Saturday, October 4, 2008

Miss Astro Chinese International

The Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant is an annual beauty pageant solely organized by Astro_%28satellite_TV%29, a leading cross-media operator with direct-to-home satellite television services in Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia. This beauty pageant has marked its' place in the local viewers' hearts since the year 1998. The winner of the pageant in each year will be nominated by ASTRO to represent Kuala Lumpur in the Miss Chinese International Pageant, organized by TVB which is held annually in Hong Kong around the Chinese New Year season.

For the year 2007, the organizer had made changes to its competition which is quite uncommon for a beauty pageant contest. This include shooting personal video diary for the contestants and include SMS voting. The final 13 was chosen, and its begins it shooting video with a series of activities. Those activities include beach, learning how to relax, acting, collaboration, participating charity, and some diet advices.

The Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant Challenge, a separate Challenge leading up to the actual Finals, was introduced in 2007 and hosted by Angel Wong Chui Ling. This Challenge consisted of 3 rounds in which contestants had to compete in various activities . If they failed, one contestant will be usually voted out by the contestants themselves. The process goes on for months, until they have 10 contestants for the final. It also believed that the prettiest contestants No. 5 Annie Cheah , a model, was voted in a controversy manner during the pre-final period.

Past Winners

Although without a long history, this annual event is deemed as one of the most successful local beauty pageant ever. Attracting more than 400 hopefuls yearly during the recruitment drive, the pageant offers fabulous prizes and an instant route to stardom for the delegates.

Special Awards

International Pageant

Placement at Miss Chinese International

Miss Thailand World

Miss Thailand World is a national pageant, which the winners go to compete in Miss World Beauty Pageant, and the Runner-up who has beautiful Chinese complextion will be selected to participate in Miss Chinese International. Miss Thailand World is not related the previous Miss Thailand or Miss Thailand Universe.

The reigning Miss Thailand World is Kanokkorn Jaicheun, who was crowned on August 4, 2007, in Bangkok by Melissa Mahapol, Miss Thailand World 2006.

This year, Miss Thailand World was scheduled to held in August. However, the board of Miss Thailand World decided to cancel the competition because this year the nationwide have been being in the remembrance of . Accordingly, Ummarapas Julkasian, 1st Runner-up Miss Thailand World 2007, was selected to present at Miss World 2008.

Miss Thailand World was broadcasted on Channel 3 in Thailand.

Performance at Miss World

In 1989, Prathumrat Woramali, as Miss Thailand World 1989, was Thailand's representative at Miss World 1989 at Hong Kong. She won the Queen of Asia Award, and later became the 3rd Runner-up Miss World 1989.

In 1997 at Baie Lazare, Seychelles Tanya Tiana Suesuntisook, as Miss Thailand World 1997, was ranked as the 4th Runner-up Miss World 1997.

In Miss World 2001 at Sun City, South Africa, Lada Engchawadechasilp received Miss Photogenic Award.


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Miss Tahiti

The Miss Tahiti pageant is a long-standing beauty contest competition which awards prizes to young women contestants from Tahiti.
Miss Tahiti will represent the French Territory at the Miss France pageant, the first runner-up will represent Tahiti at the Miss Earth pageant.
Two other pageants held each year on Tahiti are ''Miss Dragon'' , as well as ''Miss Heiva'' . The ''Miss Dragon'' will represent the French Territory at the annual Miss Chinese International beauty contest.


Miss NY Chinese

Miss NY Chinese also known as Miss New York Chinese or Miss Chinese New York and formerly called as Miss Greater Chinatown NYC Beauty Pageant, is a beauty pageant that selects New York City's representative to the Miss Chinese International beauty pageant held in Hong Kong each year.


1992 was the first year where the Miss Greater Chinatown NYC Beauty Pageant was held. The winner then represented New York City the following year in Hong Kong. From then until 2001, the pageant kept its original name. Starting in the 2002 edition, the pageant's name was changed to Miss New York Chinese Beauty Pageant, and a semifinals and finals were held. 2004 was the last year where a semifinals and finals were held. Starting in 2005 to currently, only the finals were held.


*Between the ages of 17 and 25.
*Before 2004, the delegates had to reside in New York for at least a year. Starting from 2004, delegates can be from anywhere in the East Coast Region of the US.
*Must be a US citizen.
*Must not have given birth or be pregnant.
*Never been married.
*Have a height of at least 5'2".

List of Winners

With only five placements, New York has not been very successful at Miss Chinese International. However all those placements were high as all five of them placed in the top 5. Michelle Yip, Miss Greater Chinatown NYC 1998 2nd runner up went on to win the title after the original winner resigned and 1st runner up declined title. She competed in Hong Kong for the Miss Chinese International 1999 title during her birthday and won. She is the only winner from New York to win so far. New York has also placed as 1st runner up for two times and 2nd runner up for one time. However the 2nd runner up, Amy Chung went on to be dethroned after she was found out to have lied about her criminal records. Only one Miss Asian America has competed for the crown. She was Fala Chen, Miss Asian America 2002. Two Miss Chinatown USA contestants competed in the pageant. One was Fala Chen, who was 1st runner up at Miss Chinatown USA 2003 and the other was Shan Chen, Miss Chinatown USA 2004. Shan went on to place as 2nd runner up in the Miss NY Chinese 2005 pageant.

''Note: The winners from 1992 to 2000 held the title Miss Greater Chinatown NYC and starting in 2002 did the winners earn the Miss NY Chinese title. The winners then competed in the Miss Chinese International pageant next year in Hong Kong.''

1 Age at the time of the Miss Chinese International pageant

Acting Success

Many winners gone to acting in Asia. Most notable is Michelle Ye who was a TVB actress for six years before her contract ended. She decided not to renew her contract as she was granted a golden contract to Media Asia 'Rich and Famous' to have more opportunities in movie industry. Fala Chen is also an actress in TVB now, hosting a few shows in TVB8 and acting in a few series. Nicole Wang is currently in Mainland China for acting.


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Miss Hong Kong Pageant

The Miss Hong Kong Pageant , or MSHK for short, is a beauty pageant organized by the leading Hong Kong television station, Television Broadcasts .

All participants must have a valid Hong Kong identity card or must be born in Hong Kong . The pageant has been an annual event since 1973. Apart from the top prize winner, first runner-up and second runner-up prizes, the pageant also has other consolation prizes that vary slightly from year to year. Many Miss Hong Kong contestants have gone on to have movie careers as it is quite typical for the top contestants to garner television contracts from TVB.

The pageant is televised into two events. First, a preliminary event is held where 12 semi-finalists are selected from a group of candidates, the number of which is usually around 20-25 . Then a final event is held where the 12 semi-finalists are reduced to a final 5. The second and first runner-ups and the winner are then announced. Often several contestants dropped out of the pageant before the televised preliminary, thus there would be a candidate with #30 assigned to her, but only 25 or so contestants.

Wai Yin Association

Wai Yin Association is the official association for all official contestants . It is a registered charity. It was established in 1982 to help the citizens of Hong Kong.

Miss Hong Kong 2007

Miss Hong Kong 2007 pageant was held in the Hong Kong Coliseum on July 21, 2007. Outgoing titleholder, Miss Hong Kong 2006, Aimee Chan crowned the new winner Kayi Cheung after the show. The first runner-up Grace Wong also won the title of Miss Photogenic and Miss International Goodwill from the same pageant.

Most notable winners and contestants

* Angie Chiu 趙雅芝
* Loletta Chu 朱玲玲
* Cherie Chung 鍾楚紅
* Irene Lo 勞錦嫦
* Barbara Yung 翁美玲
* Cally Kwong 鄺美雲
* Maggie Cheung 張曼玉
* Joyce Godenzi 高麗虹
* Pauline Yeung 楊寶玲
* 李嘉欣
* Monica Chan 陳法蓉
* Anita Yuen 袁詠儀
* Amy kwok 郭藹明
* Valerie Chow 周嘉玲
* Ada Choi 蔡少芬
* Emily Lo 盧淑儀
* Florence Kwok 郭少芸
* Kenix Kwok 郭可盈
* Halina Tam 譚小環
* Natalie Wong 黃紀瑩
* Maggie Cheung Ho Yee 張可頤
* San San Lee 李珊珊
* Fiona Yuen 袁彩雲
* Charmaine Sheh 佘詩曼
* Anne Heung 向海岚
* Sonija Kwok 郭羨妮
* Myolie Wu 胡杏兒
* Shirley Yeung 楊思琦
* Mandy Cho 曹敏莉

Summary of winners

''Note*: Miss Friendship from 1987 was replaced by Miss Congeniality ''

Overseas contestant awards list

Starting from 1991, the Miss Hong Kong pageant greets delegates from overseas. They include Toronto, Vancouver, New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, and San Francisco. Local contestants coming from Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, London, and more enter at Hong Kong. In 2006, there was a top 16 contestant from the Netherlands. The overseas delegates wait for the notification of their regional sponsors of TVB and if they are chosen, they fly to Hong Kong to compete. The following is a record of overseas delegates' performance at Miss Hong Kong.

* 1991 - 7. Amy Kwok 郭藹明
**Miss International Goodwill
**Miss Humorous Conversation
* 1991 - 13. Maur Yeung 楊凱斯
** Miss Congeniality
* 1992 - 8. Patsy Lau 劉殷伶
**1st Runner-Up
**Miss International Goodwill
* 1992 - 14. Carol Lee 李秋林
**Miss Congeniality
* 1993 - 20. Christina Lau 劉飛飛
**Miss International Goodwill
* 1994 - 18. Dorothy Ng 吳素珊
**Miss International Goodwill
* 1995 - 12. Winnie Yeung 楊婉儀
**Most Standard Figure Award
* 1997 - 2. Virginia Yung 翁嘉穗
**Miss Photogenic
**Eastern Beauty Award
**Metropolitan Charm Award
* 1997 - 12. Vivian Lee 李明慧
**1st Runner-Up
**Miss International Goodwill
* 1998 - 20. Anne Heung 向海嵐
**Miss Photogenic
**Global Beauty Award
**Miss Vivid Metropolitan
* 1998 - 14. Josephine Yan 殷莉
**Miss International Goodwill
* 1999 - 12. Sonija Kwok 郭羨妮
**Miss Photogenic
**Miss International Goodwill
**Miss Millennium Wisdom
* 1999 - 15. Cindy Wong 王倩
**Miss Beautiful Legs
* 2000 - 11. Vivian Lau 劉慧蘊
**Miss Photogenic
**Miss International Goodwill
**Miss Millennium Charm
* 2000 - 17. Margaret Kan 簡佩堅
**First Runner-Up
* 2000 - 5. Maree Lau 劉嘉慧
**Second Runner-Up
* 2002 - 11. Tiffany Lam 林敏俐
**Miss International Goodwill
**Miss New Generational Beauty
* 2002 - 20.Cerina Da Graca 嘉碧儀
**Miss Photogenic
**Breakthrough Natural Skin Award
**Slimming Beauty Award
* 2003 - 2. Mandy Cho 曹敏莉
**Miss International Goodwill
**Miss Swimsuit Charm
**Diamond Skin Award
**Perfect Group
* 2003 - 11. Rabee'a Yeung 楊洛婷
**1st Runner-Up
**Tourism Ambassador Award
* 2003 - 18. Selena Li 李詩韻
**Miss Photogenic
**Miss Talent
* 2004 - 1. Queenie Chu 朱慧敏
**1st Runner-Up
**Tourism Ambassador Award
*2006 - 13. Aimee Chan 陳茵媺
**Miss International Goodwill
**Audience Favourite
* 2006 - 15. Janet Chow 周家蔚
**1st Runner-Up
**Miss Photogenic
*2007 - 3. Kayi Cheung 張嘉兒
**Miss Vitality Ambassador
*2007 - 9. Grace Wong王君馨
**1st Runner-up
**Miss Photogenic
**Miss International Goodwill.
*2007 - 7. Lorretta Chow 周美欣
**2nd Runner-up
**Most Attractive Legs Award
*2008 - 7. Hilda Leung 梁雅琳
**Miss Trendy Vision

Notice that Vancouver has the most Miss Hong Kong winners from the overseas. They had a record of four consecutive winners from 1997-2000. 2000 was the only year where the top 3 delegates were all from overseas. Even though the 2007 pageant had the top 3 all from the US and Canada but Grace Wong and Lorretta Chow traveled to Hong Kong to compete in the pageant, so they are recognized by TVB to be local delegates not overseas delegates. They did however come from the overseas.

Miss Hong Kong showing at the International beauty stage

The top 3 winners of Miss Hong Kong are sent by TVB to represent Hong Kong at various international pageants.

*Miss Hong Kong competes in Miss Universe and .
*First runner-ups competes in Miss World.
*Second runner-ups competes in Miss International.

However, this has not always been the case. For example, Miss Hong Kong 2004 first runner-up, Queenie Chu was sent to both Miss World and Miss International. While Miss Hong Kong 2005, Tracy Ip was sent to compete in Miss World 2005. Miss Hong Kong 1987, Pauline Yeung Po Ling competed in both Miss World 1987 and Miss Universe 1988. Miss Hong Kong 1988, Michelle Reis competed at Miss World 1988. Since 2005, TVB has decided to send the winners to Miss World instead of the 1st runner ups. However in 2006, winner Aimee Chan was 25 years old and was considered overage by the Miss World Organization. As a result the 1st runner up, Janet Chow competed at Miss World 2006.

Big three pageants success

Note: Only the Miss Hong Kong delegates produced by TVB are included here.

Miss Universe
* 1976 ~ Rowena Lam 林良蕙 placed in the top 12.
* 1984 ~ Joyce Godenzi 高麗虹 placed third in the Best National Costume contest.
* 1988 ~ Pauline Yeung 楊寶玲 was 4th runner-up.
''There were no Miss Hong Kong representatives since 2001. The last Miss Hong Kong to compete in Miss Universe is Miss Sonija Kwok, Miss Hong Kong 1999.''

Miss World
* 1974 ~ Judy Dirkin 杜茱迪 won ''Miss Personality''.
* 1983 ~ Maggie Cheung 張曼玉 placed in the top 15, finishing as a semifinalist.
* 1988 ~ Pauline Yeung 楊寶玲 won ''Queen of Asia'' and placed in the top 12.
* 2007 ~ Kayi Cheung 張嘉兒 won ''Beauty With A Purpose'' award and placed in the top 16.

Miss International:
* 1981 ~ Deborah Moore 狄寶娜摩亞 won ''Miss Friendship''.
* 1985 ~ Ellen Wong 王愛倫 won ''Best 21st Century Award'' and placed in the top 15.
* 1987 ~ Wing Lam 林穎嫺 won ''Miss Photogenic''.
* 2002 ~ Cathy Wu 胡家惠 won ''Miss Friendship''.
* 2004 ~ Sze Sze Fu 符思思 won ''Miss Friendship''.
* 2005 ~ Queenie Chu 朱慧敏 won ''Miss Friendship''.
* 2006 ~ Koni Lui 呂慧儀 won ''Miss Friendship'' and ''Most Beautiful Smile''.
* 2007 ~ Grace Wong 王君馨 won ''Miss Friendship'' and placed in the top 15..


*The iconic theme song for the Miss Hong Kong Pageant is actually the winning song from the Eurovision Song Contest 1971,''Un Banc, Un Arbre, Une Rue'' made popular by the singer .
*1981 Winner Doris Law 羅佩芝 was deemed disqualified and was dethroned when it was discovered that she had used her sister's health documentation. Therefore, 1st runner-up Irene Lo 勞錦嫦 was crowned first place.
*1982 Finalist Barbara Yung 翁美玲 committed suicide on May 14, 1985.
*1990 First Runner-Up Helen Yung 翁杏蘭 became the only Miss Congeniality/Miss Friendship award winner to advance into the finals .
*1992 Miss Congeniality Carol Lee 李秋林 and finalist Nancy Lee 李思林 are actually sisters of singer CoCo Lee. They were also the first siblings competing in Miss Hong Kong in the same year, while Coco Lee was the runner up of New Talent Singing Awards of that year.
* 1997 First Runner-Up Vivian Lee 李明慧 was a television presenter for Fairchild Television in the mid-90s.
* 1997 Winner Virginia Yung 翁嘉穗 and First Runner-Up Vivian Lee 李明慧 caused controversy when they were involved in a love triangle with Hong Kong businessman Yau-Ching Wu 鄔友正, which resulted in a public feud in 1998. Yung and Wu were eventually married in 1999.
* 1998 The Final was held at the brand new Passenger Terminal Building inside the Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok when it was just completed.
*2003 First Runner-Up Rabee'a Yeung 楊洛婷 was Sunshine Girl 2001 First Runner-Up in Vancouver.
*2003 Second Runner-Up Priscilla Chi 戚黛黛 was a finalist in the New Talent Singing Awards Hong Kong Regional Finals in 2002.
*2003 Top 5 Finalist Carrie Lee 李嘉怡 was an on-air weather reporter for Fairchild Television in Vancouver from 1999 to 2002.
*2003 top 12 semifinalist Stephanie Wang 王從希 is the daughter of Hong Kong actor Wei Wang 王偉.
*In 2004, TVB has decided to cancel the semi-finals and just have Miss Hong Kong run as one show from start to finish.
*2004 contestant Winnie Shum 沈穎婷 is the daughter of Hong Kong actress Violet Li 李影.
*2005 Miss Photogenic Shermon Tang 鄧上文 is the daughter of Hong Kong actor English Tang 鄧英敏.
*2006 Winner Aimee Chan 陳茵媺 & First Runner-Up Janet Chow 周家蔚 were both delegates in the Miss Chinese Toronto Pageant in 2004. Both of them did not place in that pageant.
*2007 Winner Kayi Cheung 張嘉兒 entered the Miss Chinese Pageant in 2005 and won the Vivacious Beauty Award. She then became a television presenter for Fairchild Television until April 2007, when she entered Miss Hong Kong as an overseas contestant.
*2007 Second Runner-Up Lorretta Chow 周美欣 won the New Talent Singing Awards Vancouver Audition 2005. She then represented Vancouver in the where she garnered the Trendy Image Award.

Miss Chinese Toronto Pageant

Greater Toronto Chinese Pageant , renamed in 1999 to Miss Chinese Toronto Pageant or ''MCT'' for short is an annual beauty pageant organized by Fairchild Television that selects Toronto's representative for the annual Miss Chinese International Pageant that is held in Hong Kong, organized by TVB.

Past winners & notable contestants

Winners chart

Full award winners list




Contestant careers

*1995 Finalist Margaret Chung 鍾麗淇 later signed with TVB and became a popular actress until 2005, when she quit acting to pursue a career as a yoga instructor.
*1996 Winner 盧淑儀 became an actress in Hong Kong after winning at the Miss Chinese International Pageant in 1997.
*1996 First Runner-Up Debbie Wong 黃寶瑤 entered Miss Hong Kong Pageant in 2000 and won the Best Hair Award. She later became an actress and TV presenter in Singapore.
*1997 Winner Julia Fong 房翠麗 became a singing teacher and was one of the judges at the New Talent Singing Awards Toronto Audition in 2002.
*2001 Winner Christie Bartram 白顈茵 garned first runner-up at the Miss Chinese International Pageant 2002. She is recently seen in television ads for the 2008 MuchMusic Video Awards.
*2003 Winner Sarina Lee 李翹欣 is currently a presenter for Fairchild Television in Toronto.
*2004 Winner Lena Ma 馬艶冰 entered Miss World Canada 2008 and garnered 4th runner-up as well as Miss Photogenic and Miss Entrepreneur for Beauty with a Purpose.
*2004 Finalist Aimee Chan 陳茵媺 entered Miss Hong Kong Pageant 2006 and won the crown, Miss International Goodwill and Audience Favorite.
*2004 Finalist Janet Chow 周家蔚 became a presenter for Fairchild Television in Toronto until late 2005. Afterwards, she competed in the Miss Hong Kong Pageant 2006 and won first runner-up and Miss Photogenic.
*2005 Winner Elva Ni 倪晨曦 currently hosts What's On for Fairchild Television.
*2006 First Runner-Up Belinda Yan 顏子菲 currently hosts What's On for Fairchild Television.

Where are they now?

*2002 Winner Diana Wu 吳丹 is currently studying science at the University of Toronto.
*2003 Winner Sarina Lee 李翹欣 is currently studying accounting at the University of Toronto

MCT success in Miss Chinese International

Following is a list of MCT Winners who have won awards in the Miss Chinese International Pageant.

* 盧淑儀: Miss Chinese International 1997
*Christine Bartram 白穎茵: Miss Chinese International First Runner-Up 2002
*Diana Wu 吳丹: Miss Chinese International Second Runner-Up 2003
*Sherry Chen 陳爽: Miss Chinese International Second Runner-Up 2007


*2000 Winner Cissy Wang 汪詩詩 is the wife of actor Donnie Yen. They have a daughter.
*Bikini was first introduced on stage in 2006.

Miss Chinese International Pageant

Miss Chinese International Pageant or MSCI for short, is an annual beauty pageant sponsored and aired by a leading television station in Hong Kong.

Miss Chinese International 2008

Miss Chinese International 2008, the 20th Miss Chinese International pageant will be held in Foshan, China on January 26, 2008. Outgoing titleholder, Sarah Song of Sydney, Australia will crown the new winner at the end of the two and a half hour show.

Format & name change

Starting in 2007, the pageant will allow mainland Chinese participants, and the Chinese name of the pageant changed from 國際華裔小姐競選 to 國際中華小姐競選, while the English name remains Miss Chinese International Pageant.


The pageant, generally held in January or February, typically features between 19 and 21 contestants , aged at least 17 and no more than 25 years. Contestants are women born in China or of Chinese descent living abroad; each contestant represents a city and/or nation of which she is a resident in the pageant.

Most participants hail from cities with large populations; more than one contestant has represented each of the following cities, arranged by continent:
*Africa: Johannesburg, South Africa
*Asia: Hong Kong; Singapore; , Taiwan; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Manila, Philippines; Bangkok, Thailand; Nanning, Guangxi, China; Pearl River Delta, Guangdong, China .
*Europe: London, England; Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Frankfurt, Germany
*North America: Los Angeles, , San Francisco, Seattle, , United States of America; Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal, Canada
*Oceania: Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand; Tahiti, French Polynesia
*South America: , Peru


Contestants representing Canadian cities have won 7 of the 20 iterations of the competition; notably, women representing Vancouver have won four titles .

Contestants from Hong Kong have won the pageant twice, but women representing the administrative region have recorded the most top three finishes, 12 .

List of winners

Special Awards


*Miss Photogenic: Michelle Reis

*Miss Oriental Charm: Kit Wong
*Brightest Smile: Kit Wong

*Miss Oriential Charm: Ann Ma
*Miss Charm: Ann Ma

*Miss Oriental Charm: Rosemary Chan
*Best Ethnic Dress: Amy Kwok
*Media's Favorite: Rosemary Chan

*Miss Handsome Looking: Christy Chung

*Miss Cool & Charming: Saesim Pornapa

*Best in Swimsuit: Ku Hsiang Lin

*Miss Glamour: Pindogmai Kaimock

*Miss Oriental Charm: Hannah Toh

*Miss Motherland: Louisa Luk
*Best Costume: Lisa Wong

*Miss Classic Beauty: Michelle Ye

*Miss Internet Popularity: Sonija Kwok
*Miss Vegas Gorgeous: Sonija Kwok

*Miss Internet Popularity: Mandy Chen
*Miss Talent: Bernice Liu
*Miss Cosmopolitan: Bernice Liu

*Miss Svelte Beauty: Christie Bartram
*Miss Modern China: Shirley Yeung
*Miss Beauty and The Beast: Shirley Zhou

*Miss Best Complexion: Kulaya Duangmanee
*Miss Vitality: Grace Li

*Miss Radiant Smile: Carlene Aguilar

*Miss Gorgeous: Kate Tsui

*Miss Young: Ginney Kanchanawat
*Ceramic Culture Ambassador: Tracy Ip

*International Charm Award: Carol Li
*Miss Chinese Culture: Sarah Song

* Miss Young: Oceane Zhu

Miss Friendship Titleholders

1988: Tanya Lim

1991: Deanna Leung

1992: Sherine Seng

1993: Chang Nien-Chien

1994: Mui Lok-Sze

1995: Gloria Hui

1996: Winnie Yeung

1997: Wendy Giam

1998: Lai May-Ling

1999: Mabel Wong

2000: Jessie Cheng

2001: Chiang Hsing-Ting

2002: Marjorie Wu

2003: Lola Gong

2004: Mandy Cho

2005: Jolene Chin

2006: Annabelle Kong

2007: Parichat Wisuthiphatt

2008: Delaine Lee


*Hong Kong has the most contestants in the top 3. From 1988-2008, Hong Kong has had 2 winners, 8 first runner-ups, and 2 second runner-up finishes.
*Vancouver made history when they took 4 winner's crowns in the last 5 years including back-to-back wins in 2001 and 2002; as well as in 2004 and 2005; more interestingly, in 2001, 2004, and 2005, the three winners studied at the University of British Columbia. They are the only city to win back to back.
*Bangkok has one of the longest streak of semifinalists and finalists. The representatives from 1991-1998 all made it to the top 12. They also had 1 winner, 2 first runner-ups, and 1 second runner-up.
*Hong Kong has the longest streak of semifinalists and finalists. From 1988 to 2005, two made the top 10, four made the top 5, two 2nd runner ups, seven first runner ups, and two winners.
*Only 4 winners have garnered 3 awards including the crown. They are: Kit Wong , Rosemary Chan , Sonija Kwok , and Bernice Liu . No titleholder has taken 4 or more awards.
*The city with the most Miss Friendship titles is Calgary and Kuala Lumpur with 3 wins. Oddly, Calgary's three titles have come roughly 10 years apart from each other.
*It is also notable that no Miss Friendship has ever gone on to win the pageant. The closest was Mandy Cho of Hong Kong in 2004, finishing as the first runner-up.
*The city with the most awards and special awards is Hong Kong with 9 awards
*Two families of sisters have competed at the pageant. The first family were The Pedruco Sisters. Out of the four sisters, all competed at the ''Miss Macau'' pageant. All have won the ''Miss Macau'' pageant crown and represented the city of Macau at the international pageant. The oldest sister, Guilhermina Madeira da Silva Pedruco was 2nd runner up at the 1989 pageant. The second sister to compete in the competition was the third sister, Isabella Madeira da Silva Pedruco, who did not place. The second sister, Geraldina Madeira da Silva Pedruco competed in 1996 and was also unplaced. The last sister was Guiomar da Silva Pedruco, surprisingly was her sister's ''Miss Macau'' successor. She competed at Miss Chinese International 1997, where she made the top 5. They are the only family of 3 or more sisters to compete at Miss World and Miss Chinese International. This record has not been broken till this day.
*The second pair of sisters was the Lu family. Both came from Johannesburg, and both competed at the ''Miss Chinese South Africa'' 2005 pageant. The older sister, Ina Lu finished 1st and her sister, Ivy Lu finished second. Both got the chance to represent Johannesburg at the international pageant as Miss Chinese South Africa is held every two years. Ina went on to win the Miss Chinese International 2006 title, and her sister took 1st runner up at Miss Chinese International 2007. They are the highest placing pair of sisters at the pageant.

Post-pageant careers

Many pageant participants have parlayed their appearances into roles on programs produced by TVB. Winners who have appeared on the network include:-

*Michelle Ye
*Sonija Kwok
*Bernice Liu
*Linda Chung
*Leanne Li
*Sarah Song

Other delegates have also been signed to TVB as contract artists. Notable ones include:-

*Tracey Wong
*Angie Cheung
*Angela Tong , winner of Best Supporting Actress at the TVB Anniversary Awards in 2005
*Melissa Ng
*Mandy Cho
*Vivien Yeo
*Fala Chen

Having gained wide public exposure through their pageant participation, two former winners have maintained modeling, filming, and acting careers in Hong Kong:

*Michelle Reis
*Christy Chung

Awards & acknowledgements

*TVB Anniversary Awards 2006 - Best Promotional Clip 最佳宣傳片