MIRI: The search for the third Miss Global International Malaysia (MGIM) 2013 has begun with all 18 finalists arriving in Miri yesterday.
The first two challenges for the beauties yesterday were the quests for the subsidiary titles Miss Photogenic and Miss Personality, the results of which will be announced during the Grand Final on July 27, at the Eastwood Valley Golf and Country Club.
“The cameras started clicking as they stepped out of the arrival hall and they should know the heat is on for them to step up their game, be the best and eventually inch closer to grab the prestigious title of Miss Global International Malaysia 2013,” said organising chairperson Marlene Lim.
The finalists included three from Sarawak – Julies Lucas from Miri, Livonia Guing (Kuching) and Valenice Tiong Sie Yiin (Limbang); Kuala Lumpur – Amanda Soo Swee Jing, Charissa Chong So Huey and Julie Tan; Kota Kinabalu – Cheryl Joanne Chan Fan Nyuk, Dewina Petrus and Nancy Marcus.
From Selangor are Elvina Chua Tai Sze, Kueh Yong Jun and Sharon Kow Suef Lun; Johor – Eva Yap Yie Huan and Gwendeline Loh Sze Hui; Melaka – Quek Choon Chin and Shanel Chee Ying Ying; Perak – Selena Fong Mi Yen and Penang – Imelda Murugan.
Apart from the top three titles, other subsidiary titles to be won are Miss Crowning Glory, Miss Magic Beauty, Miss Charity, Miss JD’s Personality, Miss Eastwood Popularity, Miss Perfect Body and Miss Elegant.
Lim said during their 10-day stay in Miri, the participants will take part in various activities including environmental preservation, cultural awareness through visits to longhouse and dance workshop, as well as charitable activities.
She called for strong support towards the event, assuring that part of the profit raised from the pageant will be for charity.
Among its other main objectives were to train potential beauty queens to be ambassadors for Miri and Malaysia and to celebrate women for their uniqueness, generosity and achievements.
The finalists will participate in the pageant for a week and the winner get to represent Malaysia at Miss Globe International 2013 world Final in Albania in November.