|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Born||Rachel TAN Weng Kim
Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Title(s)||Miss Malaysia Chinese International 2002
Miss Chinese International 2003
|Miss Malaysia Chinese International 2002 (winner)
Miss Chinese International Pageant 2003 (winner)
Rachel TAN Weng Kim, 陈泳锦 is a former Miss Chinese International who represented Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia when she captured the prestigious title in Hong Kong back in 2003. She was 20 when she competed and was the only Malaysian to ever hold the title, though Malaysian representatives have a striking track record in the pageant.
Rachel’s Chinese origin is Fujian, and she speaks three languages including Cantonese, English and Malay. She has a sister name Denise, who is a marketing manager.She lives in puteri wangsa area.
Miss Malaysia Chinese International 2002
On November 9, 2002, Rachel captured the title of Miss Malaysia Chinese International Pageant (now known as Miss Astro Chinese International pageant), an annual beauty pageant organized by Malaysia's premier satellite television station, ASTRO. During the competition, Rachel also won the Miss Photogenic Award. Her runners-up were July LIM Sze Chia and TAN Ling Ling.
Prior to winning the pageant, Rachel walked away with a Kia Carnival MPV worth RM160,000, a cash prize of RM25,000 sponsored by Pan Malaysian Pools Sdn Bhd and other prizes. She also represented Malaysia in the "Miss Chinese International Pageant 2003", held in January, 2003.
Miss Chinese International 2003
Rachel further went on to Hong Kong to compete in Miss Chinese International Pageant representing Kuala Lumpur. On 25 January 2003, Rachel eventually captured the coveted title beating out 12 other beautiful and ambitious young ladies from all over the globe.
In the long run, Rachel beat out press favourites like Miss Bangkok, Kullaya Duangmanee and the host contestant Miss Hong Kong, Tiffany LAM and won. Runners-up were Tiffany Lam, Miss Hong Kong and Diana Wu, Miss Toronto.
Rachel graduated from Convent Seremban High School where she was an active student who involved in the Red Crescent Society and Leo's Club. She marked excellence in her academics as she scored 7A’s in her PMR examination (Lower Certificate of Education), 10A’s (8 A1’s, 2 A2’s) in her SPM examination (Malaysia Certificate of Education).
After completing her A-levels, she did her first year at a local private college, Kamayan ATC in Kuala Lumpur before obtaining a scholarship to continue her studies at University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom.
Life at Cambridge
Modelling and entertainment career
She is currently Rado ambassador for Malaysia. In her capacity as an ambassador, she attended the Stella Artois Tennis Tournament in London, traveled to Beijing for the Chinese Tennis Open and visited the Rado watch factory near Bern, Switzerland.
Rachel also had a part in a local sitcom Homecoming on ASTRO in 2003 and a theatre role in the play Leslie, the Legend. She is currently hosting TV Show “Girls’ Club” on a local channel, NTV7.
- "Twelve Finalists of the Miss Malaysia Chinese International Pageant 2002". Retrieved 2007-01-21.
Angela Foo 符愫娛
|Miss Malaysia Chinese International
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Shirley Zhou 周雪
|Miss Chinese International
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