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Published: Thursday August 21, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Thursday August 21, 2014 MYT 10:43:26 AM

Window of opportunity opens

YOYO BEK

Age: 19

Hobbies: Hiking, biking, jogging, travelling, singing, dancing

Ambition: Fashion designer


NINETEEN-year-old student Yoyo Bek believes the Miss Malaysia Tourism Pageant 2014 provides a gateway to greater career opportunities in the future.

“It will open doors for me in the entertainment industry, acting and so much more,” she said.

“My confidence and communication skills have greatly improved, I look forward to learning so much more,” she said with a smile.

She spends most of her time outdoors and is definitely not a couch potato.

“On a typical day, I would hit the gym, go for a swim or a run after class or go with my friends for a nice dinner and movie.”

What animal do you like?

Dogs, they are very loyal, which makes them great companions.

Who is your role model?

Angelina Jolie

Where was the last place you visited?

Pulau Redang, it is a beautiful and peaceful place.


Melinda Lee.

MELINDA LEE CHEN LING

Age: 23

Hobbies: Travelling, sports, photography

Ambition: Successful businesswoman

Penangite Melinda Lee Chen Ling hopes to use this platform to showcase her hometown’s colourful and rich history.

“I want to share what Penang has to offer as I think my state best represents the pageant’s spirit of culture and friendship,” said Lee.

Whenever she has time to spare, Lee will try her best to actively take part in humanitarian projects.

“I love to help people and once, a few friends and I a magic show at an old folks’ home to cheer the residents up,” she said.

“I work part-time as a model and magician to support myself.

“After I have completed my degree in accounting and finance, I plan to pursue a master’s in a similar field,” she said.

What is your favourite food?

My mom’s homecooked meals, they are healthy and hearty.

Which place did you last visit?

Krabi, Thailand

Who is your role model?

Tyra Banks, because she acknowledges the beauty in everyone’s differences.


Venice

VENICE LOW SOO WEN

Age: 26

Hobbies: Travelling, jogging

Ambition: To have a successful career


Also from Penang, Venice Low Soo Wen hopes to use the platform given to gain new experiences and make lasting friendships along the way.

“I’m here to make Penang proud.

“I want to share Penang’s culture and history,” she said.

She describes herself as a cheerful, confident and positive person.

“I am very approachable and love meeting new people and create lasting friendships”, she said.

Which are the places you last visited?

Osaka and Tokyo

Who is your favourite artist?

Chow Yun-Fatt

What activity you are curious to try?

Sky-diving


  • The Star is the official English newspaper for Miss Malaysia Tourism Pageant 2014. For ticket reservations for the national grand fi nal on Aug 23, call D’Touch International (019-695 1487).


Tags / Keywords: Central Region, Modlife, Miss Tourism malaysia, 2014

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