Now on its 3rd year, the coveted search in the Chinese-filipino Community has come down to 15 boys and 15 girls ages 18 to 26 years old, who personify unity in diversity and an effort to stay true to opulent traditions while adapting to the changing times
The candidates vying for Mr. and Miss Chinatown Philippines 2016 were formally presented last June 30 at the Ramada Manila Central Hotel in Ongpin, Manila.
The official male candidates are Wryan Chua, Agassi Ching, Sherwin Yao, Carl Nicholson Yao, Jan Louie Ngo, Don Kim, Homar Liu, Neil Guevarra, Lanz Tan, Nelson Lin, Richmond Balila, Benedict Siao, Marlon Gan, Brenson Go and John Chantong, while their counterparts are Shirley Vy, Mae Ng, Eunice Rogando, Pichie Lim, Shanen dela Cruz, Germaine Chuabio, Aeryka Chu, Chrizelle So, Shireen Rosales, Abegail Castor, Trisha Dy, Alyssa Chong, Leitz Ang, Katrina Go and Lin Zeng.
Leading to the main event which happens in a month’s time, Mr. and Ms. Chinatown Philippines 2016 will have a Talent Competition on July 10 at The Lucky Chinatown Mall where select candidates will be showcasing their creative takes on personal skills; a Cultural Costume Competition on July 17 at Eastwood Central Plaza, to flaunt the fusion of traditional and modern Chinese-Filipino through colorful ensembles; and, a Swimsuit Competition x Fashion Show on July 20 at the Chaos, City of Dreams Manila.
Mr. and Miss Chinatown Philippines 2016 is presented by Fil-Chi Media Productions Incorporated (Chinoy TV), Miss Chinatown Foundation and co-presented by Oriental Group and the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Incorporated. Finals night is scheduled on July 31 at the Resorts World Manila to be telecast on Aug. 7 after Gandang Gabi Vice under the direction of Paolo Valenciano. The winners will receive P500,000 worth of prizes.
Fil-Chi Media Productions Incorporated is the company behind the premier Chinese-Filipino lifestyle magazine show, Chinoy TV. Hosted by Chris Tiu, Willord Chua and Valerie Tan, it airs Sundays from 10 to 11 a.m. on Living Asia Channel and PTV4.
Present during the event were Alvin Kingson Tan, president of Fil-Chi Media Productions, and Alexis Sy Go, pageant national director.