Photos by Olivia Bornstein, bostonese.com
Boston, July 10, 2018, — Miss International Fashion Travel Pageant Boston regional final was held at the Empire Garden Restaurant in Boston Chinatown on July 7. Ten contestants showed their wisdom and beauty to nearly 500 guests in the Qipao, swimsuit and self-introduction, talent show, and Q&A in evening gowns during the contest.
Gary Yu congratulates winner Yuchen Cui（photo credit: Olivia Bornstein）.
Xingyu Culture, Boston International Media Consulting and Huaxing Art Troupe teamed up again to bring this event to Boston, it was exclusively sponsored by Yijia International.
The judges of this competition include famous conductor Wanjun Qiao art director and dancer Lucia Liu, Miss Philippines winner Rita Thorne, dancer Siwen Jiang and violinist Yongxiang Ren. Boston City Councilor Ed Flynn presented a citation on behalf of Boston City Council and congratulated the organizers of the contest. Former CCBA-NE President Hung Goon brought presented a citation from Secretary of the State Bill Galvin to Yijia International for its contribution to the success of this event.
Ed Flynn(2nd from right)、Hung Goon(3rd from left) and honored guests pose for a picture.
Most of the 10 contestants are Chinese students, with the youngest contestant being a high school student in local area. Many contestants expressed their passion for charity activities in their self-introduction and during the Q&A session, hoping to make society more fair and beautiful through their own efforts.
After fierce competition and careful evaluation by the judges, first award of the night went to Judy Li as she was selected as Yijia International Ambassador. Heng Liu from Wellesley College won the Miss Photogenic award, Yingxi Wang won the Miss Goodwill award, Yixiao Zhang from Cornell University won the Best Talent Award, Yang Jin won the Miss Popularity Award, Fan Yi of Northeastern University won the Stage Vitality Award, and Wei Liu of Hult International Business School won the Most Fashionable Award.
With a lot of excitement and anticipation, event host Daryl Luk announced the top three finishers: 2nd runner-up Jieru Xu of Northeastern University, 1st runner-up Xiaowan Yan of Shanghai Theater Academy, and winner of this event Yuchen Cui.
Gary Yu, general manager of Boston International Media Consulting, thanked Yijia International for its sponsorship of this event. Yijia Group was founded in 2004 and has more than 30 subsidiaries around the world. Its business covers cosmetics, jewelry, tourism, agro-ecology and production, e-commerce, real estate, training and high-tech products.
Please check out more pictures from the contest below.