Canadian Beauties Reign Supreme at International Competition

    TORONTO, Jan. 19 /CNW/ - Torontonian Christine Kuo was crowned Miss
Chinese International 2009 in Fo Shan China on January 17th with Vancouver's
Cici Chan winning the 2nd Runner Up title. Both women qualified for the
competition by winning respectively the Miss Chinese Toronto pageant 2008 and
Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2008 both organized by Fairchild Television,
the national Canadian specialty television channel that has served Canadian
Chinese television viewers for 25 years.
    Title winner Kuo also received the International Charm Ambassador Award
which she adds to the five additional awards she received at the Toronto
Competition held two months ago. In her overjoyed voice she said, "I am very
happy to be able to represent Toronto in the international pageant. My mom is
here with me and I want to thank her and every one who has been so supportive
to me. This has been a wonderful experience. Thank you and I miss home." Kuo
works as a Project Manager and is well-liked by her fellow colleagues. She
enjoys singing and reading and hopes to give a hand to those in need of help.
    Representing Vancouver, Ms Chan also won an additional prize - the Orient
Graceful Lady Award. She studied psychology and enjoys travelling.
    Fairchild Television is proud of its long standing tradition of grooming
strong Canadian candidates for this prestigious international competition. In
the 21 year history of the pageant, more than one third of the winners have
come from Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal including Title winners:

    Sherry Chen, 2006, Toronto
    Leanne Li, 2005, Vancouver
    Linda Chung, 2004, Vancouver
    Christie Bartram, 2002, Toronto
    Shirley Zhou, 2002, Vancouver
    Bernice Liu, 2001, Vancouver
    Monica Sharon Lo, 1997, Toronto
    Christy Chung, 1993, Montreal
    Rosemary Chan, 1992, Toronto

    The Pageant will be broadcast in Canada exclusively on Fairchild
Television on 1 Feb 9:05pm.

    /NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available on
    the CNW Photo Network and archived at
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    website at Images are free to accredited
    members of the media/

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