Press Release

Organized by Fairchild Television, and co-organized by Talentvision, Fairchild Radio, and Popular Lifestyle & Entertainment Magazine, the final for the “Miss Chinese Toronto Pageant 2018” was held last night at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in downtown Toronto. #5 Summer Yang was crowned the champion, with #6 Melody Liang being crowned 1st runner-up and #9 Andrea Liu being crowned 2nd runner-up. The Kingscross Hyundai Miss Photogenic Award was awarded to #9 Andrea Liu. The Bigen Hair Products Most Silken Hair Award was awarded to #6 Melody Liang, and the Stanford International College Most Talented Award was awarded to #7 Jenny Yao. Miss Congeniality was awarded to #1 Angela Wong.

Hong Kong Popular artist Kenneth Chan took the stage as a guest emcee for Pageant, alongside famous program hosts Leo Shiu and Yi Qin. The judging panel was comprised of famous stage and fashion designer Clifford Yong, Miss Hong Kong Pageant 2017 winner Juliette Louie, famous television and radio host Chung Ming Poon, famous model Ishie Wang and winner of 2018 Mandarin Profile Entrepreneurs -The Greatest Contribution to Society Award Professor Li, Ren-Ke, Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Toronto. The auditor for the Pageant was Alexis Yam, CA.

New Talent Singing Awards champions Patrick Lau and Kenneth Wu, alongside Those Days These Songs champion Roger Feng and 2nd runner-up twin brothers Ethan & Edward Locke, helped lead our ten finalists on stage to introduce themselves to the excited audience. Together, they all helped create an unforgettable opening to the evening.

The show was separated into three vital components: talent performances, swimwear Q&A and the fashion show.

First part of the show consisted of the talent performance. #4 Jenny Hong performed a beautiful piano piece while #9 Andrea Liu showcased her unique glass harp skills. #2 Emily Ki and #3 Sonia Cheung then took the stage to perform the can-can and kpop dances respectively, showcasing their youthful energy. #1 Angela Wong and #5 Summer Yang each took turns serenading the audience with their impressive instrument skills, with Angela on the ukulele and Summer on the saxophone. #6 Melody Liang and #8 Sarah Li showed a different side of themselves to the audience with their impressive kickboxing and Muay Thai skills. Last but not least, #7 Jenny Yao and #10 Yolanda Xu took the stage and charmed everyone with their Asia-inspired performance, with Jenny on the guzheng and Yolanda performing an elegant Chinese dance.

In the swimsuit Question & Answer session, the finalists donned stylish swimsuits and put their public speaking skills to the test with our Master of Ceremonies trio. They embodied the beauty of pageantry both inside and out, and showcased their confidence to the fullest.

The theme for this year’s fashion show segment was ‘nature’. In pairs, our finalists took to the stage to show off the gorgeous dresses and put what they have learned in the past few months on display. #1 Angela Wong and #8 Sarah Li were up first, showing off their elegant gowns decorated with birds, followed by #2 Emily Ki and #10 Yolanda Xu with butterfly & flower-themed gowns. Next was #3 Sonia Cheung and #9 Andrea Liu, whose gowns showcased the beauty of trees and leaves, while #4 Jenny Hong and #7 Jenny Yao’s gowns were decorated with clouds and ocean waves. #5 Summer Yang and #6 Melody Liang then took to the stage with gowns adorned with ocean life.

Guest performer Hugo Ng performed four timeless classics: ‘My Way’, ‘Star’ and ‘Legend of the Scorpio River’. Ng’s joint performance with the ten finalists as he sung his most recent single ‘Going Back To Love You One Billion Seconds’ garnered enthusiastic applause from all in attendance.

In addition to Fairchild Television’s national broadcast and instant social media updates, the show was also streamed live in 360° format to give audiences at home an immersive experience.

Thank you to all the sponsors whom helped make the Miss Chinese Toronto Pageant 2018 the perfect wrap-up to Fairchild Television’s 25th-anniversary celebrations.

You can watch the show again on Fairchild Television 2 HD on December 23rd at 5pm. For more information on the Pageant, please visit www.TorontoChinesePageant.com or www.facebook.com/MCTPCanada.

新時代集團主席 Thomas Fung馮永發先生(圖中)
新時代傳媒集團總裁 Joe Chan陳國雄先生(右二)
新時代電視加東區助理總經理 Connie Sephton何琦女士(左二)
新時代電視加東區市務及營業總監 Tina Chow周潔華女士(右一)
新時代電視加東區製作總監 Eddie Chau 周燦湖先生(左一)

Organized by Fairchild Television, and co-organized by Talentvision, Fairchild Radio, and Popular Lifestyle & Entertainment Magazine, the “Miss Chinese Toronto Pageant 2018” will be held on December 14th (Friday) at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre Hall G in downtown Toronto.

In its 24th year, the Miss Chinese Toronto Pageant has grown to be the city’s largest beauty pageant. Fairchild Television has been working tirelessly to ensure that this annual event, watched by thousands across the country, will be memorable for all. In addition to the national broadcast, the Miss Chinese Toronto Pageant 2018 Final will also be streamed live in 360° video format.

This year, the Pageant was fortunate to be able to invite two popular artists from Hong Kong: Kenneth Chan and Hugo Ng as guest emcee and guest performer respectively.

Kenneth Chan is no stranger to the Miss Chinese Toronto Pageant, as he was the guest emcee for the Pageant back in 2016. He talked about his love for Toronto and how Toronto will always hold a special place in his heart. Chan is a former artist for Hong Kong’s Asia Television Limited (ATV). In 1998, he gained popularity from his role in the “My Date with a Vampire” trilogy. However, his accomplished career path skyrocketed after hosting the Hong Kong version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” in 2001. In 2007, he signed with a record company in Mainland China, hoping to expand into the music business.

Another popular artist – Hugo Ng was unable to attend because the scheduled flight was cancelled due to technical issues but sent his regards to all in attendance via video. He also expressed his excitement for his Toronto singing debut, and for the chance to be able to share the stage with our ten finalists. Born in Singapore, Ng rose to fame in his hometown in the 1980s. He signed with Hong Kong’s Television Broadcasting Limited (TVB) in 1987 and acted in shows that would later go on to become timeless classics. In 2015, Ng returned to TVB from an acting hiatus and left a deep impression on viewers worldwide with his portrayal of a real-estate mogul turned madman in “Brother’s Keeper II”.

Chan will once again take the stage as a guest emcee for the Miss Chinese Toronto Pageant 2018, alongside famous program hosts Leo Shiu and Yi Qin. The judging panel is comprised of famous stage and fashion designer Clifford Yong, Miss Hong Kong Pageant 2017 Winner Juliette Louie, famous television and radio host Chung Ming Poon, famous model Ishie Wang and Professor Li Ren Ke, Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Toronto and Winner of 2018 Mandarin Profile Entrepreneurs -The Greatest Contribution to Society Award.  The auditor for the Pageant is Alexis Yam, CA.

Not only are our finalists competing for the title of champion, first runner-up and second runner-up, but they are also vying for the Kingscross Hyundai Miss Photogenic Award, the Bigen Hair Products Most Silken Hair Award, and the Standford International College Most Talented Award.  Prior to the final, Fairchild Television also organized multiple online voting contest to allow the audience to gain a deeper understanding of this year’s finalists: the “Brightest Teeth Voting” contest (sponsored by Bamburgh Dental Dr. Edward Lee), the “Guess Who Is Miss Photogenic” contest (sponsored by Kingscross Hyundai), the “Miss Eloquence” contest (sponsored by HTL Dental) and the Photography Contest.

This year, the audience will have a hand in picking this year’s Miss Chinese Toronto Pageant Miss Eloquence 2018.  After the Question & Answer segment, audience members can send their vote for Miss Eloquence 2018 to the voting hotline (the SMS voting number can be viewed on the 24th page of the evening’s program book).

Winners for the “Brightest Teeth Voting” contest and Miss Congeniality were announced at the press conference. The winner of the Brightest Teeth Voting was #10 Yolanda Xu.  Miss Congeniality was awarded to #1 Angela Wong.

Our ten finalists are excited to let their new-found confidence shine on stage and showcase what they have learned after months of intensive training and preparation.  Make sure you catch the live broadcast of the show on Fairchild Television December 14th at 8:30pm.  Don’t miss it!

To watch the 360° livestream, please visit:

www.TorontoChinesePageatm.com

www.facebook.com/FairchildTV

www.facebook.com/MCTPCanada or

www.youtube.com/user/FairchildTV

The Miss Chinese Toronto Pageant 2018 Photography Contest, organized by Fairchild TV and co-organized by Talentvision, Fairchild Radio, and Popular Lifestyle Entertainment Magazine, was held at 7:30pm on November 24th at First Markham Place. The Mall was already packed with fans and photographers at early hours who longed for the public debut of the ten finalists.

Some thirty photographers participated in the Contest. Even more exciting was that this was the public debut of the finalists. Our viewers had a great opportunity to see the ten beautiful girls at a close distance.

The first outfit consisted of sporty and stylish shorts. This outfit was accessorized by sunglasses, with a unique and striking design, that the finalists showcased on stage. It was then followed by the exquisite, yet elegant, cocktail dresses revealing their perfect figure while doing the catwalk in pairs on the stage. Their beauty comes from their self-confidence after partaking in rigorous catwalk and choreography training sessions for the past two months. With experience from the first two parts of the fashion show, the ten finalists entered the latter part of the show with excitement. The third part of the show consisted of an elegant event gown. Each finalist took the stage on her own to model and reveal her streamed-line pageant figure. The grand finale with this stylish and elegant evening gown wrapped up the night at First Markham Place in high spirits.

The response to the Photo Contest was overwhelming. All participated photographers were astounded to see the ten amateur models posing for the Contest. The catwalk music and the clicking sound of a camera, combined with pricey camera lenses, filled the whole venue. It was music to everyone’s ears. A winning photographer will be selected to win a bottle of award-winning ice wine, sponsored by Willow Spring Winery. The result will be announced on our website.

Viewers can get to know more about each of the ten finalists and stay up-to-date on their ventures (including all pageant activities such as photo shoot, promo shoots, catwalk training, choreography classes and visits to charity organization) by visiting our website.

Please stay tuned to the live telecast of the 2018 Miss Chinese Toronto Pageant Final on Fairchild TV on Friday, December 14th at 8:30pm.

For updated information regarding the Pageant, please stay tuned to this website!

The ten Miss Chinese Toronto contestants visited Mon Sheong long-term care center earlier and gathered together with the elders to have fun in creating a pumpkin-themed Thanksgiving decoration workshop. Each contestant empowers with charms and confidence to team up with one elder to decorate the pumpkin. Performances were followed by the contestants after the workshop. Some played the piano for the elders, and some played the guzheng, some contestant performed in group singing and some danced to perform classic golden song. Contestants were grateful that they could have the opportunity to meet with the elderly and feel happy and honored.

The finalists for this year’s Miss Chinese Toronto Pageant have been very busy. Not only are they preoccupied with their intensive training schedule, but they also have to complete a set of promotional shoots. Our finalists hope that the audience will be able to see the most genuine side of them. Through the lens, they also hope to add a little insight into things that will allow you to understand them a bit better; whether it be a glimpse into their daily lives, an interest, a hobby or a talent.

#1 Angela Wong and #5 Summer Yang recently just finished filming their promotional short video. Are you excited to see what they have to show?

For more updates on their journey, please keep an eye on our social media accounts!

The ten finalists for this year’s Miss Chinese Toronto Pageant have recently just completed two days of promotional poster shooting. Our make-up stylists, hair stylists and image consultant were on scene to assist as well. The star-studded team spent their time dressing up our finalists to ensure that their beauty would shine.

For more information on when the official poster will be available, please keep an eye on our social media accounts!

Our 10 finalists for this year’s Miss Chinese Toronto Pageant completed the contract signing and have begun their three months of intensive training.

Our make-up and hair stylists have already met with the finalists, and have given them self-catered tips so that audiences will be able to see the best side of them.

They are currently focusing on catwalk lessons, where the instructor is working on boosting confidence with every step that they take on the stage.

For more updates on their journey, please keep an eye on our social media accounts!