Ex-beauty queens come to Utar’s aid


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 09 Jan 2003

PETALING JAYA: A bevy of former beauty queens will steal the spotlight when they showcase the traditional Nyonya Kebaya at a charity fashion show being held to raise funds for Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Utar). 

Yayasan Wanita Cemerlang patron Datuk Dr Ng Yen Yen said a total of 16 former Miss Malaysia would take part in the dinner-cum-fashion show on Feb 14. 

BEAUTY OF CHARITY: Dr Ng (third from right) and Yayasan Wanita Cemerlang chairman Rosalind Lee (second from right) with former beauty queens (from left) Karen Ang, Nancie Foo, Wendy Wong, Joneser Teh, Heidi Hamid and Maggie Loo.

“The objective of the show will be to raise RM1mil towards the construction of Utar’s main campus in Kampar, Perak, and also to help popularise this unique cultural costume,” she said at a press conference yesterday. 

Dr Ng said former beauty queens like Nancie Foo, Maggie Loo and Heidi Hamid would grace the occasion to display the traditional outfit. 

“The event was inspired by Datin Seri Endon Mahmood’s nyonya kebaya collection,'' she added. 

Dr Ng, who is also Wanita MCA head, said the wing’s target for the fund-raising programme was RM1mil, while her personal target as Deputy Culture, Arts and Tourism Minister was RM500,000. 

Those interested in attending the charity fashion show can contact the foundation at 03-7957 1333. Dinner is priced at RM10,000 for a table of 10.  

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