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Miss Malaysia
Formation 1960
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Kuala Lumpur
Location
Membership
Miss Universe
Miss World
Miss International
Miss Earth
Official language
English
National Director
Elaine Daly (Miss Universe)
Dato Anna Lin (Miss World)

Miss Malaysia is a national beauty pageant in Malaysia.

History[edit]

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.

Miss Malaysia Titleholders 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

Miss Universe Malaysia is one of the biggest beauty pageant in Malaysia that sends the winner to the Miss Universe pageant. The pageant was established in 1962 and is considered the second longest pageant in Malaysia. The Miss Universe Malaysia Organization (MUMO) is the country’s premiere pageant and Reality TV event conducted annually. Conceived 53 years ago, and revamped in 2010, it is conceptualized to provide a platform for young, ambitious Malaysian women to represent their nation on the international stage, that is Miss Universe.

The winner of Miss Universe Malaysia represents her country at the Miss Universe. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.

The Miss Universe Malaysia motto is HIP, Urban, Relevant and Real and Elaine Daly is the current national director of Miss Universe Malaysia Organization.

Below is official list from Miss Malaysia representatives since 2001. Malaysia debut in Miss Universe since 1964 and placed as Top 15 semi-finalist for the first time in 1970 with Josephine Lena Wong Jaw Leng.

The current Miss Universe Malaysia is Kiran Jassal from Selangor. She was crowned on January 30, 2016.

Year Miss Malaysia City Placement Special Award
2016 Kiran Jassal Selangor TBA
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
2004 Andrea Fonseka Penang Unplaced
2003 Elaine Daly Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
2002 Karen Ang Lit Eit Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
2001 Tung Mei Chin Kuala Lumpur Unplaced

Miss Malaysia World[edit]

Color Key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as Runner-Up
  •      Ended as one of the Finalists or Semifinalists

Miss Malaysia World is a beauty pageant in Malaysia that sends the winner to the Miss World pageant. The pageant was established in 1963.

The winner of Miss Malaysia World represents her country at the Miss World. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.

In 2014, The Miss Malaysia World motto is Beauty with a Purpose and Datuk Anna Lin is the current national director of Miss Malaysia World Organization.

Below is official list from Miss Malaysia representatives since 1963. Malaysia debut in Miss World since 1963 and placed as Top 10 for first time in 1963 with Catherine Loh then the 2nd Runner-up in 1998 with Lina Teoh Pick Lim. Malaysia did not compete in 1964, 1967-1969 and 1990.

The reigning Miss World Malaysia is Brynn Zalina Lovett from Sabah.

Year Miss Malaysia City Placement Special Award
2016 TBA TBA TBA TBA
2015 Brynn Zalina Lovett[1][2] Sabah Unplaced
2014 Dewi Liana Seriestha[3][4] Sarawak Top 26
2013 Melinder Bhullar Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
  • 4th runner-up Multimedia Award
2012 Yvonne Lee Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
2011 Chloe Chen Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
2010 Nadia Min Dern Heng Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
2009 Thanuja Ananthan[5] Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
2008 Soo Wincci[6][7] Selangor Unplaced
2007 Deborah Priya Henry[8][9] Kuala Lumpur Top 16
2006 Adeline Wan Johor Unplaced ▪ Top 24 Miss World Sport
2005 Emmeline Ng Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
2004 Gloria Ting Sarawak Unplaced
2003 Wong Sze Zen Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
2002 Mabel Ng Chin Mei Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
2001 Sasha Tan Hwee Teng Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
2000 Tan Sun Wei Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
1999 Jaclyn Lee Tze Wey Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
1998 Lina Teoh Pick Lim Kuala Lumpur 2nd Runner-up Continental Queen Of Beauty (Asia)
1997 Arianna Teoh Penang Top 10
1996 Qu-An How Cheok Kuan Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
1995 Trincy Low Ee Bing Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
1994 Rahima Orchient Yayah Kuala Lumpur Top 10
1993 Jacqueline Ngu Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
1992 Fazira Wan Chek Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
1991 Samantha Schubert Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
1989 Vivien Chen Shee-Yee Sarawak Unplaced
1988 Sue Wong Choy Fun Penang Unplaced
1987 Sheela Shankar Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
1986 Joan Martha Cardoza Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
1985 Rosalind Kong Siew Yuen Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
1984 Christine Teo Pick Yun Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
1983 Michelle Yeoh Choo Keng Perak Unplaced
1982 Nellie Teoh Swee Yang Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
1981 Cynthia Geraldine de Castro Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
1980 Callie Liew Tan Chee Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
1979 Shirley Chew Kuala Lumpur Top 15 Continental Queen of Beauty (Asia)
1978 Kartina Osir Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
1977 Christine Mary Lim Lim Boey Kuala Lumpur Withdrew in protest against the presence of a white Miss South Africa
1976 Che Puteh Naziaden Kuala Lumpur Withdrew in protest against South Africa's race policies
1975 Fauziah Haron Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
1974 Callie Liew Tan Chee Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
1973 Shirley Tan Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
1972 Janet Mok Swee Chin Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
1971 Daphne Munro Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
1970 Mary Ann Wong Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
1966 Merlyn Therese McKelvie Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
1965 Clara Eunice de Run Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
1963 Catherine Loh Kuala Lumpur Top 10

Miss Malaysia Earth[edit]

Color Key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as Runner-Up
  •      Ended as one of the Finalists or Semifinalists

Miss Malaysia Earth is a beauty pageant in Malaysia that sends the winner to the Miss Earth pageant. The pageant was established in 2001.

The winner of Miss Malaysia Earth represents her country at the Miss Earth. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent. The winner of the pageant is bestowed the title Miss Malaysia Earth; her runners-up are also given titles named after the other classical elements: Miss Eco Beauty, Miss Eco Tourism, Miss Fire, Miss Water, and Miss Air, are of equal importance and thus have the same ranking. Miss Malaysia Earth is the only pageants which have individual titles for the runners-up.

In 2009, The Miss Malaysia Earth motto is Preservation and Protection of our planet.

Below is official list from Miss Malaysia representatives since 2001. Malaysia debut in Miss World since 2001 and no more placement during the Miss Earth history.

The reigning Miss Earth Malaysia is Danielle Wong Kar Wai from Melaka.

Year Miss Malaysia City Placement Special Award
2016 TBA TBA TBA TBA
2015 Danielle Wong[10] Melaka Unplaced
  • 1st Best National Costume (Asia)
  • 3rd Snowman Building
2014 Renee Tan Melaka Unplaced
2013 Josephine Tan Yee Mei Pahang Unplaced
2012 Deviyah Radhakrishnan Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
2011 Joyce Tay Melaka Unplaced
2010 Appey Rowena Kota Kinabalu Unplaced
2009 Madeline Nandu Sabah Unplaced
2008 Audrey Ng Perak Unplaced
2007 Dorkas Cheok Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
2006 Alice Loh Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
2005 Jamie Pang Hui Ting Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
2004 Eloise Law Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
2003 Ying Ying Lee Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
2002 Pamela Ramachandran Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
2001 Joey Tan Eng Li Kuala Lumpur Unplaced

Miss International Malaysia[edit]

Color Key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as Runner-Up
  •      Ended as one of the Finalists or Semifinalists

Miss International Malaysia is a beauty pageant in Malaysia that sends the winner to the Miss International pageant. The pageant was established in 1960.

The winner of Miss International Malaysia represents her country at the Miss International. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.

In 2014, The Miss International Malaysia was run by Miss Global Malaysia, the winner competes in Miss International.

Below is official list from Miss Malaysia representatives since 2001. Malaysia debut in Miss International since 1965 and placed as Top 15 Semi-finalist for first time in 1965 with Linda Lim Hong Eng then awarded as Miss Friendship in 1984 with Jennifer Foong Sim Yong. Malaysia did not compete in 1966 (Miss International did not held), 1971, 1979, 1985 and 1987-1998.

The reigning Miss International Malaysia is Immaculate Lojuki from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Year Miss Malaysia City Placement Special Award
2016 TBA TBA TBA TBA
2015 Immaculate Lojuki Kota Kinabalu Unplaced
2014 Jayarubini Sambanthan Selangor Unplaced
2013 Charissa Chong Su Huey Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
2012 Mei Xian Teng Perak Unplaced
2011 Celine Phong Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
2010 Chuah Shee Peng Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
2009 Tay Tze Juan Batu Pahat Unplaced
2008 Tham Zi Wei Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
2007 Yennie Lim Nee Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
2006 Iris Hng Choy Yin Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
2005 Winnie Chan Wai Ling Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
2004 Ching Lim Lee Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
2003 Ester Tan Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
2002 Krystal Pang Chia Boon Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
2001 Felina Cheah Yoong Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
2000 Aida Stannis Kazum Sarawak Unplaced
1999 Andrea Franklin Gomez Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
1986 Latonia Chang Pei Pei Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
1984 Jennifer Foong Sim Yong Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
1983 Helen Ann Peters Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
1982 Karen Seet Yeng Chan Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
1981 Gurmit Kaur Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
1980 Christina Leong Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
1978 Farida Abdul Samad Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
1977 Dorothea Chuah Poh Koi Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
1976 Fauziah Haron Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
1975 Jenny Tan Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
1974 Amy Theresa Sibert Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
1973 Nancy Thong Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
1972 Francesca Lee Mei Fung Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
1970 Lucy Lee Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
1969 Pauline Chai Siew Phin Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
1968 Maznah Binte Mohammed Ali Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
1967 Marjorie Rongsank Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
1965 Linda Lim Hong Eng Kuala Lumpur Top 15
1962 Brenda Alvisse Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
1961 Helen Tan Hong Lean Kuala Lumpur Top 15
1960 Zanariah (Zena) Ahmad Kuala Lumpur Unplaced

Notes[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  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 Archived 29 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  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. 

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