Miss Manila, who won the title of the new Miss China World after a four-hour grand show, promises to do her best to fulfill her potential.
newly crowned Miss China World Eni Woosong from the Philippines wears many hats; architect, model, social media influencer, and now beauty pageant winner.
The 26-year-old Miss Manila titleholder was crowned in a grand ceremony at the Manhattan Ballroom, Berjaya Times Square on May 20, 2023 after a four-hour pageant.
Second place went to Joan Angelina from Tangerang (Indonesia) and second place went to Jung Jia Yi from Melaka (Malaysia). They were among 17 contestants for the crown and title after 10 days of participating in various events in Malaysia.
This year the winner will walk away with a title and a RM75,000 scholarship from Peninsula College.
“It’s impossible to put into words,” Eni said, describing her experience of winning the competition at a press conference held after the event.
“When I joined the competition, I had no thoughts (of winning). I took the opportunity and did my best throughout the competition and it paid off,” she added.
Eni admitted that the victory has not yet come to her, however, she promised to do her best to popularize Chinese culture and worked with the Miss China World organization.
“I am very grateful and very excited to know what lies ahead for us,” she said.
“I plan to do my best to carry out the program that the Miss China World organization has planned. I would like to share and promote Chinese culture and spread it through my social media,” she said.
Eni came out on top among 16 other participants from Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and Malaysia. The participant represented the city from which he came and wore it on his belt.
The contestants wore impressive traditional costumes that impressed the audience and performed the cultural dance of the Dong Hwan Dynasties “Fei Tian”, Song and Qing.
The top five in the Talent category showcased their singing and dancing skills, while the contestants sported cocktail dresses and stunning Qi Pao custom-made by Emerald Brilliant Tailored Cheongsam.
thematic The beauty of hearts, the world of wisdomthe show was filled with performances by singers Oh Po Yen and Chun Ming Xuan, dancing and lion dance performances before additional titles were announced as well as the titles of the top three winners.
After the coronation, the new Miss China World Eni held a victory parade to rapturous applause from the public.
Through participation in the competition, Eni acquired a new talent.
“I’m not really a dancer, but thanks to this competition, I learned how to dance, which increased my confidence while performing on stage,” said Ani.
The first runner-up from Indonesia is Joan, a 22-year-old student and model. Joan was a crowd favorite as Indonesian fans applauded her every time she appeared on stage.
“During this journey, I learned a lot about myself and how to become the best version of myself, work hard, inspire others and represent the descendants of China in the best possible way,” she said.
Meanwhile, runner-up Yun Jia Yi, 25, from Malacca admitted that she learned how to wear high heels.
“I couldn’t wear high heels and I couldn’t walk. I learned to wear high heels and walk properly,” Jung shared her experience.
During the 10-day week of the competition, the 17 finalists went on a city tour to Petaling Street, Kwai Chai Street, Chang She Shu Yuen Clan Ancestral Hall Temple, and Thean Hou Temple.
The finalists also attended Symposium Mansion in oriental attire and visited PRIFE International for a healthy lifestyle exchange, Why Not Studio for an in-depth modeling workshop, Cold Storage @Suria KLCC and Mercato @ Pavillion Kuala Lumpur.
A GINTELL outlet for massages and body treatments, KEMM Advisory for insightful tips and tricks, Carlo Rino for trendy styling, ONE DOC for the latest skin treatments, and a Bio-Essences workshop for radiant skin.
The competition, which began in 2005 and is the brainchild of Tan Shri Datuk Danny Ooi, celebrates Chinese culture, values and traditions and serves as a platform to promote peace, goodwill and friendship among the participants.
During Tan Sri’s speech, Danny Ooi spoke about the challenges and said that it was difficult after the pandemic. This is the first competition in four years and she thanked the sponsors for their support.
He also said that four Chinese participants were unable to attend due to visa issues. The competition held its first show in 2005 at Berjaya Times Square and thanked the hotel for the venue and for allowing contestants to stay.
Some of the former Malaysian beauty pageant queens of the 1950s and 1990s were in attendance, with seven beauty winners serving on the jury.