2009 Miss Asia International Beauty Pageant Awards in Waldorf Astoria
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Samansa Hu, Junna Xiao, Chen-Yao Chu, Melodylu He.
On October 24, 2009, the 2009 Miss Asia International Pageant New York was held at the world renowned luxury hotel Waldorf Astoria 18th Floor the Starlight Roof which represents the classic sophistication. The Brazilian contestant Samansa Hu won the Title Winner. The Taiwan contestant Chen-Yao Chu is the 1st Runner-Up. The Chinese overseas student Junna Xiao from Los Angeles and Melodylu He from New York were both titled as the 2nd Runner-Up. The New York contestant Melodylu He also won the Miss Best Photogenic and Xiao Junna won the Miss Best Popularity. The San Francisco contestant Shan Yu won the Miss Best Talent.
The 2009 Miss Asia International Pageant New York has received applications from United States, China and Taiwan, Vietnam, India, Cambodia, Pakistan, Malaysia, Brazil and other countries. All applications were screened once they have been received and applicants were eliminated through rounds of selections. Contestants been notified as the delegates for the 2009 Miss Asia International pageant event need to come to New York to perform in the final show and compete for the crown. The pageant event consists of interview, photo shoot, press conference, charity fundraising activity, rehearsal and the final show, which includes cultural costume, talent performance, swimsuit and evening gown. All contestants are valued based on their general participation in the pageant event. The contestants for this year do not only have beautiful looks but also great talents which made a strong impression on the judges. Most of them had experiences in winning other pageants. During the pageant event, they also helped to raise funds for a fundraising charity gala and they made extraordinary contributions to help Caridad Center which provides free quality medical and dental care for more than 5,000 low-income, uninsured individuals.
The Waldorf Astoria Hotel is located in the heart of midtown Manhattan , within walking distance to Rockefeller Center . It occupies an entire city block between Park and Lexington Avenues and 49 th and 50 th Streets. As one of the first ¡°grand hotels¡±, The Waldorf Astoria Hotel is synonymous with the elegance and grandeur of the best of New York City . The Waldorf Astoria has been world renowned for over a century and it has witnessed many important events and memorable moments in history. It is always the first choice to presidents when they visit New York . When Jintao Hu, the President of Mainland China, attended the 64 th Session of UN General Assembly this year and when the leasers from other countries came to New York for the G20 summit, they all stayed at Waldorf Astoria hotel. The American International Chamber of Commerce (AICC) decided to bring one of the largest beauty pageants in the year 2009, Miss Asia International Pageant to it, to bring the dazzling and glamorous to this national historic hotel of America. The New York winners will take the final pageant in this end of the December 2009 in Guangzhou China.
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