Los Angeles, CA – On May 29, 2022, the 18th New Silk Road International Kids Modeling Competition 2022 Regional Finals and Awards Ceremony was held in Los Angeles with great success as all eighty-eight participants showcased their best performances and showcased their amazing talents on the grand stage.
Founded in 2007, the New Silk Road International Kids Modeling Competition made its first transoceanic trip to the United States this year. The American competition is organized by the New Silk Road Group and the American JIA International Culture and Media Group. The competition committee has established a number of sub-regions in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Atlanta. The Los Angeles contest is co-hosted by East West Performing Arts Alliance Inc. and KYSL STUDIO, with KYSL STUDIO being the exclusive training institute for modeling.
The judges of the final include Mr. Georges N. Chamchoum, the president of the Asian Film Festival; Miss Ma Li, the winner of Miss Model of the World in China / Global First Runner-up; Miss Michelle Huang, the first runner-up and Miss Photogenic of Miss Asia Hong Kong; Katherine Gao, Famous Designer/Founder & Design Director of Gao Republic; Vivian Wang, famous model of Taiwan Modeling Agency; mr. Xi Liwei, the first-generation male model / chief fashion officer of New Silk Road China; Matthew Acuff, famous baritone opera singer.
Mr. Guo Jiaming (right)
The competition was also honored to appoint Mr. Guo Jiaming, a well-known Chinese actor and modern music pianist, as the “Star Power Assist Officer” to inspire and expose the full potential, attitude and dedication of these “stars”. lay.
John Wu (Center), Councilor of the City of San Gabriel
This event received strong support from many sponsors who also attended, including: Ms. Sally Wei, founder of Sally’s Health & Beauty Institute; Lucy Liu, CTO Guno, Founder and Co-Founder of Jiuxin Alliance; Steven Qiu, senior vice president of China Trust Bank and director of the New York / New Jersey / California regions; Tony Wong, founder, Wendy Wong, president, and Millicent Wong, marketing director of Changlin Real Estate Group.;Mr. Gong Kai, CEO of Beijing Yogurt Prime Plus Food; Ms. Anna Wang, Just go CEO, a fast food delivery platform; Mipet owner Mimi Fu, Jericho Wang; James Fan, founder of JL Smart Insurance; Ms. Annie Wang, founder of MAXV; Judy Mak, vice president of Gemorie Diamond Shangmei Jewelry; Peter CJ Pan and Yu Xiaodan, President of Beaupan USA; Victor Zhang, CEO of Wine Feast LE FESTIN WINE & SPIRITS. Cooperation partners include: Ms. Wang Lu, founder of Galaxy Art Group; Ms. Zhang Xiaojie, Director of East Bay Campus; Ms. Mazaia Xie, Chairman of Gensbox; Connie Sun, owner and founder of Learning Tree Education Group.
We would also like to express our gratitude to the Inner Mongolia International Students Association and the Inner Mongolia Chamber of Commerce Youth Federation for their tremendous support and contribution to our event.
Mr. Guo Jiaming (Right 2)
Other honorable guests from local communities include: San Gabriel City Councilman John Wu; Zhang Yong, president of the US-China Chamber of Commerce; Ms. Wang Donghui, member of China Fashion Association, vice president and professor of Liaoning Communication University; Bo Xing, well-known venture capital investor/CEO of Border X; Richard Ren, director of The Los Angeles Post; Cao Lin, chairman of the board of directors of the US Chinese Women Association. On behalf of the City of San Gabriel, Mr. Chengyuan Wu presented a certificate to Yang Yang, founder of East West Performing Arts Alliance Inc., and Katrina Yu, founder of KYSL STUDIO, recognizing their contributions and dedicated efforts in organizing the competition.
Yang Yang (right) and Cui Nan (left)
Yang Yang and Cui Nan co-organized the event. Outstanding guest performers include: Maria Levina, the winner of the American Professional Latin Dance Competition and the champion of the World Dance Competition, along with Ma Yiming Ezra Ma, performed a beautiful opening dance; children models trained by Katrina Yu, Jing Wan and Vicki Xu of “KYSL STUDIO”, presented an amazing fashion show along with the three judges Miss Li Ma, Miss Vivian Wang and Mr. Liwei Xi; Cui Nan, also an established actress of the East West Performing Arts Alliance and a famous opera actress, performed the song “Run”.
This match also included a special interview session on the red carpet. Yuqi Feng, Ramond Tian, Aiden Li and Jaylen Ma, members of the Los Angeles Youth Division of Galaxy Art Group, successfully completed their red carpet hosting duties led by red carpet director Shi Tanxuan and famed host Aria Zhang.
This competition is divided into five age groups. The winners of the groups (men and women) were announced on the last evening after evaluating the presentations of the participants on LOGO clothing, trendy clothing and dresses. Congratulations to the following winners: Jayden Wei, Aria Zhang, Jerry Ji, Joey Chen, Jaylen Ma, Serena Liang, Aiden Li, Krystal Deng, Ezra Ma and Lily Liang. The unique music of the young music producer Zihao Fang served as the catwalk music for the LOGO clothing competition section, which gave the competition endless inspiration and excitement.
After completing the Regional Finals, the top contestants from the Los Angeles area competed in the National Finals held on June 12 at the American Dream Entertainment Mall in New Jersey. The Los Angeles team won first place in the Team Challenge competition among all other divisions. Krystal Deng in the Junior Group took first place; Kunfang Li in the Youth Group and David Jiang in the Teen Performance Group took third place; Bella Wei, Celina Huang, Katherine Zhang, Xiaowan Jin and Lily Liang won the title of Rising Stars; Tina Zhang won the award for best photogenic; Joey Chen won the Best Creative Award; Yixin Yu and Claire Luo won the Best Popularity Award; and Angela Hsu won the Best Performance Award. The winners of the US finals would have the opportunity to participate in New York Fashion Week in September 2022, make recommendations to modeling agencies, commendations from renowned fashion companies, and model performance opportunities at upcoming major events.
The full official list of this year’s contest winners will be posted to the official WeChat account of the East West Performing Arts Alliance.