Miss Yi-wei Chen, a 19-yr-old university student from Taichung, Taiwan, was crowned the 2010 Miss Globalcity Taiwan, a beauty and talent competition that has participation in over 100 countries. The beauty and talent competition took place on Saturday, August 21st, in the Tayih Landis Hotel in Tainan, Taiwan, and featured 25 finalists from all around Taiwan. The pageant also featured a competition for the 2010 Mrs. Globalcity Taiwan. The competition was attended by the Mayor of Tainan, a Who’s Who of sponsors, and guests. The pageant will be televised later in the month by ETTV in Taiwan.
One of the most notable aspects of the competition was the commitment taken on by all participants, judges, and sponsors to sign the Earth Charter, to be “green” at home and helping others in their cities understand how to help the environment. The Miss Globalcity Pageant co-founders, Fifi Chang and Jonas V. Ron, adopted the charter, known as “We Can,” for their organization in 2005, and their efforts have spread throughout Taiwan.
After the event concluded Saturday night, Mr. Ron, the CEO, stated, “I am very happy how far the pageant has come, especially compared to the struggles we had during our first year. In our fifth year, most of our sponsors are publicly-traded companies, and we are getting good attention.”
The 2010 Miss GlobalCity Taiwan shared her feelings after the event, “I feel so happy and excited. This is so unexpected. First, I just want to return home and spend time with my family and get some rest.”
After catching up on well-deserved rest, Miss Chen will represent the Pageant, travel, and uphold the commitment of the “We Can” charter. She will especially enjoy sharing with school children what can be done to help protect our earth and environment.