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Miss China

Miss China
After winning Miss China International, Elena receives a phone call from a television broad casting company who is willing to offer her a career as an actress in China. Overwhelmed with excitement, Elena tells her parents the news only to come in conflict with their traditional views on showbiz. Despite their disapproval, Elena tries to convince herself that going to China will help her reconnect with her Asian heritage and therefore attempts to practice her Mandarin. However, on the way to the airport she begins to doubt herself, has she made the right decision?
Yasmine Ross - Miss China
Yasmine Ross is a graduate from UBC's Film Production program where she developed a love for acting. However, Yasmine's skills span over a wide area including directing her first short film, Miss China. They say art mimics life, however life can also mimic art, as she went to participate in the Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant in 2021, experiencing similar emotions and plot points as the film.