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.