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Everything you Need to Know about the Miss and Mr. CHIN Fitness Competition

Are you Thinking about Entering Miss or Mr. CHIN this Year? Read More about this Unique Fitness Competition.

If you’ve ever thought about entering a fitness competition, why not participate in the one that’s been running the longest and has the best reputation?

Miss & Mr. CHIN is back for the 49th annual competition, taking place this year on Sat., Jun. 27/15. This may sound like a lot of time from now but what most people don’t know is that there are a range of pre-promotional activities to participate in leading up to the show(s), kicking off from mid-May to late June. Preliminary interviews to accept contestants into this exclusive fitness competition take place the week of May 5.

Make an informed decision. Getting on stage isn’t necessarily for everyone but we can guarantee you’ll:
* Have a BLAST! Since there are so many events in advance, we’ve seen contestants become friends during the show – and remain so for years after. It is also excellent for networking!
* Be Seen. CHIN Radio has sponsorship relationships with the Toronto Sun, City TV and other outlets so the media exposure is phenomenal. We’ve even made the front page of the newspaper several times.
* Gain Experience. If you have an interest in competing, Miss or Mr. CHIN is an excellent platform to segway into other competitions which tend to be more serious and intense in nature.
* Win Amazing Prizes. Unlike some other shows, there is ALOT of great stuff up for grabs (aside from a medal or trophy). Past winners have won trips to the Caribbean, big screen TV’s, certificates to restaurants/salons, jewellery & more. This year’s grand prize will be a TRIP TO THE CARIBBEAN for the first place winners of each show. Our Miss CHIN 2014 is using her travel voucher for a flight to Australia and our Mr. CHIN 2014 winner got to take his girlfriend for an all-expenses paid trip to Cuba – so yes, the prizes are amazing! Even if you don’t win or place, all contestants will receive a sponsor’s gift bag with prizing and certificates.

So What Do you Need to Know to Enter this Fitness Competition?

SELECTION PROCESS :: Preliminary interviews are taking place at CHIN Radio from 4:30-9pm on TUES., MAY 5 & THURS., MAY 7. Please – don’t be afraid of this! You won’t be on stage for this step of the process. Since CHIN is a media outlet, we want to ensure that contestants are the right fit for this competition. While onsite, you’ll  submit your application, have a fitting for your custom made swimsuit and apparel and meet with the production team for your interview, which also counts towards your final score.
TO PREPARE FOR PRELIMINARIES :: please bring your completed application form, available by emailing [email protected] in advance along with your own bikini and a robe to cover up on the way to/from your interview. If you don’t have access to a printer, we will have applications available onsite. Please bring 1 hard copy photo to attach (for reference purposes only)

COMMUNICATION :: while we do communicate via email, we also have an exclusive Facebook profile dedicated to our contestants. Each year, we delete all old contestants and re-add the new ones. All of the extended information about pre-promotional events (detailed below) and the show will have their own NOTE. That way contestants aren’t bombarded with emails. It’s like an online bulletin board. It couldn’t be any easier. Just sign in, go to the notes and make sure you input everything into your calendar.

If you are viewing the information from a smart phone, you’d go to this dedicated profile (revealed to contestants only), click on about and scroll down until you see the “notes”. All information is found there.

PRE-PROMOTIONAL EVENTS :: we know how busy everyone is, so before you commit to anything, we want to make sure we are completely transparent about the key dates included in this fitness competition.

PHOTO SHOOT FOR ONLINE VOTING – all contestants will participate in a photo shoot with a skilled and professional photographer for online voting (the week after the Victoria Day long weekend). You will get to keep copies of these photos (worth thousands of dollars) and we will use one from each person’s shoot to feature on CHIN’s website from Jun. 9-25 for an online voting component worth 10% of the overall score.

MEDIA PARTY – Miss & Mr. CHIN Contestants are a huge draw for the CHIN Picnic so we even have a special day dedicated to introduce them to the media. A “sneak preview” if you will. The media party date is to be confirmed but will likely be 9:30am-2pm TUES., JUNE 2 If you work full time and don’t have the flexibility to attend, it’s OK – as long as we know in advance since the stage appearances are choreographed.

LIVE ON CITY TV – yes, live TV. How exciting!! There are two TV appearances taking place SUN., JUNE 7 and SUN., JUNE 21 from 11am-1pm. We only expect contestants to attend one of the two appearances. A schedule will be outlined after contestants are accepted in early May so you’ll have plenty of time to plan around this.

TASTE OF LITTLE ITALY – buff guys and bikini bods make for excellent brand ambassadors for the CHIN Picnic! In addition to the other events, Taste of Little Italy is among the most fun. Miss & Mr. CHIN contestants will roam College St. on SAT., JUNE 13 to promote the picnic, their online voting AND a cheering section for their show. Make sure you plan your cheat meal of the week for this evening. The food is fantastic!

REHEARSALS – we don’t expect anyone to get on stage and know exactly what to do. That’s why we have an impressive choreographer, Faye Rauw, from Fayez1 Productions, who plans the music and choreography for both shows. The first rehearsal will take place SAT., JUNE 21 from 12-2pm (Miss) and 2-4pm (Mr.). The second rehearsal will follow on WED., JUNE 25 from 5-7:30pm (Miss) and 7:30-9:30pm (Mr.)

SHOW PRODUCTION: this year’s shows are taking place on SAT., JUNE 27. Miss CHIN will take place early afternoon and Mr. CHIN late afternoon/early evening. All contestants will participate in a pre-show final rehearsal and meet and greet with our judging panel comprised of 10-15 sponsors, industry affiliates and known celebrities. Hair and makeup is also sponsored for Miss CHIN contestants.

There are two segments to the show, the first including custom apparel and the second in swimsuit. This past year, we featured a “fun in the sun” theme complete with awesome apparel from Dea Swimwear, 1960’s themed music, and beach themed decor/props. So much fun!!! The theme for this year’s show is still to be confirmed but it will be great (as always).

Note :: other pre-promotional opportunities could include Toronto Sunshine girl appearances, the Italian Film Festival opening/closing parties, commercials etc. These would be sent out on an event to event basis and booked first come, first serve.

SCORING :: unlike other fitness competitions, Miss & Mr. CHIN don’t get by or win for good looks and a lean body alone. We factor in a range of criteria including:
Interview (during preliminaries) – 30%. The production team is looking for originality from participants so be sure to think things through
Online Voting – 10%. How well you promote yourself will contribute to this score. Photos will be released by Jun. 6 (after the media party) so you can use your favourite photos on social media to encourage family & friends to cast their votes on CHIN Radio’s website.
Pre-Promotional Events – 10%. Success is 80% showing up, showing up on time 90% and showing up with enthusiasm 100%. We take punctuality, participation AND communication seriously. The production team and CHIN Radio invests a significant amount of time and effort into these events and expect contestants to manage their time appropriately. If you can’t attend something, that is ok – but we do expect a phone call in advance.
Stage Presentation – 50%. Smile, strut your stuff and have a great time. The judge’s will be looking out for excellent sportsmanship, charisma and great presentation. So pay attention in rehearsals and it will pay off on stage!

Of course this is what every person is vying for. There are amazing prizes, including a grand prize trip to the Caribbean, an assortment of certificates from our sponsors (e.g. restaurants, hair salons, aesthetics etc), jewelry, supplements & more! For the one lucky male and female contestant who take home the title, they will also participate in media appearances throughout the CHIN Picnic (Jun. 27/28 & Jul. 1), Live on City TV at CHIN the morning of Jun. 28. There are also sporadic community events you may be invited to throughout the year you hold your title. Aside from that, kick back and enjoy the glory 🙂

This fitness competition sounds pretty amazing doesn’t it. If you think so, it’s because it is!!!

Miss CHIN 2013 Sabrina DiBella
Mr. CHIN 2013 Ricky Liorti
Miss CHIN 2012 Casandra Bella
Miss CHIN 2011 Serena DiMillo

Mr. CHIN 2011 Moon Butt
Miss CHIN 2009 Kaitlyn Leeb (formerly Wong)
Mr. CHIN 2006 Brendan Coates

Tigris has been working as an extension of CHIN Radio’s event rentals team since 2004. That’s 10 whole years. We are excited to recruit contestants for two more amazing productions. To receive an application and enter this fantastic fitness competition, email us at [email protected].


Serena Holmes
Serena Holmes
Serena Holmes (formerly Schwab) is the President & CEO of Tigris Incorporated. She is a Broadcast Journalism graduate from Ryerson University. She began working in events in 2000 and started with Tigris as an events staff in 2004, was promoted to management and later accepted partnership. Serena took over operations of the company in 2008. Since that time the roster has tripled and the company continues to grow at a healthy pace. Some keynote clients include Rogers, Motorola, GTAA, CHIN Radio, Appleton Rum and many others. Google PLus Profile:

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