Ng 伍詠薇 Suk Sheung Chan 陳淑嫦
1990 Elaine Ng 吳綺莉 Elaine Da Silva 施綺蓮 Strawberry Yeung 楊玉梅 Strawberry Yeung 楊玉梅
1991 Candy Law 羅 霖 Elizabeth Lai 黎虹燕 Kit Tang 鄧佩茜 Kit Tang 鄧佩茜
1992 Adela Fung 馮美英 Siu-Wai Lee 李小惠 Jenny Au 歐 瑾 Betty Chan 陳綺明
1993 Candy Au 區淑貞 Yoko Wong 王 薇 Judy Lau 劉曉群 Cammy Choi 蔡美蘭
1994 Lily Lee 李 妮 Wai-Han Wong 王慧嫻 Olivia Cho 曹央雲 Sau Kuan Chung 鍾秀群
1995 Kristy Yang 楊恭如 Bonnie Lai 黎淑賢 Cecilia Lai 黎思嘉 Kristy Yang 楊恭如
1996 Alice Chan 陳 煒 Feilin Miao 繆非臨 Emme Tsui 徐韻雯 Lily Chan 陳莉莉
1997 Belinda Hamnett 韓君婷 Sophia Guo 郭 金 Ka Wai Ng 吳家慧 Sophia Guo 郭 金
1998 Losa Law 羅麗莎 Michelle Wong 黃敏燁 Claire Yiu 姚嘉妮 Michelle Wong 黃敏燁
1999 Teresa Lou 樓茜妮 Kennes Yiu 饒林紅 Helen Chen 陳 薇 Teresa Lou 樓茜妮

2004-present[edit]

Year Winner 1st Runner-Up 2nd Runner-Up Miss Photogenic Miss Friendship
2004 Coffee Lu 呂晶晶
 China (Hangzhou)
Shine Wang 王 慧
 Hong Kong
Queenie Fung 馮梓瑩
 Hong Kong
Sherine Wong 黃淑玲
 Hong Kong
no award given
2005 Kitty Wang 王 磊
 China
In Yong Hong 洪仁穎
 Korea
Anna Zhai 翟湘萍
 China
In Yong Hong 洪仁穎
 Korea
Sachie Tomita 富田幸江
 Japan
2006 Daryna Shevchenko 達蓮娜·舒夫真高
 Kazakhstan
Kelo Mang 孟 玲
 Hong Kong
Daisy Han 韓 燕
 China
Judy Tsang 曾 敏
 Canada (Toronto)
Anna Karina Renta 安娜嘉蓮娜·雲達
 Philippines
2007 Grace Cheung 張家瑩
 Hong Kong
Ju Hee Choi 崔智熹
 Korea
Chen Sun 孫 辰
 China (Hubei)
Neha Ahuja 莉哈·歐凱智
 India
Kathy Wu 吳嘉星
 USA
2008 Eunis Yao 姚佳雯
 Hong Kong
Belinda Yan 顏子菲
 Canada (Toronto)
Lene Lai 賴琳恩
 Taiwan
Belinda Yan 顏子菲
 Canada (Toronto)
Melody Yao 姚鳳鳳 / Clarissa Lin 林淑蓉
 Hong Kong /  Singapore
2009 Crystal Xu 許 瑩
 China
Viona Wang 王希瑤
 Macau
Mifi Hsu 許嘉慧
 Taiwan
Jing Jing Wang 王津津
 China
Ka Wai Cheung 張加慧
 Hong Kong
2010 Xin Wang 王 欣
 China (Liaoning)
Vita Tsybulska 維他·芝寶絲娃
 Tajikistan
Xiaozhi Liu 劉曉智
 China (Liaoning)
Vita Tsybulska 維他·芝寶絲娃
 Tajikistan
Waranya Kitwattana 邱淑芬
 Thailand
2011 Michelle Feng 馮雪冰
 China (Beijing)
Koey Wong 王家敏
 Hong Kong
Yi Joo Hong 洪利朱
 Korea
Yi Joo Hong 洪利朱
 Korea
Vasinee Veeraphong 陳思恩
 Thailand
2012 Amy Chen 陳彥蓉
 Taiwan
Annie Qi 齊真晨
 Hong Kong
Svetlana Gulakova 絲域蘭娜‧古拉高華
 India
Vika Kong 孔芊芊
 China (Jiangxi)
Thitika Uchupaiboonvong 倪淑君
 Thailand
2013 Lily Fang 房星彤
 China (Liaoning)
Lena Dontsova 蘭娜·董素娃
 Kyrgyzstan
Molly Chen 陳夢圓
 China (Xinjiang)
Lena Dontsova 蘭娜·董素娃
 Kyrgyzstan
Jinelle Liu 劉亞男
 USA (New York)
2014

Region rank by number of wins[edit]

Region Represented First Place Second Place Third Place Total Top 3
Placements
First Place Winning Year(s)
(if applicable)
 China
7
0
6
11
2004, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014
 Hong Kong
2
4
1
7
2007, 2008
 Kazakhstan
1
0
0
1
2006
 Korea
0
2
1
3
N/A
 Canada
0
2
0
1
N/A
 Tajikistan
0
1
0
1
N/A
 Taiwan
1
0
2
3
2012
 India
0
0
1
1
N/A
 Kyrgyzstan
0
1
0
1
N/A
 Macau
0
1
0
1
N/A

Miss Asia showing at the International beauty stage[edit]

Miss World[edit]

Year Miss World Hong Kong Placement in Miss Asia Miss World Results Remarks
1989 Yvonne Yung 翁虹 Winner Unplaced First Miss World Hong Kong selected by ATV.
1990 Elaine da Silva 施綺蓮 1st Runner-up Top 12, Miss World Beach Beauty Last Miss Asia to compete in Miss World pageant.

Miss Asia Pacific[edit]

Year Miss Asia (Pacific) Hong Kong Placement in Miss Asia Miss Asia/Asia Pacific Results Remarks
1985 Eva Lai 黎燕珊 Winner 3rd Runner-up First Miss Asia Pacific Hong Kong selected by ATV.
1986 Nina Li 利智 Winner 3rd Runner-up
Miss Photogenic
Miss Friendship
1987 Dorothy Yau 邱月清 Winner Top 15
1988 Pui Lok 樂蓓 Winner Top 16
Miss Talent
1989 Yvonne Yung 翁虹 Winner Top 12
Best National Costume
Best in Long Gown
1994 Lily Lee 李妮 Winner Unplaced
1995 Kristy Yang 楊恭如 Winner Unplaced
1996 Alice Chan 陳煒 Winner Unplaced Last Miss Asia to compete in Miss Asia Pacific Pageant.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "ATV Miss Asia Pageant History" (in Chinese). Asia Television Limited. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Miss Asia 95 - No Age Restriction". Oriental Daily Hong Kong (in Chinese). On.cc. 2007. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Miss Asia Pageant 2008 - Pageant Information" (in Chinese). Asia Television Limited. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 

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