Contestant no. 5, Tiana Luan from Melbourne, beat 11 other finalists to take the hotly contested 2015 TVB Miss Australia Chinese crown.
Contestant No. 11 (also from Melbourne) Helen Tran placed second and contestant no. 10, Sylvia To from Brisbane, was announced as second runner-up.
Held at The Star Casino’s Event Centre on 12 October 2015, the Pageant was hosted by TVB personalities Maria, Bob, Raymond Wong and Luk Hao Ming and sponsored by TVB Australia and OZWEAR UGG. The theme for this year’s Pageant was ‘Carnival Paradise’ and the backdrop was decorated with giant sweets to match. The finalists were judged by Maria, Raymond Wong, Mr. Li JP OAM from the Australia China Economics, Trade & Culture Association, Miss Tang from Way In Network, 1996 Miss Hong Kong runner-up Chillie Poon and Derek Lo from Canaan Lawyers.
The contestants then went on to model in three different sections: the ‘trendy’ show (with fashion provided by OZWEAR UGG), swimwear and evening wear. Contestants also had to prove their smarts by answering tricky questions from the MCs.
The top five contestants then progressed to a second round of Q&A and were given a chance to show off a personal talent. Performances were varied, ranging from singing and kung fu to pole dance and aerial hoop!
The following special category prizes were also awarded to finalists:-
• Miss Photogenic – No. 8 Tammy Ni, Adelaide
• Miss Friendship – No. 1 Elyce Chau, Brisbane
• Most Popular (Internet Choice) – No. 2 Sandy Ho, Sydney
• Most Feminine Charm – No. 10 Sylvia To, Brisbane
Congratulations to all the finalists!
Photos courtesy of TVB Australia