Pinoys love holding and watching beauty pageants, it’s already part of our culture. Different regions across the country have their own beauty pageants every year and winners will be represented in the grand event of them all. Now, almost every Filipino town and institution has its own small-time local competition from which someone with the right qualities to personify the community’s pillars will reign. From this concept, Mr. and Ms. Chinatown was created.
What sets Mr. and Ms. Chinatown apart, however, is that it is the Chinoy culture that it puts in the limelight. More than finding ambassadors who possess the Chinoy brand of beauty and excellence, this pageant aims to strengthen Filipino and Chinese relations, as well as the fusion of the modern and traditional customs. Most of all, Mr. and Ms. Chinatown advocates the pride in the Chinoy heritage.
It is for such cause that Chinoy TV, together with the Miss Chinatown Foundation, ensures that the pageant transpires yearly until it becomes stitched in the very DNA of the Chinese-Filipino community. Every year since its creation in 2013, Mr. and Miss Chinatown, through the different themes and a new set of candidates, highlights a different aspect of the Chinoy.
Now, the overwhelming support it has gotten through the years, particularly during the 2016 edition, led us to once again take on this mission with a bigger and bolder vision. With the theme, New Dynasty, the pageant seeks to create a redefined image of the Chinoy, that is characterized by the graceful combination of traditional values and a contemporary, progressive stance. Mr. and Ms. Chinatown: New Dynasty is anchored on the belief that the modern Chinoy is open-minded and ready to brave change and new heights.
Watch the short video here of the Mr. and Ms. Chinatown 2017 #NewDynasty candidates:
In line with this, we are honored to introduce the newest batch of Mr. and Miss Chinatown 2017 hopefuls, hailing from different regions of the country, namely: Metro Manila, Baguio, Cebu, and Davao, who will compete for the prestigious titles. Through our wider reach, we hope to find the ones who are most fit to represent the excellence of the Chinese-Filipino youth in leadership, the arts, entrepreneurship, and academics; those who are deemed worthy to be called Chinoy cultural ambassadors.
Brace yourselves as a New Dynasty emerges! Catch them in the different Mr. and Ms. Chinatown 2017 events:
Cultural Costume Presentation 13 August 2017, 4-5PM Eastwood Mall Atrium
Chinatown Ball 16 August 2017, 7PM Solaire Ballroom
Talent Competition 20 August 2017, 4-5PM Lucky Chinatown Mall Atrium
Finally, on 01 September 2017 at The Theatre at Solaire, we will behold the rise of Mr. and Miss Chinatown 2017. And we are in hopes that this year’s Miss Chinatown will bring home the Miss Chinese International crown. The winners and runners-up of Mr. and Ms. Chinatown will receive Php200,000.00, Php100,000.00, and Php50,000.00 worth of cash and prizes, respectively.
Watch out for the Grand Coronation Night to be aired on ABS-CBN’s Sunday’s Best on September 10!
Mr. and Miss Chinatown 2017 is brought to you by Chinoy TV, Miss Chinatown Foundation, and Oriental Group; and co-Presented by Solaire Resort & Casino and Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc.
About Fil-Chi Media Productions (Chinoy TV)
Fil-Chi Media Productions Incorporated is the company behind the premier Chinese-Filipino lifestyle magazine show, Chinoy TV, which features Chinese heritage and how it harmonizes with the Filipino culture. It is committed to promoting both cultures by highlighting the Chinese-Filipino lifestyle to its viewers and is the only show that caters directly to the community. Hosted by Chris Tiu, Willord Chua and Valerie Tan, Chinoy TV studies Metro Manila as well as the rest of the Philippines for the most useful and entertaining stories of people, food places, sports, fashion, health, travel, and the latest lifestyle news – incorporated into a 60-minute episode that airs every Sunday from 10 to 11 am on Living Asia Channel and PTV4.
About Miss Chinatown Foundation
The Miss Chinatown Foundation was created primarily to promote awareness among the Filipino Chinese community about the beauty and richness of the Chinese culture and its language. This is implemented through organizing activities that involve members of the Chinese-Filipino communities and train them to become role models of today’s generation. The foundation also has an advocacy to aid those in need by way of activities promoting education, health, and wellness. It continues to expand its roster of partner beneficiaries with each event and activity to reach out to more communities.