Organized by Fairchild Television, and co-organized by Talentvision, Fairchild Radio, and Popular Lifestyle & Entertainment Magazine, the final for the Miss Chinese Toronto Pageant 2020 wrapped up last night (December 6th, 2020), with #4Bella Wei clinching the Champion title. 1st Runner Up was awarded to #7 Deeana Ou, who also secured the Miss Congeniality title. 2nd Runner Up and the Bigen Silky Hair Award went to #8 Rachel Kuang, with #2 Mia Yang receiving the Kingscross Hyundai Miss Photogenic Award, sponsored by Kingscross Hyundai.
Famous program hosts Leo Shiu and Denise Liang took to the stage as the Master of Ceremony for Miss Chinese Toronto Pageant 2020. This year’s esteemed judging panel was comprised of runway model Ms. Ishie Wang, Miss Intercontinental Canada 2020 & 3rd Princess, Miss World Canada 2020 Ms. Kaitlyn Li and famous photographer Mr. Franklin Lau. The auditor for the Pageant was Mr. Alexis Yam, C.A.
Though the Pageant was unable to operate in a format that has been familiar with all for the past quarter of a decade, currently in its 26th year, new and innovative means utilized to give the audience a surprise in the face of a worldwide pandemic and the challenges brought forward.
To complete the filming for different stages of the Finals, filming locations stretched to over 20 places across Toronto. Amid a world pandemic, they encountered numerous obstacles, including consulting, coordinating and applying for filming permits and finding suitable filming venues. Under an unprecedented situation, the filming team and the eight finalists needed to cooperate as much as possible to complete filming while maintaining mandated social-distancing measures. Despite the difficulties, teamwork does make the dream work, with an unforgettable show in the books.
The talent portion provided an opportunity for the finalists to show off their special talents to audiences.#1 Krista Fung's violin performance to Camilla Cabello's hit Havana and#5 Nicole Fung's basketball moves to Head In The Game was eye-catching and charming. #2 Mia Yang's ethnic dance and #7 Deeana Ou's ballet/hip-hop combo was lively and spiritous. #3 Jing Wen merged her impressive Look At Me Now rap skills with her hip-hop talents, while #4 Bella Wei took on a mashup of Skinny Love and Blackpink's How You Like That with a contemporary/k-pop dance. And with #6 Tina Li's jazzy rendition of Grasp and #8 Rachel Kuang's piano playing and drawing, audiences and judges alike were excited to see what was in store for them next.
In the swimsuit Question &Answer session, the finalists donned chic swimsuits and put their public speaking skills to the test with our Master of Ceremonies duo. They embodied the beauty of pageantry, both inside and out, and showcased their confidence to the fullest.
The theme for this year’s fashion show segment was ‘different parts of the world’, allowing audiences to experience different countries and their culture from the comfort of their own home. #1 Krista Fung embodied her birthplace with her Statue of Liberty look, while #2 Mia Yang's Brazillian-inspired look incorporated her personality and enthusiasm in life. #3 Jing Wen led the audience to experience an active and passionate African culture while donning one of their folk costumes, while #4Bella Wei took on a more masculine style with her British-inspired look. #5Nicole Fung embodied grace in her elegant Russian-inspired gown while #6 Tina Li's Chinese-style cheongsam featured the charms of classical times. #7 Deeana Ou donned a trendy Korean hanbok to illustrate a natural yet unique side to Korean culture while #8 Rachel Kuang's Japanese kimono with cherry blossoms unveiled the fine side to Japanese poetry and painting. The finalists took a calm and unhurried pace, exuding their demeanour and energetic temperament from the inside to the outside.
Thank you to all the sponsors who helped make the Miss Chinese Toronto Pageant 2020 a huge success!
If you missed the broadcast on Fairchild TV 1, don’t fret: the whole show will air again on Fairchild TV 2 on December 13th, 2020 (Sunday) at 6:30pm.
For more information on the Pageant, please visit www.TorontoChinesePageant.com or www.facebook.com/MCTPCanada.