Chicago Chinese Chamber of Commerce 40th Annual Conference and 2023chicagoChinatownThe Miss Beauty Pageant came to a successful conclusion last weekend. The No. 1 beauty queen, Kang Shanli, who is currently studying at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, stood out among the seven beauty queens and won the crown with her generous conversation. And excellent temperament. She also won the title of “Most Photogenic” Award” and “Friendship Award”; the first runner-up was contestant No. 7 Zhao Jian, who was a student at Purdue University in Indiana; contestant No. 2 Luo Yilin, who graduated from Taiwan Normal University. Received the title, he won third runner-up.
Nearly 600 guests attended the grand event held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Chicago. Under the introduction of hosts Wang Zhihui and Le Wen, the seven beauties participating in the beauty pageant appeared one after another in cheongsam, evening gown and hanfu. And showcase singing, dancing, public speaking and other talents one by one to fully display the new generationSugarVersatility of women.
This year the age of the contestants is between 19 to 28 years. Some are second-generation Chinese who were born and raised in the United States, and some are young women who immigrated to the United States from China and Taiwan. Wang, the founder of “Xingyao Fengcheng” who is responsible for training the contestants, told Jane that although the training time was early, everyone performed amazingly, which made him proud.
Li Jianming, president of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, said that hosting the Miss Chinatown beauty pageant is a reflection of the Chicago Chinese Chamber of Commerce’s efforts to promote Chinatown’s economic prosperity and enhance Chinatown’s attractiveness as a famous tourist attraction. Through beauty pageants, the younger generation of Chinese Americans with outstanding talents can be discovered. The women, as representatives of the Chinese community in Chicago, promote Chinese cultural traditions and showcase the rich and colorful culture of Chinatown.
After evaluation by several judges, No. 1 beauty Kang Shanli won three major awards: “Miss Chinatown Champion”, “Most Photogenic Award”, and “Friendly Award”. She is currently working as a consultant in the medical institute Wellbe Senior Medical. During the talent show, he dressed as a medical professional and introduced the importance of health care and medical consultation to improve the quality of life in a “public speech”. Professional and rich information deeply impressed the judges and audience.
The runner-up was Beauty No. 7 Zhao Jian. Her graceful style and amazing dance which became the center point of the night’s talent show was well appreciated. Contestant No. 2, Luo Yilin, was an excellent speaker. She sang a song during the talent segment, and her clear singing voice received warm applause.
Jurors that day included former Miss Chinatown Zhang Yuqi and Huijia Liang, Chicago Asian Film Festival founder Wang Xiaofei, Chicago fashion and art designer Michelle Obstfeld and Edward Jung.
At the annual meeting that day, President Li Jianming first introduced the various work achievements of the Chamber of Commerce in the past year, including the optimization of Chinatown parking lot management and the beautification of Chinatown streets. The event was attended by Li Huihua, Mayor of Chicago’s 11th District, Huang Liming, Deputy Consul General of China in Chicago, Li Weicheng, Deputy Director of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago, and several representatives of the overseas Chinese community. Nie Juling, Chairman of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, thanked all walks of life for supporting the Chinese Chamber of Commerce and looks forward to working with everyone to promote the prosperity and development of Chinatown.