Newly-crowned Miss Chinese International is a law student -- and can speak 5 languages

26 January 2016 / 9 months 1 day ago

Jan 26, 2015

It was a clear-cut winner for the judges at the 2016 Miss Chinese International, as Ms Jennifer Ling Coosemans was crowned the winner over stiff competition from 13 other contestants on Saturday night (Jan 23) at TVB City in Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong.

According to reports online, the 21-year-old half-Chinese and half-Belgian college student from Vancouver is well-versed in five languages and dialects such as Cantonese, French and Shanghainese, and is a current law student.

She has a degree in Chemistry from University of Northern British Columbia. And that's not all - she also plays the piano and the trombone.

The 1.7m-tall beauty also showed off her athletic ability with her cheerleading moves, which she executed during the talent segment of the pageant.

Coosemans is the seventh Miss Chinese International from British Columbia.

First runner-up was Ms Mary Chen, a 18-year-old college student from New York, and second runner-up was awarded to Ms Tiana Luan, 23, from Sydney.

The other two contestants who made it into the top five were Bangkok's Mint Kongraphan and Nanjing's Sophia Wu.

Jaynestars reported that it was a surprise that Hong Kong's Ms Louisa Mak failed to secure a spot in the competition as Hong Kong contestants have achieved good results in the pageant for the past three years.

According to the entertainment site, Mak impressed the judges with her academic credentials and law degree, but her performance during the evening was "not optimal".

Speaking to the press after the event, the 23-year-old Cambridge graduate said that the results were fair and that there were many things during the competition that she did not do well.

She added: "Tonight's judges were different from the Miss Hong Kong pageant, so there were different standards for judging beauty."

Check out more photos of the beauty in the gallery below. 

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