Back and better than ever, Miss Universe Malaysia returned with its annual glamourous pageant where 26 year-old Lesley Cheam was crowned the official ‘Miss Universe Malaysia 2022’. The pageant was held at M Resort & Hotel Kuala Lumpur with over 12 contestants competing for the auspicious title and opportunity to represent Malaysia at the international Miss Universe competition that will be held next year, January 14 2023 in New Orleans, USA. First runner up, Ajunee Simreet Kaur Khangura and second runner up, Tee Wan Ying, also stole the show with their graceful strut on the runway.
Not only did Lesley Cheam take home the crown, but she also snatched the title for ‘Miss Radiant Confident’ and ‘Miss Schwarzkopf Most Beautiful Hair’. Lesley Cheam said, “It is a lot of responsibility and stress once we step up on the international stage. So all the preparation needed will start from now, including the ones suggested by Datin Elaine (Daly, National Director of Miss Universe Malaysia Organization (MUMO)), which are practicing my catwalk, public speaking skills and Q&A session”.
The theme of this year’s pageant was ‘Beauty Beyond You’, reflecting the spirits of the competition where these young women were given the opportunity to champion a cause that they are passionate about while competing to shine among the others.
The glamorous Gala Night, received support by many notable personalities and industry players such as Kenny Yee (Founder of Makeup Miracle Academy & Workshop) Datin Selwinder Kaur, (CEO of Glojas, Glojas Aesthetic Clinic) Don Teo (Director of Operations, M Resort) Rizman Nordin (Co-Founder and Director of Rizman Ruzaini) , Dr Karen Po, (medical director and aesthetic medical practitioner, La Jung Aesthetic Clinic) Andrea Wong (Creative Director and Fashion Stylist) and Shweta Sekhon (Miss Universe Malaysia 2019).
Find the full list of winners here:
- Miss La Jung Glorious: Wong Siu Jane (Siu Jane)
- Miss Body Beautiful – Fire Fit: Tee Wan Ying 郑婉盈
- Miss Congeniality: Annatasha Shanty Jeremiah (Asha)
- Miss Habib: Ajunee Kaur
- Miss Glojas Gorgeous – Hair & Body: Ajunee Kaur
- Miss Good Hair Day – GHD: Annatasha Shanty Jeremiah (Asha)
- Miss Schwarzkopf Most Beautiful Hair: Lesley Cheam 詹慧盈
- Miss M Resort: Wong Siu Jane (Siu Jane)
- Miss Radiant Confident: Lesley Cheam 詹慧盈
- Miss Dermalogica Healthy Skin: Kate, Catherine Lai Hui Yi 赖惠怡