Kuala Lumpur, Thursday, 15 January 2015 â€“ The Next Miss Universe Malaysia 2015 Reality TV Show is set to premiere on the official Miss Universe Malaysia Organization (MUMO) YouTube channel starting 2 February 2015, on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9.30pm. This will be followed by broadcast on 8TV starting 11 March 2015 on Wednesdays at 9.30pm.
Viewers can catch their favourite Top 17 finalists in action as they are filmed over a period of nearly four weeks. The Top 17 finalists are (in alphabetical order): Amanda Khong, April Tang, Ashley Ahn, Gloria Tneh, Jasveer Sandhu, Jenny Wong, Kelly Jagan, Kohinoor Kaittiani, Meera Maniar, Nisha Kumar, Pauline Tan, Pauline Thong, Shaelina Martin, Shalini Mathialagan, Sugeeta Chandran, Vaishnevi Thanaseharan and Vanessa Tevi.
The panel of judges for TNMUM15 consists of head judge Carey Ng, National Director of MUMO, while resident judges are radio personality Dato’ Yasmin Yusuff, actor-model cum martial artist Peter Davis and Editor-In-Chief of female magazine Seema Viswanathan.
Viewers can also expect special appearances by Miss Universe Malaysia 2014 Sabrina Beneett, Miss Universe Malaysia 2011 Deborah Henry, supermodels Amber Chia, Tinie and Carla Soong, Editor-in-Chief of nuyou magazine Chow Seok Cheng, and YouTubers Jinnyboy & Reuben Kang, along with beauty expert Juliana Sharifah and fashion stylist Emma Chong of Tongue in Chic who helped lend their expertise to the finalists.
The winner of the local pageant for Miss Universe Malaysia 2015 will be crowned in Kuala Lumpur on 17 April 2015 with the finale broadcasted in late April 2015 on 8TV. The crowned winner will have an opportunity of a lifetime to travel abroad representing Malaysia at the Miss Universe pageant to be held in the later part of 2015. Additionally, she will also receive a cash prize of RM48,000 and sponsored prizes worth over RM100,000.
This year, fans can once again expect an interactive element to the pageant via the Miss Universe Malaysia mobile application available for free from the iTunes App Store and Google PlayStore. Fans will be able to cast votes for their favourite wild card entry via the mobile apps during the TV show and follow their favourite finalist via MUMO’s official Facebook page. A special ‘Finalists’ tab will be created and to receive updates from your favourite finalist and to interact with her.
Carey Ng, National Director of MUMO says, â€śWe are simulating this year's program for the search of The Next Miss Universe Malaysia as close as possible to the life of a beauty queen. Expect to see the girls tried and tested in every sense, to identify the true beauty queen from the rest of the beauties. I am in anticipation of one true beauty queen who will emerge in the end!"
This annual pageant is presented by iPayEasy by MyEG, and jointly sponsored by Naza Italia, Maserati Malaysia, Valiram Group, Marini's Group, MyEG, KO Skin Specialist, Acer, Odor-X, LikesBeforeLove.com, MyDentist, Shawn Cutler, L'Oreal Professional, Shu Uemura, Monkey Garage, Reebok Malaysia, American Tourister, Daily Muscle, La Juiceria, The Chateau Spa & Organic Wellness Resort and BDO. The Next Miss Universe Malaysia 2015 is supported by Skytrex, MIAR and Zoo Taiping with official media partners The Star, 8TV, Female and Nuyou.