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Miss Malaysia
Formation 1960 Miss International Malaysia
1962 Miss Universe Malaysia
1963 Miss World Malaysia
2001 Miss Earth Malaysia
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Kuala Lumpur
Miss Universe
Miss World
Miss International
Miss Earth
Official language

Miss Malaysia is a national beauty pageant in Malaysia.

Miss Malaysia represents Malaysia in the Big Four international beauty pageants to select Malaysian representatives at Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International, Miss Earth.The winners of the national pageants are selected at different competitions as each is owned by a different organisation. The winner of these national contests in the Big Four hold the title of Miss Universe Malaysia, Miss Malaysia World, Miss Malaysia Earth, and Miss International Malaysia.

Representatives at Big Four pageants[edit]

Miss Universe Malaysia[edit]

Color Key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as Runner-Up
  •      Ended as one of the Finalists or Semifinalists
Year Miss Universe Malaysia City Placement Special Award
2016 Kiran Jassal Selangor TBD
2015 Vanessa Tevi Negeri Sembilan Unplaced
2014 Sabrina Beneett Perak Unplaced
2013 Carey Ng Putrajaya Unplaced
2012 Kimberley Leggett Penang Unplaced
2011 Deborah Priya Henry Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
2010 Nadine Ann Thomas Subang Jaya Unplaced
2009 Joannabelle Ng Kota Kinabalu Unplaced
2008 Levy Li Sun Lim Terengganu Unplaced
2007 Adelaine Chin Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
2006 Melissa Ann Tan Melaka Unplaced
2005 Angela Gan Pahang Unplaced

Miss World Malaysia[edit]

Color Key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as Runner-Up
  •      Ended as one of the Finalists or Semifinalists
Year Miss World Malaysia City Placement Special Award
2016 TBA
2015 Brynn Lovett Sabah Unplaced 1st runner up Miss World Talent [1][2]
2014 Dewi Liana Seriestha Sarawak Top 25 [3] Miss World Talent [4]
2013 Melinder Bhullar Kuala Lumpur Unplaced 4th runner up Multimedia Award
2012 Yvonne Lee Kuala Lumpur
2011 Chloe Chen Kuala Lumpur Beauty with a Purpose (Top 30)
2010 Nadia Min Dern Heng Kuala Lumpur
2009 Thanuja Ananthan Kuala Lumpur Miss World Top Model (Top 12) [5]

Miss World Beach Beauty (Top 32)

2008 Soo Wincci Selangor Miss World Talent (Top 19) [6]

Miss World Beach Beauty (Top 32) [7]

2007 Deborah Priya Henry Kuala Lumpur Top 16 [8] Miss World Sports (Top 16) [9]

Miss World Beach Beauty (Top 21)

2006 Adeline Wan Johor Bahru Unplaced
2005 Emmeline Ng Kuala Lumpur
2004 Gloria Ting Sarawak
2003 Wong Sze Zen Kuala Lumpur

Miss Earth Malaysia[edit]

Color Key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as Runner-Up
  •      Ended as one of the Finalists or Semifinalists
Year Miss Earth Malaysia City Placement Special Award
2016 TBD
2015 Danielle Wong Melaka Unplaced 1st Best National Costume (Asia) [10]
2014 Renee Tan Melaka

Miss International Malaysia[edit]

Color Key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as Runner-Up
  •      Ended as one of the Finalists or Semifinalists
Year Miss International Malaysia City Placement Special Award
2016 TBD
2015 Immaculate Lojuki Kota Kinabalu Unplaced
2014 Jayarubini Sambanthan Selangor


Fatwa ruling[edit]

In Malaysia, female Muslims were denied participation in beauty pageants following the issue of a fatwa in 1996 by the Mufti of Selangor.[11] The issue came to a nasty twist in July - September 1997 when four 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.[12] 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.[13] 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.[14] Nevertheless, the fatwa ruling has since been very effective; Muslim women have since then been deterred from joining any beauty pageants.[15] Malaysian beauty pageants, in compliance with the law, similarly denied Muslim individuals from participating.[16] However, Muslim women may still join smaller scale beauty pageant contests such as Ratu Kebaya, Dewi Remaja, Miss Intercontinental, and Miss Tourism, provided that they don't display publicly wearing swimsuits.


  1. ^ Miss World 2015 Talent Champion is… Guyana!. http://www.missworld.com/news/Miss-World-2015-Talent-Champion-isGuyana/
  2. ^ TGPC (14 December 2015). Miss World 2015 Talent Results Announced!. http://thegreatpageantcommunity.com/2015/12/14/miss-world-2015-talent/
  3. ^ OfficialMissWorld (6 January 2015). Miss World 2014 - Full Show HD. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZ7GvbOtk2U
  4. ^ Ten, Marylin (16 December 2014). "A first for Malaysia – Dewi is Miss Talent at Miss World finals". The Borneo Post. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  5. ^ Miss World Top Model[dead link]
  6. ^ Global Beauties: 12/07 – Barbados wins Talent Fast Track
  7. ^ Global Beauties: 12/03 – Russia wins Top Model Fast Track
  8. ^ mvintheworld (1 December 2007). Miss World 2007 Semifinalists. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_rB7qsz2fo
  9. ^ TGPC (26 July 2015). The Great Pageant Community. http://thegreatpageantcommunity.com/2015/07/26/deborah-priya-henry-the-unsung-heroine/
  10. ^ TGPC (1 December 2015). Miss Earth 2015 National Costume Winners. http://thegreatpageantcommunity.com/2015/12/01/miss-earth-2015-national-costume-winners/
  11. ^ Arskal Salim, Azyumardi Azra (2003). Shari'a and Politics in Modern Indonesia. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. p. 178. ISBN 981-230-187-9. 
  12. ^ Ariel Heryanto, Sumit Kumar Mandal (2003). Challenging Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia: Comparing Indonesia and Malaysia. Routledge. p. 143. ISBN 0-415-30941-7. 
  13. ^ Norani Othman. "Islam and the State in Malaysia: A Problem of Democratization and Pluralism" (PDF). Institut Kajian Malaysia dan Antarabangsa, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. 
  14. ^ Zainah Anwar (16 September 1997). "Modern, and Moderate, Islam". Newsweek. 
  15. ^ "Family sees yet another beauty queen; Muslim hopeful pulls out". Daily Express, Sabah. 18 July 2006. 
  16. ^ "Better prizes offered in Miss Sabah pageant". The Star. 13 March 2007. 

External links[edit]

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The Star Online

The Star Online
Sat, 30 Jan 2016 15:36:38 -0800

SERI KEMBANGAN: All the hard work and intense training certainly paid off for Kiran Jassal. The Subang Jaya lass was announced as Miss Universe Malaysia 2016 at a gala finale held at the Palace of the Golden Horses here yesterday. Despite being just ...

The Star Online

The Star Online
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:26:15 -0800

>Although it is a tradition for Chinese unmarried adults to receive ang pows, former Miss Malaysia Intercontinental and Miss Malaysia World Soo Wincci said she always felt uncomfortable receiving the red packets as she already has a successful career, ...

Yahoo! Maktoob News

Yahoo! Maktoob News
Tue, 19 Jan 2016 06:29:52 -0800

Wurtzbach herself became very close to Miss Malaysia, Miss Myanmar (her roommate at the pageant), and Miss China because they were supervised in the same cohort. “I wouldn't say there are alliances at the pageant, but I understand if you can't speak ...

The Star Online

The Star Online
Tue, 22 Dec 2015 15:26:15 -0800

Miss Malaysia full of grace. Show of support: Vanessa (fourth from left) congratulating Wurtzbach after she was crowned Miss Universe at the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant in Las Vegas. — Reuters. PETALING JAYA: While the focus was on this year's Miss ...

GMA News

GMA News
Fri, 25 Dec 2015 01:56:15 -0800

Miss Malaysia Vanessa Tevi said her pageant "sister," now Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, is going to be the "best" holder of the said title. On Instagram, Vanessa posted a photo of her and several other contestants surrounding Pia after she was ...

New Straits Times Online

New Straits Times Online
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 00:27:10 -0800

A member of the audience during the recent Miss Malaysia Universe pageant felt an overwhelming surge of sadness, and pity, for the bevy of beauties when they walked on stage in two-piece swimsuits. To have to parade around in skimpy underwear just for ...

Citizen Journalist Malaysia

Citizen Journalist Malaysia
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 18:48:45 -0800

20-year-old Kiran Jassal from Subang Jaya, Selangor made a dream start to the New Year by winning the Miss Universe Malaysia 2016 pageant at the gala night dinner held at the Royal Ballroom of the Palace of the Golden Horse in Seri Kembangan on 30 ...

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Thu, 07 Jan 2016 13:44:25 -0800

Relieved: Miss Malaysia 1969 Pauline Chai has finally been granted a divorce in England after a three-year legal battle with husband of 43 years Khoo Kay Peng, non-executive chairman of Laura Ashley Holdings. The will now split his estimated ...

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