Miss Chinese International Pageant 2012

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Miss Chinese International Pageant 2012
Date January 15, 2012
Presenters Eric Tsang, Astrid Chan, Sammy Leung, MC Jin, Jason Chan
Entertainment Hacken Lee, Raymond Lam, Hanjin Tan, William Chan, Jonathan Wong, Mag Lam, Det Tat, Alfred Hui[1]
Venue TVB City, Hong Kong
Broadcaster TVB
Entrants 28
Placements 10
Winner Kelly Cheung 張曦雯
Chicago,  USA
Congeniality Ashton Hong 洪美珊
Toronto,  Canada

The 23rd Miss Chinese International Pageant, Miss Chinese International Pageant 2012 was held on January 15, 2012. Miss Chinese International 2010 Eliza Sam of Vancouver, Canada crowned her successor, Kelly Cheung of Chicago, USA at the end of the pageant. Cheung represented Hong Kong, China at Miss World 2012, becoming the first Miss Chinese International titleholder to represent the region in a Miss World Pageant that is not a Miss Hong Kong Pageant titleholder.

Pageant information[edit]

The slogan to this year's pageant is "The Blooming of Cosmopolitan Charm" 「綻放大都會魅力」.[2] The pageant was supposed to be held in the fall of 2011 but was delayed until early 2012 by the organizers. Hence, several 2010 regional titleholders had already crowned their successors in 2011 and were unable to enter the pageant.[3] However, TVB decided to let both 2010 and 2011 titleholders compete; therefore, this year marked the first time where there are multiple representatives of the same region competing together, including Auckland, Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. The delegates representing Mainland China were chosen from a regional competition Miss Chinese International Pageant Mainland China Regional Competition 2011.

Also, the organizers decided to group the delegates into three regions: Asia-Pacific, Euro-America and Greater China. While all delegates competed for the crown, first and second runners-up, Miss Friendship and Miss Cosmopolitan, there are three regional awards that were awarded to delegates from each of the three regions: "Asia-Pacific Region Glamour Award", "Euro-America Region Vitality Award" and "Greater China Region Classic Elegance Award".[2]

Results[edit]

Placement Contestant City Represented Country Represented
Miss Chinese International 2012 Kelly Cheung 張曦雯 Chicago  USA
1st Runner-Up Cheryl Wee 黃馨慧 Singapore  Singapore
2nd Runner-Up Lenna Lim 林家冰 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia
Top 10 Semi-finalists Bianca Lam 林曉賢
Biliya Pireeya 畢利雅
Aliya Fan 范文雅
Roro Chen 陳藝蓉
Jasmine Hayter 海莉鈴
Maggie Yu 于淼
Rebecca Zhu 朱晨麗
Auckland
Bangkok
Melbourne
London
New York City
Dalian
Hong Kong
 New Zealand
 Thailand
 Australia
 United Kingdom
 USA
 China
 China

Special awards[edit]

  • Miss Friendship: Ashton Hong 洪美珊 (Toronto)
  • Miss Cosmopolitan: Lenna Lim 林家冰 (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Asia-Pacific Region Glamour Award: Lenna Lim 林家冰 (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Euro-America Region Vitality Award: Jasmine Hayter 海莉鈴 (New York City)
  • Greater China Region Classic Elegance Award: Rebecca Zhu 朱晨麗 (Hong Kong)

Historical Significance[edit]

  • This marks the first time since the pageant began where no Canadian representative placed within the semi-finals. Ashton Hong from Toronto won the Miss Friendship award and is the only Canadian representative of this year to win an award.

Contestant list[edit]

No. Contestant Name Represented City Represented Country Age Region Group
1 Bianca LAM 林曉賢 Auckland  New Zealand 20 Asia-Pacific
2 Hillbe CAI 蔡健萍 Auckland  New Zealand 23 Asia-Pacific
3 Biliya PIREEYA 畢利雅 Bangkok  Thailand 24 Asia-Pacific
4 Emily YAP 葉伊秀 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 26 Asia-Pacific
5 Lenna LIM 林家冰 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 23 Asia-Pacific
6 Kady WILSON 林啟莉 Manila  Philippines 22 Asia-Pacific
7 Aliya FAN 范文雅 Melbourne  Australia 26 Asia-Pacific
8 Ying Jie MA 馬穎杰 Melbourne  Australia 20 Asia-Pacific
9 Cheryl WEE 黃馨慧 Singapore  Singapore 24 Asia-Pacific
10 Amy LIU 劉夢倩 Sydney  Australia 19 Asia-Pacific
11 Kelly CHEUNG 張曦雯 Chicago  USA 21 Euro-America
12 Roro CHEN 陳藝蓉 London  United Kingdom 23 Euro-America
13 Wendy YU 余文杭 Montréal  Canada 21 Euro-America
14 Amanda CHUNG 鍾雅雯 Montréal  Canada 21 Euro-America
15 Jasmine HAYTER 海莉鈴 New York City  USA 20 Euro-America
16 Hilary TAM 譚曉榆 Toronto  Canada 24 Euro-America
17 Ashton HONG 洪美珊 Toronto  Canada 19 Euro-America
18 Susan SU 蘇慧文 Vancouver  Canada 20 Euro-America
19 Erica CHUI 徐穎堃 Vancouver  Canada 24 Euro-America
20 Angel WANG 王安琪 Anqing  China 19 Greater China
21 Lily XU 許敏 Anyang  China 21 Greater China
22 Yue Rong HUANG 黃月蓉 Beijing  China 23 Greater China
23 Una XIE 謝佳妤 Beijing  China 19 Greater China
24 Alice LI 李俐璇 Dalian  China 22 Greater China
25 Maggie YU 于淼 Dalian  China 23 Greater China
26 Rebecca ZHU 朱晨麗 Hong Kong  China 24 Greater China
27 Nanci LI 李婷 Tianjin  China 20 Greater China
28 Xin Yan HAO 郝心言 Zhengzhou  China 23 Greater China

Contestants that have received media attention[edit]

  • By coincidence, the Winner and well known model Chicago representative Kelly Cheung was chosen by lottery to try on the Miss Chinese International crown and scepter at the kickoff press conference on January 6, 2012.[2]
  • Vancouver representative Erica Chui is daughter of actor Norman Chui 徐少強 and actress Shirley Yim 雪梨, and niece of award-winning actress Michelle Yim 米雪 and received media attention although she tried to hide her identity.[4]
  • Kuala Lumpur representative and second runner-up, Lenna Lim and Hong Kong representative Rebecca Zhu are compared as look-alikes to Miss Chinese International Pageant 2005 1st runner-up and award-winning actress Fala Chen 陳法拉 and received media attention due to the comparison.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Delegates meet with judges, MCs and guest performers TVB.com article. (In Chinese) Retrieved on 2012-01-12
  2. ^ a b c Miss Chinese International Pageant 2012 News TVB.com article (In Chinese). Retrieved 2012-01-07
  3. ^ Miss Chinese International Pageant 2012 Announcement TVB.com article (In Chinese). Retrieved 2011-10-21
  4. ^ 明星移民第二代 记中文日记的华裔小姐 www.dushi.ca article (In Chinese). Retrieved 2012-01-14
  5. ^ 28華姐珠光寶氣亮相 朱晨麗林家冰翻版法拉 Singpao.com article (In Chinese). Retrieved 2012-01-14

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