Miss Chinese Toronto Pageant 2018 Final
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.