Vancouver takes home the title of Miss Chinese International 2016, Sydney contestant places second runner up.
The 2016 Miss Chinese International pageant held by TVB was aired in the wee hours of the morning Sydney time on the 23rd of January. This year, the prolific pageant took on the theme of “City Glamour-Chinese beauty” and saw 14 contestants from all over the world show off their unique beauty.
After a fierce contest between the Chinese beauties, Belgian-Chinese no.14 Jennifer Cooseman from Vancouver took out the top spot. However, Australian Tiana Luan did her country proud by placing as second runner up in the international pageant.
She was also joined by Melbournian Helen Tran at the competition. Although the latter did not take home any titles, her performance was well done and unique, doing her country proud.
This year, the judging panel consisted of “Diamond” and “Elegant” judging panels. The diamond panel was headed by prominent Hong Kong TVB celebrities such as Pakho Chau, Sammy Sung and Alex Fong while the elegant judging panel was made up of various Miss Hong Kong and Miss Chinese International veterans such as Miss Chinese international 2014 and Miss Hong Kong Grace Chan, and Christine Kuo, Miss Chinese International 2009.
It certainly seemed to have been an exciting show, with some of the girls glowing in the talent segment of the Pageant. Contestant 2 Mint Kongraphan sang her heart out in a moving rendition of the classic “Way back into love” while contestant 9 Mary Chen from New York showed off her coordination by performing “Cup Song”. Contestant 4 Sophia Wu from Nanjing was the epitome of elegance as she performed a segment from the famous “Swan Lake” ballet.
Ultimately in the last leg of the contest, winner Jennifer Cooseman used her beauty and her confidence to win over the audience, taking home the big prize while New York’s Mary Chen came runner up thanks to her enthusiasm and smiley personality. Sydney contestant Tiana received many compliments from the judges and placed runner up, while Alice Wong from Los Angeles won the title of Miss Friendship.