|The 30 hopefuls and contenders to win the Mr. and Ms. Chiantown 2016|
Fil-Chi Media Productions Incorporated (Chinoy TV), in cooperation 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 Oriental Group and the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Incorporated.
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.
In what is set to be a month-long journey, 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.
Timely challenges in relations between two different yet vibrant nations have ignited a parade that transcends a show of beauty and charisma. More importantly, 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.
Leading to the main event in a month’s time, Mr. and Ms. Chinatown Philippines 2016 will have a Talent Competition on July 10 at The Lucky Chinatown Mall where select candidates will be showcasing their creative takes on personal skills; a Cultural Costume Competition on July 17 at Eastwood Central Plaza, to flaunt the fusion of traditional and modern Chinese-Filipino through colorful ensembles; and, a Swimsuit Competition x Fashion Show on July 20 at the 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.
Fil-Chi Media Productions Incorporated is the company behind the premier Chinese-Filipino lifestyle magazine show, Chinoy TV, which features Chinese heritage and how it harmonizes with the Filipino culture. It is committed to promote both cultures by highlighting the Chinese-Filipino lifestyle to its viewers and is the only show that caters directly to the community. Hosted by Chris Tiu, Willord Chua and Valerie Tan, Chinoy TV studies Metro Manila as well as the rest of the Philippines for the most useful and entertaining stories of people, food places, sports, fashion, health, travel, and the latest lifestyle news - incorporated into a 60-minute episode that airs every Sunday from 10 to 11AM on Living Asia Channel and PTV4.
The Miss Chinatown Foundation was created primarily to promote awareness among the Filipino Chinese community about the beauty and richness of the Chinese culture and its language. This is implemented through organizing activities that involve members of the Chinese-Filipino communities and train them to become role models of today’s generation. The foundation also has an advocacy to aid those in need by way of activities promoting education, health and wellness. It continues to expand its roster of partner beneficiaries with each event and activity to reach out to more communities.