OOZING charm, charisma and confidence, 20-year-old Miss Pesta Pulau Pinang 2009 finalist Chee Hui Ming was crowed Miss Persona by Pensonic Holdings Berhad.
Held at the Pensonic Customer Care Centre in Gelugor, Penang, on Saturday, the subsidiary title event was one of many in the lead up to the Miss Pesta Pulau Pinang 2009 Grand Finals & Charity Dinner to be held on Dec 13 at Red Rock Hotel.
Chee, who is 160cm tall and weighs 44kg, defeated 14 other finalists with her elegant catwalk and assured performance over three rounds — casual wear, cocktail wear and a Pensonic product promotional pitch.
The second-year mass communications student at Han Chiang College will also become Pensonic’s ambassadress for a year, a role she’s looking forward to enthusiastically as she feels her chosen field of education has equipped her with all the publicity and promotional skills necessary to carry the brand forward.
She believes the knowledge and expe-rience gained in college has proved invaluable, as regular opportunities to present herself and talk in front of the whole class have sharpened her communication skills and improved her confidence.
“I’m no longer nervous when standing in front of audiences and presenting myself. I tried to be spontaneous in my product promotional pitch earlier and I’m just glad the judges have chosen me as their ambassadress,” added the lass from Butterworth, clearly elated with her first-ever pageant title.
Chee was also upbeat about her chances at the upcoming grand finals, and believes she has what it takes to fulfill her ambition of being a representative for Penang tourism, a role which awaits the winner.
The remaining finalists for the Miss Pesta Pulau Pinang 2009 are Tee Kai Jean, Roseyana Haryani Mohd Harunizam, Samantha Scully, Loh Tze Wei, Anitathurasini Rajoo, Tan Lin Jie, Gaayathri K. Rajakumaran, Rachel Vero-nica Emuang, Lim Mun Yin, Felina Wong, Ong Yi Ling, Ng See Ming, Yau Kah Yan and Maggie Tung Hwei Yuit.
Themed ‘Delectable Island Delicacy’, this year’s pageant was aimed at projecting Penang as the ultimate food haven.
It was also touted as the “beauty pageant with a difference”, comprising participants of various races representing the diverse cultures in Malaysia, and also serves as a fund raising event to benefit the Lions Club of Bayan Baru’s Sight First Fund to aid deserving patients with eye care.
Pensonic is the main sponsor for the pa-geant. For more information, visit www.penangmisspesta.com or www.visitpenang.gov.my.