MISS Indonesia Tourism Kalia Labitta Yudhasoka was awarded the Miss Gorgeous Beverly Wilshire, one of the 12 subsidiary titles to be accorded at the Miss Tourism International 2013 World Final during the special visit to Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre on Dec 15.
This subsidiary title adopted by Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre, one of the Gold Sponsors and Official Wellness Medical Centre of the Miss Tourism International 2013 pageant, carries a cash prize of RM1,000, a sash and a trophy.
The title was bestowed on Kalia by Beverly Wishire executive director Vincent Wan.
All 60 delegates of Miss Tourism International 2013 were taken on a study tour of the medical centre.
Talks were conducted by Beverly Wilshire chief operating officer Dr Caren Por and Wan.
The 21-year-old Kalia was chosen for her youth, beauty and gorgeous personality.
Standing at 170cm and weighing 47kg, she enjoys travelling, dancing and singing.
The Miss Tourism International 2013 World Final, with a participation of 60 countries, is the largest ever since the inaugural world final held in Kuching, Sarawak in 1994.
The World Final, to be held on Dec 31 at Putrajaya Marriott, is also organised to promote Visit Malaysia Year 2014.
IN A competition that showcases the poise and confidence of young women from around the world, the Miss Tourism International 2013 (MTI) is back for the 17th time with the theme, “Bringing the World to Malaysia”.
The 60 delegates will be visiting the country’s art venue at Balai Seni Visual Negara in Jalan Temerloh, Kuala Lumpur at 9.30am today and Carlo Rino in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur at 2.30pm.
Today, readers are introduced to MTI delegates from Bolivia, Bosnia, Finland, Dominican Republic and Czech Republic.
Maria Cristina Montes Franco, 25, hopes to break into the modelling industry.
Standing at 168cm, the dark-haired beauty is keen on becoming a fitness model. Her hobbies include swimming and dancing.
“Bolivia is such a beautiful country and its people are really amazing,” Franco said, adding that she hoped
more Malaysians would visit her country.
The young Bolivian looks forward to seeing the sights and sounds of Malaysia, and hopes to make new friends from the experience.
MISS CZECH REPUBLIC
Lucie Klukava, 21, describes Czech Republic as a beautiful and special country.
The central Europe native said her country was rich in history, culture and also served as an education centre.
Klukava, who enjoys travelling, cooking and sports, is looking forward to meeting new people while she competes in the MTI.
“Malaysia will be my new home for a month where I am going to celebrate Christmas and New Year,” she
Standing at 179cm, the brunette looks forward to starting her own family and hopes to become a lawyer in
MISS BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
Aleksandra Kovacevic, 25, is not just a pretty face.
The 174cm-tall beauty aspires to become a successful businesswoman in the future.
Kovacevic, who has an interest in folklore dance, enjoys jogging and reading in her spare time.
To promote her country, the Bosnian believes in the power of social media such as Facebook to reach out to people.
On what she liked about Malaysia, Kovacevic said she loved the food and culture, adding that she would like her Malaysian friends to visit her country.
MISS DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Michelle Alexis Torres, 24, had roti telur for her first Malaysian meal during breakfast.
“It was a new experience in terms of food but it was a great dish,” said the 173cm-tall beauty.
An aspiring lawyer, Torres enjoys modelling and hiking in her spare time.
She described Malaysia as a beautiful country, saying she loved the culture.
Maria Karolina Rautio, 18, believes that the right communication skills are essential when it comes to promoting her Nordic country.
The Finnish beauty, who hopes to become successful in her future endeavours, enjoys what many Malaysians take for granted — our warm weather.
“I love the weather here. It’s so warm and makes me comfortable because back home, it’s freezing cold,” she said.
The 171cm-tall beauty enjoys skating in her spare time.