Beauties of Asia is now in it's fifth year. Under the slogan "We are one family" and "Beauty is the Bridge of Friendship", the purpose of this event is to allow the participants to develop their self-esteem as well as their presentation skills. It offers the opportunity to express unique cultural values and qualities, learn about other cultures, and share it with each other. It is designed to bring young Asians together and allow them to appreciate one another as well as create a bridge between different communities. Now its fifth year, we have once again gathered many different Asian communities to work together in this great cause. Beauties of Asia is part of the Asian Heritage Month launched by the Toronto government.Its purpose is to promote and enrich communication between different cultures within Asian Communities. Eighteen girls will be chosen from different cultures who will demonstrate their talent, intelligence, and beauty. Beauties of Asia is organized by the Global Asian Interactive Youth Association (GAIYA), a long-established and prestigious not-for-profit community youth organization. By showcasing the talents of young Asian Canadians in cultural activities, the event is designed to encourage youth to celebrate their heritage and become involved in their communities, Toward that end, a series of competitions will lead through the month of May and into June in celebration of Asian Heritage Month.