25 May 2017:Beauty pageant contestants wow judges in an amazing cultural display. It was a glamourous night of Chinese cultural appreciation at the finals of the Miss Chinese World beauty pageant. The 31 beauties from nine countries including China, Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar, Taiwan, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia proved to be more than just looks as they wowed the audience with their talent, knowledge and appreciation of the all things Chinese. With the intent to honour and rekindle passion for Chinese heritage, the contest was about more than the search for a pretty face. The beauties competed in several rounds that tested their talent and mental prowess. The evening began with a light-hearted skit, followed by a national costume parade by the contestants. Next, the contestants revealed their sporty side in the sportswear segment before transforming into fine artists during the talent segment, impressing all with a variety of modern and traditional Chinese performances. Later in the evening, the contestants showed off their sexy side by first wearing beachwear designed by Orson Liyu and then with a collection of an exquisite figure-hugging Qi Pao (traditional Chinese costume) by Jason Yek before the TOP 10 was announced. Along the way, several subsidiary awards were dolled out including Miss GMCI Body Beautiful, Miss DEWS Healthy Skin, Miss Friendship, Miss Gintell Wellness, Miss Hai-O Vitality, Miss Crowning Glory, Miss Oriental, Miss Glamour, Best in National Costume and Best in Talent. “I was truly impressed by the contestants’ performances tonight. It is evident that these ladies are truly passionate and in touch with their Chinese roots”, said Miss Chinese World founder Tan Sri Datuk Danny Ooi from D’Touch International. “I hope that moving forward, they will all become ambassadors of our heritage in their respective countries.” Gallery The gallery was not found!