Location: Kuala Lumpur
Eager to learn
Savina Vanan, 25, has an incredible thirst for knowledge and has been called the “Walking Encyclopaedia”. The 173cm-tall marketing associate, who holds an honours degree in communications, describes herself as diligent, passionate and creative. Her special talents are painting, drawing and dancing. She also likes cooking, reading and the visual arts. Her dream is to open a non-profit education centre, with books and resources made available to everyone, especially underprivileged children and young people.
Creative and sporty
Sonia Naidu, 23, has taken part in a few pageants in the past, winning one last year. The Indian-Bidayuh beauty was born in Kuching and grew up in Kluang, Johor. She is a business management graduate now working as a rates analyst. Sonia sees herself as someone who is friendly, easy-going and quirky. A natural athlete, the 169cm-tall lass finds it easy to take on any sports and can play the sape (a Sarawakian traditional instrument). Apart from sampling new food and baking, she loves animals. Someday, Sonia hopes to be a successful model and a social entrepreneur who empowers other women.