MISS Universe Malaysia Organisation (Mumo) launched a series of reality TV episodes that will be broadcast on YouTube and a free TV network, thereby acquainting viewers with the 17 Miss Universe Malaysia 2015 finalists.
Mumo national director Carey Ng said the show would serve as a platform to showcase the personalities and highlight their journey in the pageant.
There will be 10 episodes featuring the finalists undergoing training programmes that encompass fitness, nutrition, grooming, styling, modelling as well as community-related initiatives.
Unlike previous years, the finalists will undergo basic training to prepare them for what is to come and give them an opportunity to experience a day in the life of a beauty queen.
During the elimination rounds, judges will evaluate the girls based on their motivation, charisma and potential to improve.
“The elimination process will depend on an accumulation of scores based on each girl’s performance rather than the individual challenges.
Succeeding in a single photo shoot or catwalk challenge does not equate to one having the makings of a beauty queen,” said Ng.
This year’s finalists are Amanda Khong, April Tang, Ashley Ahn, Gloria Tneh, Jasveer Sandhu, Jenny Wong, Kelly Jagan, Kohinoor Kaittiani, Meera Maniar, Nisha Kumar, Pauline Tan, Pauline Thong, Shaelina Martin, Shalini Mathialagan, Sugeeta Chandran, Vaishnevi Thanaseharan and Vanessa Tevi.
In addition to wearing the crown, the pageant winner will receive a cash prize of RM48,000, sponsored gifts worth RM100,000, and represent Malaysia at the Miss Universe international pageant that comes with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet and learn from influential people within the industry.
Panel jugdes include Ng, radio personality Datuk Yasmin Yusuff, and actor, model and martial artist Peter Davis.
Ng announced that the 10 episodes would be available on Mumo’s YouTube channel, on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9.30pm, beginning Feb 2.
Google Play and App Store users can download the Miss Universe Malaysia mobile application to cast their votes, while fans of the pageant can follow the finalists on Mumo’s Facebook page.
For further information, visit www.missuniversemalaysia.com.my