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Youmiko Ooi

Age: 19

Hobbies: Gym, jogging, giving manicures

Ambition: Professional model

HAILING from the southern state of Johor, young contestant Youmiko Ooi sees the upcoming Miss Malaysia Tourism pageant as an opportunity to try something new in her life.

The cheerful 19-year-old currently works as a part-time promotional model but hopes to make it big in the field someday.

“For the time being, I work as a freelance model at various events. But I definitely want to improve my modelling skills and, hopefully, turn professional one day,” she said.

She enjoys giving her friends manicures from time to time and she also does her best to keep fit by going to the gym and jogging regularly.

“I guess you could say that I am quite an active person. It is important to stay healthy, especially for the work that I do,” she added.


l What is your favourite food?

I love to eat ice-cream.


l Where is one place you would like to go on vacation?

Phuket, Thailand.


l Do you prefer hot or cold climates?

I think I like cold climates more.


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Valerie Liam

Age: 25

Hobbies: Singing, drawing, reading

Ambition: To be successful in whatever she does

BUBBLY and confident Valerie Liam may have joined the Miss Malaysia Tourism pageant at her sister’s urging, but she has no regrets and is enjoying every minute of it.

“I feel quite honoured to be selected for the pageant and I am going to do my very best so that I can hopefully represent my country on the international stage,” said the Pahang lass, who described herself as optimistic and friendly.

She leads an interesting life, earning money as a part-time singer, travelling between her hometown and Kuala Lumpur to sing at various dinner functions and similar events.

“When I am not on stage, I’d be helping my sister at her shop doing make-up and nail art for customers,” she added.

Singing remains a large part of her life, and she also enjoys sketching and reading books in her free time.


l What is your favourite type of weather?

I like the winter season in countries like Australia.


l What do you dislike the most?

I hate conflicts with other people.


l Who is one celebrity you would like to meet?

Celine Dion! She is my favourite singer and I love all her songs.


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Esther Khuan

Age: 23

Hobbies: Reading, playing with her dog

Ambition: Flight attendant

ROUNDING up this week’s contestant profiles is 23-year-old Esther Khuan, who is excited to be joining her first pageant.

“A good friend of mine told me about Miss Malaysia Tourism and asked me to give it a shot. I was really, really happy when I was selected because it is my first time doing something like this,” she said.

The Perak lass currently works as a marketing and events coordinator in Kuala Lumpur, but dreams of being able to travel around the world someday as a flight attendant — an ambition befitting the Miss Tourism pageant.

“I love going out and communicating with others, and I love travelling. I cannot just sit still and do paperwork all day behind a desk,” she said.

In her spare time, she enjoys sitting down to read a good book and playing with her beloved Shih Tzu.


l What is your favourite genre of music?

I love listening to K-Pop. I am a big fan of Big Bang.


l What is one skill you would like to learn?

I want to learn how to play musical instruments, particularly the piano and guitar.


l What is your favourite hangout spot?

I like hanging out at cafes. It’s the perfect setting for chatting with good friends.

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Miss Malaysia Tourism Pageant 2014 Finalists is on The Star English newspaper, 15th July 2014

check out what our finalists, Angel Tee, Sonia Ashwini and Lilienne Hoo have said



Angel Tee

Age: 20

Hobbies: Reading, shopping

Ambition: Accountant

ENTERING one’s 20s is typically viewed as entering the adult world and Angel Tee’s first steps into the next phase of her life take her directly into the limelight as one of the contestants in the Miss Malaysia Tourism Pageant 2014.

“I would not describe myself as an adventurous person but I thought it would be an interesting experience. This is definitely the first time I have done something so outgoing and spontaneous,” the Pahang-born lass said.

So far, she is having plenty of fun meeting new people, learning how to carry herself in public and addressing a crowd.

“My ambition is to be an accountant so I am not too sure how this fits into the bigger picture, but for now I am just going with the flow and living it,” she said, adding that her favourite subject is mathematics.


·Do you have any pets?

A golden retriever named Cute Cute.


·What were you doing on National Day last year?

I was working as a freelance model at an event.


·Where in the world do you most want to visit?

Paris, because I have been hearing so many nice things about it from friends and family.


Lilienne Hoo

Age: 18

Hobbies: Dancing, singing, acting

Ambition: Artiste

BEING on stage is Lilienne Hoo’s dream since she was seven years old, thanks to Taiwanese pop star Jolin Tsai.

“When I first heard her songs and watched her music videos, I felt so inspired that I wanted to become an artiste. I started taking singing, piano and drama classes after that and continue to look up to her until today,” she said.

Currently, she is waiting for replies from higher education institutions in Taiwan and South Korea where she applied to study performing arts.

She is also a competitive person and enters singing, dance and talent competitions every chance she gets, sometimes up to three in a month.

The Miss Malaysia Tourism Pageant 2014 is merely another in the long list of competitions for this Pahang-born lass, who is taking this opportunity to learn how to represent a brand and generally improve herself.

·What is your favourite music genre?

I love K-pop in general and the band CNBLUE.

·What was your favourite childhood game?

Playing ‘masak-masak’.

·What is the most important value for any person to have?

Humility, because one can learn and experience more by being humble.


Sonia Ashwini

Age: 23

Hobbies: Photography, cooking, sketching

Ambition: Film director

EDUCATION is the key to opening doors and the first step in widening one’s horizons. This is certainly the view of Sonia Ashwini, a student majoring in broadcasting.

“I was a shy person before college but after joining a mass communication course, I started to come out of my shell. Today, I am a more confident person who is more willing to try new things,” she said.

The Miss Malaysia Tourism Pageant 2014 that she is competing in is the most outgoing thing she has done since gaining her newfound confidence.

“Surprisingly, I am not nervous. Instead, I feel excited about it. Being in a pageant has always been a dream of sorts for me, especially after seeing so many on television when I was younger,” she added.

Her ambition however is to be behind the camera rather than in front of it, particularly in the advertising industry where she hopes to create inspirational commercials.


·Are you following any television series?

I like Devious Maids because the women look pretty and sexy.


·What famous person do you most want to meet?

Beyonce, because she is inspiring both on stage and as a person.


·What superpower would you like to have?

The ability to fly, so that I can visit many places.

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Ticket for Miss Malaysia Tourism Pageant 2014 National Grand Final Show is NOW ON SALE.

Date : Saturday, 23rd August 2014
Venue : Dorsett Grand Subang, Selangor Grand Ballroom
Time : 7.30pm
Dress Code: FORMAL

For ticket reservation please call 019-695 1487

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Congratulations and all the best to them in the Miss Malaysia Tourism Pageant Grand Final on 23rd August 2014 at Dorsett Grand Subang Hotel.


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Miss Johor Tourism 2014!

The Winner and 1st Runner-up will be representing Johor State to participate in Miss Malaysia Pageant 2014 on 23rd August 2014 at Dorsett Grand Subang Hotel.

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Miss Malaysia Pageant 2014

Audition Date : From now until 20.7.2014

Time : Monday – Friday 9.30am – 6.30pm      Saturday  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Venue : Dorsett Grand Subang Hotel (Official Hotel & Residence)

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