2014 Miss Chinese International Contestants Meet the Judges

By on January 22, 2014 in NEWS

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Above: Miss Malaysia, Zhiny Ong, and Miss Hong Kong, Grace Chan, compete in the 2014 Miss Chinese International pageant.

Wearing an assortment of different dresses, the sixteen contestants of the 2014 Miss Chinese International pageant met the judges at the press conference yesterday. The meeting’s MC Luisa Maria Leitão (黎芷珊) shared her thoughts about competing in a pageant and gave encouragement to the contestants. The competition finals will be held on Sunday, January 26.

Hacken Lee (李克勤), Ellen Wong (王愛倫), and Kathy Chow (周汶琦), are included in this year’s roster of celebrity and expert judges for the pageant. The panel of judges also includes William Leung (梁永祥) and Peter Pang (彭曉明).

Hacken Lee praised the three candidates from Canada, exclaiming that Canada continues to have a good track record of high-quality candidates. He also picked out #5 Peremin Tubkaew (林佩敏) from Bangkok and #5 Grace Chan (陳凱琳) from Hong Kong for having the most stand-out appearances. Grace Chan, winner of the 2013 Miss Hong Kong pageant, was identified for having a flat figure, which may negatively impact her score. Hacken said, “I care more about the overall image. People already said she was like that when she was competing for Miss Hong Kong, and she still won the crown.”

Grace thanked Hacken for his compliments. In regards to her flatter figure, Grace said, “I’ve discussed this with my roommate [#6 Zhiny Ong (黃之豫) from Kuala Lumpur], and she said she was a bit worried about it. I told her that when I was competing for Miss Hong Kong, my mother taught me about how important it was to just be yourself. Do not emphasize the poorer qualities and concentrate on improving the better qualities. We will be supporting each other.”

Zhiny admitted that her flat figure had made her feel as if she was one of the inferior competitors in the international competition. She thanked Grace for sharing her experiences and thoughts, saying, “I’m from a very small town so sometimes I would feel inferior in certain areas, whether it’s my body or my language ability. I don’t have enough confidence, but after chatting with Grace, I feel much better.”

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This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

36 comments to 2014 Miss Chinese International Contestants Meet the Judges

  1. Yum says:

    Wow Zhiny is gorgeous! LOL the best looking contestants and have the best chance at winning the crown are roommates…..

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    • tammy replied:

      I agree with you. I also think Zhiny is very pretty. She has a very classy/sophisticated beauty. Grace is pretty cute but she has a body of a 15 year old. IMO, I don’t think Grace is qualified to represent Miss Chinese with her figure esp when competing internationally, where Beauties are well rounded with a drooling curvy body.

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      • gina replied:

        World class beauty Zhiny should compete in Miss Universe or Miss World where she would surely be in Top 3instead of participating in this lame pageant. She is by far the most beautiful and perfect contestant in the history of Miss Chinese International.

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      • Bubblez replied:

        “She is by far the most beautiful and perfect contestant in the history of Miss Chinese International.”

        ^ Overexaggeration! And actually, there are many rounds to become Miss World!

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      • missy replied:

        I don’t see any glamour in those Miss world, Miss universe stuff. They are all for western audience consumption. Their concept of beauty and grace are different.

        If you are too Asian, you wouldn’t win. Is that a fair judgment then? So, you must become ‘more like them’ to have any chance!

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      • missy replied:

        Hacken lee is biased. All the Canadians are also Hongkies btw, so go figure his statement.

        Anyway, Hacken is a loser, he can’t maintain his stature in show business if not for Alan tam, he depends on him for his next meal, LOL

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      • Bubblez replied:

        “Hacken lee is biased. All the Canadians are also Hongkies btw, so go figure his statement.”

        Not all Canadians are Hongkies. The contestants from Vancouver and Toronto are born in 中國.

        And your statement “If you are too Asian, you wouldn’t win” is false because for Miss World, they also have a charity/philanthropy component as well. And actually, a Chinese contestant (馬艶冰) won Miss Chinese Toronto but failed to place at MCIP 2005. Instead, she won MISS WORLD CANADA 2009 and placed 4TH in MISS WORLD!

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      • sandcherry replied:

        True. Lena Ma (馬艶冰) was born in Jinan, Shandong, China. She immigrated with her parents to Toronto, Canada, when she was 10 years old. She won Miss Chinese Toronto but failed to place at MCIP 2005. Instead, she won MISS WORLD CANADA 2009 and placed 4TH in MISS WORLD!

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      • Bubblez replied:

        And 2012 and 2013 winners for Miss World were both Asians. The winner of Miss world 2012 was Chinese while 2013 winner was from Philippines.

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      • Bubblez replied:

        I just listened to Hacken Lee’s impression. It seems that he sees Montreal, Vancouver, HK and Thailand

        His interview: http://youtu.be/D4aiOIdrEIA 😛

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    • Mt replied:

      I agree that Grace is not exactly curvy (actually, she looks pubescent) but she looks elegant (especially her face) and she conducts herself gracefully. If the award is about her figure, then I guess she’s lost. But if it’s about the package, and her figure is just one of many areas on which she will be evaluated, then she should have as good a chance as the next contestant.

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    • HeTieShou replied:

      Shiny looks like a Disney princess in that dress. Very nice and classy.

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    • lise replied:

      The judges judge the contestants based on stage presence and intelligence.

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    • Yum replied:

      sandcherry,

      I believe Lena Ma is one intelligent and talented lady! However, I do think she got her eyes done because when she participated in 2004, she had monolids. Now she has double eyelids.

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      • sandcherry replied:

        You could be right. I never saw Lena Ma’s face before Miss Chinese-Toronto Beauty Pageant Show in 2004. In fact, I did not think she was the prettiest one to be crowned Miss Chinese-Toronto. More surprised that she won Miss World Canada 2009.

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  2. Lily says:

    I am rooting for #6, Grace, and Mandy!

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  3. w says:

    grace has really nice elegance

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  4. Bubblez says:

    Zhiny’s looks reminds me of 邵珮詩.

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  5. kiwi says:

    Grace Chan resemble Michelle Reis.

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  6. hmmm says:

    grace chan needs a push up bra or some breasts implants to become the biggest star in tvb

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    • nikki maxwell^_^ replied:

      Are u serious why would GRACE CHAN would need a push up bra she looks so pretty and cute looking person don’t think so hmmm???????;)

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  7. anonymous fan says:

    Zhiny resembles jacqueline wong in the above picture

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    • Bubblez replied:

      Yes that’s so true. Actually, it may have been her who i was thinking of, but I wasn’t able to remember her name @[email protected]

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    • nikki maxwell^_^ replied:

      Oh yeah quite the same as jacqueline wong
      But jacqueline wong her skin is better then zhiny
      Ong zhiny ong has darker skin:)

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  8. Zhiny is ok to me but not that pretty I like Lydia,
    Grace chan!!!!!!!!^_^but the other members are ok
    Not bad

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  9. And lydia is from 2013 miss Melbourne Chinese
    Pageant so she is quite pretty and I just counted the
    People there are 16 people in the pageant just wanted to tell all of u if u don’t know

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  10. berry84 says:

    Grace is the prettiest and most elegant of the lot…

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  11. Leon says:

    Both Grace & Zhiny will definately got placing in TOP 5…Best of Luck to both of you… You win our heart but most importantly you can win the Bias Judges Heart too!!! wakakaka… :p

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    • nikki maxwell^_^ replied:

      I bet she won’t win for zhiny ong
      But grace chan will win the placing for top 5
      Zhiny won’t win cuz I hate hate hate her alot of how she looks and she looks so so so so ugly ummmm…………GRACE CHAN will will will win
      And my best miss Melbourne is Lydia yeah go gor GRACE CHAN &lydia not for the frecken ugly zhiny ong

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  12. I think that lydia will win go for lydia
    And GRACE CHAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    They both is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

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  13. nicky says:

    Good luck to both Grace and Zhiny… Truly support both of you…. All the best on the 26 Jan 2014.

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  14. Walter says:

    Anybody notice Miss Lucia Huang(No 9)…now, that a wholesome queen!
    Coquettish, beautiful, elegant, curvaceous…She’s a long shot because every is drooling over No 5, Grace.
    BTW, we all know who TVB is fixing to shoo in!

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  15. Pam says:

    I know that some of you were curious as to what her twin brother looks like now:

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1406248119620562&set=pb.100007061613021.-2207520000.1390553629.&type=3&theater

    He looks completely Indian/ Middle Eastern. I highly doubt Grace is 100% Chinese (though she looks more Chinese than her brother), especially since her brother looks like THAT. She has to have something non-Chinese at least down the line or one/both of her parents are not biological. Grace just does not know it and/or does not care. She also seems to love her parents. So who are we to deny it?

    Grace has such a unique beauty though. I actually like the fact that her ethnicity is a mystery. It’s unique,intriguing, and very interesting! She is a definitely stand-out at the competition and despite her skinny figure, I think she has a great shot at winning because of her gorgeous face!

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  16. Sara says:

    Wow her brother looks anything BUT East Asian…he looks South American or South Asian. But now we know that Grace didn’t get plastic surgery like some ignorant people accused her of!

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  17. Vannn says:

    Grace Chan is very beautiful. Haven’t seen a more beautiful miss hongkong or miss chinese international for a long time. Now, she might lack a little curve but she makes it up with her beautiful face and impeccable manners. She sounds very smart and educated too. So I think grace chan will win again because she is by far the best one.

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  18. E says:

    RESULTS ARE OUT!

    1st: Hong Kong
    2nd: Vancouver
    3rd: Montreal

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