Grace Chan claiming her throne as Miss Chinese 2014
Grace Chan has been named the winner of the Miss Chinese International Pageant 2014.
Grace Chan on her evening gown during the crowning night
The 22-year-old Hong Kong beauty defeated 16 other contestants to establish her throne on 26 January, becoming the first Hong Konger to win the title since Sonija Kwok in 2000.
The first and second runner-ups went to oriental beauties from the west; the 23-year-old Canadian Cindy Zhong from Vancouver was second place, meanwhile coming from the same country Lucia Lorigiano from Montreal was placed third.
Grace Chan (center) from Hong Kong poses for a photo with two other contestants – Cindy Zhong (left) and Lucia Lorigiano (right) – at the 2014 Miss Chinese Pageant on Sunday
Miss Chan, who was also crowned Miss Hong Kong 2013, will be expected to represent Hong Kong at Miss World 2014, which will be held in London, November 2014.
Grace Chan performs on the stage at the 2014 Miss Chinese Pageant
Looking flawless in white, Grace poses gracefully on stage at the 2014 Miss Chinese Pageant