New beauty on the block
> Serene Lim is 2016 Miss Astro Chinese International winner
PERAK-BORN Serene Lim Shyi Yee was crowned Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant 2016 at the grand finale held at the Mega Star Arena in Kuala Lumpur recently.
She beat seven other beautiful hopefuls in the pageant, themed #notjustapageantgirl, which was carried live on Astro Wah Lai Toi (channels 311/HD 310).
Along with the crown, Lim also took home the Miss Photogenic and the people’s choice title, Miss Gorgeous, awards.
“The crown and the coveted title are testament to my perseverance in pursuing my dream,” said Lim, who shares an uncanny resemblance to Hong Kong actress Angelababy.
“I’m thankful for all the support from my family members and friends.”
The 20-year-old Food Science student from Slim River took home prizes worth RM216,947, which included a Nissan X-Trail worth RM136,000 and RM33,000 cash.
Jacqueline Tiang Ai Ling, 24, from Pahang, was named first runner-up in addition to winning the subsidiary title of Miss Body Beautiful.
Bella Chee Yuen Chi, 21, from Penang, and Kendra Sow Khai Syuan, 23, from Pahang, finished as second runner-up and fourth respectively.
Hosts Hong Kong actor Bob Lam and MY FM deejay Jeff Chin kept the audience entertained with their lighthearted humour throughout the show.
The judges that night were TVB’s beauty queenturned-actress Grace Chan; former pageant winners Lynn Lim, Rachel Tan and Jojo Goh; radio and TV personalities Jack Lim and Wong Chui Ling; artiste Venice Min; as well as