By Xinming Li, bostonese.com
Boston, Sept. 15, 2015, — Just a couple years ago, Coco Miao worked hard at 30,000 feet above ground to bring smiles on faces of first-class passengers of China Eastern Airlines. Her beautiful smile won the hearts of the six judges and cheers and applause from 600 in the audience at John Hancock Hall Sunday night. Miss. Miao was crowned as the first ATV Miss Asia Boston winner.
Miss. Miao reacts as she is announced as the winner(photos by bostonese.com).
“Great job, all the contestants and our staff! Congrats to top three and special awards. Special thanks to all the audience tonight to support Miss Asia Boston!” wrote Miss. Jing Xu on Facebook. Miss. Xu was the runner-up in last year’s ATV Miss Asia US East Coast competition. She founded OnceInLife Explorations earlier this year to bring ATV Miss Asia beauty pageant to Boston.
The competition was divided into four segments: self-choice dress, swimsuit, talent show and evening gown. In the talent show segment, ten contestants worked with rock bands Sun Beatzz, Bling from Berklee College of Music and Sugar-free from BU to delight the audience with rock and rap songs.
Contestants introduced themselves at end of the first segment. Contestant No. 3 Coco Miao is a student of Northeastern University. She said that she participated in Beijing Fashion Week as a fashion model after graduating from Beijing No. 2 Middle School, and later became a flight attendant. “I had my dreams of flying in the blue sky. I always try to bring happiness and love to people around me with my smiles,” said Miss. Miao.
Hongsheng Jin, contestant No. 1 from BU, won the first runner-up award. She has many talents. “I’m good at ballet, Chinese folk dance, tai chi, Wudang sword, fashion modeling and traditional Chinese instrument Hulushi. I’ve done over 3,000 hours of volunteer work, and believe in ‘Beauties Touch the World’, the theme of this competition,” said Miss. Jin.
The second runner-up award went to Xiaoxuan Chu, a pre-med student of UMass Amherst. Her dream is to become a surgeon, and a successful Asian woman with both beauty and wisdom.
All finalists will attend the charity auction at the Fifth AA Day celebrations to be held on Sept. 20 at Boston Marriott Burlington Hotel. Mr. Wang Tianqi Asian Art Academy presented special gifts to the top three contestants.
Renowned fashion designer Candice Wu provided the dresses for the contestants. Hung Goon, president of CCBA-NE, and Tony Yee, president of Chinatown Main Street, attended this event. They praised all the contestants for their wonderful performances and volunteer work in the communities.