New beauty on the block

> Serene Lim is 2016 Miss Astro Chi­nese In­ter­na­tional win­ner

The Sun (Malaysia) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

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

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