[Miss World Malaysia 2014]
Malaysia’s Hottest Bloggers is the official digital media partner for the Miss World Malaysia 2014 (MWM2014) pageant and representing the company was Andy Kho and myself at the MWM2014 press conference on 27 July 2014 at the Corus Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.
The Miss World beauty pageant was first introduced back in 1951 as part of the Festival of Britain celebrations and has gone on to be the longest running major international beauty pageant. 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) which is a foundation for fundraising and charity.
Miss World 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 winners who have used the pageant as a platform to advance their career in the entertainment industry and other fields include Arianna Teoh, Thanuja Ananthan, Deborah Henry, Soo Wincci, Nadia, Heng, Chloe Chen, Lee Yvonne and Lina Teoh.
The winner of Miss Malaysia World 2014 will win herself cash and prizes worth up to RM50,000.00 and will also get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to represent Malaysia in Miss World 2014 in November 2014 in London. In the build up to the finals which will be held in end-August 2014, the finalists will be required to attend pageant week where they will be groomed in all the aspect of being an ambassador for the country.
The Preliminary and Subsidiary Title Awards will be presented on 29th August 2014 at Corus Hotel which is the official hotel sponsor. There will be a total of 12 titles to be awarded on that night, which includes: Miss Photogenic, Miss Personality Corus Hotels, Miss Social Media Queen, Miss Talent, Miss Metrojaya, Miss Elegance, Miss Beautiful Hair, Miss Dr. Alice Wellness Queen, Miss Wacoal, Miss Fitness, Miss Natural Beauty and Miss Popular.
The Miss Malaysia World 2014 gala night will be held on 30 August 2014 at Corus Hotel, where a panel of judges consisting of notable personalities in Malaysia will determine who ultimately wears the crown. The Grand Final will include a swimsuit competition and an elegant evening wear round before the final five (5) finalists will undergo a Q&A session will determine the winner of Miss Malaysia World 2014. YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri bin Abdul Aziz, Minister of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia, will be gracing the event.
The 21 finalists came from all over Malaysia featuring different cultural backgrounds, professions, and ethnicity lending a very diverse mix mirroring the diversity of the country. If only more Malaysians will stop squabbling as to which race is superior to others, and realise that diversity is the nation’s strength.
“The finalists chosen for this year’s pageant are as stunning and intelligent as they are beautiful – all of the qualities I look for in a beauty queen. Combined with a charming personality and all the elegance of a well-groomed lady, I am very excited to see who will take the top spot in this year’s pageant,Miss World 2014 has very high standards, and I am committed to uphold those standards. Winning the title of Miss Malaysia World 2014 will not be an easy task for any of the finalists, as everyone is a worthy opponent in her own right. They will each need to convince our panel of respected judges why they deserve the crown, and how they are able to embrace what the pageant really stands for – Beauty with a Purpose,” said Dato’ Anna Lim, the official licensee and pageant organizer of Miss Malaysia World. Dato’ Anna Lim, who was previously Miss Malaysia Universe 1990 and Mrs. Malaysia World 2004, was personally involved in the selection of the finalists, mentoring them on what it takes to be a successful.
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The main sponsors for MWM2014 are Metrojaya and Corus Hotel. Other sponsors include Jaya Shopping Centre, Wacoal and Dr Alice Total Wellness Specialist. The pageant is also supported by Blinknwink Photography, Like Media, Jack’s Stuff, Xpression Make-up Academy, Creon Studio, Kimarie, I Dance Studio, Dwayne Foong Photography, Funfit, Pascal Training, Malaysia’s Hottest Bloggers (MHB), SKF Aluminium Works, YDL Global Event Management, Bodytone, Lorna Jane and Vision Studio.
We managed to catch Miss World Malaysia 2014 finalist Tracey Lovett, and asked her what she hoped to gain out of the pageant.
Look out for more interviews with the finalists during pageant week.
More info on MWM2014 at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Miss-World-Malaysia/476379482389025
Photo credits: Andy Kho (www.andykho.com) and author’s own