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For our VNB fans it’s hard to not remember who Everlyn Ho is, She has done amazing makeup for almost all our VNB girls and also she is the president of Beauty Rite, Inc., owner of La Peau Day Spa, senior beauty educator, professional modeling artist, and has also created an internationally recognized makeup product line, makeuprite™. Even though she is an extremely successful business woman, the beauty maven has worked as the makeup and stylist consultant for the Miss NY Chinese Beauty Pageant for the past thirteen years leveraging her professional acumen in skincare and makeup to train contestants to get the very best out of every look. The media and all of the contestants have nicknamed Everlyn “the beauty queen behind the beauties” for her great work on the pageant. Beauty queen is right because she still looks as young and beautiful as when she first started with the pageant; it seems that time has left no marks on Everlyn at all.
As for the Miss NY Chinese Beauty Pageant, it has been one of the largest East Coast pageants in scale, in fairness, and in influence. Everlyn has challenged all Chinese-American girls who meet the qualifications for the pageant to audition because this is a rare and wonderful opportunity to showcase their talent alongside their cultural pride, family values, and the confidence to succeed in a culturally blended society. Every year, the top 14 finalists have toured China for two weeks in August as an act of goodwill, taking part in several television programs. These opportunities not only give the girls a chance to be seen by over 8 billion viewers but also the rare chance for them to take an active role in discovering their cultural heritage.
The pageant has offered each contestant the opportunity to grow, to become more confident as a woman, and to become aware of not just her little world but on a more global level. Every year, the finalists have gone through vigorous training, from how to accentuate their features through makeup to how to comport themselves while in an interview or on a catwalk. For the first time in the pageant’s history, this past pageant’s finalists had a wonderful opportunity through the NY Film Academy to take a free acting class. In addition to the classes and training, the finalists have also gained a new family. With each event, each challenge, and each win, the finalists became sisters looking out for one another.
Though Everlyn will be the first female president that the Miss NY Chinese Beauty Pageant has had in its 13-year history, this will not be the focus of her leadership. Her goal has remained the same as her predecessors: to improve the quality of the organization, the contestants, and the overall production year over year. When I asked her how she felt being selected this year to be president, she could not stress more how honored she felt that the board selected her to preside over this next term. She hoped that she would do the organization proud by raising the bar for next year’s program and contestants. Her winning personality, charisma, and creativity proved to be invaluable to the team.
The Miss NY Chinese Beauty Pageant is one of the largest in scale, fairest and most influential beauty pageants on the East Coast. Everlyn would like to encourage all the qualified Chinese American girls to attend this pageant because this is the rare opportunity to show their virtues with cultural pride,leadership,family values and confidence to succeed in a culture-blended society. Every year the pageant girls will go to China for half a month on August to attend the different TV programs, which not only give the girls opportunity to face over 8 billion audience but also the rare chance for them to chase down their cultural heritage.
The pageant has offered each contestant the opportunity to grow, to become more confident as a woman, and to become aware of not just her little world but on a more global level. Every year, the finalists have gone through vigorous training, from how to accentuate their features through makeup to how to comport themselves while in an interview or on a catwalk. For the first time in the pageant’s history, this past pageant’s finalists had a wonderful opportunity through the NY Film Academy to take a free acting class. In addition to the classes and training, the finalists have also gained a new family. With each event, each challenge, and each win, the finalists became sisters looking out for one another.
Previous presidents have stepped down, but they have always stayed with the organization, helping in any way they can. Why? Because they have all possessed and continue to possess the passion to give young Chinese-American women the opportunities to advance themselves, network, see the world, and learn new skills that will serve them their entire lifetimes. The requirements have always been stringent, and Everlyn has planned on continuing to raise that bar for the contestants. Nearly all of the participants have been fluent in at least one dialect of Chinese in addition to English. In recent years, all of the finalists have earned college degrees or were still attending college at the time of the competition. Many of the finalists, no matter whether they have placed in the top three or not, have gone on to pursue widely varying careers – from corporate executives to top models, from careers in the medical profession to television presenters.
When asked what her long term goals were for the pageant, Everlyn chuckled and only offered this: give her time to get used to her new responsibilities and that her hope would be to uphold the high quality and standards and maybe even raise expectations for the next pageant. For the latest news on the Miss NY Chinese Beauty Pageant, visit http://misschinesepageant.com. To make an appointment at La Peau, visit http://www.lapeauspa.com.