PETALING JAYA, Oct 15 — Alexis Sueann Seow may already has an impressive CV being an actress, TV host, radio host and emcee, but now she can add Miss World Malaysia 2019 to her list.
The 24-year-old was officially crowned as this year’s Miss World Malaysia last Sunday at the Mega Star Arena, Viva Shopping Mall in Kuala Lumpur.
Seow shed tears of joy when she overcame 19 other contestants to receive the coveted crown from Miss World Malaysia 2018, Larissa Ping.
PART 2: Dedicating this post to the people who have had faith towards what I could possibly do for this country. Firstly, a huge thank you to @larissaping .Thank you for working so hard for the past year in bringing Malaysia to the top. You are a true fighter and I only hope and pray I will be able to continue the legacy you set up for us! My mom, for moulding me into who I am today. You taught me at a very young age to shed light towards communities that seek it more than we do, and that being happy shouldn’t be about the quantity of achievements you garner - but rather the quality of your life when you’re able to create happiness for others. @whoisgobo @thenictionary & @danaloww for being my rock throughout the years. You three supported when things were good, and guided when things were tough. I love all of you and you guys deserve everything you set your minds to do! To all my friends who were there to support me on my biggest night, your SUPER LOUD cheers and screams were my strength to push me further ❤️😂 To my coach @tommyjustin4u , oh my goodness, what can I say? I love you from the bottom of my heart. You worked tirelessly for MONTHS to prepare my walks from scratch and those hours, days and months of finding the best looks and signature walks to suit my personality and style, was some of the most incredible moments I had and I’ll ALWAYS always treasure them! To my designer @rozie1111 , thank you for being the best designer I could ever ask to work with! I spent almost 2 months thinking long and hard about what I’d want my EG to look like. I always knew that I wanted to stay as traditional as possible, and the only person I could ever think of that’ll be able to make my vision come to life - is you. Terima kasih, kak Rozie & semoga berjaya dapat kerja dgn you lagi utk Miss World! 🌎 To my supporters and all of you who had constantly pushed and encouraged me through the entire year even when I kept telling everyone that I refuse to join another pageant again, thank you for believing in me. I have very little time left and I know it’s going to be one big roller coaster ride, but I PROMISE I will pour my heart and soul into giving Malaysia the best!
The beauty queen who stands at 1.73 m and possesses a degree in psychology, also picked up multiple subsidiary awards on the night, as she won the People’s Choice, Top Talent and Beauty with a Purpose awards.
Seow sashayed away with RM30,000 in cash, a Ceres diamond ring worth RM20,000 and a one-year artiste management contract with coaching sessions by renowned Malaysian supermodel and actress Amber Chia.
She will also be representing Malaysia at the Miss World 2019 Final in London held on December 14, which will see hopefuls from 130 countries vie for the title.
Previously, Seow used to be a rover host for some of 8TV’s Quickie segments and was also the youngest female weekday-announcer at Hitz.FM, after winning the Hitz Announcer Search in 2015.
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Part 3: Final appreciation post! I have too many people to thank 😭❤️Last but not least, to the rest of my team Alexis that had made my crowning possible! @emcee.couture for this amazing traditional costume! For those who don’t know, Mei Chi was my EG designer for my first pageant with that unforgettable silver plunge beck dress that I still adore even till this day! This time, she decked me up in the most stunning cheongsam with THE MOST intricate embroidery! FYI, the cape also actually doubles up as a train for the dress that I unfortunately wasn’t able to show on that night as it was way too long and would’ve hindered the walks of the other girls behind me! Either way, thank you Mei Chi. For always being one of the kindest, most accommodating designer I’ve met! @ida_hanicomb ! For the beautiful earrings I was wearing throughout the night (as seen in this pic and in the crowning pics)! Kak Ida was so sweet to have texted me a few days before pageant week, asking if I had any accessories to wear. I didn’t, and she instantly told me she would send some over! 😭🙏🏻 She’s seriously the sweetest, with the most gorgeous line of accessories and I can’t wait to work with her more for the international finals! ❤️ @bychien.official for the beautiful makeup on our final night! Everyone looked like a star and its amazing to see that I now know a professional makeup agency that trains makeup artists at their academy BEFORE sending them out to clients! @missworldmy .org, Sean & @adelynevelvet and Eric for constantly being so nice to all of us girls. Building up an event in such a short period of time isn’t easy, but you guys did amazing with all the time you had left! Thank you for believing in me and how I would be able to represent my country. For those whom I’ve missed out, I’m so deeply sorry 🥺 There’s just too many people I’d like to show appreciation for, but may have forgotten. Either way, thank you to everyone who has stood by my side no matter what. To the fans, thank you for constantly being so nice. I’m truly grateful to have Malaysians that support each other no matter what the outcome! ❤️ Now, London! Let’s do this 🇲🇾🇬🇧 #missworldmalaysia2019
Seow previously participated in Miss Universe Malaysia 2018 where she won the first runner-up prize.
Second time lucky, she was finally crowned, beating out second-placed Sarawakian beauty queen, Juliana Sambai Anak Sibat and third place Klang native, Melissa Jespoh Raj.
The Miss World Malaysia 2019 pageant also continued in the legacy of requiring each participant to submit a Beauty with a Purpose project proposal, with the best projects being adopted by the Miss World Malaysia Organisation.
“Taking inspiration from Miss World Organisation’s founder Julia Morley’s Beauty with a Purpose charity mission, I hope to provide a platform for beauty queens of Malaysia to contribute to society,” said Miss World Malaysia’s national director, Sean Wong in a press release.
As Seow won that particular subsidiary award, the Miss World Malaysia Organisation pledged to support children’s education by donating RM10,000 to the National Autism Society of Malaysia and RM5,000 to the Dignity for Children Foundation.
The panel of judges for this year’s pageant comprised of Miss World Malaysia 2018 Larissa Ping, Miss World Malaysia 2014 Dewi Liana Seriestha, Malaysian supermodel Amber Chia and Ceres Jewels chief executive officer Datuk Sri Navneet Goenka.