PETALING JAYA, 12 December 2019 – The Miss Universe Malaysia Organization (MUMO) announced the Top 18 finalists of the Next Miss Universe Malaysia 2020 competition at the MYEG Auditorium in Petaling Jaya today.

The Top 18 finalists of Miss Universe Malaysia 2020 are (in alphabetical order):

Adelina Chan Yin Ling 陈玄玲, 26
Celine Foo 胡诗宁, 25
Charissa Chong Su Huey 庄淑慧, 25
Ching Poh Yee (Chloe) 曾宝仪, 24
Chua Xing Er (Xinger) 蔡幸儿, 22
Francisca Luhong James, 24
Fung Wei Qing (Quinn) 彭苇晴 23
Haylynn Tan Siau Thong 陈晓彤, 20
Liew Chi Mun (Gladys) 廖梓雯, 23
Louisa Ananthan, 21
Neha Varma, 25
Ooi Erjun, 22
Prissha Gerald, 21
Pritha Manivannan, 26
Rindsay Rachelle Laige, 21
Serene Chai Yong Bin 蔡咏彬, 25
Yaw Mee Mee (Meme) 姚媚媚, 25
Yong Meei Yeng 楊媺瑩, 26

The National Director of MUMO, Datin Elaine Daly said, “After several rounds of auditions over the past three months, we are thrilled to present to you our Top 18 finalists from across Malaysia who are now vying for the coveted role of Miss Universe Malaysia 2020. They are here today because they have each shown something special in them, not just beauty, but strength in character, determination and ambition. 18 beautiful girls, but only one will wear the Miss Universe Malaysia crown, and ultimately, represent Malaysia on the international stage.”

“As National Director, It is truly an honour and privilege to be able to mentor our Top 18 finalists in this competition. We have girls from different backgrounds and various achievements, some with personal challenges, but they all have one common goal – to become the next Miss Universe Malaysia 2020, and this is just the beginning. My team and I are excited to go on this journey to prepare them for what’s to come, and bring out the best in them so that they can stand strong and make Malaysia proud.”

“’Beauty Beyond You’, the theme of this competition speaks of the opportunity that these girls will have in championing a cause close to their hearts, and bring awareness and understanding to the cause that they are truly passionate about using the Miss Universe Malaysia platform. Through this competition, they will gain new learning opportunities and invaluable experience that will stay with them for a lifetime.” she added.

Currently undergoing Boot Camp Week, the Top 18 finalists are living together and going through a series of training sessions including makeovers, catwalk training, fitness sessions, makeup workshops, photo shoots, and a number of challenges. Competition is expected to be stiff, and all girls will need to have strong spirit and mind to get through this gruelling week.

The finalists will be featured in an online show, ‘The Next Miss Universe Malaysia 2020’ consisting of 18 episodes of their personal profiles to be aired starting 23rd January 2020, followed by 10 episodes of their journey leading to the crowning of Miss Universe Malaysia 2020 on online lifestyle channel, These webisodes will also be available on the Miss Universe Malaysia Organization (MUMO) YouTube channel and mobile app.

The crowning of Miss Universe Malaysia 2020 will take place on 5th March 2020 at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur. As Miss Universe Malaysia 2020, the winner will have the opportunity of a lifetime to travel abroad representing the country at the Miss Universe pageant at a yet-to-be- revealed location. Additionally, she will also receive a cash prize and sponsored prizes with a combined value of RM180,000 and a full education scholarship from HELP University.

The main partners of the Next Miss Universe Malaysia 2020 are Auto Bavaria and La Jung Aesthetic Clinic, while the official sponsors (in alphabetical order) are Babel, Bio-Therapeutic, Dermalogica, ghd, Glojas Smart International Aesthetics, HELP University, Hotel Majestic Kuala Lumpur, Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur, Imej Jiwa Communications, Juicify, Makeup Miracle Academy & Workshop, Shawn Cutler, Runway Productions, Skinz Sanctuary, Strip – Ministry of Waxing, Tisserand Aromatherapy, Official Venue Host – Preliminary Event Vogue Lounge KL and Official Online TV Channel hurr.TV.

The pageant is also sponsored by Official Jewellery Partner Habib Jewels, Official Fitness Partner Babel, Official Transportation Sponsor Causeway Link, Official Makeup Sponsor Clarins, Official Fashion Brand Partner Duchess & Co., Official Hair and Body Aesthetic Partner Glojas Smart International Aesthetic, University Partner HELP University, Official Online Partner, Official Penthouse Sponsor, Ken Bangsar, Official Facial Aesthetic Sponsor La Jung Aesthetic Clinic, Official Hotel Partner Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Official Hair Partner Miko Galere, Official Makeup Academy Sponsor Makeup Miracle Academy and Workshop, Official Gala Night Evening Gown Sponsor MOEP, Official Skincare Sponsor MUCA, Official Fitness Apparel Sponsor PUMA Malaysia, Official Food Sponsor Rawsome, Official Catwalk Guru Runway Productions, Official Waxing Sponsor Strip-Ministry of Waxing, Official Dental Clinic Sponsor Tiew Dental/Yotuel, Official Swimwear Sponsor Under The Sun Swimwear, Official Daily Wear Partner UNIQLO Malaysia and Official Isotonic Drink Partner 100 Plus Reduced Sugar.

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