With the aim of promoting awareness among the Filipino Chinese community about the beauty and richness of the Chinese culture and its language, Fil-Chi Media Productions Incorporated (Chinoy TV) together with Miss Chinatown Foundation, introduces 30 young, spirited and talented men and women as this year’s official candidates for the Mr. and Ms. Chinatown Philippines pageant!
Co-presented by the Oriental Group and the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Incorporated, the pageant is set to be a month-long journey where all the candidates will compete to represent the excellence of the Chinese-Filipino youth in areas such as leadership, the arts, entrepreneurship and academics.
Two will emerge as ultimate victors who will each be taking home 500,000 pesos worth of prizes.
Now on its 3rd year, the coveted search in the Chinese-Filipino community has come down to 15 boys and 15 girls, ages 18 to 26 years old, who personify unity in diversity and an effort to stay true to opulent traditions while adapting to the changing times. The Mr. and Ms. Chinatown Philippines 2016 candidates will be endorsing an advocacy of oneness and a developed sense of belonging at a time they are needed the most.
This pageant serves as an eye-opener, that through the union of two cultures and making the best of both, there can be unity in diversity.
“By emphasizing this advocacy, we can expect more from the candidates this year in terms of their vision and commitment throughout the course”, promises Alvin Kingson Tan, President of Fil-Chi Media Productions.
Mr. and Ms. Chinatown Philippines 2016 has just finished its preliminary competitions held in various locations in Metro Manila.
- Talent Competition on July 10 (The Lucky Chinatown Mall)
- Cultural Costume Competition on July 17 (Eastwood Central Plaza)
- Swimsuit Competition x Fashion Show on July 20 (Chaos, City of Dreams Manila)
To conclude, the candidates will be facing off in the grand coronation night set to happen on July 31 at the Resorts World Manila, to be directed by Paolo Valenciano, and will air exclusively on the home of Kapamilyas, ABS-CBN, on August 7 after Gandang Gabi Vice.