ALL BEAUTY PAGEANTS MUST EMULATE TVB (TELEVISION BROADCASTS LTD) OF HONG KONG WHICH IS ASIA'S PREMIER TV STATION. THEY WERE SO PROFESSIONAL AND EFFICIENT THE ENTIRE MISS CHINESE INTERNATIONAL PAGEANT FLOWED LIKE CHAMPAGNE AND SILK!
The ticket (which sold for nearly RM 2,000 and under RM 1,000 each) stated clearly seats were not guaranteed after 8 pm as the show would start at 8.30 pm.
True to word, empty seats were quickly filled by 8.15 pm so Arena of Stars were fully filled except for the last two ends with less than salubrious views. Actually Arena of Stars should sell these corner seats with diagonal views for RM 50 so the entire Arena would be packed to the rafters!
Since I was in the VIP seat I had a great bird's eye view and saw Carrie Lee Sze Lei and friend entering half an hour late. Her seats were occupied by others of course but Carrie Lee (Miss Chinese Cosmos 2004) refused to sit elsewhere though there were a few empty seats just 3 rows behind.
Security was called as there was a rumpus which titillated us no end. Luckily it was during an intermission so we could concentrate on this edifying sight. In the end 2 gentlemen gave up their seats but not the usurpers who remained glued to their seats and refused to budge a centimetre.
Well, it was Carrie's fault for strolling in late Malaysian style! The show was held in Malaysia but organised by professional Hong Kong crew! I was safely ensconced in my seat by 7.50 pm and finished dinner at Coffee Terrace by 7.20 pm! In Malaysia if a contest is supposed to start at 7.30 pm it is at least 8.30 pm before things get moving onstage and if the winners are announced after midnight, it is considered on time. Once I was at a beauty contest which dragged on till 1.30 am before the top winners were declared, god almighty!
So congratulations to TVB and Resorts World Genting for a stunning show that stated it would start at 8.30 and end at 10.30 pm and did just that! Amazing!
THE NEW MISS CHINESE INTERNATIONAL 2017 WHO IS MISS NEW YORK NAMED STITCH YU (YES, AS IN SEWING) WITH NEW MR CHINAMAN INTERNATIONAL DATO KEE HUA CHEE!
THE 1st RUNNER-UP WAS MISS KUALA LUMPUR SERENE LIM
HER FANS SAT IN FRONT OF ME AND I THINK THE GUY HIDING HIS FACE IS EITHER HER BROTHER OR LOVER BUT WHICH BROTHER WOULD BOTHER?
MORE FANS OF MISS KUALA LUMPUR SERENE LIM
CONTESTANT#5 IS MISS KUALA LUMPUR SERENE!
ARRIVAL OF VIPS
LOOKS LIKE SIMON YAM
BACK VIEWS OF JUDGES LIKE DATO NANCY YEOH IN WHITE FUR AND TAN SRI MICHELLE YEOH IN LIME GREEN BARE BACK GOWN
FILMING THE JUDGES
DATO NANCY YEOH OF RAPR AND PRESIDENT OF STYLO INTERNATIONAL WAS ONLY MALAYSIAN BASED IN MALAYSIA AS TAN SRI MICHELLE YEOH DOES NOT LIVE IN KUALA LUMPUR
SIMON YAM WAVES TO CROWD
TANS RI MICHELLE YEOH WAVES TO HER ADORING FANS
THERE WERE 5 JUDGES
TAN SRI MICHELLE YEOH STANDS TO RECEIVE RAPTUROUS CLAPPING
BIG WAVE FROM BIG STAR
ROLV REISSIGER TAKING PHOTOS OF HIS NEW WIFE DATO NANCY YEOH
DATO KEE HUA CHEE IN VIP SEAT
THUMBS UP TO MISS CHINESE INTERNATIONAL PAGEANT 2017
ERIC TSANG THE FAMOUS HONG KONG ACTOR AND CELEBRITY WAS MAIN HOST
THE BEAUTIFUL AND GLAMOROUS DATO NANCY YEOH WHO FOUNDED STYLO INTERNATIONAL WAS ONE OF JUST 5 JUDGES
ERIC TSANG BEHIND THE JUDGES
SUPERSTAR TAN SRI MICHELLE YEOH AND ERIC TSANG PANDERING TO THE CROWD
ERIC TSANG CHI WAI HAS REALLY FUNKY SCALP HAIR WHILE TAN SRI MICHELLE YEOH IS AS LIVELY AND LOVELY AS EVER
JUDGES NIKI CHOW, SIMON YAM AND TAN SRI MICHELLE YEOH CHATTING WITH ERIC TSANG
DATO NANCY YEOH IS BLOCKED BUT LOOK AT TAN SRI MICHELLE YEOH'S HUBLOT WATCH! SPECTACULAR BUT SHE IS HUBLOT AMBASSADOR
MY FAVORITE FEMALE SUPERSTAR
SIMON YAM'S TURN
MY FAVORITE MALE SUPERSTAR
IT WAS SO BIZARRE AS ERIC TSANG DID NOT CHAT WITH JUDGE DATO NANCY YEOH AS SHE WAS ALSO A JUDGE! SO ILL-MANNERED TO LEAVE OUT A JUDGE!
FINALISTS BACK STAGE
LOVE THAT JACKET WITH FLOWERS BLOOMING ALL OVER!
ALL READY TO ROCK THE STAGE AT ARENA OF STARS!
HOT DANCERS FROM HONG KONG AND MALAYSIA OPENED THE PAGEANT!
THE 16 FINALISTS APPEARED IN DAZZLING RED GOWNS CREATED BY TVB HONG KONG THE BEST TV STATION IN ALL ASIA!
CAMERAS WENT WILD
THE ANNOUNCER SAID NO CAMERA, VIDEO, RECORDING OR ANY ELECTRONIC DEVICES WERE ALLOWED...BUT 96.73% FLASHED THEIR HANDPHONES AND CAMERAS TO RECORD THIS HISTORIC EVENT FOR POSTERITY!
ALL WONDERED WHY TVB WOULD BAN PHOTOS AND VIDEOS BY AUDIENCE SINCE THEY COULD NOT SELL OR MAKE MONEY OUT OF THE IMAGES AS ASTRO WOULD BROADCAST THE ENTIRE PAGEANT AND EVERYONE CAN SEE THE CONTEST FREE ON INTERNET
I TRIED SELLING THESE IMAGES BUT THE ONLY BUYER WAS MY MOTHER WHO DIDN'T EVEN PAY IN CASH BUT ALLOWED ME TO STAY IN OUR FAMILY MANSION SHE OWNS IN KOTA BARU WHEN I RETURN FOR CHINKY NEW YEAR, WALAO
CHRISTINA LIU, MISS AUCKLAND
GAM WONGTAPPANICH MISS BANGKOK
MISS HONG KONG CRYSTAL FUNG
CROWD FAVORITE SERENE LIM, MISS KUALA LUMPUR. I WONDER WHY
MISS KUALA LUMPUR
PRETTIEST OF THEM ALL
JANNE ZENG MISS MANILA
GLORIA RONG, MISS MELBOURNE
BELLA LI MISS FOSHAN
ALICE ZHANG MISS MONTREAL
STITCH YU MISS NEW YORK WHO I PREDICTED WOULD BE 1st RUNNER-UP OR WINNER AND SHE WON
STEPHANIE WONG MISS SAN FRANCISCO
LOVELLE CENGIYA MIS SINGAPORE
EMILY YU MISS SYDNEY
GLORIA LI, MISS TORONTO
MARIA RINCON, MISS VANCOUVER
FIREWORKS IN THEIR HONOR
TEH 4 EMCEES
HIGHEST MARKS IN THIS ROUND BY THE JUDGES!
MISS KUALA LUMPUR WAS AMONG TOP 3!
INTRODUCTION BY EACH CONTESTANT IN MODERN TAKE ON TRADITIONAL COSTUMES. THIS IS MISS AUCKLAND
SAWADEE FROM MISS BANGKOK
MISS HONG KONG
MISS KUALA LUMPUR WAS SENSATIONAL AS THE AUDIENCE ROARED THEIR APPROVAL
LOVELY AS THE BUNGA RAYA
BACK VIEW ALSO VERY DE NICE
MISS LOS ANGELES AS A LAKER! BASKET BALL AND ALL!
MISS MANILA LAH THIS ONE
MISS NEW YORK AS LADY LIBERTY! SHE IS VERY CREATIVE AND EYECATCHING
MISS SAN FRANCISCO IN GOLD RUSH
I CAN WEAR THIS!
THE TOP 4 WINNERS AND GUESS WHAT, MISS KUALA LUMPUR WAS ONE OF THEM! AS EXPECTED AS SHE WAS SO GOOD
THE HOTTEST QUARTET