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Tinian hosts China beauty pageant

TINIAN — The 12th New Silk Road TVS Model beauty pageant was held at the Tinian Dynasty Hotel & Casino last week, featuring 10 lovely ladies from China.

The pageant included a production number, a swimsuit competition and Q&A.  

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After a short intermission number was performed by the Taga Dancers, the contestants were back on stage for the evening gown competitionand the announcement that Xiao Jie Duan was the pageant winner.

The other contestants were Xi Wen, Hong Ying Hu, Jia Chang Song, De Heng Cai, Ye Xia, Wen Yang Li, Sha Li Peng, Jing Yi Zhu, and Jie Zhou.

The judges were Tinian Dynasty Hotel & Casino investor Cario Hon, acting Tinian Mayor Reynaldo Cing, Xi Li and Min Hong.

The contestants and the TV crew members arrived here on Wednesday last week and left Friday midnight immediately after the coronation ceremony.

While on Tinian, the contestants and crewmembers held photo sessions at historical sites, beaches and other scenic locations

The beauty pageant was in Chinese language but it still entertained majority of the guests who were hotel visitors and members of the community. The show will be aired on Southern Television Guangdong or TVS.

TVS has created a series of big events which include the model competition held in cooperation with Silk Road Model Company.

The TVS crew also took shots of the New Silk Model contestants on Saipan.

TVS airs to more than 2 million households and will broadcast features about the Northern Marianas on Nov. 25 and Dec. 31, 2013.