The first round audition for Miss Malaysia Kebaya 2013 Perak Selection went underway just this afternoon at De Garden, in Ipoh. Eight contestants turned up, as some had family commitments due to Cheng Beng.
The four judges were Jason Hee, the founder of Miss Malaysia Kebaya, Ms. Olivia Teng, winner of Miss Malaysia Kebaya Perak 2012, who subsequently won Miss Malaysia International 2012, Tham Kam Cheong, Marketing Manager of De Garden, the venue sponsor, and Jimmy Leong, the owner of Nice Apparel, also sponsor of apparel for the pageant in Perak.
At this audition, contestants were judged based on their beauty, catwalk, talent, Question & Answer session and character/personality. The other sections that carry weight in the competition, but not adjudged here, are activities and photo session.
Let me give you a rundown on the contestants:
Contestant No. 1 Sam Chang, from Ayer Tawar. She was tongue-tied due to nervousness, and I guess, she would not be called up to proceed in the pageant.
Contestant No. 2 Vanessa Chung. She is 18 years old, and her ambition is to be a psychiatrist. She is a talented singer.
Contestant No. 3 Michelle Moey, from Puchong. A final year dentistry student, studying in Penang. An amateur magician, who impressed the judges with a simple trick.
Contestant No. 4 Roxana Huen. 18 years old, she aspires to be a professional make-up artiste. She has singing talent, and this is her first experience in a beauty pageant.
Contestant No. 5 Suki Wong from Ipoh. She is 19 years old and a freelance model.
Contestant No. 6 Moon Liew. Only 18 years old and just completed her Form 5. She likes to play the piano, and was a contestant in last year’s WTC Model Search.
Contestant No. 7 Cheah Suet Fay is also 18 years old and similarly, just completed her Form 5 at SM Convent, Ipoh. Her ambition is to be a psychologist, although she has worked at an entirely different field recently, at Kinta Riverfront Hotel’s Sales Department. Her interest is to sing, accompanied by her guitar.
Contestant No. 8 Khong Siew Teng, is 20 years old. She just completed her Form 6. She believes that natural beauty is only second to one’s personality and confidence level.
So, whom do you think have the chance to proceed in this pageant?
Event: Miss Malaysia Kebaya 2013 – Perak Selection (Audition)
Venue: De Garden, Ipoh
Date: 31st March, 2013
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