KUCHING: Beauty consultant Esther Agetha Jitom was crowned Miss Fair and Lovely at the pageant grand final, a highlight of the World Harvest Festival, at the Sarawak Cultural Village in Santubong near here on Saturday night.
The 24-year-old Bidayuh lass, a favourite among the 14 finalists, also took the Miss Dolphin SMS subsidiary title.
Agetha, who aspires to be a top model, was richer by RM3,300, apart from collecting other prizes.
Account assistant Sharifah Roshiela Wan Hashim, 19, who aspires to be a businesswoman, was first runner-up.
Second runner-up was Fiona John Nolly, 18, who took part in a beauty pageant for the first time. The talented singer will soon launch her first album.
Business management student Lucy Teo, 20, took two subsidiary titles Miss Beautiful Skin and Miss Photogenic.
College student Putik Waninda alias Ling Ling, 19, won the Miss Hollywood Bridal Personality title.
From Banjar, Indonesia, she is of a mixed Malay and Chinese parentage.
The evening featured a play, Wek Jongan a legend preserved through oral tradition by the Selako community of Lundu.
The harvest festival was jointly organised by the Urban Development and Tourism Ministry and Sarawak Cultural Village as a state tourism calendar event.