After a 2-hour long audition process, 36 Mrs Malaysia World 2019/2020 Pageant Finalists were adorned with the coveted Mrs Malaysia World 2019/2020 sash, and now its on to the Grand Final. The finalists comprised of Malaysian women between the ages of 25 to 55 years, from all ethnic backgrounds, and various professions including, doctors, accountants, entrepreneurs, and teachers.
YBhg. Datin Harveen Kaur, 2017 Winner and Mrs Malaysia World National Director, led the judging panel, and had only positive and inspiring words for the winners.
“I am very proud of this year’s finalists; they are beautiful and successful individuals with so much potential.This is the start of an exciting journey which will benefit them a great deal. I am excited to see who will be crowned the new queen who will carry our nation’s flag at the Mrs World 2020 Pageant at Las Vegas on the 6th of December 2019. My advice to the finalists, is to believe in themselves, and give it their all, because no matter the outcome, this pageant will transform them into the best version of themselves,” said Datin Harveen Kaur.
Spearheading the pageant as its’s National Director is, Datin Harveen Kaur, took over the reins of the pageant after being crowned Mrs Malaysia World 2017. Since then, the pageant has grown by leaps and bounds. This year’s pageant attracted over 650 applicants, a staggering count, in comparison with previous years. Under her stewardship, the pageant has crafted a specific program, which focuses on empowering the finalists, with the skills that they need to better themselves.
Over the next two months, they will undergo an arduous training regime that will include sessions on grooming (hair and make-up), personal wellness, mindset conditioning, self-defense lessons, fitness, baking, catwalk and stage presence, and public speaking. Added to that, the finalists will carry out community programs, including a visit to the National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM).
“Our goal is to produce role-models, not models. Every aspect of this pageant is to empower these women to become leaders in their own right, and to inspire their peers, families, friends and their respective communities,” said YBhg Dato’ Dr Mohandas Kattayat, CEO and founder of Mrs Malaysia World Sdn. Bhd.
On top of the preliminary sessions, pageant finalists will also be assessed during the grand finals
Datin Harveen added, “This pageant is not just about glitz and glamour, we are committed to molding our finalists to become the best that they can, and this process is tough, however, ultimately a rewarding one. What we practice is a tried and tested program that has a proven track-record of unlocking opportunities for past Mrs Malaysia World Pageant finalists, whether in their career or personal lives.”
Also present at the press conference was reigning Mrs Malaysia World 2018/2019 and 2nd Runner-Up in the Mrs World 2019 pageant, Mrs Kokilam Kathirvailu who was in high-spirits after the announcement of the finalists.
“This year’s finalists have certainly raised the bar. As last year’s winner, I look forward to working with them, and preparing them for what is to come in the next couple of months. The pageant directors and myself, are excited to see who will be crowned the winner, and hopefully be the first Malaysian to win the Mrs World pageant,” said Mrs Kokilam Kathirvailu, Mrs Malaysia World 2018/2019 and 2nd Runner-Up in the Mrs World 2019 pageant.
Throughout the day’s proceedings, the message of empowerment, and social responsibility was greatly stressed upon as the guiding principles of the pageant. In her speech, Datin Harveen unveiled the beneficiaries of this year’s pageant and it’s hope to continue to work with others who share its passion for meaningful change.
“Our commitment towards positive change, is imbued in every aspect of the pageant. We practice inclusiveness even in our application process, which accepts married women with no discrimination against their religion, age, height, weight, or marital status. We continuously look to work with individuals and entities who share our passion for change. In fact, this year, we will be donating a portion of our grand final table sales to National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM) and ANGSANAcare,” said Datin Harveen Kaur.
The winner of Mrs Malaysia World 2019/2020 will walk away with RM10,000 in cash and a crown, thanks to Mrs Malaysia World Sdn Bhd, a 2 night-stay at a suite at Pavilion Hotel KL, Beauty Treatments from renowned Dr Alice Wellness Centre, Cosmetics and Couture Collection from Carrisa Collection, Mindset Training and Personalised Public Speaking Skills training from Jenn Hapa, Fitness and Toning classes from AMP Burnfit Fitness, Grooming and Personalised Hair Workshop from La Diva Hair and Make-Up Beauty Saloon, Self Defence lessons from Karacardio, personalised catwalk sessions from Lets Walk Academy, Evening Wear sponsored by a top designer in Malaysia, as well as a national costume which will be at the final night of Mrs World 2020 in Las Vegas.
Mrs Malaysia World 2019/2020 pageant is supported by Tourism Malaysia, Mrs World Inc, Mrs Malaysia World Sdn. Bhd., Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur managed by Banyan Tree, the official venue partner, and Globalink International School.
Mrs Malaysia World 2019/2020 pageant is truly thankful to all sponsors, Gold sponsor, Dr Alice Wellness Centre, Carrisa Cosmetics and Collection, Natugee, Jenn HAPA, AMP Burnfit Fitness, La Diva Make-Up and Hair Beauty Salon, Nouva Ateliar, 960 photos, KARACARDIO, Lets Walk Academy, Malaysian Beauty Pageant Fan Club, August Beauty, Mrs Charity Queen Sarawak, Mrs Charity Queen Sabah, Double Event Management, Abyakta Mandaka, for their combined sponsorship amount of RM 80,000.
Invitations to the pageant are by donation or table purchase of between RM4,000 – RM20,000 each. Part proceeds from table purchases will be contributed to the National Cancer Society Malaysia and ANGSANAcare. National Cancer Society of Malaysia is the first non-profit cancer organisation in Malaysia that provides education, care and support services via five of its centres which include, a Cancer & health screening clinic,
Nuclear & Medicine Centre, Resources & Wellness Centre, Quit Smoking Clinic and The Children’s Home of Hope. Their mission is to combat cancer by prevention, early detection, providing support, care and understanding.
Our second charity partner is ANGSANAcare. ANGSANAcare provides services and advocates children with chronic conditions, life limiting or life-threatening diseases. It is a non-discriminating body that supports children and families of all races and religions.
For more info on sponsorship queries, or to purchase tables, visit: Mrs Malaysia World (Facebook), @mrs_malaysia _world _ (Instagram), www.mrsmalaysiaworld.org (Website), or call +603-9212 8524, Datin Harveen Kaur.