Thirty young Filipino-Chinese men and women were presented to the press as this year’s official candidates to the Mr. and Ms. Chinatown Philippines 2016 pageant.
The male candidates are: Wryan L. Chua, Agassi Ching, Sherwin Alexander Yao, Carl Nicholson Lim Yao, Jan Louie Tang Ngo, Don Kim, Homar Liu, Neil Gerald ChuachiacoGuevarra, Lanz Clifford Lim Tan, Nelson Lin, Richmond Yu Balila, Benedict Aaron Alfonso Siao, Marlon Frederich L. Gan, Brenson Co Go, and John Akio Onglingchuan Chantong.
The female candidates are: Shirley Mae Vy, Mae Ng, Eunice Allyana S. Rogando, Pichie Lorraine Lim, Shanen Dorothy Dela Cruz, Germaine AngChuabio, Aeryka Chu, Chrizelle Anne Diaz So, Shireen K Rosales, Abegail C. Castor, Trisha Angela UyDy, Alyssa Gabrielle Chong, LeitzCamyllAng, Katrina Co Go and Lin Zeng.
Mr. and Ms. Chinatown Philippines pageant is presented by Fil-Chi Media Productions Incorporated (Chinoy TV), in cooperation with Miss Chinatown Foundation. It is co-presented by Oriental Group and the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Incorporated.
Now on its third 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 will compete to represent the excellence of the Chinese-Filipino youth in areas such as leadership, the arts, entrepreneurship and academics. Two will emerge as ultimate winners who will each be taking home P500,000 worth of prizes.
The Mr. and Ms. Chinatown Philippines 2016 candidates will be endorsing an advocacy of oneness and develop a sense of belonging.
The pageant serves as an eye-opener, that through the union of two cultures and making the best of both, there can be unity in diversity.
“By emphasizing this advocacy, we can expect more from the candidates this year in terms of their vision and commitment throughout the course,” said Alvin Kingson Tan, President of Fil-Chi Media Productions.