Winners Announced in Inaugural NTD Global Chinese Beauty Pageant

Miss NTD crowned with a five-sapphire ‘phoenix crown’ tiara designed by Shen Yun Collections.
Winners Announced in Inaugural NTD Global Chinese Beauty Pageant
Miss NTD Cynthia Sun, surrounded by runner-ups at NTD's inaugural Global Chinese Beauty Pageant on Sept. 30, 2023, in New York. (Larry Dye/The Epoch Times)
9/30/2023
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10/2/2023
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Thirty-two young women from across four continents gathered in New York on Sept. 30 for the grand finale of NTD’s inaugural Global Chinese Beauty Pageant.

The pageant is part of a series of competitions, all with a mission to promote “pure authenticity, pure goodness, and pure beauty,” hosted by the network in its efforts to support traditional culture. The winner, Cynthia Sun, was crowned Miss NTD with a five-sapphire “phoenix crown” tiara designed by Shen Yun Collections.

The judges looked at more than the young women’s external beauty—a huge part of the final score is understanding the five virtues prominent in traditional Chinese culture: morality, righteousness, propriety, benevolence, and faithfulness. The inaugural competition was only open to women of at least one-third Chinese descent and was conducted in a bilingual fashion.

Here is the list of winners:

Miss NTD Cynthia Sun
1st Runner-up Vicky Zhao
2nd Runner-up Belle Meng
3rd Runner-up Fiona Ji
4th Runner-up Wandi Zhu
5th Runner-up Annie Chen
Best in Evening Gown Tina Yang
Best in Fitness Wear Belle Meng
Best in Instrumentalist Melody Hughes
Best in Dancing Vicky Zhao
Best in Creative Elisabeth Yang
Best in Beauty with a Mission 1. Annie Li 2. Sherry Ning 3. Annie Chen
Miss Photogenic Cissy Sun
Miss Congeniality Annie Chen
Director’s Award Laura Danne
Cynthia Sun was crowned Miss NTD at NTD's inaugural Global Chinese Beauty Pageant on Sept. 30, 2023, in Purchase, N.Y. (Larry Dye/The Epoch Times)
Cynthia Sun was crowned Miss NTD at NTD's inaugural Global Chinese Beauty Pageant on Sept. 30, 2023, in Purchase, N.Y. (Larry Dye/The Epoch Times)
Miss NTD Cynthia Sun waves to the audience at NTD's inaugural Global Chinese Beauty Pageant in Purchase, N.Y., on Sept. 30, 2023. (Larry Dye/The Epoch Times)
Miss NTD Cynthia Sun waves to the audience at NTD's inaugural Global Chinese Beauty Pageant in Purchase, N.Y., on Sept. 30, 2023. (Larry Dye/The Epoch Times)
Miss NTD Cynthia Sun (C) with 1st Runner-up Vicky Zhao (L) and 2nd Runner-up Belle Meng at NTD’s inaugural Global Chinese Beauty Pageant in Purchase, N.Y., on Sept. 30, 2023. (Larry Dye/The Epoch Times)
Miss NTD Cynthia Sun (C) with 1st Runner-up Vicky Zhao (L) and 2nd Runner-up Belle Meng at NTD’s inaugural Global Chinese Beauty Pageant in Purchase, N.Y., on Sept. 30, 2023. (Larry Dye/The Epoch Times)