#NewDynasty of Chinoys

By Michelle Tan 15 July, 2017
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Dynasty.

dy·nas·ty \ˈdī-nə-stē

Whenever we hear the word “dynasty”, we can’t help but tie it with China’s long list of emperors or even with Chinese in general. While we don’t really treat Chinoy families in the Philippines as dynasties, we can’t deny the fact that Chinoys do make up a certain percentage of the Philippine population. Some, such as the taipans and government officials, are even famous enough to shape this country’s economy.

The word Chinoy itself shows the mixture of both the Chinese and Filipino culture. They grew up in a totally different setting of having to assimilate both cultures and successfully merging it to what they have right now. Most, if not all, have likely learned several languages growing up – Fookien, Mandarin, English and Filipino. They learn Fookien with their parents and Mandarin, English and Filipino from their schools.  Throughout the years, numerous stereotypes have been formed around these Chinoys. People always assume that they are good in math as evidenced by countless of math Olympiads who are Chinoys. If not, people think they are all rich businessmen basing it from Lucio Tan, Henry Sy, George Ty and John Gokongwei. However, things have already been changing.

These Chinoys are already moving out of stereotypes. They are more than just math Olympiads, tycoons, hardware owners, or businessmen. This new dynasty of Chinoys are also venturing to modeling, media, arts, fashion, and sports. You have the likes of Janeena Chan (TV and Events Host), Valerie Chua (Painter), Christina Dy (Dancer), Rosenthal Tee (Fashion Designer), Chris Tiu (Basketball Player), Gretchen Ho (Former Athlete and TV Host), and of course, Nicole Cordoves, Ms Chinatown 2014 and 1st runner up of Miss Grand International 2016.

Ladies and gentlemen, we present you the #NewDynasty of Chinoys.

These Chinoy millennials are young, innovative and ready to conquer the world. They pursue their passion while perfectly embodying both Filipino and Chinese values. The #NewDynasty of Chinoys are eager to strive and find their place in the current society more than just by taking over their family business or winning competitions. They have remarkable stories and goals that are definitely worth looking into.

That is why the theme of this year’s Mr. and Ms. Chinatown pageant will focus on #NewDynasty. Every year, the pageant is looking for Chinoy ambassadors, who embody the qualities that personify the Chinoy culture and who possess the Chinoy brand of beauty and excellence. More than finding ambassadors, the pageant aims to strengthen the fusion of the Filipino and Chinese Culture, as well as that of the modern and traditional times. It aims to be fresh and inclusive. 

More than a pageant, we are a movement which aims to highlight and appreciate the diversity of modern Chinoys. Chinoys who are open, creative, not afraid to try new things, but are all bonded by one thing – our Chinoy roots.

Once again, the pageant is about to introduce the new batch of hopefuls, who are part of this #NewDynasty of Chinoys that are eager to share their stories and advocacy to the Chinoy community.

Are you part of the #NewDynasty of Chinoys? Share your stories below! Follow @chinoytv and @mrmschinatownph for more updates about the pageant and welcome the rise of the #NewDynasty

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