The finale of Fairchild Television’s Silver Jubilee celebrations Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2018 has successfully concluded at the Vancouver Convention Centre on December 6th. In harmony with the theme “Classics ∞ Abound”, the 10 beautiful finalists have undergone three months of intensive training and were ready to ignite their infinite potentials on the dazzling pageant stage. This year, Fairchild TV has named VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation as the beneficiary of the MCVP Gala Dinner to raise fund for a surgical navigation system and a new waiting space at the Eye Care Centre. President and CEO of VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation Ms. Barbara Grantham presented a plaque of appreciation to Mr. Thomas Fung, Chairman and CEO of Fairchild Group to express their gratitude for the generous support by Fairchild TV.
Experienced program host Fred Liu and the witty BChiu along with versatile Hong Kong artiste Jack Wu took on the roles of MCs for the evening, leading the 10 celestial beauties to shine through the competition. This year, our judge panel was composed of renowned TV star, Miss Chinese Vancouver and Miss Chinese International Linda Chung, Miss Chinese Vancouver and Miss Chinese International Jennifer Coosemans, notable singer-songwriter and member of the duo Soler Dino Acconci, Regional Medical Director of Infection Prevention & Control for Vancouver Coastal Health Dr. Titus Wong and Managing Director of Asian-Canadian Special Events Association Charlie Wu.
The much-anticipated evening was unfolded with a vivacious dance to the tunes of La Isla Bonita brought forth by the 10 gorgeous finalists in colorful costumes. Joined by Project Boyz Jeffery, Jacky, Sunshine Boyz Sam, Ethan and Jay Vin, the girls strolled down the memory lane with the audience and relived the good old days with two other 80s classic hits, Lambada and Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go.
Shortly after, the guests travelled back in time to meet with ten legendary movie characters, each reflecting a contestant’s distinctive personality. Studying alone in Vancouver, #1 May Li is as strong and persistent as the Women General of the Yang Family. #2 Alice Lin emerged on stage as the beautiful and intelligent Cleopatra while Piano teacher #3 Maggie Lee was portrayed as the English tutor in The King and I.
#4 Angela Wei possessed a big heart just like the compassionate Wonder Women. The courageous Lara Croft in Tomb Raider was #5 Nicole Chu’s role model. Snow White #6 Sarah Xu and the seven dwarfs brought back memories of her taking care of her younger siblings. Passionate about dancing since childhood, #7 Rachel He is as flexible and balanced than the Catwoman.
The fearless flower seller in My Fair Lady paralleled #8 Lily Jin’s courage to embrace her weakness, yet striving for improvements. The artistic #9 Larina Zhou appeared as the beautiful elf princess in The Lord of the Rings, followed by the free-spirited Maria in The Sound of Music played by #10 Ryea Jin who was spreading positive energy via music.
Transcending to the 90’s, the journey continued with the invasion of the Bollywood and Korean influence on pop culture exemplified by a mesmerizing fusion group dance.
In the blink of an eye, the contestants returned to the present and showed off their individual talents. #1 May Li surprised the audience with her creative performance combining jazz and folk dance and drama. #2 Alice Lin drew a quick sketch of Linda Chung while singing the classic finale song of My Fair Princes. #3 Maggie Lee performed a explosive hip hop dance, which expressed the extroverted side of her.
19-year-old #4 Angela Wei brought forth a melodious piece of pipa music followed by a graceful Chinese classical dance by passionate dancer #5 Nicole Chu. #6 Sarah Xu touched the hearts of the audience by playing the Titanic theme song on flute. Double Master of Laws degree holder at Beijing Normal University and the University of Montreal, #7 Rachel He conquered the stage with a sexy Kpop dance, boosting up the atmosphere across the venue.
Working towards her dream as an outstanding actress, #8 Lily Jin danced energetically to an upbeat music with her two partners. Graduated with a fine arts degree, #9 Larina Zhou and her partner delivered an exquisite ballroom dance. Last but not least, #10 Ryea Jin captivated the audience with her exceptional cyr wheel performance.
The competition transitioned to a phenomenal East meets West encounter unveiled by renowned Chinese Canadian soprano Jessica Yan Macintosh, young dexterous musician Herbert Kwan and Korean rapper Tyrone Pak. Meanwhile, the contestants were looking forward to the future as they presented a gift to themselves 10 years later as a reminder of their persistence in the pursuit of their goals and dreams.
After a quick change, the girls as 10 futuristic personas in silver avant-garde outfits confronted an exciting round of Q&A session with confidence, showcasing their infinite creativity and imagination while inspiring the audience to reflect on the influence of technologies on human intelligence.
With one highlight following after another came the long-awaited appearance of the special guest from Hong Kong, the handsome and charismatic Lokyi Lai. Lokyi first performed a romantic song The One I Love in a Life Time, followed by Friends dedicated to his Canadian fans. As the champion of Strictly Come Dancing, Lokyi partnered with former Miss Chinese Vancouver Shayna Ding to bring forth a romantic dance number, earning thunderous applause from the attending guests.
Lastly, accompanied by the music of his hit sitcom Come Home Love, Lokyi invited the 10 contestants to return to the stage in elegant Chinese cheongsams. Together they created a perfect conclusion for the grand finale of the 25th Anniversary Celebrations of Fairchild Television.
All contestants excelled throughout the competition with their unique beauty and talents. After much consideration, the results of the Pageant are as follows:
Champion: #2 Alice Lin, 1st Runner Up: #1 May Li & 2nd Runner Up: #7 Rachel He
Beauty Court Sparkling New Star Award & Vancouver Laser and Skin Care Most Charming Award: #7 Rachel He
Anna Sit Miss Photogenic & Luk Fook Jewellery Luminous Beauty Award: #2 Alice Lin
Dairn Shane Outstanding Intelligence Award & Airland My Dream Girl Award: #1 May Li
Doctor Face Experience Best Complexion Award: #8 Lily Jin
Winner Alice Lin will represent Vancouver at the Miss Chinese International Pageant 2019 to compete against delegates from all over the world. We wish Alice the best of luck in the upcoming competition, bringing pride to Vancouver and carrying on the beautiful MCVP legacy. The Gala has ultimately raised $568,800 for VGB & UBC Hospital Foundation to purchase a surgical navigation system that helps to reduce surgical time and speed up patient recovery from surgery as well as to create a safe, accessible and welcoming waiting space at the Eye Care Centre for elderly eye-care patients.
The long-awaited finale of the 25th anniversary celebrations of Fairchild TV, Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2018 is happening this Thursday. Masters of ceremonies, Jack Wu, Fred Liu, and BChiu together with the 10 contestants and special guest performer Lokyi Lai will bring forth an amazing and unforgettable evening for audience worldwide. As a prelude to the Pageant, the two charming overseas guests made their first appearance in Vancouver at the press conference. Following the footsteps of last year’s special guest performer, Crazy Runner Founder Joel Chan, the versatile Jack Wu will grace the Pageant stage as the MC of the night. Jack along with Nancy Sit, Michael Lai, and Sharon Chan were nominated for Most Popular On-Screen Partnership at the TVB Anniversary Awards this year. He was delighted to gain recognition for his performance in Cantopop at 50 and shared his happiness with Mary Lo, the MC of the press conference. Visiting Vancouver for the first time, Jack looked forward to exploring this beautiful city through running some scenic routes.
Since Lokyi Lai’s participation as the special guest for the very first Super 10 in 2011, he has taken part at other FTV projects and become one of Canadian viewers’ favorites. Returning to Vancouver for the Pageant, Lokyi felt like a homecoming when he saw all the familiar faces at FTV. In addition to the close-tie between Loyki and Fairchild TV, he also has a strong connection with the champions of Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant as he is a close friend of Linda Chung, the judge of this year’s Pageant, and was the judge when Jennifer Coosemans captured the prestigious Miss Chinese International title. He would definitely be thrilled to meet with the two Vancouver beauties again. Lokyi also revealed that he encountered his wife, Nicole Lee, for the first time through Lorretta Chow, the champion of New Talent Singing Awards Vancouver Audition. Aside from presenting classic songs, as the champion of Strictly Come Dancing, will Lokyi also show off his astounding dancing skills? Make sure to stay tuned to the Final on December 6th to find out!
Lastly, President of Fairchild Media Group Mr. Joe Chan presented the two special guests with a unique framed picture of the ten girls with their autographs to wish them a successful performance.
Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant Final taking place at Vancouver Convention Centre on December 6th will broadcast live at 7:55pm (PST) on Fairchild Television (Canada West), Talentvision, and MCVP official website. Don’t forget to follow MCVP Facebook and Instagram for instant updates and firsthand information on the Final.
Organized by Fairchild Television, the prestigious Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2018 Final will take place on Thursday December 6. With beauty, courage and confidence, the contestants will conquer the stage with a shining and remarkable performance at the Final. They will engage the audience, stroll down memory lane and embrace the dazzling future together. After undergoing a wide spectrum of intensive training instructed by a team of professionals, the 10 gorgeous young ladies made their first official grand entrance at the press conference stage.
For over 20 years, Q&A has been notorious for its unpredictability and deemed the toughest segment in the Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant. During the press conference, the two MCs, 2nd runner-up of last year’s Pageant Tingting Niu and B Chiu, first chatted with Fred Liu on how to help the contestants stay relaxed in the Q&A session. As an experienced pageant MC, Fred shared that the secret is to spend more time studying the girls’ profiles to inspire their thoughts.
Fred and B Chiu will be partnering with the versatile Hong Kong artiste Jack Wu as the MCs for Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2018, leading the 10 stunning girls through the final stage of the competition. Following the footsteps of last year’s special guest performer Crazy Runner Founder Joel Chan, team member Jack will grace the Pageant stage this time. Debuted as a singer, Jack has also participated in many dramas and variety shows. He recently takes up the challenge of hosting Cantopop at 50 and showcases his amazing vocals and natural, witty hosting skill. Jack’s first public appearance in Vancouver this early December must bring lots of excitement to local fans.
Shortly after the MC’s conversation, the 10 finalists took turns to introduce themselves at the press conference. The petite #1 May Li is a vivacious and persistent girl who puts her daily life into videos clips and shares on her vlogs while striving for good grades at school. The generous and thoughtful #2 Alice Lin is a popular host of a live streaming video platform in Taiwan. After participating in her friend’s music video as the female lead, Alice had determined to pursue her dreams in the entertainment business. Piano teacher #3 Maggie Lee has been diligently cultivating students’ piano skills and their interest in music for 7 years. Soft and gentle, she also has a contrasting personality with an enthusiasm to undertake new challenges.
The youngest finalist #4 Angela Wei enjoys performing inside and outside of schools as well as volunteering for charities that provide pediatric palliative care to children and families. As a marvelous Chinese classical dance dancer, #5 Nicole Chu’s most memorable experience was to represent Canada at the International Youth Dance Festival in Macau. Food-lover #6 Sarah Xu started playing flute since childhood and was a member of the school ensemble. Her warm smile always brings happiness to everyone around her. Endowed with beauty and wisdom, #7 Rachel He obtained two Master of Laws degrees at Beijing Normal University and the University of Montreal, hoping to advocate women’s right through legal policy.
The elegant #8 Lily Jin is fond of tasting Chinese Kung Fu Tea and experiencing the profound Chinese tea culture. The optimistic and adorable #9 Larina Zhou is passionate about dancing, especially for the excitement and speed that come along with Tango. #10 Ryea Jin aspires to a career in the movie industry and to achieve that, she has completed courses in performing arts. Her cyr wheel dance made a great impression at the audition.
To manifest the theme “Classics ∞ Abound”, highlights of the mesmerizing evening include a phenomenal East meets West performance delivered by renowned Chinese Canadian soprano Jessica Yan Macintosh and young dexterous musician Herbert Kwan. Aside from the wonderful collaboration, Fairchild TV is pleased to invite the charming Lokyi Lai as the performing guest of the Pageant. Since his appearance as the special guest for the very first Super 10 in 2011, Lokyi has been part of a number of FTV projects and definitely become one of Canadian viewers’ favorites. Local fans are also witnessing Lokyi’s acting journey from assuming insignificant characters to taking up more major roles in TVB dramas. His witty and smart persona John Ma from Come Home Love gradually earned him great recognition. In addition to the close-tie between Loyki and Fairchild TV, he has a strong connection with champions of Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant too as he was the male lead in Linda Chung’s (2003) World for Two music video. He also provided advice to his good friend Linda when she was picking her daughter’s Chinese name. In 2016, Lokyi sat at the judge panel of Miss Chinese International Pageant when Miss Chinese Vancouver Jennifer Coosemans (2015) captured the prestigious title.
In December, Loyki will be meeting up with Linda and Jennifer again as the two ladies will attend the Pageant as judges. They will be joined by other judges, member of the band Soler Dino Acconci, Managing Director of Asian-Canadian Special Events Association Charlie Wu and Dr. Titus Wong to select the Champion, 1st Runner-up, 2nd Runner-up and the recipients of Vancouver Laser and Skin Care Most Charming Award, Anna Sit Miss Photogenic, Dairn Shane Outstanding Intelligence Award, Doctor Face Experience Best Complexion Award, Airland My Dream Girl Award, Beauty Court Sparkling New Star Award, and Luk Fook Jewellery Luminous Beauty Award.
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 VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation as the beneficiary of the annual MCVP Gala Dinner to raise fund for a surgical navigation system which helps to reduce surgical time and speed up patient recovery from surgery.
The Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2018 Final will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre on Thursday December 6th and aired on Fairchild TV, Talentvision, and their homepages at 7:55pm. To find out more and keep updated with the Pageant happenings, tune in to the MCVP segment of What’s On and visit MCVP Facebook page and Instagram.
Every year, Fairchild TV donates the production of Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant to a different charity organization as its entertainment for a fund-raising gala. Pursuant to the All Star Charity Gala held in 2015, Fairchild Television is pleased to announce the second collaboration with VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation by naming the Foundation as the beneficiary of the annual MCVP Gala Dinner this year. VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation has recently held a press conference, hosted by Miss Chinese Vancouver 2017 Cheryl Ng along with Leisure Talk host William Ho, to reveal Gala details.
President and CEO of VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, Ms. Barbara Grantham, expressed sincere appreciation and gratitude to Fairchild TV for our generous donation, hoping to raise fund through the Pageant for a surgical navigation system which helps to reduce surgical time and speed up patient recovery from surgery.
As a patient at Vancouver General Hospital a few years ago, William shared his experience and praised the medical staffs for their unconditional care.
Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant Gala Dinner 2018 will take place on December 6th (Thursday) at Vancouver Convention Centre. Let's join hands to make a difference! For more information, please email to email@example.com or call 604-875-8233.
For nearly a quarter of a century after its inception, the legacy of Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant continues. To celebrate Fairchild Television’s Silver Anniversary and commemorate another milestone Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant will be attaining next year at its 25th Anniversary, the recruitment was officially launched today at the “Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2018 Kick Start Press Conference” along with the theme “Classics ∞ Abound”.
The press conference was unfolded by a magical silver ring stunt. The different combinations of rings represented the infinite potential of every young lady, just like Tingting Niu, the 2nd Runner-Up of Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2017. Tingting is not only a versatile performer, whose dancing and singing skills are on a professional level, but she is also extremely eloquent. On this very significant occasion, she joined hands with Chris Yuen as the MC’s.
In harmony with the theme “Classics ∞ Abound”, the special guests of the press conference were invited to share some classic memories at the Pageant. Ms. Deborah Moore revealed that with her limited proficiency of the Chinese language, it was definitely a nerve-racking experience being appointed as the MC of the very first Pageant. Deborah even slightly joked that it was as challenging as competing at Miss Hong Kong Pageant.
Next up was former veteran chaperone, Ms. Kelly Chan, who had witnessed the birth of numerous Miss Chinese Vancouver’s for over 10 years. Among all the unforgettable memories, Kelly recalled vividly that Eliza Sam at that time was lack of confidence with lots of worries on expressing herself in Chinese at the Q&A session. Nonetheless, Kelly was pleasantly surprised by this intelligent lady when later onstage she saw Eliza communicating in French with the MC who happened to be a fluent French speaker as well!
Over the past 2 decades, the prestigious Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant has seen many outstanding ladies with phenomenal success at both Miss Chinese Vancouver and Miss Chinese International Pageants, including Crystal Pan, Bernice Liu, Shirley Zhou, Linda Chung, Leanne Li, Cici Chen, Eliza Sam, Cindy Zhong, Gloria Tang, and Jennifer Coosemans. The Pageant has also served as a platform for the young finalists to overcome their anxieties and further their pageant ventures. Returning to Hong Kong as an overseas contestant at Miss Hong Kong Pageant two years after Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant, Ms. Kayi Cheung made history by becoming the first Miss Chinese Vancouver to capture the title of Miss Hong Kong. During the press conference, Kayi remembered the massive criticisms following the announcement of her championship and stated that family and friends’ supports were exceedingly important in helping her to conquer the negative energy.
Along with Miss Chinese Vancouver 2017 Cheryl Ng, Kayi urged all talented young ladies to act fast and step onto the journey of fame. 1st Runner-Up and 2nd Runner Up, Ruby Ng and Tingting Niu, expressed thanks to Fairchild Television for providing a high level of professional trainings and felt blessed by how much their horizons have been broadened through community services and events the past year.
The winners of Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2017 and the special guests of the press conference encouraged all aspiring young beauties to take the initiative and audition for the Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2018. To wrap up the press conference, President of Fairchild Media Group and the MCVP Chairperson, Mr. Joe Chan, was invited onto the stage to officiate the Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2018 campaign.
The entire press conference was live-streamed on Facebook. Everyone is welcome to watch it through MCVP Facebook (mcvpcanada). Moreover, please stay tuned to the official website www.fairchildtv.com and other MCVP social media platforms where Cheryl, Ruby and Ting Ting will be sharing their extraordinary pageant experiences and interview tips soon. Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2018 Final will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre on December 6th (Thursday). Application deadline is September 14th (Friday), 5pm.
In the midst of Fairchild’s Silver Anniversary celebrations, Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant will reach yet another milestone as a prestigious beauty pageant for nearly a quarter of a century. Classics ∞ Abound - Bringing you infinite possibilities, Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2018 is now accepting applications!
Over the past two decades, a number of memorable unique themes from the Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant have laid the foundation for creativity to bloom throughout the campaign while highlighting both the beauty and wisdom of our delegates. In 2016, ten finalists went through professional trainings to “Shine Bright and Ignite the Magical Beauty”. Another group of talented girls owned the stage under the theme “City of Illuminations, Beauty beyond Imagination” in 2013. The contestants in 2000 were transformed into bond girls to complete “The Ultimate Challenge”. With the focus on “Be my princess; Shine with Elegance” in 2014, ten shy girls-next-door were praised as graceful princesses at the final. Just last year, the young ladies were encouraged to go beyond and “Embrace Your Childhood Dream”. In the year 2010, the girls danced to the theme of “Incarnation of Fashion”. The finalists in 2006 exemplified “Oriental Elegance, The Inheritance of Beauty”. Delegates competing at Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2009 flourished to the theme of crystal clear “Water” while in 2007, contestants translated their dreams into “Glory of Flower”, igniting the stage with blooms.
As a highly anticipated segment, the talent performance not only shows off the delegates’ artistic strengths but is also a challenge for them to impress the audience and judges within a short period of time. Cici Chen amazed the crowd in 2008 with a magical fashion show in which a simple piece of fabric was tailored into a trendy dress in a blink of an eye. Jennifer Coosemans portrayed a different MCV image in 2015 by playing the trombone, an instrument predominantly favored by male musicians. Lithe dancer Lora Sun wowed the audience with grace and flexibility whereas Jennifer Lee’s Chinese DunHuang dance in 2013 was equally breath-taking.
Linda Chung’s energetic hula hoops performance in 2004 and Gloria Tang’s exceptional jump role dance at the International Pageant have both left a lasting impression on everyone. Inspired by these creative acts, last year’s winners each created her own marvelous stage to show off their best: champion Cheryl Ng married Jazz dance with movie images in a cross-media segment; first runner-up Ruby Ng demonstrated vibrancy and drama with her partner in an incredible Nunchaku and kickboxing fight; second runner-up Tingting Niu sang a cheerful song while playing the guitar, with an electrifying hip-hop dance as a surprising conclusion.
Immediately after the final, the legacy of the Miss Chinese Vancouver pageant continued with active involvements of the three title winners at different community services and events, including Walk with the Dragon held by S.U.C.C.E.S.S., Daffodil Sale organized by Canadian Cancer Society, and senior home visit, just to name a few. Aside from volunteering in Canada, Tingting travelled a long way to visit the AIDS-impacted orphans in mainland China and uploaded her self-filmed videos on social media platforms, with an intention of raising awareness from the public. Representing Vancouver at the Miss Chinese International Pageant 2018, Cheryl triumphed with a precious life-changing experience and subsequently joined the “What’s On team as a program host. As an animal lover at the start, Cheryl is currently gathering support from various organizations and individuals to advocate animal rights. Ruby fulfilled her grandma’s wish before her passing as she herself flew miles away from the east coast to join the Pageant and finished successful in second place.
Classics ∞ Abound
A spectacular event with more than six months in the making, the Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2018 is now calling for applications. All aspiring young ladies are encouraged to apply and achieve their dreams through the magnificent Pageant stage. For more information, visit our MCVP Facebook page, and Instagram at MCVPCanada. Application deadline is September 14 (Friday), 5pm.