Contestants Info

Maria Rincon

Birth place:
129 lbs
English, Mandarin, Spanish, and learning Cantonese
Simon Fraser University
Working out, bike riding, blogging, reading
Dancing, playing guitar, learning languages
Fav. colour:
Fav. animal:
Corgis (dog breed)
Fav. sport:
Mixed Martial Arts
Fav. dance:
Hip hop
To become a TV host, learn about different cultures, and travel the world
Most Memorable Moment:
The first time I received straight A’s in elementary school and learning that with hard work and dedication come the results.
What is a healthy lifestyle:
Eating healthy, exercising, having good emotional health, but also being okay with indulging once in a while.
Which city will be the best place to realize your dream:
Any big city will be the best place to realize my dream. I’ll go where opportunity takes me.
Among the cities you have ever visited/stayed, which city is the most impressive, Why:
Shizouka city in Japan. I visited this city during a high school student exchange. It is a beautiful city that has been occupied since prehistoric times and has a mixture of historical and modern elements. It is peaceful in little neighborhoods and has a lively city centre. The best part of Shizuoka city is the view it has of Mt. Fuji.
Places you wish to visit and why:
Madagascar because it is exotic, isolated, and ecologically diverse. Plus there are lemurs!
Fav. Artiste:
Shawn Mendes
Most fav. male celebrity:
James Franco
Artistes you wish to collaborate with:
Ellen Degeneres
Fav. Miss Chinese Vancouver and why:
Eliza Sam (Miss Chinese Vancouver 2009). She picked up Cantonese very fast and is sweet and graceful.
Which body parts are you most satisfied with:
My ears
Do you have any expectations towards the Pageant:
I expect the pageant to be a challenging and rewarding process. I hope it can be a memorable experience and give me a stronger foundation as a performer to help me achieve my dreams.
What areas do you want to better yourself:
I want to improve both my Cantonese and Mandarin, and keep improving on all aspects relating to being in front of a camera or on stage.
Reasons for joining the Pageant:
I joined the pageant because it is a learning experience, a platform to share my talents, and an opportunity to give back to the community.
What is the most beautiful object or incident in the world:
The first bloom of spring after a long, cold winter.
Who is your female role model and why:
Ellen Degeneres, because she is confident, funny, talented, and is actively involved in charity work.
Why do you think you will excel at this Pageant and be crowned Miss Chinese Vancouver:
I truly love the stage and believe that my onstage presence and smile will show that I am hardworking, have a positive attitude, and will try my best.
If you won this contest, as Miss Chinese Vancouver, how would you contribute to the society and world:
I would continue to support local and international charities, be a positive role model in the community, and inspire young girls to embrace their differences and be confident with whom they are.