The 18th Annual Miss Asia USA Pageant to premiere on ImaginAsian TV

MUMBAI: ImaginAsian TV has announced that it will premiere the 18th Annual Miss Asia USA Pageant on 25 June.

ImaginAsian is a 24-hour Asian American television network.

Few weeks ago, ImaginAsian TV network along with Charter Communications, a broadband communications company, had sponsored the 18th Annual Miss Asia USA Pageant in California.

ImaginAsian TV SVP of programming and production David Chu said, "We are delighted to be able to telecast nationally for the first time the Miss Asia USA Pageant.

"This pageant is a fun event that not only showcases the talent and beauty of its participants, but also celebrates a mix of cultures with a dynamic line-up of musical and dance performances."

"We were delighted to partner with ImaginAsian TV in sponsoring the Miss Asia USA Pageant and also producing this important programming," said Charter's Los Angeles systems VP and GM Wendy Rasmussen. "Charter serves some of the most vibrant Asian communities in Southern California and we are always looking for unique programming to meet their needs."

With 28 participants representing countries within the Asian continent, the show was hosted by Rob Fukuzaki, KABC-TV Sports Anchor and Reshma Dordi, Miss L.A. India 1989.

The event was graced with celebrity judges including Bai Ling (Anna & The King; VH 1's But Can They Sing?) and Benjamin Salisbury (The Nanny). Additionally, performances included R&B singer Natalise, Filipino American hip-hop act The Basco Brothers, bellydancers the Bellytwins, as well as the Punjabside International Bhangra Team.

The Pageant will air at 5 pm (PT)/ 8 pm (ET), followed by a presentation at 10 pm (PT)/ 1 am (ET), respectively.

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