35th Annual Gala &
2017 Miss Friendship Ambassador Pageant


Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce
2017 Miss Friendship Ambassador Pageant
Hilton Chicago Hotel | Grand Ballroom
720 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605
Cocktails and Networking 5:30 pm | Dinner 6:00 pm | 7:00 Pageant Program

Photo Credit: Sum Lau
On Sunday, November 5th, we crowned the new Miss Friendship Ambassador during the 35th Annual Gala & 2017 Miss Friendship Ambassador Pageant at the Hilton Chicago Hotel Grand Ballroom Congratulations to Ida Duan for winning the title of Miss Friendship Ambassador! Ida will be a wonderful representative of the Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce!

Congratulations also goes out to our 1st Runner Up, Qin Fan and 2nd Runner Up, Brittany Lau in addition to the winner of Miss Congeniality, Ashley Chan and Miss Photogenic, Brittany Lau.

All the contestants worked hard under the guidnace of pageant coordinator Jessica Ou during the last ten consecutive weekends of rehearsals and we are so proud of each of them! Thank you to our fabulous judges (Shanon Lersch, Arabel Alva Rosales, Jane.x, Donald Hyun Kiolbassa, De Shu Wang) who had their work cut out for them considering the amazing talent, charm of beauty of all the ladies. Gimbel Abrams + Singer CPA crunched the numbers for each portion of the pageant.

Thank you to our amazing emcees, Judy Hsu ABC7 Eyewitness News and David Wong for their amazing talents on stage, introducing our contestants, speaking with our judges and keeping our audience entertained during ballot tabulations.

A big thank you to our sponsors and partners in helping to make this event a success. Their generosity is greatly appreciated!

Also, thank you to our Board of Directors, Gala Planning Committee, staff and many volunteers who worked hard in planning and implementation of the pageant.

And last but not least, thank you to all of our guests who attended and took great photos at the Alfresco Booth and cheered on all the contestants. A wonderful evening was had by all!

Thank you to our Sponsors!

TITLE SPONSOR: Chinatown Parking Corporation

JADE SPONSOR: MassMutual Illinois

PLATINUM SPONSORS: Comcast, Culver Duck, Dalcamo, Golden Country, Horseshoe, MillerCoorsWindfall Group

GOLD SPONSORS: AM Center Home Supply, American Metro Bank, Ameristar Casino- East Chicago, Cathay Bank, Chiu Quon Bakery & Dim Sum, Enagic Kangen Water – Michelle Mark, Great Lakes Poultry, Jaslin HotelKam L. Liu Realty, Lakeside Bank, Pacific Global Bank, Phoenix BeanR.M. Chin & Associates Inc., site design group, ltd.SP+, US BankVinTech Systems, Inc.

EVENT TOTE SPONSOR: Mercy Hospital & Medical Center

CONTESTANT SPONSORS: AM Center Home SupplyAmerican Metro Bank, Athena Design Group, Chinatown Market, Jadeite Jewelry, No 1. BBQ, T&J Investment Management Inc. 創青集團

PHOTO BOOTH SPONSOR: McGrath Lexus of Chicago

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