Monday, January 16, 2012
The Miss Chinese International Pageant 2012 was held at TVB City last night. The winner, Kelly Cheung, came from Chicago with looks resembling singer Ava Yu (or Bianca). As for 'Malaysian Fala', Lenna Lim, she had a calm performance and won two awards, but unfortunately in the end she was only the 2nd runner-up. As for Hong Kong representative Rebecca Zhu, she didn't even make it in the top three, and did not follow 1988 Michelle Reis and 2000's Sonija Kwok footsteps to become the third 'HK Produced MCI'.
When the top 10 finalists were announced, the MC Eric Tsang accidentally read Kelly Cheung's (Cheung Hei Man) wrong, and called her 'Chan Hei Man' instead. Then Eric made a mistake again and read Rebecca Zhu (Zhu San Lai) as 'Chan San Lai'.
During the Question and Answer part, Roro Chen (#12) of London was asked what type of person would she choose to eat? She said: "Bad people." When Eric kept asking why she chose bad people? She boldly mocked Eric: "Little people, just like you." Everyone in the studio started laughing.
Lenna Lim appeared the most calm the entire night and hit bingo on one attack. On the contrary, Rebecca Zhu was quite nervous that she might answer the question wrong and lost a lot of points from there.
When the top 3 finalists were announced, Maggie Yu (#25) of Dalian stepped on Jasmine Hayter (#15) of New York's dress and almost made her trip. Fortunately Jasmine was able to put her dress back up and dodge a potential accident.
Guest performer Raymond Lam led the 28 contestants out on stage with a medley of 4 songs, including his Gold Song Gold Award winning song CHOK. Raymond fears heights, but at the start of the show, he was suspended in a cage 3 storeys up in the air. He frankly said he was so frightened, he started shaking. However, it appeared he was still able to maintain his signature CHOK look. After the performance, Raymond was somewhat out of breath as he did the interview: "During rehearsal, there was a problem with the safety buckle, but fortunately it was not dangerous. When bringing out the 28 contestants, I had too many positions and started to get confused."
Miss Chinese International Pageant 2012 (Winners List)
Winner: Kelly Cheung 張曦雯 (Chicago, USA), #11
1st Runner Up: Cheryl Wee 黃馨慧 (Singapore), #9
2nd Runner Up: Lenna Lim 林家冰 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), #5
Miss Friendship: Ashton Hong 洪美珊 (Toronto), #7
Miss Cosmopolitan: Lenna Lim 林家冰 (Kuala Lumpur), #5
Asia-Pacific Region Glamour Award: Lenna Lim 林家冰 (Kuala Lumpur), #5
Euro-America Region Vitality Award: Jasmine Hayter 海莉鈴 (New York), #15
Greater China Region Classic Elegance Award: Rebecca Zhu 朱晨麗 (Hong Kong), #26
Source: Oriental Daily, Mingpao
Translated by: aZnangel @ AsianEU Forum
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