This past CNR Host Competition, we were given an opportunity to meet people of all ages, all ethnicities, and from all over the country. Of these participants, we met Carter Ware, our youngest competitor and one of the most talented, earning himself the Runner-Up of the CNR Host Competition 2016.
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself!
I just turned 11 years old and I am in 5th grade at the International School of Denver. I have been studying Mandarin for 7 years and I just got back from a two-week school trip to China where I got to visit Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou and our sister school in Chongqing. I like to ski and hike in the mountains of Colorado, play and watch ice hockey and American football, listen to pop music, practice ping-pong and hang out with my friends.
2. Why did you decide to participate in the CNR Host Competition?
My teacher suggested that I enter the CNR Host Competition because I have good fluency and pronunciation in Mandarin. I have won our school’s speech every year for the past 5 years and I enjoy speaking in front of a crowd. I really love speaking Mandarin!
3. How did the competition grow your interests?
I learned about lots of different jobs I could do with my Mandarin skills. Maybe I could be on the radio or a TV presenter? Now that I know my skills are as good as almost anyone’s, I think I could do it!
4. What are ways that you can use this experience for your future?
This experience helped me gain confidence about speaking in front of a large group of people and with lots of distractions around. I was able to focus on my speech and speak clearly even though there were lots of people whispering in the crowd and even a carousel in front of me!
5. Would you do this competition or something like it again?
Yes, absolutely! I had a great time and I would love to show the world my Mandarin skills!
6. What do you like about the entertainment industry?
I love listening to pop music and the weekly countdown of the hits on the radio. I like TV a little better than radio and game shows, cooking shows and comedies are my favorites! My all-time favorite game show is Chinese Character Hero and maybe one day I can compete on it. I would have to study really hard to win especially in the second round where I would go against a native Chinese speaker!
7. What are people in your classes thinking about your participation in this event?
They all congratulated me and were a little jealous of my prizes. Some of my friends weren’t surprised because they know I study hard and I love to speak Mandarin.
8. What makes you interested in the Chinese culture? And how is it different from the American culture?
I like to learn and memorize things and there are thousands of Chinese characters to learn and only 26 letters in the English alphabet. I think it is exciting because there is always something new for me to learn. I like that China has very long history to learn about and American history is much shorter.
I think China is different than America because everyone in China looks similar and in America there are lots of different kinds of people everywhere. When I was in China, someone even tried to see if my hair was a wig because he had never seen red hair before! Crazy!
Introducing, Kristina Karpechenkova, our Miss Bikini 2015 champion! We decided to catch up with her and see where she is now and how her experience in the competition changed her perspectives and her life. Say hello to one of the most energetic, beautiful, and sweet ladies we have come across in our story to success.
1.Tell us about your experience in our competition?
Participating in GDTV Miss Bikini contest first in Los Angeles and then in Guangzhou, China was one of the most exciting things I did last year.
I was put into an environment where a “show” has to be created from the very beginning like planning a program on a half-decorated stage to the final run-through on the night of the performance in a short period of time. That was exciting!
We who participated in the show in Los Angeles didn’t know each other before, so thank you, guys, who are in GDTV team, for making the atmosphere fun and easy-going. I am still in touch with some models and designers that I met there.
I remember being so surprised and so happy when knew I was a winner. It actually took me half a year to spend the check in the sceptre.com store: I had to come back there for another and another TV because they simply would not fit inside the car. Now some of my friends and I have TVs and sound-pals of different size and color from the Sceptre store which we absolutely love, by the way!
2. What was the final competition like in China? What was going through your head?
It was not just a one time event, it was a show that had been running for three months already and had an episode on TV every week. And every week three participants would leave the show and three more new models would join. Bibi (a girl who won the second place in Los Angeles) and I made it right into the finals. We were just lucky, I guess.
All the girls who participated in the final show were living on the same floor in one of the GDTV Company hotels. We would wake each other up in the morning, grab some breakfast and go to a rehearsal. Some of the days we had lots of free time to explore the city, and some of the days we spent just rehearsing.
As for the city Guangzhou, oh, that place made me fall in love with it. I absolutely adored the tropical climate when it rained but was never cold. In that city you are never in charge of your hairstyle because of such humidity in the air.
I’m so glad we came together with Bibi to China.If not for her, I would not be able even to order a simple meal or to get to the closest subway station (my knowledge of the Chinese language is very poor). I will never forget how we shot a commercial on the street with other girls, how we spent hours and hours shopping, how we rode motorbikes and ate grilled seafood in a street restaurant at night. I was also very lucky to watch the performance of one of them most known circuses (ChimeLong International Circus) while being in Guangzhou, because two of the girls from the contest are currently working there as dancers and they took me there. They are Ukrainian, and it is interesting that the majority of the performers in that circus are either from Russia or from Ukraine.
3. What was the biggest impact on you and your life from participating in the contest?
I was fascinated to see how emotionally attached some girls were to the show. They were together for three months and of course it was difficult to say goodbye. But as for me, I never planed to participate in such event or to win though I did take the opportunity with all my respect. It was something life gave me as a present and I decided just to have fun.
Later I noticed how that positive attitude affected my mood and body. And now when I feel that I don’t want to do something I just remind myself why I need to it and turn it into something I actually want to do myself and try to imagine how amazing I will feel myself after this “something” is done.
Sometimes we think if we do not succeed 100% it means we fail, but that is wrong, I think. Every our belief, experience, and realization is worth effort.
Of course sometimes it was hard. Just the name of the contest requires from its participants to look good, to behave good etc. But what is good, what is beauty? Maybe beauty cannot be measured by inches, pounds or a color of hair, maybe beauty can be measured with “watts” of kind and positive power that we spread to the world and in balance with which we can arrange our life.
Those girls who were in the show were not the same height or weight but all of them were so energetic and funny and fun. It is true: the happiest girls are the most wonderful.
4. Where are you now and what are you doing?
I am still a current student of New York Film Academy in Los Angeles. But right now I am taking a semester-break and am located in New York City. It’s my first time to be in NY. It was a little random decision, but my family supported me. Only here I’ve realized how much we trust each other in my family how much my realities mean to me.
I go to acting auditions and pretend that I don’t care when they say “no”:) I am kidding: I passed that stage of being depressed because of “nothing to do”. I’ve realized that there is always a way to work things out, and you can always work on something of your own (an idea, a project, etc). The main part is “to start”. And then the right people and circumstances will begin to appear. So right now I am working on some projects of one young director and one writer.
Hopefully it will bring good experience.
New York is great. I feel like this city does not have a time zone. Everybody can open their own unique New York no matter what the person loves: art, history, sports, science, etc.
One of my favorite places here is Housing Works Bookstore Cafe on 126 Crosby St. You take a cup of tea or coffee and sit surrounded by hundreds of books in anybody’s taste: you can read, talk, eat. I can’t even imagine how many incredible ideas have been discussed between friends and coworkers in that place.
Another amazing place is High Line. Back in the days there used to be a railroad but later it was turned into an awesome place for tourists and New Yorkers. It is a path that goes along the Hudson River and is full of contemporary art and style. The railroad is still there but just for attraction, now you can even see trees growing through it.
5. If you could spend a year anywhere you’d like, where would it be?
I would love to go to Europe, especially France. They say you can travel by car from one European city to another. There is a cafe on the boarder of Belgium and Netherlands that you can enter from one country and exit to another.
6. Where do you get your beautiful style inspiration?
I believe that physical and emotional states of body are connected and if something inside changes, it will lead to the changes on the outside as well. I am inspired by my friends, teachers and family.
Life was very kind to me to introduce to such incredible people who are full of energy to grow and become better everyday. I look at my schoolmates from New York Film Academy, see them putting up plays and films and I want to become a better actress and artist so I can participate in these projects. I look at my girlfriends in Los Angeles, Moscow, Vladivostok and see them being interested in fashion, healthy way of life, I see them happy and I want to be happy.
I have friends who fascinate me with their focus of interests, including politics, art, literature and they influence me with that energy. So this is where I get my inspiration: I try to see good things in other people.
The “Global Chinese Network Host Contest” U.S. Regional Final is held on January 9, 2016 at South Coast Plaza in Orange County.The contest has been held in China for 2013 and 2014. This year, the U.S. region of “Global Chinese Network Host Contest” is jointly organized by China National Radio and WCETV. South Coast Plaza is our title sponsor. Harvard Card Systems, Diamond Honda, Linda vision and Pacific Palms Resort are also our event sponsors.
There are no age, gender, nationality, region, or ethnicity restrictions to participate in this contest, as long as who has a good Chinese voice. The contest is structured in a talk show style format in Mandarin Chinese. Talent is not limited to those from traditional talk host backgrounds. Our 15 finalist shows their speaking and presentation skills, creativity, and a great attitude on the stage. Contestant Golden Lin who has a talented voice and strong potential to be a future host wins the praise of the judges, as the champion of the competition with $500 gift certificate provided by South Coast Plaza. In addition to big prizes, the winner also gets a chance of contract with China National Radio and became a host in its programs.
South Coast Plaza is not only a noble brand of shopping mall, but is also a famous performing arts plaza. In addition to attracting millions of visitors, they hold an annual model contest, fashion show, a variety of art and photography exhibitions and other cultural activities.
The “Global Chinese Network Host Contest” has been held in China for 2013 and 2014. This year, the U.S. region of “Global Chinese Network Host Contest” is jointly organized by China National Radio and WCETV. South Coast Plaza is our title sponsor. Harvard Card Systems, Diamond Honda, Linda vision and Pacific Palms Resort are also our event sponsors.
The contest will be structured in a talk show style format in Mandarin Chinese. Talent will not be limited to those from traditional talk host backgrounds. We are looking for strong speaking and presentation skills, creativity, and a great attitude!
There is no age, gender, nationality, region, or ethnicity restrictions to participate in this contest, as long as you have good Chinese voice. Entries should talk in Mandarin and clips should be in the following formats: talk shows, Pinyin imitation, writings and/or other works. Participants are required to provide a clear picture and sound quality, no less than 60 seconds and no more than five minutes of audio and video works can enroll in the competition. In addition to big prizes, the winners will also get a contract with China National Radio and became a host in its programs.
The “Global Chinese Network Host Contest” U.S. Regional Final is scheduled on January 9, 2016 at South Coast Plaza in Orange County. South Coast Plaza is not only a noble brand of shopping mall, but is also a famous performing arts plaza. In addition to attracting millions of visitors, they hold an annual model contest, fashion show, a variety of art and photography exhibitions and other cultural activities. South Coast Plaza will be the U.S. Regional stage for “Global Chinese network anchor contest”.
Global Chinese Network Host Competition American Region is organized by China National Radio and WCETV. It aims at discovering talented people with innovative ideas, great attitude and unique characteristics, as well as building a stage to show their voices and achieve their dreams.
Registration Starts from October 29th, 2015; ends at December 31th, 2015
First Round Competition: from November 2015 to December 2015
Final Competition: January 9th, 2016
Contestants, who speak Chinese Mandarin, have a nice voice and are willing to participate
How to attend the competition?
1. Visit the official website www.rc-media.com, download the application form or fill in the google application and email back to firstname.lastname@example.org, with 60s to 5mins audio or video clip MUST in Chinese Mandarin with application form. Registration deadline is December 31st, 2015.
2. The audio or video clip can be like a talk show, voice imitation, readings and others type that focuses on vocal performance.
The final competition will give top 3 awards and individual awards for: “Best Network Host Award”; “Most Creative Award” and “Special Prize”. American region’s champion will have the opportunity to attend the final competition in China.
Finalists who attend the final competition in China will receive:
2. The audition opportunities to perform in TV drama or films
3. Top 15 finalists’ contestants may get opportunities of work contracts from CNR’s operators
1. All contestants must warrant that their entries are entirely their own work or are the co-author of the work. The participant is recognized with fully copyright of his/hers entry. The competition organizing committee does not take all kinds of legal problems due to copyright infringement. The organizing committee is not liable for legal disputes including portrait, reputation, privacy, copyright, trademark and others. The committee reserves the right to disqualify the contestant and recover the given awards and gifts, if there are legal disputes regarding the copyright infringement.
2. The organizers and its partner have the right to display contestants’ entries on their website, mobile or tablet app, radio and television channels.
3. The organizers of the Global Chinese Network Host Competition reserve the right of the final interpretation.
On August 15, 2015 at the R & C Studios, the WCETV – R & C Media Group, Inc. hosted the King of Mic 2015 singing competition where dozens of contestants gathered to win a chance to go to Guangzhou, China to participate in the GDTV’s King of Mic International Championship.
King of Mic is a singing competition that revives the Cantonese Pop music culture. Thousands of applicants work their way to become the next King of Mic and only 1 from each division will get the chance to be part of the King of Mic Finals.
This time around, we created an international language portion where people who speak different languages could participate to win $ 300, $ 500, and $ 1,000 gift certificates provided by Dootbay.com, our title sponsor.
At the end of the night, the winners came down to the following amazing voices:
Champion: Lin Zhigao
Runner-up: Kenson Situ
2nd Runner-up: Wen Yali
International Language Division:
Runner-up: Vivian Wong
2nd Runner-up: Marian Chung
Special Prize Award: Todd Lien, Eric Hao
Best Costume Award: Pan Yonghong
Best Stage Performance: Qiu Guobin
Most Spirited Fans Award: Irina Chou
We want to thank you so much for all our participants, judges, and viewers! And a special congratulations to the contestants for all their hard work.
WCETV and R&C Media Group, Inc. is teaming up with GDTV (Guang Dong Television) once again to host the King of Mic singing competition for this year! King of Mic is a entertainment program that revives Cantonese pop music culture.
This time around, we are inviting people of all ages and nationalities, who can speak Cantonese, Mandarin, or English. The competition will be divided into two divisions: English speaking and Cantonese speaking groups. The Cantonese speaking group has an opportunity to win a trip to Guangzhou to participate in GDTV’s King of Mic World Championship Finals. The English speaking group can win a $1,000 gift certificate for Sceptre electronic products.
To enter into this contest, you must fill out the application form and send us a sample audition tape of you singing an English or Mandarin/Cantonese song. There will also be $20 application fee. Click the following for the King of Mic 2015 Rules and Application Form. Once filled out, please e-mail to email@example.com or fax to (626)912-5604: 2015 KOM Rules(eng) & 2015 KOM Application form.
Application & Audition Tape Due Date: August 09, 2015. Please e-mail both application and audition tape to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The competition date will be August 15, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. located at R&C Studios in City of Industry, California.
For sponsoring opportunities, tickets, applications, and for more information, please contact us at email@example.com.
On June 27, 2015 R&C Studios and WCETV partnered with GDTV to host the Miss Bikini Pageant 2015. Women of all ages, nationalities, and backgrounds entered the U.S.A division to win a round trip ticket to Guangzhou to praticipate in the GDTV World Championship Final. On top of that, the U.S.A division winner received a $5,000 gift certificate for Sceptre Products. The runner up received a $2,000 gift certificate and the second runner up received a $1,000 gift certificate.
The contestants participated in three exciting rounds: Talent, Sportswear, and Bikini. In these rounds, the women had a chance to win Miss Bikini U.S.A, Miss Bikini 2nd Place, and Miss Bikini 3rd Place.
By the end of the contest three women had risen to the top with scores that were just points away from one another. In the end, the title of Miss Bikini U.S.A 2015 belongs now to Miss Kristina Karpechenkova. Second place belonging to Miss Bibi Chen and third place belonging to Michelle Wang.
Sceptre 2015 Bikini Contest is being organized by GDTV, Channel 31.4, and WCETV. Although this is the 8th consecutive Miss Bikini competition in the Guangzhou region, 2015 is the very first year they are bringing it to the United States. In this competition, participants will compete against each other in order to win a free round-trip to Guangzhou, China to participate in the final competition.
On 05/21/15. WCETV & R&C Studios hosted the Sceptre 2015 Miss Bikini Contest Press Conference where we were able to thank our co-organizers, sponsors, and media partners for their help in making the Sceptre 2015 Miss Bikini Contest a very memorable event.
On 02/07/15, Guang Dong TV visited the R&C Studio in the City of Industry to celebrate their 3rd consecutive year of broadcasting in the United States. In cooperation with WCETV, GDTV Cantonese, Mandarin, and English programs were broadcast on free-to-air DTV, as well as simulcasted on the Internet and mobile devices around the world.
Visiting the R&C Studios for the GDTV 3rd Anniversary celebration were 4 major GDTV celebrities: Zheng Da, Ren Yongquan, Li Luyi, and Mao Lin. Meet-and-greets were schedule alongside celebrity signings and gift-giving to GDTV’s loyal viewers in the Los Angeles area.
2015年2月7日，廣東國際美洲臺三周年慶暨推介会活动在R&C Media Group, Inc.美國朗思傳媒集團位於洛杉磯的演播廳里隆重舉行。出席活動的有廣東省省委宣傳部副部長黃斌，廣東廣播電視台副台長曾國歡，廣東廣播電視台海外中心主任施燕峰，美國加州參議員Bob Huff，美國加州Alhambra市市長沈時康，Walnut City女議員Mary Su，中國駐洛杉磯總領事館領事刑磊，美國《僑報》董事長謝一寧，以及朗思傳媒集團總裁Billy Chung等出席活動。