Miss Chinese International Pageant

Miss Chinese International Pageant
Logo of Miss Chinese International Pageant 2007 with the new Chinese title of the pageant.
Screenshot depicting logo of Miss Chinese International Pageant 2006. The same logo has been in use since the beginning in 1988.

Miss Chinese International Pageant (Chinese: before 2007: 國際華裔小姐競選, 2007 onwards: 國際中華小姐競選) or MCI (Chinese: 華姐) for short, is an annual international beauty pageant, organized and broadcast by TVB, a leading network television station in Hong Kong.

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Composition

At its inception in 1988, delegates comprise of either winners or runner-ups of regional Chinese beauty pageants around the world excluding the country of China, as this is a pageant for Chinese delegates from overseas. All delegates at the time of the pageant are between the ages at least of 17 and 25, with the upper age limit expanded to 27 in 2012. The delegates must be of at least partial Chinese descent.

Starting in 2007, the pageant allowed mainland Chinese participants, and the Chinese name of the pageant changed from 國際華裔小姐競選, which literally translated to "Miss International of Chinese Descent Pageant" to 國際中華小姐競選 to reflect the change, matching the English pageant title of Miss Chinese International Pageant. In 2009, a record number of 11 delegates came from Mainland China, more than one-third of the total contestant count. The number of China delegates has since decreased.

Participating regions

Africa

The Americas

North America

South America

  • Lima,  Peru (2003–2006)

Europe

Asia

Oceania

Pageant timeframe

The first two pageants (1988 & 1989) were held October to December of the year. However in 1990, TVB decided to shift the pageant date to the beginning of the year to coincide with Lunar New Year. But since Miss Chinese International Pageant 1989 was not held until mid-December, the 3rd Miss Chinese International Pageant came early 1991 with no pageant being held in 1990. Since then, the pageant was held late January/early February of every year.

In 2010, the pageant reverted back to being held in November, delaying the 22nd Miss Chinese International Pageant by almost 10 months. Therefore, Christine Kuo, Miss Chinese International 2009 is the longest serving titleholder, having served 658 days from January 17, 2009 to November 5, 2010. The delay of the pageant meant that several regional titleholders from 2009 were not able to enter Miss Chinese International Pageant 2010 as they have already crowned their successors by November 2010, including Miss Hong Kong 2009 Sandy Lau. Miss Hong Kong Pageant 2010 was held in August and Lau's successor, Toby Chan, represented Hong Kong in Miss Chinese International 2010 instead.

One year later, TVB announced that the 23rd Miss Chinese International Pageant would be delayed until January 15, 2012, meaning that there would be no pageant held in 2011.[1] This is the first time since 1990 a pageant would not be held during a calendar year. As with the year before, several regional titleholders from 2010 would not be able to enter Miss Chinese International Pageant 2012 as they have already crowned their successors by the end of 2011. Both Miss Chinese (Vancouver) Pageant and Miss Chinese Toronto Pageant are held annually in late-November to early-December; hence 2010 titleholders Susan Su of Vancouver and Hilary Tam of Toronto are not competing in the Miss Chinese International Pageant.

Results

Delegates representing Canadian cities have won 9 of the 22 iterations of the competition; notably, Vancouver have won five titles (2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2010), Toronto won three times (1992, 1997 and 2009) and Montreal once (1993).

Delegates from pageant organizer Hong Kong have won twice, but have recorded the most top three finishes with 13.

Major award winners

Year Date Winner 1st Runner-Up 2nd Runner-Up Miss Friendship
1988 Oct 2, 1988 Michele Monique Reis
Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong
Tammy Lee
Seattle,  USA
Sharon Kwok
San Francisco,  USA
Tanya Lim
Calgary,  Canada
1989 Dec 17, 1989 Kit Wong
Sydney,  Australia
Monica Chan
Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong
Guilhermina Madeira da Silva Pedruco
Portugal Macau
No award given
1990 Postponed to February, 1991
1991 Feb 10, 1991 Leng Yen-Thean
 Singapore
Anita Yuen
Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong
Hazel Cheung
Montreal,  Canada
Deanna Leung
Seattle,  USA
1992 Jan 26, 1992 Rosemary Chan
Toronto,  Canada
Amy Kwok
Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong
Valerie Lee
San Francisco,  United States
Sherine Tsang
Auckland,  New Zealand
1993 Jan 10, 1993 Christy Chung
Montreal,  Canada
Emily Lo
Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong
Elaine Barbara Der
Vancouver,  Canada
Nien-Chien Chang
Seattle,  USA
1994 Jan 23, 1994 Saesim Pornapa Sui
Bangkok,  Thailand
Diane Wang
New York,  USA
I-Man Chao
Seattle,  USA
Lok-Sze Mui
Manila,  Philippines
1995 Jan 22, 1995 Ku Hsiang-Ling
Taipei,  Chinese Taipei
Darabhorn Bhakdeeratna
Bangkok,  Thailand
Edna Wei
Los Angeles,  USA
Gloria Hui
Vancouver,  Canada
1996 Jan 27, 1996 Siew-Kee Cheng
 Singapore
Melissa Ng
San Francisco,  USA
Amy Chung (Dethroned)[a]
New York,  USA
Winnie Yeung
Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong
1997 Jan 26, 1997 Monica Lo
Toronto,  Canada
San San Lee
Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong
Kulzatri Konjanawan
Bangkok,  Thailand
Wendy Giam
Kuala Lumpur,  Malaysia
1998 Jan 25, 1998 Louise Luk
San Francisco,  USA
Lisa Vongthong
Bangkok,  Thailand
Kalyane Tea
Montreal,  Canada
May Ling Lai
Chicago,  USA
1999 Feb 14, 1999 Michelle Ye
New York,  USA
Janet Huang
Los Angeles,  USA
Anne Heung
 Hong Kong
Mable Wong
Calgary,  Canada
2000 Feb 6, 2000 Sonija Kwok
 Hong Kong
Tiffany Yang
Los Angeles,  USA
Crystal Pan
Vancouver,  Canada
Jessie Cheng
Melbourne,  Australia
2001 Jan 20, 2001 Bernice Liu
Vancouver,  Canada
Jennifer Huang
Montreal,  Canada
Vivian Lau
 Hong Kong
Hsing-Ting Chiang
Taipei,  Chinese Taipei
2002 Jan 27, 2002 Shirley Zhou
Vancouver,  Canada
Christie Bartram
Toronto,  Canada
Angela Foo
Kuala Lumpur,  Malaysia
Marjorie Wu
Honolulu,  USA
2003 Jan 25, 2003 Rachel Tan
Kuala Lumpur,  Malaysia
Tiffany Lam
 Hong Kong
Diana Wu
Toronto,  Canada
Lola Gong
Amsterdam,  Netherlands
2004 Jan 17, 2004 Linda Chung
Vancouver,  Canada
Mandy Cho
 Hong Kong
Carlene Aguilar
Manila,  Philippines
Mandy Cho
 Hong Kong
2005 Jan 29, 2005 Leanne Li
Vancouver,  Canada
Fala Chen
New York,  USA
Jessica Young
Melbourne,  Australia
Jolene Chin
Kuala Lumpur,  Malaysia
2006 Jan 21, 2006 Ina Lu
Johannesburg,  South Africa
Ginney Kanchanawat
Bangkok,  Thailand
Annabelle Kong
Kuala Lumpur,  Malaysia
Annabelle Kong
Kuala Lumpur,  Malaysia
2007 Jan 20, 2007 Sarah Song
Sydney,  Australia
Ivy Lu
Johannesburg,  South Africa
Sherry Chen
Toronto,  Canada
Parichat Wisuthiphatt
Bangkok,  Thailand
2008 Jan 26, 2008 Océane Zhu
Paris,  France
Kayi Cheung
 Hong Kong
Aileen Xu
Chongqing,  China
Delaine Lee
Calgary,  Canada
2009 Jan 17, 2009 Christine Kuo
Toronto,  Canada
Skye Chan
 Hong Kong
Cici Chen
Vancouver,  Canada
Skye Chan
 Hong Kong
2010 Nov 5, 2010 Eliza Sam
Vancouver,  Canada
Belle Theng
Kuala Lumpur,  Malaysia
Candy Chang
Toronto,  Canada
Lu Bai
Foshan,  China
2011 Postponed to January, 2012
2012 Jan 15, 2012 TBD TBD TBD TBD
Notes
  • a ^ In 1999, Amy Chung was stripped of her title of Miss Chinese International 1996 Second Runner-Up and had her artiste contract with TVB terminated when it was discovered that she had an outstanding warrant for her arrest in USA for fraud charges and then leaving the country to enter the pageant. The title has yet to be filled since.

Rank By Number of Wins

City & Nation First Place Second Place Third Place Total Top 3
Placements
First Place Winning Year(s)
(if applicable)
Canada Vancouver, Canada
5
0
3
8
2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2010
Canada Toronto, Canada
3
1
3
7
1992, 1997, 2009
Hong Kong Hong Kong
2
9
2
13
1988, 2000
Australia Sydney, Australia
2
0
0
2
1989, 2007
Singapore Singapore
2
0
0
2
1991, 1996
Thailand Bangkok, Thailand
1
3
1
5
1994
United States New York City, USA
1
2
1
4
1999
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1
1
2
4
2003
Canada Montreal, Canada
1
1
2
4
1993
United States San Francisco, USA
1
1
2
4
1998
South Africa Johannesburg, South Africa
1
1
0
2
2006
France Paris, France
1
0
0
1
2008
Chinese Taipei Taipei, Chinese Taipei
1
0
0
1
1995
United States Los Angeles, USA
0
2
1
3
N/A
United States Seattle, USA
0
1
1
2
N/A
China Chongqing, China
0
0
1
1
N/A
Macau Macau
0
0
1
1
N/A
Philippines Manila, Philippines
0
0
1
1
N/A
Australia Melbourne, Australia
0
0
1
1
N/A

Special awards

1988:

1989:

  • Miss Oriental Charm: Kit Wong ( Sydney )
  • Brightest Smile: Kit Wong ( Sydney )

1991:

  • Miss Oriential Charm: Ann Ma ( Edmonton )
  • Miss Charm: Ann Ma ( Edmonton )

1992:

  • Miss Oriental Charm: Rosemary Chan ( Toronto )
  • Best Ethnic Dress: Amy Kwok ( Hong Kong )
  • Media's Favorite: Rosemary Chan ( Toronto )

1993:

1994:

  • Miss Cool & Charming: Saesim Pornapa ( Bangkok )

1995:

  • Best in Swimsuit: Ku Hsiang Lin ( Taipei )

1996:

  • Miss Glamour: Pindogmai Kaimock ( Bangkok )

1997:

  • Miss Oriental Charm: Hannah Toh ( Singapore )

1998:

  • Miss Motherland: Louisa Luk ( San Francisco )
  • Best Costume: Lisa Wong ( Bangkok )

1999:

2000:

2001:

  • Miss Internet Popularity: Mandy Chen ( Brisbane )
  • Miss Talent: Bernice Liu ( Vancouver )
  • Miss Cosmopolitan: Bernice Liu { Vancouver }

2002:

  • Miss Svelte Beauty: Christie Bartram ( Toronto )
  • Miss Modern China: Shirley Yeung ( Hong Kong )
  • Miss Beauty and The Beast: Shirley Zhou ( Vancouver )

2003:

  • Miss Best Complexion: Kulaya Duangmanee ( Bangkok )
  • Miss Vitality: Grace Li ( Manila )

2004:

2005:

2006:

  • Miss Young: Ginney Kanchanawat ( Bangkok )
  • Ceramic Culture Ambassador: Tracy Ip ( Hong Kong )

2007:

  • International Charm Award: Carol Li ( Pearl River )
  • Miss Chinese Culture: Sarah Song ( Sydney )

2008:

  • Miss Young: Océane Zhu ( Paris )

2009:

  • Miss Young: Julie Lam ( Tübingen )
  • Oriental Charm Ambassador Award: Cici Chen ( Vancouver )
  • International Charm Ambassador Award: Christine Kuo ( Toronto )

2010:

  • Miss Home Beauty: Belle Theng ( Kuala Lumpur )

Awards & acknowledgements

References

  1. ^ Miss Chinese International Pageant 2012 Announcement TVB.com article (In Chinese). Retrieved 2011-10-21

External links


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