CROWN Perth hosted dual events the 2016 Mrs Chinatown World Pageant and the inaugural 2016 World Outstanding Women Awards Ceremony.
WA Governor Kerry Sanderson attended the event to crown this year’s winner Huang Li Lilian (Monica) from Hong Kong.
The first runner up was Perth contestant Tina Teng and second runner up was Linda Chen also a local contestant.
Australian Chinese Women’s Federation WA co-founder and president Lily Chen walked away with one of the 2016 World Outstanding Women Gold Awards.
Pageant co-ordinator Sheila Rejek said the events were in recognition of successful Chinese women and paid tribute to their achievements.
“Unlike a traditional pageant which focuses on beauty, body and brain as prerequisites, Mrs Chinatown World Pageant is designed for married or previously married and successful Chinese women over the age of 30 years,” she said.
“Recognition and appreciation of women’s roles worldwide has been one of the positive developments in modern history and the event advocates the traditional virtues popular among generations of Asian women such as thoughtfulness, compassion, kindness, selflessness, tolerance and fidelity.”
The event provides a platform that recognises successful female business leaders, entrepreneurs and philanthropists, innovators of various categories in their own rights.
Organisers were able to highlight Perth and Western Australia to international participants and guests and media from China, Singapore and Hong Kong covered the event.
There were more than 350 guests and 40 contestants with more than half of those who competed from overseas, with eight countries represented at this year’s event.