- Miss Astro Chinese International
The Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant (formerly known as Miss Malaysia Chinese International Pageant) is an annual beauty pageant solely organized by Astro (satellite TV), a leading cross-media operator with direct-to-home satellite television services in Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia. This beauty pageant has marked its place in the local viewers' hearts since the year 1998. The winner of the pageant in each year will be nominated by ASTRO to represent Kuala Lumpur in the Miss Chinese International Pageant, organized by TVB which is held annually in Hong Kong around the Chinese New Year season.
For the year 2007, the organizer had made changes to its competition which is quite uncommon for a beauty pageant contest. This include shooting personal video diary for the contestants and include SMS voting. The final 13 was chosen, and its begins it shooting video with a series of activities. Those activities include beach, learning how to relax, acting, collaboration, participating charity, and some diet advices.
The Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant Challenge, a separate Challenge leading up to the actual Finals, was introduced in 2007 and hosted by Angel Wong Chui Ling. This Challenge consisted of 3 rounds in which contestants had to compete in various activities (catwalk, elocution etc.). If they failed, one contestant will be usually voted out by the contestants themselves. The process goes on for months, until they have 10 contestants for the final. It also believed that the prettiest contestants No. 5 Annie Cheah, a model, was voted in a controversy manner during the pre-final period.
As for the year 2008, ASTRO introduced a different format in determining the TOP 5 finalists; which is by combining both SMS votes and judging. Only the top 2 finalists with the highest SMS votes will automatically advance to the Top 5 while the other 3 spots will be filled by finalists with the highest scores accumulated during the finals(60%) and pre-liminaries judging(40%).
Although without a long history, this annual event is deemed as one of the most successful local beauty pageant ever. Attracting more than 400 hopefuls yearly during the recruitment drive, the pageant offers fabulous prizes and an instant route to stardom for the delegates.
Year Winner 1st runner-up 2nd runner-up 3rd runner-up 4th runner-up 1998 Debbie Goh Seok Sim Adeline Lim Sally Ngoi 1999 Philomena Ho Jang Nee Wong Fue Sze Ann Lau 2000 Law Shiau Pyng Lynn Lim Pey Ying Angela Gan 2001 Angela Foo Sue Ee Eunice Ng Choon Har Ethel Cho 2002 Rachel Tan Weng Kam July Lim Sze Chia Tan Ling Ling 2003 Vivien Yeo Siew Hui Melissa Tong Wei Chan Sheyvin S'ng Seoh Chien 2004 Jolene Chin Yeng Mun Felina Cheah Teck Yoong Janelle Chin Voon Ping 2005 Annabelle Kong Pooi Yee Emily Lim Pey Chi Lim Yen Keun Tiffanie Hong Alexis Tea 2006 Novel Lim Siew Theng Lam Mei Ling Josephine Goh Lee Chen Rachel Lai Cally Poon 2007 Joanne Yew Hong Im Tiffany Hew Wan Ting Emily Poon Pek Ling Chloe Lean Pek Luan Christina Teh Shu Ping 2008 Kelly Tham Kar Lai Lyn Lim Li Yee Linaa Lim Carine Choong Li Kuan Queen Tan Woan Chiann 2009 Belle Theng Mei Yee Katrina Ho Fooi Tin Jane Tan Ai Hwa Jean Thor Jean Nee Joycelyn Kar Le Ling 2010 Emily Yap Yi Xiu Vivien Cheng Yen Han Karena Teo Huai Hoong Isabel Tan Ja Chi Tracy Cheong Sue Teng 2011 Lenna Lim Kate Ng Joey Chong Vivienne Evonne
Year Photogenic Body Beautiful Elegant Congeniality Fresh Look Beauty Talent Popularity 1998 Debbie Goh Debbie Goh 1999 Philomena Ho 2000 Law Shiau Pyng Low Soo Kean Lynn Lim Pei Yeng Low Soo Kean Law Shiau Pyng - Miss Beautiful Legs 2001 Angela Foo 2002 Rachel Tan Emily Cheng Ice Lai Goh Ai Guin July Lim No Award Given 2003 Vivien Yeo Vivien Yeo Vivien Yeo Florence Hing Vivien Yeo Petula Low 2004 Penny Tan Penny Tan Jolene Chin Jolene Chin No Award Given Jayne Chan 2005 Annabelle Kong Emily Lim Emily Lim Tiffanie Hong No Award Given Alexis Tea 2006 Novel Lim Lam Mei Ling No Award Given Goey Yu Thing No Award Given Lam Mei Ling 2007 Naomie Lam Goh Yen Yen No Award Given Sharon Beh No Award Given Tiffany Hew 2008 Renee Goh See Ming Lyn Lim Li Yee No Award Given Felicia Ku Hoi Shan No Award Given Kelly Tham 2009 Katrina Ho Fooi Tin Belle Theng Mei Yee No Award Given Christine Yong Sook Yee No Award Given Jane Tan Ai Hwa Joycelyn Kar Le Ling 2010 Tracy Cheong Sue Teng Vivien Cheng Yen Han No Award Given Isabel Tan Ja Chi No Award Given Emily Yap Yi Xiu Tracy Cheong Sue Teng
International Pageant (Miss Chinese International Beauty Pageant)
Placement at Miss Chinese International
Year Representative Award 1997 Wendy Giam Miss Congeniality 1998 Joey Tan Top 5 Finalists 1999 Debbie Goh Top 5 Finalists 2000 Philomena Ho No Placement 2001 Law Shiau Pyng Top 5 Finalists 2002 Angela Foo 2nd runner-up 2003 Rachel Tan Miss Chinese International 2004 Vivien Yeo Top 5 Finalists 2005 Jolene Chin Miss Congeniality 2006 Annabelle Kong 2nd runner-up & Miss Congeniality 2007 Novel Lim No Placement 2008 Joanne Yew No Placement 2009 Kelly Tham No Placement 2010 Belle Theng 1st runner-up & Miss Oriental Charm Miss Chinese International Pageant
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