The second category contested at this year’s Mom On Parade was for mothers above 40 years old. The ten finalists, three of whom are already grandmothers, sportingly took to the stage in elegant evening gowns, and subsequently showcased their singing and dancing talent to try to capture the judges’ hearts.
These participants came from as far as Kampar, Chemor, Lawan Kuda, Sitiawan and Ayer Tawar.
In an amateur beauty pageant such as this one, age doesn’t matter. However, one could easily see that the confidence level of a career woman is a lot higher than a homemaker.
True enough, at the end of the day, it was announced that the champion was the oldest finalist, 66-year-old Tiong Mee Keng, a mother of four and grandmother to five. Her eldest child, a daughter, is 43 years old, and could even qualify to participate in this category herself.
Mee Keng, a businesswoman from Sitiawan, sang and danced to the evergreen number, 7 Lonely Days, in the talent round. In the Q&A session, she also had the “luck” to pick one of the tougher questions, which was on how to manage a financially tight household. I guess the judges found her reply satisfactory.
With the title of Mom On Parade 2014 came sponsored gifts in the form of a Gintell G-Bravo V-Track massage chair worth RM12,988, a professional make-up course worth RM5,800 or SUB skin care products worth RM1,500 and a voucher worth RM688 from Touch Wedding Studio.
The first runner-up was 48-year-old Liew Mee Mui and second runner-up, Chong Siew Kwai, 45. Both of them also took home prize hampers from sponsors.
Similar to Mom On Parade Category A for mothers between 28 to 40 years old, there were three subsidiary titles: Most Elegant, Most Body Beautiful and Most Photogenic. The winners also received sponsored gifts from Gintell, Panasonic, PL White Gold Jewellery and Touch Wedding Studio.
Champion: Tiong Mee Keng
1st runner-up: Liew Mee Mui
2nd runner-up: Chong Swee Kwai
Most Elegant Mom: Liew Mee Mui
Most Body Beautiful Mom: Ding Chor Ngok
Most Photogenic Mom: Sandra Liew Mee Fah
To read about Mom On Parade 2014: Category A (28 – 40 years old), check out this post.
Event: Mom On Parade 2014
Venue: Ipoh Parade, Ipoh
Date: 11th May, 2014
Time: from 1pm
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