Sixteen lovely ladies from 11 countries vied for the title of Miss
Chinese International Pageant 2017 that was held outside Hong Kong for the
first time ever.
The renowned beauty pageant was held at Resorts World Genting’s Arena of
Stars on 15 January, featuring young ladies from the US, Canada, Australia,
South Africa, and Asian cities.
A prelude to the event themed Reunion with the Stars was hosted at the
resort on 13 January by Resorts World Genting and organiser Television
Broadcast Limited (TVB), in honour of those supporting the pageant particularly
corporate guests and media partners.
13 January 2017
The pre-show saw guests welcomed by a lion dance performance as they
arrived at the Genting International Showroom for a sumptuous Chinese New Year
dinner. Entertainment for the evening was a performance by the 16 contestants
—the stars of the evening. The contestants were introduced to the audience,
followed by an individual talent contest that involved their singing and
dancing skills among others.
Guests also get to feast their eyes on the contestants as they parade
across the stage in Malaysian traditional costumes.
Performers for the evening include Uriah See—who won Astro Star Quest
2014, Nicole Lai – the champion of Astro Star Quest 2012 and also TVB
International Chinese New Talent Singing Championship 2014—and the band, Mad
August. The audience were also
mesmerised by the beat boxing skills of 9-year old Sawyer Leong who staged an
But the main highlight of the evening was no doubt the announcement of
the winners of the titles - Miss Malaysia
Regalia and Miss Finesse. The awards are in relation to the talent show and
the donning of traditional costumes respectively, with the winners each
presented with a trophy for their success.
Serene Lim who clinched the
Miss Malaysia Regalia title.
The title of Miss Malaysia Regalia went to Serene Lim
of Kuala Lumpur while Li Gloria representing Toronto took the Miss Finesse title.
Li Gloria won
the Miss Finesse title.
Those present at Reunion with the Stars include Mr Kevin Tann, Vice
President of Promotions & Entertainment, Resorts World Genting. At an earlier joint press
conference between the resort and TVB to announce details about the pageant,
Tann said, “We look forward to having these contestants
from all over the world compete for the crown at Resorts World Genting. We
believe they will gain an unforgettable and enjoyable experience at the resort
and also in Malaysia.”
The press conference was also attended by Mr Felix To, Deputy General
Manager Programming & Production of Television Broadcast, who expressed
TVB's excitement about holding the pageant at the resort.
15 January 2017
Chinese International Pageant 2017 also featured some big international stars,
notably Tan Sri Dato' Michelle Yeoh and Hong Kong actors Simon Yam and Eric Tsang.
Tan Sri Yeoh and Yam were among the judges at the pageant, while Tsang will
take on the role of master of ceremonies.
Yeoh, who is also a brand ambassador of Resorts World Genting, hopes her
presence will inspire all the contestants. The actress, who was Miss Malaysia
1983 and was voted as one of the “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” by
People Magazine in 1997, found fame in Hong Kong and was also the only Asian
night of the star-studded event kicked off at approximately 8pm and ended sharp
at 10.30pm. The show started off with a glimpse of highlights of the previous
days from the contestants and their tour around Resorts World Genting.
(L-R) : Dato’ Nancy Yeoh, Simon Yam, Tan Sri Dato’
Seri Michelle Yeoh, Niki Chow and Wayne Lai from the judges panel.
actor and comedian, Eric Tsang, hosted the night as he played the role of
master of ceremonies along with three other notable hosts which were Louis
Yuen, Astrid Chan and Janis Chan.
Hosting the star-studded night were Eric Tsang,
Louis Yuen, Astrid Chan and Janis Chan.
Arena of Stars was packed with gusto audiences as half of them were avid
supporters of the Malaysian born lass, Serene Lim.
Uriah See wowing the audience with his solo-violin
performances were being displayed as well and on the other hand, TVB , the Hong
Kong based broadcast company was airing the Miss Chinese International Pageant
2017 live on their channel.
that, the star-studded night was gleamed with the appearance of Puan Sri
Cecilia Lim, the wife of Genting Malaysia Berhad Chairman and Chief Executive
Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, Genting Malaysia Berhad President & Chief Operating
Officer, Dato’ Sri Lee Choong Yan as well as TVB personalities and Asian
celebrities who were seated at the VIP portion of the packed and lively indoor
Stitch Yu who hails from New York, holding aloft
the Miss Chinese International Pageant 2017 crown.
the show that lasts for approximately two and a half hours, Stitch Yu who
hailed from New York was crowned the title Miss Chinese International 2017.
Serene Lim of Kuala Lumpur took the First Runner-Up spot while Crystal Fung of
Hong Kong emerged as the Second Runner-Up.
Adelaide Lee from Johannesburg receiving the Miss
Congeniality title from Dato’ Sri Lee Choong Yan, President and Chief Operating
Officer of Genting Malaysia Bhd.
Lee who is from Johannesburg, managed to grab the Miss Congeniality title.
There was also an appearance by previous winner of Miss Chinese International
Pageant 2016 winner, Jennifer Coosemans of Vancouver who crowned her successor
Stitch Yu from New York.
(L-R) Serene Lee, Stitch Yu and Crystal Fung
posing for the camera.
but not least, after all the crowning and celebration, celebrities and
personalities from the VIP area stepped up to the stage and took a group photo
before calling it a day at the star-studded event at Arena of Stars, Genting
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