Miss Global Intercontinental Malaysia (MGIM) one of the largest and most prestigious pageants in Malaysia, kicked off its 2016 MGIM Pageant Week with the unveiling of 14 beautiful and talented finalists. Hailing from all over Malaysia including Bau, Ipoh, Johor Bahru, Keningau, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, Marudi, Mukah, Penampang and Selangor, the finalists will be competing for the coveted title of MGIM 2016 and three major international titles: Miss International, Miss Supranational and Miss Tourism Queen International.
This national event aims to empower women, celebrating the beauty, diversity and culture of Malaysia and its people. The exciting 10-day Pageant Week (27th July – 6th August) will be packed with beneficial educational activities such as health and social awareness events, charity activities, personal grooming workshops and many more leading up to the coronation Grand Finale Charity Gala Night on 6th August at e.City Hotel. These activities range from tutoring refugee children, volunteering at soup kitchens and becoming health advocates to participating in fitness camps, personal style workshops and public speaking courses.
Founded and organised by MerveilleuxM Production, a home-grown production company from Miri Sarawak, MGIM, has sent more than 20 winners and representatives to multiple beauty pageants internationally since 2011. In 2014, MGIM was the first pageant in Malaysia to crown a historic breakthrough of five coveted international titles. This year, the top three winners will be representing Malaysia against over 70 countries at the annual World Finals of the third and fifth largest pageant in the world, Miss International in Japan and Miss Supranational in Poland respectively as well as Miss Tourism Queen International in China in the upcoming months.
“MGIM is built to inspire generations of independent and confident women. We are excited to be back in Kuala Lumpur this year and proud to have 14 beautiful, intelligent and compassionate women to represent our nation. Beauty is not defined by the reflection in the mirror but as who we are as a person, the way we treat and make others feel, and the way we positively impact our communities. MGIM aims to create role models who will enrich the perception of beauty and become walking ambassadors to share the spirit, friendship, culture and wonderful stories of Malaysia to the world,” said Marlene Lim, National Director of MGIM Organisation.
“Throughout the pageant week, we will be focusing on the finalists personal growth as well as promoting opportunities towards the enhancement of their potentials, talents and goals,” added Marlene.
The finalists were selected after a rigorous audition and interview process, which started since February. Miss International 2013 Winner, Bea Santiago, former Miss Australia Gemma Taylor, Malaysian supermodel Amber Chia and award winning actress Cristina Suzanne will be amongst the esteemed judges of MGIM 2016. The judges will be looking out for strong and outstanding personalities who exemplify the epitome of grace, beauty, intelligence and compassion as well as passion to serve the community and country.
The total winning cash and prizes are worth up to RM150,000 which includes a one-year ambassador contract with MGIM and an all expenses paid trip to Japan, Poland and China for representation. The MGIM winners will also be official ambassadors to a few charity organisations upon crowning.
Other subsidiary titles that will also be awarded during the pageant week are Miss Talent, Best in National Costume, Miss Personality, Miss Body Beautiful, Miss Beautiful Skin, Miss Social Media Queen, Miss Crowning Glory and Miss Photogenic.
The public can purchase tickets to the Grand Finale Charity Gala Night from MerveilleuxM Production via phone at +6012 913 9913. Tickets are selling at RM500 per pax (normal) and RM1000 or RM2000 per pax (VIP), which includes ticket entrance and a full course dinner. Sada Borneo, the semi finalists from Malaysia on Asia’s Got Talent will be performing at the Grand Finale.
MGIM 2016 is presented by Sky Palace and Via Zone, and sponsored by Valenice Creative Design, Cactus Photography, Sabah Independent Filmmaker, e.City Hotel, Chezz Technique, ErantheL Iconique, Da Vinci Clinic, RedOne Mobile, J.Bovier, Zamin Zawani Couture, Anas Abdullah Couture, Amber Chia Academy, Alvisy Bar & Bistro, JD’s Fine Foods, Be Sexy Be Sweet Beachwear & Accessories, Koji San Shiro Beauty & Health Drink, XES, F Block, Sox World, AD Jeans, Restaurant Moon Folk Sauna Steamboat, Nizam Zamil, Hanif Naim, Andaman Seri Selendang and Bobbi Brian Garon Collections.
International Titles World Level Grand Finale Date and Venue
– Miss International: Tokyo, Japan – Grand Finale 27th October 2016
– Miss Supranational: Poland – Grand Finale 2nd December 2016
– Miss Tourism Queen International: Wenzhou, China – Grand Finale 28th September 2016
For more information on MGIM 2016, please log on to www.facebook.com/mgimofficial
|Amy Leong||22||169cm||Kuching||Finance Graduate|
|Aviona Joseph||20||166cm||Mukah||Accounting student|
|Cassandra Dewi Jeremiah||23||173cm||Penampang||Sports Science Student|
|Heng Jing Wen王靖如||22||166cm||Johor Bahru||Banking and finance student|
|Julylen Liew Ei Ling刘爱玲||26||168cm||Kota Kinabalu||Singer|
|Karina Wong Su Yi||25||164cm||Kuala Lumpur||Performer|
|Li See Yap叶丽思||21||166cm||Kuala Lumpur||Law student|
|Melanie Chow||24||166cm||Kota Kinabalu||Businesswoman|
|Olivia Constance Nichols||24||170cm||Ipoh||Lawyer|
|Peggy Ping Johannes||19||168cm||Marudi||Hairstylist|
|Rashwin Kaur Amrik Singh||26||166cm||Ipoh||Bank Executive|
|Shirly Anthony Danggok||26||165cm||Keningau||Network Marketer|
|Suen Ee Lyn 孙依琳||24||177cm||Selangor||Model|