The 2019 Miss Chinese International Pageant was held today at the TVB studios. The pageant consisted of 19 contestants of Chinese descent from around the world. This year, the 2018 Miss Hong Kong winner, Hera Chan (陳曉華), took the crown once again, winning first place at the Miss Chinese International Pageant. This is the fourth time in pageant history where a Miss Hong Kong has won first place at both competitions. While Hera Chan flubbed a few times during her performance, she still received high marks.
First runner up is Stephanie Wang (王慧媛), hailing from Hawaii. Second runner up is Gina Wu (吳雅珠), hailing from New York.
Stephanie Wang was a hot favorite to win due to her curvaceous body and tanned skin tone. Many netizens praised her for healthy skin tone and body figure. She shares that before coming to Hong Kong, she thought Asian people wouldn’t like her darker skin tone. She says, “My mom often teases me saying, “Why is your skin so dark? You look like a farmer.” Before I came to Hong Kong, a lot of people said to me that Hong Kong people might not like the way I look because I am too tanned and bulky.” Stephanie Wang goes on to say that she is already proud of herself and her body.
Miss Congenality was awarded to Tavee Meesang from Bangkok. Tavee Meesang’s nose became a topic of discussion among reporters. When asked whether her nose was real or not, she said, “Secret.”