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.
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.
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