Miss Malaysia

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Miss Malaysia
Formation 1960 Miss International Malaysia
1962 Miss Universe Malaysia
1963 Miss World Malaysia
1994 Miss Tourism Malaysia
2001 Miss Earth Malaysia
2013 Miss Supranational Malaysia
2013 Miss Grand Malaysia
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Kuala Lumpur
Miss Universe
Miss World
Miss International
Miss Earth
Miss Tourism International
Miss Supranational
Miss Grand International
Official language

Miss Malaysia is a national Beauty pageant in Malaysia.

Miss Malaysia represents Malaysia in six of the international beauty pageants to select Malaysian representatives at Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International, Miss Earth, Miss Tourism International. The winners of the national pageants are selected at different competitions as each is owned by a different organisation. The winner of these national contests holds the title of Miss Universe Malaysia, Miss Malaysia World, Miss International Malaysia, Miss Malaysia Earth, Miss Tourism Malaysia.


Miss Universe Malaysia[edit]

Color Key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as Runner-Up
  •      Ended as one of the Finalists or Semifinalists
Year Miss Universe Malaysia City Placement Special Award
2016 Kiran Jassal Selangor TBD
2015 Vanessa Tevi Negeri Sembilan Unplaced
2014 Sabrina Beneett Perak Unplaced
2013 Carey Ng Putrajaya Unplaced
2012 Kimberley Leggett Penang Unplaced
2011 Deborah Priya Henry Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
2010 Nadine Ann Thomas Subang Jaya Unplaced
2009 Joannabelle Ng Kota Kinabalu Unplaced
2008 Levy Li Sun Lim Terengganu Unplaced
2007 Adelaine Chin Kuala Lumpur Unplaced
2006 Melissa Ann Tan Melaka Unplaced
2005 Angela Gan Pahang Unplaced

Miss World Malaysia[edit]

Color Key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as Runner-Up
  •      Ended as one of the Finalists or Semifinalists
Year Miss World Malaysia City Placement Special Award
2016 TBA
2015 Brynn Lovett Sabah Unplaced 1st runner up Miss World Talent [1][2]
2014 Dewi Liana Seriestha Sarawak Top 25 [3] Miss World Talent [4]
2013 Melinder Bhullar Kuala Lumpur Unplaced 4th runner up Multimedia Award
2012 Yvonne Lee Kuala Lumpur
2011 Chloe Chen Kuala Lumpur Beauty with a Purpose (Top 30)
2010 Nadia Min Dern Heng Kuala Lumpur
2009 Thanuja Ananthan Kuala Lumpur Miss World Top Model (Top 12) [5]

Miss World Beach Beauty (Top 32)

2008 Soo Wincci Selangor Miss World Talent (Top 19) [6]

Miss World Beach Beauty (Top 32) [7]

2007 Deborah Priya Henry Kuala Lumpur Top 16 [8] Miss World Sports (Top 16) [9]

Miss World Beach Beauty (Top 21)

2006 Adeline Wan Johor Bahru Unplaced
2005 Emmeline Ng Kuala Lumpur
2004 Gloria Ting Sarawak
2003 Wong Sze Zen Kuala Lumpur

Miss Earth Malaysia[edit]

Color Key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as Runner-Up
  •      Ended as one of the Finalists or Semifinalists
Year Miss Earth Malaysia City Placement Special Award
2016 TBD
2015 Danielle Wong Melaka Unplaced 1st Best National Costume (Asia) [10]
2014 Renee Tan Melaka

Miss International Malaysia[edit]

Color Key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as Runner-Up
  •      Ended as one of the Finalists or Semifinalists
Year Miss International Malaysia City Placement Special Award
2016 TBD
2015 Immaculate Lojuki Kota Kinabalu Unplaced
2014 Jayarubini Sambanthan Selangor

Miss Tourism International Malaysia[edit]

Color Key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as Runner-Up
  •      Ended as one of the Finalists or Semifinalists
Year Miss Tourism International Malaysia City Placement Special Award


2015-2016 Xandria Lee Kuala Lumpur Withdraw
2014-2015 Ranjani Rajamanickam Kuala Lumpur Unplaced Miss Friendship [11]
2013-2014 Thaarah Ganesan Kuala Lumpur 4th Runner-Up[12] Miss Cosmopolitan International 2013 [13]
2012-2013 Jun Yong Wan Jun Kuala Lumpur 3rd Runner-Up Dreamgirl Of The Year International 2012

Best Talent [14]

2011-2012 Aileen Gabriella Robinson Kuala Lumpur Miss Tourism International 2011[15][16]


Fatwa ruling[edit]

In Malaysia, female Muslims were denied participation in beauty pageants following the issue of a fatwa in 1996 by the Mufti of Selangor.[17] The issue came to a nasty twist in July - September 1997 when four Malay participants joined the Miss Malaysian petite contest, only to be arrested by the authorities. In the ensuing public outcry and debate that followed, the effectiveness of the fatwa was shown given the influence of the Selangor's Mufti over the nation's sharia law.[18] The fatwa resonated with the ideology that Muslim women should cover up private parts of their body, or Aurat of which the beauty pageants' practices ran contrary to - even though such religious enactments also apply to male pageants.

Nevertheless, a public outcry ensued, as members of the public questioned the way the religious authorities handled the matter as well as the abrupt ruling which came about - Muslim women in the past had participated in beauty pageants without much protest amongst the religious authorities.[19] This invoked the concerns of Mahathir's who had raised objections to the way the religious authorities had implemented and enforced the law - and questions including distinctions on religious laws and personal freedom were raised.[20] Nevertheless, the fatwa ruling has since been very effective; Muslim women have since then been deterred from joining any beauty pageants.[21] Malaysian beauty pageants, in compliance with the law, similarly denied Muslim individuals from participating.[22] However, Muslim women may still join smaller scale beauty pageant contests such as Ratu Kebaya, Dewi Remaja, Miss Intercontinental, and Miss Tourism, provided that they don't display publicly wearing swimsuits.


  1. ^ Miss World 2015 Talent Champion is… Guyana!. http://www.missworld.com/news/Miss-World-2015-Talent-Champion-isGuyana/
  2. ^ TGPC (14 December 2015). Miss World 2015 Talent Results Announced!. http://thegreatpageantcommunity.com/2015/12/14/miss-world-2015-talent/
  3. ^ OfficialMissWorld (6 January 2015). Miss World 2014 - Full Show HD. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZ7GvbOtk2U
  4. ^ Ten, Marylin (16 December 2014). "A first for Malaysia – Dewi is Miss Talent at Miss World finals". The Borneo Post. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  5. ^ Miss World Top Model[dead link]
  6. ^ Global Beauties: 12/07 – Barbados wins Talent Fast Track
  7. ^ Global Beauties: 12/03 – Russia wins Top Model Fast Track
  8. ^ mvintheworld (1 December 2007). Miss World 2007 Semifinalists. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_rB7qsz2fo
  9. ^ TGPC (26 July 2015). The Great Pageant Community. http://thegreatpageantcommunity.com/2015/07/26/deborah-priya-henry-the-unsung-heroine/
  10. ^ TGPC (1 December 2015). Miss Earth 2015 National Costume Winners. http://thegreatpageantcommunity.com/2015/12/01/miss-earth-2015-national-costume-winners/
  11. ^ Miss Tourism International Hall of Fame. http://www.misstourisminternational.com/mti-winners-2014/
  12. ^ Robert R. Requintina (2 January 2014). Philippines wins 2013 Miss Tourism International. http://www.mb.com.ph/philippines-wins-2013-miss-tourism-international/
  13. ^ Miss Tourism International Hall of Fame. http://www.misstourisminternational.com/mti-winners-2013/
  14. ^ Miss Tourism International Hall of Fame. http://www.misstourisminternational.com/mti-winners-2012/
  15. ^ "Malaysian beauty wins Miss Tourism International 2011 pageant". CJ.MY. Retrieved 2015-11-17. 
  16. ^ "Malaysian beauty crowned Miss Tourism International 2011". The Borneo Post. Retrieved 2015-11-17. 
  17. ^ Arskal Salim, Azyumardi Azra (2003). Shari'a and Politics in Modern Indonesia. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. p. 178. ISBN 981-230-187-9. 
  18. ^ Ariel Heryanto, Sumit Kumar Mandal (2003). Challenging Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia: Comparing Indonesia and Malaysia. Routledge. p. 143. ISBN 0-415-30941-7. 
  19. ^ Norani Othman. "Islam and the State in Malaysia: A Problem of Democratization and Pluralism" (PDF). Institut Kajian Malaysia dan Antarabangsa, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. 
  20. ^ Zainah Anwar (16 September 1997). "Modern, and Moderate, Islam". Newsweek. 
  21. ^ "Family sees yet another beauty queen; Muslim hopeful pulls out". Daily Express, Sabah. 18 July 2006. 
  22. ^ "Better prizes offered in Miss Sabah pageant". The Star. 13 March 2007. 

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