Miss Uni­verse Malaysia 2012 girls shape up

Nine­teen girls will be vy­ing for the Miss uni­verse ti­tle as they bat­tle it out on a re­al­ity tele­vi­sion se­ries.

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - FRONT PAGE - By PATSY KAM star2@thes­tar.com.my Pho­tos by

FOR the first time in South­East Asia, a re­al­ity tele­vi­sion show will be used as part of the se­lec­tion process for the Miss Uni­verse 2012 can­di­date. The show Beau­ty­Camp: The Search For Miss Uni­verse Malaysia 2012 rep­re­sents a new for­mat of pro­gram­ming for Malaysian tele­vi­sion.

There will be six one-hour episodes (on Astro Hitz.TV chan­nel 705), cul­mi­nat­ing in a live broad­cast of a two-hour gala night when the new Miss Uni­verse Malaysia 2012 can­di­date will be crowned in Novem­ber at the Sun­way Con­ven­tion Cen­tre in Petaling Jaya, Se­lan­gor. A fi­nal list of 19 girls have been se­lected, all hop­ing to be am­bas­sadors of our coun­try and peo­ple. There will be web cap­sule episodes online as well be­hind the scene ex­cerpts and ex­tended views of con­tent.

The Miss Uni­verse Malaysia is part of the in­ter­na­tional Miss Uni­verse fran­chise, owned and man­aged by Trump Or­gan­i­sa­tion in a joint ven­ture with NBC Uni­ver­sal. An­drea Fon­seka (the national di­rec­tor and Miss Uni­verse Malaysia 2004) has un­der­taken the project to groom, train and ul­ti­mately take Miss Uni­verse Malaysia to the top line-up at the Miss Uni­verse pageant. One of the main spon­sors of the event is Nes­tle Fit­nesse.

This week, we take a look at six con­tes­tants and how they keep them­selves in shape for the com­pe­ti­tion. Cas­san­draKi­uJi­aqian,20, Home­town: Se­lan­gor Pro­fes­sion: Stu­dent Height: 170cm Sta­tis­tics: 34-26-33

Favourite break­fast: Fruits and ce­re­als, in par­tic­u­lar, whole­wheat ce­real.

Keep­ing fit: Eat­ing right and work­ing out at the gym reg­u­larly.

In­spi­ra­tional per­son: My mother. I be­lieve she is a very gen­uine, lov­ing and self­less in­di­vid­ual. In to­day’s con­text, where peo­ple are gen­er­ally more self-ab­sorbed, my mother would sac­ri­fice her own needs in or­der to give oth­ers hap­pi­ness. That is my per­cep­tion of true in­ner beauty. BoonLuXanne,24 Home­town: Se­lan­gor Pro­fes­sion: Free­lance writer and model Height: 170cm Sta­tis­tics: 32-25-34

As­pi­ra­tion: I as­pire to bring out the best in my­self and in oth­ers. I hope to be a mo­ti­va­tional speaker so that I can share with oth­ers that it’s their thoughts that hin­der them from achiev­ing what they want and from go­ing fur­ther in life.

Favourite break­fast: Apart from nasi lemak, I like Nes­tle Fit­nesse Ce­re­als.

Keep­ing fit: I play bad­minton and swim. AwSimLi,21 Home­town: Se­lan­gor Pro­fes­sion: Stu­dent Height: 173cm Sta­tis­tics: 28-25.5-32

Favourite break­fast: Let­tuce and av­o­cado sand­wich or omelette.

Keep­ing in shape: I carry light weights and dance ev­ery day.

In­spi­ra­tional per­son: My aunt, who is a self­less, car­ing and un­der­stand­ing in­di­vid­ual. She’s al­ways there for me, and more im­por­tantly, she’s re­li­able, some­one I can count on and while she may not look like a beauty queen, she has a big enough heart, so that her in­ner beauty shines forth. Su­chi­traKu­mar,24 Home­town: Kuala Lumpur Pro­fes­sion: Tax ac­coun­tant Height: 169cm Sta­tis­tics: 31.5-25-34.5

Favourite break­fast: I am a true Malaysian so I love nasi lemak panas! ! I have started to eat health­ier and en­joy a bowl of Nes­tle Fit­nesse ce­real.

Prepa­ra­tion: I stay in shape by drink­ing lots of water to keep my skin hy­drated and get enough sleep. Be­ing in a pageant, one is al­ways on the go, and it takes a lot of men­tal and phys­i­cal strength out of you.

In­spi­ra­tional per­son: My sis­ter, who sup­ports me in what­ever I do in life and taught me to stay grounded. Ch­erylAn­nFelix,24 Home­town: Pe­nang Pro­fes­sion: Writer Height: 173cm Sta­tis­tics: 33-26.5-31.5

As­pi­ra­tion: I hope to be able to host my own travel show one day where view­ers will get to ex­peri-ex­pe­ri­ence the won­ders of the world, be it cui­sine, cul­ture or na­ture, through my eyes. son: For lead­ing a healthy life­style, it’s my close friend Ai Li. A mother of two, in her mid-30s, Ai Li has a nat­u­ral glow and ra­di­ance which can only be at­trib­uted to her dis­ci­plined life­style of reg­u­lar work­outs an­dand par­tic­i­pat­ing in marathons. Kim­ber­leyAnn Estrop-Leggett,18 Home­town: Pe­nang Pro­fes­sion: Part­time model/ stu­dent

Keep­ing in shape: It’s all about eat­ing healthy and con­sis­tent meals. It’s also im­per­a­tive to cut down on fried foods. Drink lots of water, a sim­ple workout plan three times a week. A good night’s sleep is im­por­tant.

In­spi­ra­tional per- Height: 175cm Sta­tis­tics: 33-27-37

As­pi­ra­tion: I’d like to go into broad­cast­ing, en­trepreneur­ship/ mar­ket­ing, or nu­tri­tion. I’d like to be able to make young girls more con­scious of their eat­ing habits and pro­mote a healthy life­style.

Keep­ing fit: Apart from keep­ing a bal­anced diet, I visit the gym and work on re­sis­tance train­ing and car­dio. I also take the stairs up Pe­nang Hill as of­ten as I can, walk up the hill in my neigh­bour­hood or jog on the tread­mill.

In­spi­ra­tional per­son: My mum, as she has taught me how to be driven and am­bi­tious. She raised me, showed me how to be independent, and push my­self but re­main hum­ble. She jug­gles work with be­ing a mother, a wife and my best friend. n Nes­tle Fit­nesse of­fers a healthy life­style with its 14-day pro­gramme whereby break­fast and one main meal is re­placed with its ce­real. There will be a Nes­tle Fit­nesse Ce­real’s sub­sidiary win­ner se­lected from a fit­ness chal­lenge de­vel­oped by the or­gan­iser.

For de­tails, visit mis­suni­verse malaysia.com.my. You can also fol­low online via Twit­ter at Mis­sUni­verseMY and Face­book at face­book.com/ Mis­sUni­verse­Malaysia.

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