MISS Universe Malaysia Organisation (Mumo) recently unveiled the finalists for the Next Miss Universe Malaysia 2019 following an extensive nationwide search.
The 18 women – chosen because they embody the values and attributes of Miss Universe Malaysia – made the cut after a series of auditions held in Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching.
The finalists are Cassandra Devi Jeremiah (Cassie), 26; Chai Xin Tze (Christine), 19; Chan Hui Ting (Rebecca), 25; Elaine Audrey Lee, 27; Kueh Yong Jun (Jean), 26; Lee Su Hsien (Su Lee), 25; Michelle Jeyabalan, 26; Naveesyaah Kumar, 22; Nikita Menon, 23; Rishon Shun, 25; Saroopdeep Kaur Bath (Saroop Roshi), 21; Shwetajeet Kaur (Shweta Sekhon), 22; Soniyah Kumaresan, 26; Tan Yee Ying (Rabecca), 26; Tanushia Devi Paransothy, 24; Tessminderjit Kaur (Tess), 23; Thunisah Devi (Nisha), 24; and Yaw Hui Jing (Frost), 25. “Once again, we searched the nation and found 18 young ladies from all over Malaysia who have shown us that they possess something special in them to make the final cut, in a step towards wearing the Miss Universe Malaysia crown,” said Mumo national director Datin Elaine Daly at the event held at the MyEG Auditorium in Petaling Jaya.
“It is an honour to be entrusted with the responsibility of mentoring and guiding these young ladies, and preparing them for the world stage. We are committed to bringing out the best in them by challenging them to discover their personal strengths, and pushing them beyond their comfort zone so that they can achieve more than they ever thought they were capable of,” said Daly.
“Our theme ‘Beauty Beyond You’ speaks of the true spirit of this competition, where young women are given the opportunity to shine and at the same time, champion a cause that she is passionate about.
“She must possess not just outer beauty, but also inner beauty in order to stand out from the rest,” she added.
The 18 finalists attended Boot Camp Week where all of them lived together and went through a series of training sessions, including makeovers, catwalk training, fitness sessions, makeup workshops, photo shoots, and a number of challenges.
You can view them on an online show, The Next Miss Universe Malaysia 2019, comprising six episodes of their personal profiles to be aired from Feb 2 to 7, followed by 12 episodes of their journey leading to the crowning of Miss Universe Malaysia 2019 on online lifestyle channel, www.hurr.tv starting Feb 8.
These webisodes will also be available on the Mumo YouTube channel and hurr.tv app.
Miss Universe Malaysia 2019 will be crowned in a grand ceremony on March 7 at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur.
Miss Universe Malaysia 2019 will receive cash and sponsored prizes amounting to RM180,000 and a full education scholarship from HELP University, besides representing the country at the international pageant.