Miss Perak Tourism

1. opening dance by the 14 finalists garbed in traditional costumes

Cheered on by their respective fans and supporters, fourteen finalists took to the runway to vie for the Miss Perak Tourism 2015 crown.

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2. a dance number

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3. singing a medley of songs

After a hectic week-long competition which saw the ladies being put through a grueling contest which included fashion sense and talent round, and for the first time in the pageant’s history, social media mobile application to determine the most popular finalist and a reality show, the moment that we have all been waiting for had finally arrived.

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4. presentation of mock cheques by My Stage Production Sdn. Bhd. to three charitable bodies

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5. at the VIP table (L-R): pageant organiser-cum-franchise holder of Miss Perak Tourism Ms. Anita Phang, guest-of-honour YB Dato’ Nolee Ashilin bt. Dato’ Mohammed Radzi (Perak State Executive Councillor & Chairperson for Tourism, Arts & Culture) and Managing Director of Syeun Hotel (official pageant residence) Ms. Maggie Ong

Emerging victorious was 21-year-old Rishon Shun from Teluk Intan. The second year UTAR student couldn’t contain her broad smile as she was also awarded three subsidiary titles: Miss Popularity, Miss Glamorous and Miss Elegant.

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6. state organiser Anita Phang presents mementos to the panel of judges

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7. Ms. Joey Ong (Miss Malaysia Tourism Metropolitan 2014) presents mementos (clockwise from right): Mr. Alan Teh (Perak Press Club President), Ms. Melinda Yap (Mrs. Asia International Global 2012 & Timeless Beauty Queen 2014) guest judge for the talent round & Mr. Carmen Loh guest judge for fashion sense

As the queen, she walked home that night with a crown, sash and trophy, besides RM6,000 cash, pearl necklace with a topaz centrepiece worth RM20,000, a 4D/3N holiday package to Seoul, Korea for two, and other sponsored beauty and skincare products.

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8. the fourteen finalists in traditional costumes

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9. self-introduction round: Nicole Tan Pi Yao (L) & Rishon Shun (R)

Rishon is also automatically the tourism ambassador for Perak, with the responsibility to promote tourism attractions in the state.

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10. talent round by Elaine Yeoh

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11. Q&A session with emcee KT Pillai (clockwise from right): Elaine Chong, Davina Naidu & Rishon Shun

Scoring second spot was Ipoh lass Davina Naidu. The 20-year-old is a customer service executive. Despite participating in Miss Malaysia Tourism last year and was not placed, she continued to pursue her dream of becoming a “queen” one day.

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12. presentation of mementos to pageant sponsors by Ms. Joey Ong, Miss Malaysia Tourism Metropolitan 2014

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13. presentation of mementos to pageant sponsors by Ms. Joey Ong, Miss Malaysia Tourism Metropolitan 2014

With her runner-up spot, Davina will, along with Rishon and second runner-up Nicole Tan Pi Yao, get a shot at the national-level Miss Malaysia Tourism in Kuala Lumpur this September.

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14. finalists in resplendent evening gowns

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15. awarding subsidiary titles

Nicole Tan Pi Yao, 25, is no stranger to pageants, having been crowned Miss Cheongsam in last year’s Miss Perak Culture & Charity Night 2014. The student majoring in Mass Communication enjoyed participating in pageants as these are good platforms for her to improve herself, and expand her network of contacts. She also won Miss Loving Heart subsidiary title.

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16. awarding subsidiary titles

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17. Top 5 finalists (L-R): Elaine Chong, Davina Naidu, Rishon Shun, Beatrice Ng & Nicole Tan Pi Yao

The full list of subsidiary titles and their winners are below. Each title came with a sash and carried a cash prize of RM500.

Miss Popularity – Rishon Shun
Miss Lifestyle – Elaine Chong
Miss Personality – Elaine Chong
Social Media Queen – Beatrice Ng
Miss Glamorous – Rishon Shun
Miss Elegant – Rishon Shun
Miss Loving Heart – Nicole Tan Pi Yao
Miss Charming – Beatrice Ng
Miss Trendy – Elaine Yeoh
Miss Photogenic – Caryn Chooi
Miss Radiance – Cindy Poon
Miss Friendship – Beatrice Ng
Miss Charity Queen – Fifi Leong
Best In Talent – Elaine Yeoh

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18. crowning of Miss Perak Tourism 2015 (L-R): Miss Ellie Cheong (Bintang Galleria Sdn. Bhd. who sponsored the pearl necklace), Tan Sri Datuk Danny Ooi franchise owner of the Miss Tourism title, winner Rishon Shun, Perak State Executive Councillor and Chairperson for Tourism, Arts & Culture Dato' Nolee Ashilin bt. Dato' Mohd Radzi and state organiser Anita Phang (Miss Malaysia Chinatown 1994 & Mrs. Malaysia 2003)

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19. victory parade

Earlier in the evening, Anita Phang on behalf of her company, My Stage Production Sdn. Bhd., the pageant organiser-cum-franchise holder of Miss Perak Tourism, presented mock cheques to three charitable bodies. They were Persatuan Penganut Agama Buddha Druk Tharpa Choling Pulau Pinang, Persatuan Daybreak and Lions Club of Ipoh Heritage.

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20. L-R: 2nd runner-up Nicole Tan Pi Yao, Miss Perak Tourism 2015 Rishon Shun, 1st runner-up Davina Naidu

Check out the many photos I am sharing today to see what transpired at the glitzy event of Miss Perak Tourism 2015!

Event: Miss Perak Tourism 2015
Venue: Syeun Hotel, Ipoh
Date: 16th May, 2015
Time: 8pm

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