Two Cultures, one people.
This search aims to "redefine Filipino-Chinese beauty, pave the way for better business relations, and realize cultural and artistic goals."
Mr. and Miss Chinatown Philippines 2013 is featuring the most eligible young men and women from the Fil-Chinese community.
According to Alexis Sy Go, national director of this year's competition “this year, we enter into a meaningful partnership to bring a culturally enriching beauty pageant that seeks to discover Chinese-Filipino talents who posses admirable traditional values but with very contemporary stance and projection and hone to be part of the next generation of stars in the Chinese entertainment industry.”
Pageant organizer Miss Chinatown Foundation, in cooperation with media partner ABS-CBN, sees the competition "an event to open doorways towards unified communities and better goals," which include the "celebration of the shared values of the Filipino and Chinese communities and cultures."
The male and female candidates boast qualities of a modern Fil-Chinese. The pageant is composed of 32 Filipino-Chinese candidates, split equally between females and males aged 18 to 25.
The official candidates for Miss Chinatown Philippines are: Jerene Tan, Robyn Kimberly Tan, Michelle Marie Sy, Rolini Lim Pineda, Jamie Chua Reyes, Lhowelle Lyka Tan, Sheryl Elaine Chua, Samantha Jade Dy, Maricon Cho, Hannah Dy, Frances Elaine Cham, Kimberly Nicole Ang Mas, Aeryka Chua, Catrina Myka De Guzman Ang, Catherine Yao and Anna Patricia Baesa Tan.
The male candidates include: Oliver Chen, Glenn Choa, Sydney Du, Gerald Magante, Miguel Lasala, Alvis Lim, Jaime Lim, Randy See, Bruce Sing, John Sy, Arthur Tan, Fredrick Tan, Jerome Tan, Sky Yang, Francis Yao, and JP Yap.
After months of screening, these candidates, teeming with youthful exuberance and aptitude remain in the running to get the title of this year’s best.
The coronation night of Mr. and Miss Chinatown Philippines 2013 will be held at the Newport Performing Arts Theatre on June 30, and will be telecast live on ABS-CBN.
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