Saturday, 21 January 2012

Miss Asia Pageant 2011/12

This year has sadly been a disappointment but thankfully my initial favourite No.19 Michelle managed to sprint through this chaos to be the winner. The quality of candidates definitely dropped this year and the actual event was boring as hell. 2009 was amazing, 2010 was sleazy but 2011/12 was boring but bitchy.

The actual show was tremendously boring with routine after routine of shoddy dancing, I just don't get why they don't cut those segments out and have more Q&A etc. And I "loved" how they tried to play the MHK card by talking about friendship (playing the same song as last year I think) and then having a segment where the Top 4 bitched about each other! lol. Friendship I see... right...

What I'm annoyed about was the total lack of Q&A, the Q&A they did wasn't really a Q&A as some girls didn't even get to speak.

Anyway this year has truly been awe inspiring because supposedly the whole process started in August! Yes they've had a Hong Kong stage, a Greater China Stage and now a "World" Stage, poor Michelle, she had to go through numbers of bitches before she managed to finally take the crown she deserved from Day 1. So let's have a roundup of our 20 delegates.

No.1 Hong Yi Joo - Korea

To be honest I thought last years Korean delegate, Jessica Kwon Hyesu, to be better looking but what I liked about Yi Joo was that she stayed classy and sophisticated even when ATV asked her to bitch about No.18 Koey Wong Ka Man. She was pretty and deserved a Top 3 spot I guess but I found her to be rather abrupt in conversation and she has an odd nose.

No.2 Monica Lin Chien An - Taiwan

I never understood why she was a favourite. Her looks reminded me of "haggard and fake" queen from 2009 Viona Wang who incidently was also No.2. I think she was very eloquent and probably a nice girl; I think she won Miss Friendship in the Greater China final, but her look was just odd.

No.3 Shelly Inoue - Japan

I was half-half with this girl, she's pretty but not really a pageant girl if you know what I mean. In the end she made her rightful spot in the Top 10 but she shouldn't place any higher.

No.4 Judy Lim - Cambodia

Quite shocked they managed to find a girl from Cambodia but I'm sorry she is just not pageant material.

No.5 Zhou Shuang - Hainan

This girl was a later addition for the Filipino candidate who quit (I actually liked the Filipino candidate, such a shame). But anyway she actually was a decent replacement but momentum was definitely not on her side when half of the girls had been there for more than a month already.

No.6 Jolene Dong Yu Berube - Toronto

Jolene definitely did not shine in the finals, her spark at the Greater China Final was gone. I like Jolene but there were many other girls who had the winners aura more than she did.

No.7 Amelia Liew Huann Ran - Malaysia

Say high to Lenna Lim for me... I'm guessing Malaysia is too TVB for anybody to bother with ATV.

No.8 Mico Chang Wai Chun - Taiwan

I think there's no doubt that Mico has had plastic surgery, her face just doesn't look natural but she does has  very appealing angles and is generally telegenic but not always photogenic. She's also a very typical Taiwanese girl in that she's very feminine but she just didn't strike me as a winner.

No.9 Nataliia Basenko - Kazakhstan

She was OK but didn't really stand out, sad that she didn't make the Top 10 cut but not shocked.

No.10 Jodi Lee - Singapore

I can see she's a very nice girl but sadly her appearance didn't match up.

No.11 Maggie Chen Yi Di - Jilin

Facially she does transform with makeup but her physique is in need of massive toning and she looks plain without the makeup.

No.12 Elizabeth Nguyen - Vietnam


No.13 Daria Pechurina - Russia

Daria should try out for Miss Russia cause I can see potential in her representing Russia in some small international pageants like Miss Tourism Queen, Miss Supranational etc. I think Daria was definitely one of the most photogenic amongst the group but she didn't get the chance to talk really and Miss Asia doesn't favour "whites".

No.14 Samansa Hu - Brazil

Nice girl but never really saw the potential in her besides the huge knockers.

No.15 Arlene Liang - New York

Nice girl but I think she outstayed her welcome, she was nice and friendly but wasn't that eloquent or pretty.

No.16 Vasinee Veraphong - Thailand

She won Miss Friendship, good for you, but awful styling on the night.

No.17 Tiffany Feng Yu Xuan - Sichuan

Tiffany is the bitch, come on even ATV played it to gain news. However bitch or not she was one of the strongest competitors in the group. What I didn't like about ATV was how they always tried to instigate a fight between Tiffany and Koey so they always asked them to bitch about each other in Q&A segments in which it was always Koey trying desperately to be nice and then Tiffany being all cute but bitchy and then Koey getting angry and bitching back... urgh.

No.18 Koey Wong Ka Man - Hong Kong

I like Koey but not enough to put her into my Top 3 or even Top 5. She's nice but she's so miserable that I can't imagine her being a good 1st Runner Up. I wonder if she'll go into ATV? If she does she better brush up on her people skills.

No.19 Michelle Feng Xu Bing - Beijing

She was the only girl with the package of looks and good conversational skills thus she was instantly going to win. It would definitely be better if she had a better physique but you can't have everything right. It's amazing how Miss Asia 2011 has lasted so long and the winner was in front of them from the very start.

No.20 Crystal Yan Xing Ting - Sichuan

This girl looked like a baby Roseline Luo, don't you think? However she wasn't the full package but a strong contender I must say.

So the results were
Winner - No.19 Michelle Feng
1st Runner Up - No.18 Koey Wong
2nd Runner Up - No.1 Hong Yi Joo
3rd Runner Up - No.20 Crystal Yan

3 of the 4 were from the Hong Kong selections, makes me wonder what's the point of having Greater China and World finals...

Anyway my Top 4 would have been
Winner - No.19 Michelle Feng
1st Runner Up - No.13 Daria Pechurina
2nd Runner Up - No.20 Crystal Yan
3rd Runner Up - No.17 Tiffany Feng

No.1 - Hong Yi Joo
No.5 - Zhou Shuang
No.6 - Jolene Berube
No.8 - Mico Chang

Oh and also interesting was how Wong Hei was a judge here.

Sadly I haven't managed to watch the whole of Miss Chinese International because I can't find the full video on stream anywhere but the results seem ok, if I get to watch the full video I'll post a very late update of it.


  1. Wow really? Who's this person hiding behind the anonymity and calling pageant contestants "haggard" and "fake" and "old" and "chubby" on other pages? Why, are you better than them? Do they owe you anything?

    Seriously, there's a lot more in life than just reality TV and pageant shows. Go brush up on your writing skills and grammar and perhaps, at least learn to spell the pageants' names right.

    Do you have a life?

    1. And wow to you too. To someone who's claiming that I am hiding behind anonymity you set a great example.

      You have taken all my comments out of context. I never give criticism as a means of degrading contestants. My intent is never to attack any contestant as I admire their courage to stand on stage and be judged and that's essentially what a pageant is, you stand in front of an audience to be critiqued. The critic in no way needs to be better than the contestant, and I never implied I was! If a contestant is not able to handle criticism, they are sadly doing the wrong thing.

      And your life must be all rosy and fun then. In what way can you understand my life through a blog I chose to update? Blogging about these things is just one of the things I chose to do. I have my life and I don't need any "anonymous" folk sitting on their laptop criticizing something they have no idea of.

      And how, may I ask, led you to a 2 year old post, your own amazing life?

      I am always happy to take criticism, I know my posts are regularly spoilt by grammar mistakes and I try to avoid this. This is regrettably due to the lack of editing in my posts before I post them. However, I am happy for you to attack this as I have chosen to publish this online for the world to see despite this and for that I know I should be regretful for.

      Overall, I don't care about your life so why should you feel the need to care about mine when you obviously have no interest in what I chose to do in mine. I personally find your attack pretty childish and hypocritical.