#4 Maria Rincon crowned Miss Chinese Vancouver 2016
Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2016 hosted by Fairchild TV has successfully concluded at the Vancouver Convention Centre on December 8th. #4 Maria Rincon was crowned Miss Chinese Vancouver 2016, My Dream Girl Award, Dazzling Flair Award and Charming Smile Award, with #1 Prenda Wang capturing the titles of 1st Runner-up and #7 Sherry Xue 2nd Runner-up respectively. Every year, Fairchild TV is donating the Pageant production to a different charity organization as its entertainment for a fund-raising gala. As the legacy of the Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant continues, Richmond Hospital Foundation is named the beneficiary of the MCVP Gala Dinner 2016. President and CEO of Richmond Hospital Foundation Natalie D. Meixner presented a plaque of appreciation to Mr. Thomas Fung, Chairman and CEO of Fairchild Group to express their gratitude towards the generous support by Fairchild TV. The dinner gala has raised $1,600, 000, which will benefit the new replacement patient care tower.
After three months of training, the 10 contestants were glamorously transformed into dazzling stars and were ready to ignite their magical beauty at the Final. Coping with the theme for this year’s production, the stage became a platform for the magical journey in which the contestants were engaged, while taking the audience through a spectacular adventure in search of the next MCVP Champion.
The evening was unveiled with a mesmerizing magic show performed by the tremendously gifted local magician Oslen comprising a series of large scale illusions incorporating beautiful ladies, flames, dance, and arrows penetrating through the body. To their audience’s amazement, Oslen magically made Miss Chinese International 2016 Champion Jennifer Coosemans’ grand entrance onto the stage with a magnificent dance number, officially kicking off the Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2016 Final.
They then transformed into elegant magicians at “Shining Beauty from Within” segment as they danced and sang with the handsome boys from Project Boyz Power. With great positive energies, they hoped to encourage everyone to put their phones down, spend time with their loved ones and enjoy the beautiful environment.
Next up, the contestants were introduced by the MCs of the night, versatile artiste Vinci Wong and popular program host Fred Liu. They first showed off a classy and fabulous sense of style in colorful couture.
In the blink of an eye, the contestants travelled back to a traditional Shanghai photo studio in modern yet elegant cheongsam, embracing a fusion of the Eastern and Western fashions. Magic is all about breaking away from conventions. Instead of the routine Q&A at the swimwear segment, the contestants confronted a nerve-wracking but exciting round of Q&A session in cheongsam. To test their eloquence, the questions revolved around their most memorable experience.
Then it was time to show off their individual talents. #1 Prenda Wang, nurtured by a family with performance background, played the Chinese zither while performing a ballet dance, an east-meet-west presentation; the energetic and athletic #2 Irene Cheng transformed into a classical Indian beauty for an unique and energetic Bollywood dance.
#3 Cecilia Pan’s lively Korean-pop dance in an amazing light-up costume wowed the audience; half Columbian and half Chinese #4 Maria Rincon performed a rap followed by a powerful energetic hip hop dance.
Endowed with both beauty and wisdom, Beijing Tsinghua University Masters student #5 Maggie Yu’s cup song performance was both rhythmic and fun; the youngest among the ten, 19 years old #6 Venessa Li used long colorful ribbons to blend in with sharp and strong movements earning her rounds of thunderous applause; graduated from the renowned Shanghai Conservatory of Music.
#7 Sherry Xue sang a classical number from a Broadway musical with her wonderful voice and overflowing emotions; #8 Katrina Shi appeared as a passionate Latin dancer with exotic and sensual Latin rhythms; with a strong dance background.
#9 Phoebe Kut expressed extreme flexibility through a modern ribbon dance incorporating complex choreography; don't be fooled by #10 Lily Wong's delicate and petite physique as her Taiko Japanese drum performance surprised the audience with a series of loud, hard, and fast choreographed movements.
After their individual talent performance, the 10 beautiful contestants performed a K-pop dance with Jeffrey and Chris from Project Boyz Power, boosting heat and excitements.
After a quick change, the contestants emerged on stage with charming bikinis and travelled back in time to the mysterious country in “One Thousand and One Nights” as they borrowed the magical power of Aladdin lamp to wish everyone a better tomorrow followed by a stunning evening gown parade.
An extraordinary event like Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant has invited the “extraordinary” Mak Cheung Ching as the special guest performer. Mak first sang "Old Loves Like a Dream", lessening the tension of the competition with his lively singing and then "Those were the Days", "The Flowery Heart", and ended his performance with "999 Roses" as he gifted each contestant a rose to show appreciation for their remarkable effort and dedication on the Pageant.
All contestants excelled throughout the competition with their own uniqueness and talents, making it extra hard to pick the winner. After considerable thoughts, our judge panel, composed of legendary actress Ms. Lynn Hsieh from Hong Kong, who has been very committed to charitable works in the community, along with renowned movie and TV star Mr. Patrick Poon, table tennis Paralympian Ms. Stephanie Chan, notable artist Mr. Aixinjueluo Yu Ting, and Miss Chinese Vancouver 2013 Champion and Miss Chinese International Pageant 2014 1st Runner-Up Ms. Cindy Zhong, selected the winner of this year's 11 awards. The winners of the Pageant are as follows:
Champion - #4 Maria Rincon
1st Runner-Up - #1 Prenda Wang
2nd Runner-Up - #7 Sherry Xue
Anna International Perfect Silhouette Award - #7 Sherry Xue
Yubao Red Reishi Miss Photogenic - #1 Prenda Wang
Beauty Court Sparkling New Star Award - #9 Phoebe Kut
Airland My Dream Girl Award - #4 Maria Rincon
Dairn Shane Outstanding Intelligence Award - #5 Maggie Yu
Korea HanYinHong Contemporary Beauty Award - #1 Prenda Wang
Lugaro Jewellers Dazzling Flair Award - #4 Maria Rincon
Dr. Bee Charming Smile Award - #4 Maria Rincon
Tonight's Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2016 has concluded with great success. Winner Maria Rincon will be representing Vancouver in the upcoming Miss Chinese International Pageant 2017 held in Malaysia. We wish Maria the best of luck in the upcoming competition, bringing pride to Vancouver, and carrying on the beautiful legacy.
Special Guests Mak Cheung Ching and Vinci Wong Press Conference
Organized by Fairchild Television, the prestigious Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2016 Final is just a couple of days away. The 10 beautiful finalists is about to step onto the dazzling pageant stage to ignite their magical beauty on December 8. Leading these girls on stage are MC’s Vinci Wong and Fred Liu. Together with special guest performer Mak Cheung Ching, they will bring you an amazing and unforgettable evening.
The extraordinary Mak Cheung Ching has joined TVB for almost 30 years and manifesting incredible acting talent throughout his career. Earlier last year, he hosted a cooking program “Feastival a la Stars” with Eliza Sam and received immense positive feedbacks. His recent job at “Bazaar Carnivals” has once again greatly increased his popularity in the community. MC Mary praised Mak for his good-man image which has made him a favorite among housewives, and also congratulated him for winning the first cash prize at the TVB Anniversary Special. With fortune smiling on him, the high rating of “Bazaar Carnivals” will be followed shortly by a sequel “Bazaar Carnivals 2”. As a pageant performing guest, Mak was asked what his impressions are of Canadian girls. Although this is Mak’s first time in Vancouver, he has previously worked with many Miss Chinese Vancouver champions, including Linda Chung, Eliza Sam, Leanne Li, and Bernice Liu. All of these Vancouver beauties are cheerful, genuine, friendly and hardworking. Mak is excited about performing with their successors.
The two special guests Vinci Wong and Mak Cheung Ching met with friends and fans in Vancouver the very first time at the Press Conference. In addition, TVB Deputy General Manager Desmond Chan and TVBI Assistant Controller Mandy Yip flew over to Vancouver to witness the birth of the new MCVP Champion. MC Mary Lo greeted them with a warm welcome and thanked them for travelling all the way from Hong Kong to participate in the Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2016. Having just hosted the annual Tung Wah Charity Show until 3am on the day he took off, Vinci still looked refreshed and energetic after the long haul flight. He was delighted to return to the city he grew up in and be a part of the annual charity event. Just last year, he came back here to be the program host of the Richmond Hospital Telethon produced by Fairchild TV. Co-incidentally, Richmond Hospital Foundation is named the beneficiary of this year’s MCVP Gala Dinner. Immigrated to Vancouver as a teenager, Vinci returned to Hong Kong after graduating from UBC, and has since MCed numerous variety shows and pageants including the Tung Wah Charity Show. As an experienced master of ceremonies with abundant stage experiences, Vinci provided useful tips for the Finalists, such as smiling confidently when tackling unexpected situations on stage.
In addition to welcoming the two special guests, Fairchild TV has also prepared a little celebration for the December birthday boy Mak by surprising him with a large birthday bun.
Wrapping up, President of Fairchild Media Group Mr. Joe Chan presented the two special guests with a souvenir and wished for a successful show. Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2016 Final will be held on December 8 (Thursday) at Vancouver Convention Centre. The Final will be broadcasted live on Fairchild TV, Talentvision and http://www.fairchildtv.com at 7:55pm. Make sure to follow MCVP Facebook and Instagram for instant updates and firsthand information on the Final.
Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2016 Press Conference
Organized by Fairchild Television, the prestigious Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2016 Final will be held on December 8. With the theme “Shine Bright and Ignite the Magical Beauty” in mind, the ten gorgeous finalists will grace the glamorous stage and shine through their magical pageant journey together.
Under the guidance of our great team of professional instructors, the Miss Chinese Vancouver finalists have transformed from ordinary girls into extraordinary dazzling stars at their first public appearance.
The MCs of the press conference, witty and humorous Gerald Yang partnered with whimsical radio DJ BChiu, first invited President of Fairchild Media Group Mr. Joe Chan onto the stage to host the lighting ceremony, igniting the magical beauty and officially launching the Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant campaign. As the 10 finalists made their way through the crowd, the audience’s attention was captivated by the girls’ amusing magic tricks and the stylish walk-down on the runway, showing off their sparkling personality and unique charisma.
#1 Prenda Wang, the child of a well-known television personality in Nanjing, China, has been nurtured by a family with performance background and inherited her mother’s beauty and artistic talents. The energetic and athletic #2 Irene Cheng radiates charm and warmth with her sweet and amiable smile.
#3 Cecilia Pan, also known as the beauty expert, is studying fashion design and nail art and pursuing her dreams in the fashion industry. Girlz Champion of Sunshine Nation 2012, half Columbian and half Chinese #4 Maria Rincon is proficient in multiple languages.
Endowed with both beauty and wisdom, animal lover #5 Maggie Yu is a UBC graduate completing her MBA at Tsinghua University in Beijing. The youngest among the ten girls and an adroit dancer, 19 years old #6 Venessa Li earned herself the title of Girlz Champion in Sunshine Nation 2014 with her outstanding talent and excellent Chinese dance.
#7 Sherry Xue, majoring in Musical Theatre at the renowned Shanghai Conservatory of Music, has abundant stage experience, and charmed the audience with her graceful gestures. Don’t be fooled by #8 Katrina Shi’s shy girl-next-door look. She is in fact a passionate Latin dancer who enjoys dancing to the exotic and sensual Latin rhythms.
With boundless performance potential, #9 Phoebe Kut starred in the Canadian film "Eve and the Fire Horse", attended many Film Festivals in different cities, and won the Best Actress Award only at the age of 9. With a fondness towards the Chinese culture along with a delicate and petite physique, the Vancouver born and raised #10 Lily Wong is a perfect representation of a classic Asian beauty.
Versatile artiste and experienced master of ceremonies Vinci Wong will be the MC for Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2016 Final. Previously lived and studied in Vancouver, Vinci returned to Hong Kong after graduating from UBC, and has been the MC for numerous variety shows such as the Tung Wah Charity Show and Miss Asia Pageant. Other than variety shows, Vinci also hosted a popular talk show “Vinci’s Code”, inviting celebrities and industry leaders as his special guests to share their insights on style, luxury and fashion with TV viewers. As a philanthropist, Vinci contributes considerable time and effort to charity events and give back to the community. Just last year, he travelled to Vancouver to host the annual telethon for Richmond Hospital Foundation. This year, Vinci will participate at Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2016 as the MC, and lead the ten gorgeous beauties through the magical pageant journey. Fairchild TV has invited prominent TVB figure Mak Cheung Ching, better known as his popular TV character “Fei-fan” (extraordinary), as the special guest performer for this extraordinary event Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2016. Mak made his first TV appearance on the well-known children program “Flash Fax”, and slowly worked his way up from an extra to supporting roles with more recognition. He was highly acclaimed for his portrayal of the main antagonist, Leung Fei-fan in the drama No Regrets. His superb delineation of the villain earned him the title of Best Male Supporting Actor in the 2010 TVB Anniversary Award. Earlier last year, he hosted a cooking program “Feastival a la Stars” with Eliza Sam and received overwhelmingly positive response. Recently, he is hosting a new TVB program “Bazaar Carnivals” which is an instant hit among housewives and further strengthens his good-man image. Stay tuned for the MCVP Final on December 8 for the Extraordinary Mak’s marvelous performance. Fairchild TV is honored to invite legendary actress Ms. Lynn Hsieh, who is very committed to charitable works in the community, along with renowned movie and TV star Mr. Patrick Poon, Paralympic table tennis olympian Ms. Stephanie Chan, notable artist Mr. Ai Xin Jue Luo Yu Ting, and Miss Chinese Vancouver 2013 Champion and Miss Chinese International Pageant 2014 1st Runner-Up Ms. Cindy Zhong to form the judge panel.
As a continuation of the Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant legacy, Fairchild TV is donating the Pageant production to a different charity organization each year as its entertainment for a fund-raising gala. This year, Fairchild TV has named Richmond Hospital Foundation as the beneficiary of the annual MCVP Gala Dinner to support the construction of a new replacement patient care tower. The Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2016 Final will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre on Thursday December 8th and aired through Fairchild TV, Talentvision, and www.fairchildtv.com at 7:55pm. To find out more and keep updated with the Pageant happenings, tune in to the MCVP segment of What’s On or visit our website, www.fairchildtv.com, Facebook page, Instagram at mcvpcanada, or Weibo.
Embrace Your Inner Beauty and Shine Bright
In just one year, Jennifer has transformed from a shy girl-next-door into the Champion of both Miss Chinese Vancouver and Miss Chinese International Pageants. Terrace born Jennifer travelled all the way from Vancouver to step onto the international stage and stole the spotlight throughout the Pageant. Today, she has become a dazzling shining star, all thanks to the training, nurture and care from the MCVP professional team. Flashing back, Jennifer auditioned for MCVP only with minimal makeup and a bashful performance. After undergoing professional training in all aspects, including posture, stage performance, beauty, dance, manners, and catwalk, Jennifer has now matured into a gracious and compassionate young lady.
Having a beautiful face definitely captures other people’s attention; however, no beauty shines brighter than that of a good heart. After Jennifer was crowned, she took on the responsibility to spread kindness, and actively participated in different community services and events, approaching people from different walks of life, while expanding her horizon and promoting personal growth. Jennifer’s dedication to the community has also earned praises from various charity organizations.
Union Gospel Mission Easter Meal
Jennifer is a difference maker. Her selfless service in our kitchen helped Union Gospel Mission serve thousands of Easter Meals last April. Her work was done with a warm smile and caring heart. Thousands of Vancouver’s vulnerable know they are cared for because Jennifer took the time to serve, talk and share – and do it from the heart.
Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra Education Concert Series
Jennifer was a joy to have on our VMO education team, and it was amazing to watch her grow during each performance. Her easy approach with the kids, I believe will inspired many youths into leading a very fulfilling life in all ways, musically and culturally.
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Track for Charity
During the Track for Charity event, Jennifer encouraged guests to purchase raffle tickets, which brought the donation amount to a new height. Her participation and enthusiasm have created an uplifting atmosphere, definitely an impact generated by the inner beauty of a Miss Chinese Vancouver.
SUCCESS Walk with the Dragon
Jennifer’s outstanding performance as an MC for SUCCESS Walk with the Dragon has conjured up endless surprises.
Canadian Liver Foundation Stroll for Liver
Jennifer helped raise awareness and funds for the Canadian Liver Foundation by participating in the Stroll for Liver which took place in June 2016! She goes out into the community to make a difference in a positive way and teaches young people to be active and give back to the community.
Jennifer has undergone the Miss Chinese Vancouver glamorous transformation, embracing the true beauty from inside out. Are you ready to ignite your passion and embark on a journey to fame? Apply for the Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2016 (Online application or download the application) and take on your dazzling first step. Application deadline is September 16 (Friday).
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