PENANGITE Jane Teoh, 19, will represent Malaysia in the final round of The Face of Beauty International 2016 pageant in Nanning, China, next month.
She beat 10 others after displaying elegance and grace in traditional attire, ‘I love George Town’ attire, casual and sports wear as well as designer wear at the competition in Penang.
Meanwhile, in the Asian Supermodel 2016 contest (female category), crowd favourite Kelly Yeap, 24, took the title after earlier winning three subsidiary titles including the ‘Best Catwalk Award’.
She also mesmerised the crowd with her singing skill in the talent round.
In the male category, 27-year-old Kenneth Ng beat 11 others to secure the title with his sleek catwalk skills.
Yeap and Ng will be representing Malaysia in the final round of the Asian Supermodel 2016 to be held in Mongolia next month.
The winners walked away with sponsored products, cash vouchers, gifts, return air tickets to attend their respective pageants (accommodation and meals included) worth RM15,000.
Organised by Velvet Signature Sdn Bhd, the recent two-in-one pageant held at 1st Avenue Mall was presented by George Town Fashion Forward 2016.
Its creative director Ivan Choo said the panel of eight judges looked for inner and outer beauty, intelligence as well as charm and stage presence when scoring the participants.
“The winners will be representing Malaysia and need to have that special factor that makes them stand out.
“We want to encourage local talent and hope to have plenty of homegrown models on international platforms,” he said.