Darlings of the Press Joy Wu and Jacob Muñez
Introducing the new breed of #NewDynasty Chinese-Filipino youth ready and able to represent the harmonious mix of two cultures into different versions of young modern individuals that describe the theme of Mr & Miss Chinatown Philippines 2017. During the Press Presentation held at the Eclipse Bar of Solaire Resort and Casino earlier, 15 men and 15 women were finally unveiled to make it as the country’s leading mixed pageant in the national level. This year, the search widened with the inclusion of entries from key provinces of Davao, Cebu, Baguio and Dagupan. And by the looks of it, this batch is fresher and full of enthusiasm to forge ahead with their respective advocacies geared towards solidifying the Chinese-Filipino culture in the Philippines.
Chosen as Darlings of the Press are Jacob Muñez – a former US Army – and Joy Wu – a tall Dabawenya – who charmed members of the media with their good looks and bright presence.
The female winner of this pageant will represent the country in Miss Chinese International and hopefully be the first to win the crown for the Philippines.
The 2017 aspirants are:
Mr Chinatown – Philipp Licaros, Jonathan Lim, Justin de Jesus, Clarence Lim, Jacob Muñez, Michael Cocabo, Derrick Pua, Lance Soriano, Allen Wu, Morgan Gan, Andrew Ryder Co, Vic See, Patrick Rogando, Stanly Quisora, and Martin Sy
Ms Chinatown – Melany Sy, Kate Au, Jillian Chua, Audrey See, Patricia Clare Balay, Unity Ong Tan Ka, Angela Elpa, Charmaine Hong, Shelby Hernandez, Maryss Ong, Conikka Lagamayo, Kency Ongkeco, Jesslyn Lee, Ivy Shi, and Joy Wu
Finals night is scheduled on September 1 at The Theatre at Solaire.
The best of the Chinese-Filipino youth represented in these 30 aspirants