Miss Universe Malaysia

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Miss Universe Malaysia
Motto"HIP, Urban, Relevant and Real"
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersKuala Lumpur
Miss Universe
Official language
National Director
Elaine Daly Boden[1]
Parent organization
Miss Universe Malaysia Organization (MUMO)
WebsiteOfficial Website
Formerly called
Miss Malaysia Universe

Miss Universe Malaysia is one of the biggest beauty pageants in Malaysia that sends the winner to the Miss Universe pageant. The pageant was established in 1964 and the original winner of Miss Malaysia Universe was Angela Filmer of Selangor even though Malaya has sent their first ever delegate in 1962 to Miss Universe and the pageant is considered the longest pageant in Malaysia.

The winner of Miss Universe Malaysia represents her country at the Miss Universe pageant. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.

The Miss Universe Malaysia motto is HIP, Urban, Relevant and Real and Elaine Daly (Miss Malaysia Universe 2003) is the national director of Miss Universe Malaysia Organization since 2016 replacing the former president, Carey Ng who was resigned 2 days after the crowning moments of Kiran Jassal.

The current Miss Universe Malaysia is Shweta Sekhon of Kuala Lumpur who was crowned on March 7, 2019 in Kuala Lumpur.[2]


Miss Malaysia represents Malaysia in the Big Four international beauty pageants to select Malaysian representatives at Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International, and Miss Earth. The winners of the national pageants are selected at different competitions as each is owned by a different organisation.

In 1960 until 1961, the Malaysian representatives for Miss International were chosen from closed election in that era until the Miss Malaysia pageant was established in 1963 where the winner will be sent to Miss Universe while the runners-up will go to Miss World and Miss International. The pageant was no longer exist until 1980 because all the three major titles has their own organisation. In 1960 until 1962, Miss Malaysia was wearing "Miss Malaya" sashes in Miss Universe and Miss International. Malaya also had sent delegates for Miss Universe 1957 until 1961 but they were not considered as the winner of Miss Malaysia and their identity remained unknown due to they were not competing in Miss Universe until in 1962, Malaya sent their official delegate for Miss Universe, she is Sarah AlHabshee Abdullah, Miss Malaya/Universe 1962. Malaysia had once withdrew at the Miss Universe 1963.

Recent Titleholders[edit]

Color Key[edit]

  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as Runner-Up
  •      Ended as one of the Finalists or Semifinalists
Year Miss Universe Malaysia Represented Venue Placement
2011 Deborah Henry Kuala Lumpur Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur
2012 Kimberley Leggett Penang Subang Jaya, Selangor
2013 Carey Ng Putrajaya Shah Alam, Selangor
2014 Sabrina Beneett Perak Shah Alam, Selangor
2015 Vanessa Tevi Negeri Sembilan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
2016 Kiran Jassal Selangor Seri Kembangan, Selangor
2017 Samantha James[3] Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur
2018 Jane Teoh Penang Kuala Lumpur
2019 Shweta Sekhon[2] Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur TBA

Note: These are the name of the Miss Universe Malaysia winners after the organization has been revamped in 2010.[4]


  1. ^ Syafik Shukri Jalil (2 December 2018). "Elaine Daly yakin Jane Teoh berpeluang bawa pulang gelaran Miss Universe" (in Malay). Astro Awani. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b Eric Quah (8 March 2019). "Ms Universe Malaysia crowns new queen". The Star. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  3. ^ Kathleen Michael (27 February 2017). "Samantha wins on second try". The Star. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  4. ^ AUDREY VIJAINDREN (27 February 2017). "Miss Universe Malaysia: The search begins". New Straits Times. Retrieved 8 February 2019.