"Dedicated to Chinese pageants around the world"
 1951 Seattle Miss Chinese Community Pageant
DATE:  July 21?
VENUE:  Chong Wa Benevolent Hall
Miss Chinese Community
Lilyan Mar
Laura Chinn
Betty Lloyd
Joan Won Sims
After being named the Chinese Community Queen, Lilyan competed with the Nisei Queen Elaine Sakai, the Filipino Queen Rosemary Blancas and the African-american Queen Joanne Squires for the International Center Queen title.  Lilyan went on to win and reigned over the International Festival segment of Seafair with a parade through "International Center" which is bound by Yesler Way and Dearborn and 4th and 14th Avenues.
International Center is also known as Chinatown or in the present as the "I.D." which is short for International District.
[Images from the Seattle Times]
Lilyan Mar, Chinatown Queen competed with the Queens of the Japanese, Filipino and African-american communites for the title of International Festival Queen.
The Contestants
(Left to Right) Joan Won Sims / Betty Lloyd / Laura Chinn
the 4th contestant Lilyan Mar is not pictured.
Lilyan Mar being crowned Miss International Center at the Civic Auditorium at the Intenational Queen's Ball by Mayor William F. Devin.  On the left is Ray Eckmann, prime minister of Seattle's Seafair.

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