Rose Li from New York Wins Miss Chinese International 2018

By on February 4, 2018 in NEWS

Rose Li from New York Wins Miss Chinese International 2018

The 2018 Miss Chinese International Pageant, hosted by TVB, concluded on Saturday, February 3. Contestant #10, 22-year-old Rose Li (李思佳) from New York City, while #6 Angela Liu (劉思延) from Los Angeles was named first runner-up. Hong Kong’s own contestant, #3 Juliette Louie (雷莊兒), was second runner-up. #2 Crystal Yang (楊筑晶) from Hawaii was awarded Miss Friendship.

Sixteen contestants from around the world competed for the Miss Chinese International crown last night. The girls, ages 16 to 26, showed off their wits and talents as they answered challenging questions from the judges and hosts. 24-year-old Crystal Yang, who stands at 5 feet 11 inches, accidentally knocked down the mic stand as she was about to leave the stage, but the awkward moment was quickly saved by alert staff members.

TVB actress Kristal Tin (田蕊妮), 2005 Miss Chinese International winner Leanne Li (李亞男), 2007 winner Sarah Song (宋熙年), 2010 winner Eliza Sam (岑麗香), 2012 winner Kelly Cheung (張曦雯), 2013 winner Gloria Tang (鄧佩儀), 2014 winner Grace Chan (陳凱琳), and former Miss Hong Kong beauty queens Tracy Chu (朱千雪) and Sisley Choi (蔡思貝) made up the Diamond Judging Panel. They eliminated six contestants on the spot, including #4 Tiffany Teh (鄭亦庭) from Malaysia, #5 Yoyo Wang (王妮芬) from Laos, #8 Sabrina Shi (史孟冰) from Melbourne, #9 Jessie Chau (周卓妍) from Montreal, #13 Summer Meng (孟鈺) from Sydney, and #14 Linda Chung (鍾梓甜) from Tahiti. Popular contestants. #1 Arrixy Li (李思佳) from Foshan and #11 Elisa Santos (高詠堃) from San Francisco managed to reach the semi-final round.

Winners’ Profiles

From left to right: runner-up Angela Liu, winner Rose Li, and second runner-up Juliette Louie.

22-year-old Rose Li is an alumna from the New York University Stern School of Business, and has a rich background in stage performance. She started learning dance at six years old, and won a dance competition when she was 15. In 2015, Rose competed and won Miss Chinatown USA, and won four more awards at the New York-based Miss Chinese Beauty Pageant, including the crown. Rose won the judges over with her experience, confidence, and multi talents. She was in tears when she accepted the crown, professing that it’s always been a dream of hers to win Miss Chinese International. Rose is five feet five inches tall, with measurements of 32, 23.5, and 34.

19-year-old Angela Liu was not a popular candidate during the pageant’s competition run, but she performed amicably on the night of the finals. Angela, who stands five feet eight inches tall, has measurements of 35, 26, and 37. She dreams of being a strong career woman and a philanthropist. Angela herself said she was taken by surprised when she was announced to have won first runner-up.

23-year-old Juliette Louie, who won Miss Hong Kong 2017, came in third place. She appeared anxious and confused during the question and answer segment, but she commanded attention during her stage performances. Juliette is five feet and seven inches tall, and has measurements of 34, 25 ½, and 35 ½.

Miss Friendship winner Crystal Yang is 24-year-old and performed Hula dancing for her performance segment. She was a popular favorite throughout the competition, and her loss surprised many viewers.

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6 comments to Rose Li from New York Wins Miss Chinese International 2018

  1. bubbletea says:

    Jayne should be happy, lol. Rose Li was leading in all the polls conducted, followed by Miss Vancouver. I was surprised Miss Vancouver did not do better, but, oh well. Rose deserved her crown. Congrats to her.

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    • mindee replied:

      @bubbletea yes I was surprised that #16 didn’t make it to the top 3.

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      • bubbletea replied:

        @mindee yes, I thought 16 would have been first or second runner up. Goes to show we can be blindsided, lol.

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  2. kolo says:

    angela liu should have won the title she is prettier and her performance is better than the winner i think.

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  3. kaykay says:

    Thought Rose Li’s win was well deserved. She gave a very well-rounded performance and her answers were better than Juliette Louie and Angela Liu for sure. She looks a bit like Andrea So from Miss HK 2017 but more petite.

    Juliette’s answers weren’t that good but I’m not surprised she made top 3 because she put up the most confident performance. I was incredibly shocked that Angela Liu placed first runner up. Thought this would for sure go to #16 Cheryl Ng or #15 Tiffany Choi. Angela was cute but didn’t feel like anything special. Personally liked #16 as well but her talent was quite awkward. Definitely feel like both Canadian reps will make it to TVB regardless though.

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  4. ricky721 says:

    Rose Li, definitely well deserved… Canadian reps didn’t do so good or was not as strong in my opinion, compared to the other years.

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