Red packets competition is considered the basic move during Lunar New Year and it is Myolie Wu and her husband Philip Lee to give red packets for the first time. On Weibo, Myolie shared photo of herself and Philip with red packets and disclosed they were currently in England and giving red packets with pound currency. She left a message: "Happy New Year! No more getting red packets but distributing now. I'm in London now and will be giving red packets with pound currency. I am Myolie auntie now but prefer to receive red packets!"
Vancouver's Jennifer Coosemans crowned the "Miss Chinese International Pageant 2016" Champion
Vancouver's No. 14, Jennifer Coosemans (朱亞琳) was crowned the champion of "Miss Chinese International Pageant 2016" last night, while New York's No.9 Mary Chen and Sydney's No. 12 Tiana Luan won first and second runner-up respectively. As for Hong Kong representative, Louisa Mak, though coming in as a favourite, she did not get into the Top 5, surprising quite a number of fans.
Last night, the "Miss Chinese International Pageant 2016" was held at TVB City. The 14 contestants appeared in evening gowns, folk costume,s leopard print bikinis, gold dance outfits and blue Chinese gowns. 6 diamond judges, including Alex Fong, Pakho Chau and Ruco Chan, plus a panel of 20 ex-pageant contestants such as Grace Chan, Sisley Choi and Tracy Chu were part of the judging panel.
The competition last night was mainly between Jennifer Coosemans, Mary Chen and Tiana Luan who performed very well in the first three rounds. During the swimsuit question-answer round, Mary Chen stuck a yellow rune on her head, which came off as humourous and cute. Tiana Luan acted very calmly and generous, and Jennifer Coosemans not only has a face that resembles Michelle Reis, but also has firm abs and a full bust. In the end, they took the Top 3, while Miss Friendship was won by No. 6 Alice Wong from Los Angeles.
Although Louisa Mak was on her home stage, she was the second shortest amongst the contestants. Perhaps her confidence was impacted due to her height, but her performance was average that night, without much outstanding. In the end, she was unable to enter the Top 5. She also became the first Miss Hong Kong champion that was not placed int he Top 3 since 2013.
Louisa Mak: "The Top 3 are my picks"
After the competition, Louisa Mak expressed that she did not cry: "The result is logical, the Top 3 are my picks too! There were many areas that I didn't do well in tonight, maybe because the judge panel is different from Miss Hong Kong, so the standards are different. (Surprised you didn't get into Top 5?) No, the top 3 contestants were constantly reported throughout the night, I could see the scores myself. (Lost most heavily this time?) Not really, I've lost many times in my life. But this time, it was an international competition. The structure, the contestants are international. I will work hard to improve myself. It was a good experience this time, I don't think I lost!"