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Miss Universe Malaysia

Miss Malaysia represents Malaysia in six of the international beauty pageants.

The winners of the national pageants are selected at different competitions as each is owned by a different organization. The winner of these national contests holds the title of Miss Universe Malaysia, Miss Malaysia World, Miss International Malaysia, Miss Malaysia Earth, Miss Tourism International Malaysia and Miss Supranational Malaysia

Miss Universe Malaysia

Miss Universe Malaysia
File:Miss Universe Malaysia.jpg
Formation 1962
Type Beauty Pageant
Location Malaysia Malaysia
Official languages English
Key people Elaine Daly
Website Miss Universe Malaysia

History

Miss Universe Malaysia is the country’s premier pageant and reality TV event conducted annually that began in 1962 and revamped in 2010. It's part of the international Miss Universe franchise. Owned and managed by the esteemed Trump Organization in joint venture with NBC Universal. The woman who wears the Miss Universe Malaysia crown is not just a beauty queen with ' Hip, Urban, Relevant and Real ’ but a role model to provide a platform for young, ambitious Malaysian women to represent their nation on the international stage, that is Miss Universe and to compete with amongst the most beautiful and accomplished women from around the world. Miss Universe Malaysia's tagline " We're going to make you shine " rings true since its revamp, with established names emerging from MUMO’s stable of talent.

The current titleholder Carey Ng from Kuala Lumpur, competed in the country's national beauty pageant Miss Universe Malaysia, held on December 10, 2012 at the SP Setia City Convention Centre, where she became the eventual winner of the Miss Universe Malaysia title, gaining the right to represent her nation as the official representative of Malaysia to the 2013 Miss Universe pageant. A new title holder of Miss Universe Malaysia 2014 will be crowned by Carey Ng and representing the country in Miss Universe 2014.

Miss Universe Malaysia titleholders

Year Name Placement Special Awards
2014 TBA
2013 Carey Ng TBA
2012 Kimberley Leggett
2011 Deborah Henry
2010 Nadine Ann Thomas
2009 Joannabelle Ng
2008 Levy Li
2007 Adelaine Chin
2006 Melissa Ann Tan
2005 Angela Gan
2004 Andrea Fonseka
2003 Elaine Daly
2002 Karen Ang Lit Eit
2001 Tung Mei Chin
2000 Lynette Mei Ling Ludi
1999 Jeanette Ooi
1998 Sherine Wong Sook Ling
1997 Trincy Low
1996 Adeline Ong
1995 Suziela Azrai
1994 Liza Koh
1993 Lucy Narayanasamy Top 10 Best in National Costume
1992 Crystal Yong
1991 Elaine Chew
1990 Anna Lin
1989 Carmen Cheah Swee
1988 Linda Lum Chee Ling
1987 Christine Praglar
1986 Betty Chee
1985 Agnes Chin Lai Hong
1984 Latifah Abdul Hamid
1983 Puspa Mohamed
1982 Siti Rohani Wahid
1981 Audrey Loh
1980 Felicia Yong
1979 Irene Wong
1978 Yasmin Yussuf 2nd Runner-up Best in National Costume
1977 Leong Li Ping
1976 Teh Faridah Ahmad
1975 Alice Cheong
1974 Lily Chong
1973 Maggie Loo
1972 Helen Looi
1971 Yvette Bateman
1970 Josephine Lena Wong Jaw Leng Top 15 Expo Queen and Top 10 Best in Swimsuit
1969 Rosemary Wan Chow Mui
1968 Maznah Mohammed Ali
1967 Monkam Anne Lowe Siprasome
1966 Helen Lee Siew Lien
1965 Patricia Agustus
1964 Angela Filmer
1963 Nik Azizah Nik Yahya Withdrew
1962 Sarah AlHabshee Abdullah
     Semifinalist

Miss Malaysia World

Miss Malaysia Malaysia
File:Miss World Malaysia Logo.jpg
Formation 1963
Type Beauty Pageant
Location Malaysia Malaysia
Official languages English
Key people Datuk Anna Lim
Website Miss World Malaysia

History

The Miss World beauty pageant was first introduced as part of the Festival of Britain celebrations. Miss World is the longest running major international beauty pageant. In every participating country, there is an annual national beauty pageant organized under the Miss World Organization. The winner of Miss Malaysia World would then proceed to contest in Miss World. The winner of Miss World would spend a year travelling to represent the Miss World Organization and its causes like Beauty with a Purpose (BWP).

Miss Julia Morley, wife of Miss World creator, Eric Morley took over in the year 2000 as current Chairman and CEO of the Miss World Organization, after Eric Morley died in 1951. BWP was created 30 years ago by Julia Morley so that BWP makes the Miss World crown the symbol for fundraising and charity. The element of charity does not stop at the title holder herself but it is extended to encourage the Miss World contestants and license holders from every country to help aid community projects in their own countries. With regards to the achievements of Miss World Malaysia titleholders after having the limelight during the Miss World pageant, many of them have proceeded to paths of success in other fields of the entertainment industry. As of now, Miss World has been organized for 61 years. It has evolved from a beauty pageant focused on aesthetics and physical beauty to one where charity and inner beauty are the main concerns.

Past Miss Malaysia World who has done this country proud include, Catherine Loh, Shirley Chew, Rahima Orchient Yayah, Arianna Teoh, Deborah Henry and Lina Teoh. Miss Malaysia World 2013, Melinder Kaur Bhullar crowned by Yvonne Lee on 2 August and will representing the country in Miss World 2013 that will be held on September 28, 2013 at Sentul International Convention Center, Sentul and Nusa Dua, Indonesia.

Miss World Malaysia titleholders

Year Name Placement Special Awards
2014 TBA
2013 Melinder Bhullar 4th Runner-Up Multimedia Award, Top 26/127 Overall
2012 Lee Yvonne
2011 Chloe Chen Top 67/112 Top 30 Miss Beauty With A Purpose, Top 67/112 Overall
2010 Nadia Heng
2009 Thanuja Ananthan Top 12 Miss Top Model, Top 40 Miss Beach Beauty, Top 20 Miss Beauty With A Purpose
2008 Soo Wincci Top 32 Miss Top Model, Top 19 Miss Talent
2007 Deborah Priya Henry Top 16 Top 21 Miss Beach Beauty, Top 16 Miss Sport
2006 Adeline Choo Wan Ling
2005 Emmeline Ng Wei Shu 1st Place Miss Sports ( Asia Pacific, Continental Group Award )
2004 Gloria Ting Mei Ru
2003 Wong Sze Zen
2002 Mabel Ng Chin Mei
2001 Sasha Tan Hwee Teng
2000 Tan Su Wei
1999 Jaclyn Lee Tze Wey
1998 Lina Teoh Pick Lim 2nd Runner-up Queen of Asia & Oceania
1997 Arianna Teoh Lai Poh Top 10
1996 Qu-An How Cheok-Kuan
1995 Trincy Low Ee Bing
1994 Rahima Orchient Yayah Top 10
1993 Jacqueline Ngu
1992 Fazira Wan Chek
1991 Samantha Schubert
1990 Withdrew
1989 Vivian Chen Shee Yee
1988 Sue Wong Choy Fun
1987 Sheela Shankar
1986 Joan Cardoza
1985 Rosalind Kong Siew Kuen
1984 Christine Teo Pick Yoon
1983 Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng
1982 Nellie Teoh Swee Yong
1981 Cynthia Geraldine de Castro
1980 Callie Liew Tan Chee
1979 Shirley Chew Top 15
1978 Kartina Osir
1977 Christine Mary Lim Lim Boey Withdrew
1976 Che Puteh Naziadin Withdrew
1975 Fauziah Haron
1974 Shirley Tan
1973 Narimah Yusoff
1972 Janet Mok
1971 Daphne Munro
1970 Mary Ann Wong
1969 Withdrew
1968 Withdrew
1967 Withdrew
1966 Merlyn McKelvie
1965 Clara De Run
1964 Withdrew
1963 Catherine Loh Top 15
     Runner-up
    Semifinalist

Miss International Malaysia

Miss International Malaysia
File:Miss malaysia in't.jpg
Formation 1960
Type Beauty Pageant
Location Malaysia Malaysia
Official languages English

History

Miss International is an annual international beauty pageant held since 1960. Miss International Malaysia is a national beauty pageant that began in 1960, and it is also the longest running pageant in Malaysia. Most of the delegates were being "Hand Pick" by the franchise holder of Miss International Malaysia. The winner of the pageant will represents Malaysia at the Miss International contest.

The current title holder of Miss International Malaysia is Mei Xian Teng. Who stands 1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in) represented the country in Miss International 2012 that was held on October 21, 2012 in the Okinawa Prefectural Budokan Arena Building, Naha, Okinawa, Japan.

Miss International Malaysia titleholders

Year Name Placement Special Awards
2014 TBA
2013 Charissa Chong
2012 Olivia Teng Mei Xian
2011 Phong Sze Ling
2010 Chantalle Chuah Shee Peng
2009 Tay Tze Juan
2008 Zi Wei Tham
2007 Yim Lim Nee
2006 Iris Hng Choy Yin
2005 Winnie Chan Wai Ling
2004 Lim Lee Ching
2003 Ester Tan
2002 Krystal Pang Chia Boon
2001 Cheah Teck Yoong
2000 Aida Stannis Kazum
1999 Andrea Franklin Gomez
1998 Withdrew
1997 Withdrew
1996 Withdrew
1995 Withdrew
1994 Withdrew
1993 Withdrew
1992 Withdrew
1991 Withdrew
1990 Withdrew
1989 Withdrew
1988 Withdrew
1987 Withdrew
1986 Latonia Chang Pei Pei
1985 Withdrew
1984 Jennifer Foong Sim Yong Miss Friendship
1983 Helen Ann Peters
1982 Karen Seet Yeng Chan
1981 Gurmit Kaur
1980 Christina Leong
1979 Withdrew
1978 Farida Abdul Samad
1977 Dorothea Chuah Poh Kooi
1976 Fauziah Haron
1975 Jenny Tan
1974 Amy Theresa Sibert
1973 Kathy Thong Siew Ken
1972 Francesca Lee Mei Fung
1971 Withdrew
1970 Lucy Lee
1969 Pauline Chai Siew Phin
1968 Maznah Binte Mohammed Ali
1967 Marjorie Rongsank
1966 No Pageant Held
1965 Linda Lim Hong Eng Top 15
1964 Withdrew
1963 Withdrew
1962 Brenda Alvisse
1961 Helen Tan Hong Lean Top 15
1960 Zanariak "Zena" Ahmad
     Semifinalist

Miss Malaysia Earth

Miss Malaysia Earth
File:Miss earth malaysia logo.jpg
Formation 2001
Type Beauty Pageant
Location Malaysia Malaysia
Official languages English

History

Miss Earth is the third-largest international pageant competition among women from countries around the world, after Miss Universe and Miss World. The delegates and winners give meaning and relevance to this beauty competition by promoting worthwhile environmental causes and getting actively involved in caring for the preservation of Mother Earth. This is a true celebration of a woman’s natural beauty, poise and personality. In fact, Miss Earth incorporates a special ‘Natural Beauty’ round where a women’s natural beauty is judged sans make-up or makeover. A tribute to the natural beauty that is a reflection of the beauty within. This pageant organized for the first time aims to appreciate what a woman always wants – to be a natural beauty. Unblemished, immaculate and refreshingly natural. Miss Malaysia Earth delegates are selected through a beauty contest which each state in Malaysia will send their top three winners from the state level. All the top 3 winners will compete at the national level to be crowned as Miss Malaysia Earth and represent Malaysia at Miss Earth Pageant.

The current title holder of Miss Malaysia Earth is Deviyah Daranee. She represented the country in Miss Earth 2012 that take place on November 24, 2012 at the Versailles in Alabang, Manila, Philippines and won Best In Talent Competition Award ( Group 3 ) and 3rd place of Best In National Costume Competition Award. Although she was a heavy favorite by pageants' blogs and websites, she was not placed in the Top 16 by the judges. Miss Malaysia Earth 2013, Josephine Tan, who crowned by Deviyah Daranee, will be representing the country in Miss Earth 2013.

Miss Malaysia Earth titleholders

Year Name Placement Special Awards
2014 TBA
2013 Josephine Tan TBA
2012 Deviyah Daranee Radhakrishnan 1st place of Best In Talent Competition ( Group 3 ), 3rd place of Best In National Costume Competition
2011 Joyce Tay
2010 Appey Rowena Januin
2009 Madelyne M.Nandu Top 20 Best In Swimsuit
2008 Audrey Valerie Ng
2007 Dorkas Cheok
2006 Alice Loh
2005 Jamie Pang Hui Ting
2004 Eloise Law
2003 Jasmine Lee Ying Ying
2002 Pamela Ramachandran
2001 Joey Tan Eng Li
    Semifinalist

Miss Malaysia Tourism

Miss Malaysia Tourism
Miss Malaysia Tourism
Formation 1994
Type Beauty Pageant
Location Malaysia Malaysia
Official languages English
Key people Datuk Danny Ooi H.E
Website Miss Malaysia Tourism

History

Miss Malaysia Tourism is a national beauty pageant organized by D' Touch International Sdn Bhd. The winner of the pageant represents Malaysia at the Miss Tourism International contest. Datuk Danny Ooi, President and Franchise Owner of Miss Malaysia Tourism, has come a long way, organizing more than 35 National Miss Malaysia Grand Finals and 18 International Pageant Finals. The Miss Malaysia Tourism Pageant has not only provided an opportunity for the finalists to achieve a career advancement in the commercial field, but also help the Tourism Ministry in the promotion of local tourism as well as promoting Malaysia to the world when the Winner represents the country at an International World Final. This marked the beginning of Malaysia’s very homegrown titles stamping their mark globally, and becoming much sought-after pageants. The contest also serves as a platform to share and exchange cultural knowledge and create a new friendship bond among contestants coming from various states.

The first Miss Malaysia Tourism was crowned in 1993 and ever since then, Datuk Danny Ooi has organized this pageant. Aileen Gabriella Robinson, who participated in Miss Tourism International, won Malaysia's first Miss Tourism International title and was crowned by Nathalie Den Dekker, Miss Tourism International 2010. Current Miss Malaysia Tourism 2013, Taarah Ganesan will be participating in the Miss Tourism International 2013 pageant in Kuala Lumpur on December 31, 2013.

Miss Malaysia Tourism titleholders

Year Name Placement Special Awards
2014 TBA
2013 Taarah Ganesan TBA
2012 Yong Wan Jun 4th Runner Up Best In Talent
2011 Aileen Gabriella Robinson Winner Miss Charity Queen
2010 Gabrielle Ashley Boudville Semi Finalist Best National Costume
2009 Edweena Marcus 3rd Runner Up Best National Costume, Miss Popularity
2008 Angela Ching Semi Finalist Miss Friendship
2007 Joanne Chan No Pageant Held
2006 Brenda Chew Miss Friendship
2005 Ivlyn Tan Theng Theng Semi Finalist
2004 Melissa Theseira Semi Finalist Miss Friendship
2003 Carrie Lee Sze Kei Semi Finalist
2002 Jacqlyne Chin Kim Lu Semi Finalist
2001 Lyndel Soon 4th Runner Up
2000 Mabel Kang Semi Finalist
1999 Michelle Tung Mei Chin Semi Finalist Miss Friendship
1998 Ooi Bee Bee 3rd Runner Up
1997 No Pageant Held
1996 No Pageant Held
1995 Lavinia Tan Poh Ling 1st Runner Up
1994 Emelia Rosnaida Abdul Hamid 1st Runner Up
     Winner
     Runner-up
    Semifinalist

Miss Supranational Malaysia

Miss Supranational Malaysia
Formation 2013
Type Beauty Pageant
Location Malaysia Malaysia
Official languages English

History

Miss Supranational Malaysia 2013, Nancy Marcus, was appointed as the first Miss Supranational Malaysia 2013 and represented Malaysian title for the first time at the fifth edition of the Miss Supranational pageant held on September 6, 2013 at Sport's Palace of Minsk, Belarus and gaining the Miss Supranational 2013 Best In Talent award.

Miss Supranational Malaysia titleholders

Year Name Placement Special Awards
2013 Nancy Marcus Miss Best Talent
    Semifinalist

Fatwa ruling

In Malaysia, female Muslims were denied participation in beauty pageants following the issue of a fatwa in 1995 by the Mufti of Selangor.[1] The issue came to a nasty twist in July €“September 1997 when three Malay participants joined the Miss Malaysian petite contest, only to be arrested by the authorities. In the ensuing public outcry and debate that followed, the effectiveness of the fatwa was shown given the influence of the Selangor's Mufti over the nation's sharia law.[2] The fatwa resonated with the ideology that Muslim women should cover up private parts of their body, or Aurat of which the beauty pageants' practices ran contrary to €“even though such religious enactments also apply to male pageants.

Nevertheless, a public outcry ensued, as members of the public questioned the way the religious authorities handled the matter as well as the abrupt ruling which came about €“Muslim women in the past had participated in beauty pageants without much protest amongst the religious authorities.[3] This invoked the concerns of Mahathir's who had raised objections to the way the religious authorities had implemented and enforced the law €“and questions including distinctions on religious laws and personal freedom were raised.[4] Nevertheless, the fatwa ruling has since been very effective; Muslim women have since then been deterred from joining any beauty pageants.[5] Malaysian beauty pageants, in compliance with the law, similarly denied Muslim individuals from participating.[6] However, Muslim women may still join smaller scale beauty pageant contests such as Dewi Remaja, Miss Intercontinental and Miss Tourism, provided that they don't display publicly wearing swimsuits.

References

External links

  • Miss Universe Malaysia
  • Miss World Malaysia
  • Miss Malaysia Tourism

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