Miss Malaysia World 2014 Grand Finals

Malaysia’s Hottest Bloggers is proud to be the official digital media partner for the Miss World Malaysia 2014 pageant.

KL's number 1 socialite Raj Aria looking very debonair in his role as the MC for the event (pictured here with our friend June Yap)

KL’s number 1 socialite Raj Aria looking very debonair in his role as the MC for the event (pictured here with our friend June Yap)

A day after the Miss Malaysia World 2014 Subsidiary Titles Awards Night (you can read more about it here – https://timchew.net/2014/08/30/miss-world-malaysia-2014-subsidiary-titles-awards-night/) was the night which would determine the fate of one lucky girl in Malaysia who would be representing the country on a global stage.

The Miss Malaysia World 2014 Grand Final was held on 30 August 2014 at Corus Hotel, Kuala Lumpur where the 20 nervous finalists strutted down the runway for the final time, each hoping to wow the judges and earn themselves the life-changing title.

MHB’s Andy Kho and I represented our company Malaysia’s Hottest Bloggers (http://www.myhotbloggers.com) which was the official digital media partner for this year’s pageant, and we took our seats in the banquet hall which was full of VIPs, sponsors, partners, and friends and family members of the finalists.

The event kicked off with the welcome by event MC Raj Aria, followed by the opening speech by Dato’ Anna Lim, the organiser of the Miss Malaysia World 2014 pageant, after which the finalists took to the stage donning outfits by Laura Ashley.

The finalists taking to the catwalk in Laura Ashley outfits

The finalists taking to the catwalk in Laura Ashley outfits

The audience was kept entertained by a dance performance by I Dance Studio before the finalists took to the stage to introduce themselves. The winner of the Miss Talent award Dewi Liana Seriestha then wowed everyone with her powerful vocal performance singing a Whitney Houston number and showing everyone just why she won the award the previous night.

Dewi belting out a Whitney Houston number!

Dewi belting out a Whitney Houston number!

The temperature in the hall was soon raised when the finalists returned to the stage this time for the Swimwear Round!

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The swimwear round was followed by a vocal performance by award-winning opera singer Axellel Shee Hui Zhi before it was a show of poise and elegance as the finalists returned for the evening gown round.

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While the results were being tabulated, Wacoal debuted their latest collection which was very well received by the audience.

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The top five (5) finalists were announced to be Dewi Liana Seriestha, Bob Low, Cassandra Dewi Jeremiah, Dhivya Dhyana and Olivia Shyan, and they underwent a question and answer session with the questions being asked by the judges. While the final results were being tabulated, Natasha Sass took to the stage for a vocal performance and this was followed by the out-going Miss Malaysia World 2013 Melinder Bhullar’s farewell walk.

Then the moment of truth as the winners were announced.

Olivia Shyan - 4th runner up

Olivia Shyan – 4th runner up

Dhivya Dhyana - 3rd runner up

Dhivya Dhyana – 3rd runner up

 

Cassandra Dewi Jeremiah - 2nd runner up

Cassandra Dewi Jeremiah – 2nd runner up

And there were two. Who will it be? Dewi or Bob?

And there were two. Who will it be? Dewi or Bob?

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Bob Low - Miss Malaysia World 2014 1st runner up

Bob Low – Miss Malaysia World 2014 1st runner up

Dewi Liana Seriestha - Miss Malaysia World 2014

Dewi Liana Seriestha – Miss Malaysia World 2014

Everyone in the hall was waiting with bated breath, but broke into cheers when Dewi Liana Seriestha was announced as the winner and crowned the new Miss Malaysia World 2014 who will be representing Malaysia at the Miss World 2014 Final in London in December this year.

Dewi who towers above many at 180cm tall, hails from Kuching, Sarawak, has Bidayuh ancestry, and is the first Dayak beauty to win the prestigious title. Dewi also won herself three other subsidiary titles the night before: Miss Personality Corus Hotels, Miss Dr Alice Wellness Queen and Miss Talent.

Prior to the Miss Malaysia World 2014 pageant, Dewi Liana already established herself as a talented singer, and has participated and won singing competitions since 1999. She has also performed for the Sultan of Johor, the Ministry of Sarawak Social Development, and the Sarawak Chief Minister, among others.

Recently, she was selected to participate in the World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) in Los Angeles this year, and returned home with a myriad of awards recognising her skills and talent. Facing off against other international talents, she managed to attain 3 silver medals for Vocal Contemporary, World and Variety categories, and one gold medal for the Classical Opera Vocal category. On top of that, she was picked for the Industry Award, as well as the Plaque Award Champion of the World Division, winner for Classical Opera category. While singing is definitely her forté, she has also played other roles in the entertainment industry, having acted in a few Malay Drama TV series in recent years.

The first runner-up of Miss Malaysia World 2014 is Bob Low, followed by Cassandra Dewi Jeremiah as second runner-up. Bob was won the Miss Metrojaya and Miss Wacoal subsidiary titles, while Cassandra was named Miss Fitness and Miss Social Media Queen. The third and fourth runners-up are Dhivya Dhyana and Olivia Shyan respectively. Olivia also managed to win two other titles – Miss Photogenic and Miss Popular. Miss Crowning Glory was won by Sue Thang, Miss Natural Beauty by Lisa Lau, and Miss Elegance by Cheryl Joanne Chan.

MHB's official photographer Andy Kho was responsible for taking most of the photos for MHB and instead of his usual cam this time round we were testing out the new Sony Alpha 5100 and seeing how it compared to the older but still capable Sony NEX-6

MHB’s official photographer Andy Kho was responsible for taking most of the photos for MHB and instead of his usual cam this time round we were testing out the new Sony a5100 and seeing how it compared to the older but still capable Sony NEX-6

Photo with the pretty Venice Min

Photo with the pretty Venice Min

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, True Fitness, and Vision Studio.

More info on MWM2014 at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Miss-World-Malaysia/476379482389025

More photos on the Malaysia’s Hottest Bloggers Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.751993338180469.1073741962.123911204322022&type=3

Photo credits: Andy Kho (www.andykho.com) and author’s own

Sponsors photo with the Dato' Anna Lim, the winner and runners up

Sponsors photo with the Dato’ Anna Lim, the winner and runners up

 

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