We have a new pageant to follow! Miss Chinatown Foundation, Inc and ABS-CBN recently launched Miss Chinatown Philippines and the 2013 pageant is on-going! Before I introduce to you the candidates – which I will be doing in a separate post later – let us know more about this neophyte pageant!
The pageant is a nationwide search for the modern day Filipina-Chinese beauty. This interests me a lot because we have Filipino-Chinese individuals are considered pillars in the society nowadays. The “Tsinoy” – our term for Filipino-Chinese – are everywhere and almost every major city and province in the country has a “Chinatown” in it! I also think that this pageant gives us (non-Tsinoys) the opportunity to learn more about the culture of Filipino-Chinese! I actually hope that the organizers will find a way to make the winners compete in an international pageant and in the future, let the winners take on a greater role like probably helping improve the relationship between China & Philippines – a very tough task but I am sure that a true beauty queen can handle this!
Other than the reasons above, Miss Chinatown Philippines is also special to me because: (1) Ms. Lorraine Schuck – an executive of Carousel Productions – is sitting in as a Consultant. She will surely help the pageant steer into the direction of every credible pageants we have (2) The pageant is supported by ABS-CBN which is also a very good part of Bb. Pilipinas and Miss Earth franchise! The network will be able to help Miss Chinatown Philippines get its much needed exposure! (3) The organizers named Alexis Sy Go as its National Director. Alexis was a finalist of Miss Philippines Earth 2009! I’ve know her for several years already and I am aware how passionate she is with beauty pageants! I know for sure that Miss Chinatown Philippines is in very good hands!
Photo Credits: Alexis’ FB Page
The grand coronation night of Miss Chinatown Philippines 2013 is scheduled on June 30, 2013 at the Newport Performing Arts Theatre, Resorts World Manila and it will shown over ABS-CBN.
I really wish Alexis and the rest of her team the best of luck! It is always a joy everytime I hear that there is a new beauty pageant coming! The world can always accommodate another set of beauty! So friends, I encourage everyone to please support Miss Chinatown Philippines 2013. Kindly LIKE their FB Fan Page HERE for more information and pictures!