All smiles: The finalists posing for a group shot with Lim (centre).
The 22 finalists for Miss Malaysia World 2014 have been selected, and are all geared up to be the next beauty queen to represent Malaysia at the Miss World 2014 pageant in November in London.
The official licensee and pageant organiser of the Miss Malaysia World Datuk Anna Lim said the chosen finalists were stunning and intelligent which were the qualities she looked for in a beauty queen.
“Combined with a charming personality and all the elegance of a well-groomed lady, I am very excited to see who will take the top spot in this year’s pageant,” she added.
Finalists were selected through casual and informal meetings at cafés around Bangsar, from April to June.
They were selected based on their personalities, ability to carry themselves confidently as well as how they represented the pageant theme “Beauty with a Purpose”.
Pageant week starts on Aug 23 when the finalists check into Corus Hotel in Kuala Lumpur for their Miss Malaysia 2014 training.
A team of professionals has been selected to help prepare the finalists for the grand final.
During this period, the finalists will learn and enhance many skills, from grooming and walking down the runway, to styling and on personal enrichment.
The preliminary and subsidiary titles will be presented on Aug 29 at the hotel.
The 12 titles to be awarded are Miss Photogenic, Miss Personality Corus Hotel, Miss Social Media Queen, Miss Talent, Miss Metrojaya, Miss Elegance, Miss Beautiful Hair, Miss Dr Alice Wellness Queen, Miss Wacoal, Miss Fitness, Miss Natural Beauty and Miss Popular.
The crowning of Miss Malaysia World 2014 will be held on Aug 30 at the same hotel.
The finals will include a swimming competition and an elegant evening wear round before the finalists are whittled down to the final five.
Apart from representing Malaysia in the Miss World 2014 pageant, the winner will also win cash and prizes worth up to RM50,000.
Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz will grace the event.