26 April 2009

Calling on all hopefuls for Miss Malaysia Universe 2009

KUALA LUMPUR: If you think you’ve got what it takes to represent Malaysia in the Miss Universe pageant in the Bahamas in August, then pay attention.

Applications for the 2009 Miss Malaysia Universe pageant are now open to all unmarried female Malaysian citizens, aged between 18 and 25 years as of Feb 1.

“Being Miss Malaysia is no easy task. She’s going to need a lot a lot of courage and confidence.

“And what they should never forget is that they’re representing their country,” former Miss Malaysia Universe Datuk Yasmin Yusuff said at a press conference calling for contestants here yesterday.

Also present at the event were reigning queen Levy Li and former beauty queens Elaine Daly and Andrea Fonseka.

Applications will close on April 30.

Eighteen finalists will compete for the crown at the Grand Final gala dinner at the Royale Chulan hotel on May 30.

A cash prize of RM50,000 and other prizes await the winner, while the first and second runners-up will take home cash prizes of RM30,000 and RM10,000 respectively, along with other prizes.