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Miss Malaysia Universe 2009

The grand finals of the Miss Malaysia Universe 2009 was held at The Royale Chulan Hotel on 30th May 2009. It was bigger and better than the pageant last year, with bigger sponsors, nicer clothes and a bigger runway. The food was edible at best, I barely touched the mains. Terribly disappointing. There was nothing much to eat (everything was so minuscule), and my evening gown had no space for a food bump. Since my table was quite near the stage, I managed to take a few decent shots of the finalists.

Top 18 Finalists from left-right.

My favourites were No.8 (Chantelle Chuah) and No.13 (Joannebelle Ng). Looking through my pictures, I noticed I focused quite a bit on these two, especially Chantelle. She looked so doll-like, pretty and graceful. No.13 was a crowd favourite, and I found her very sweet-looking. Sheepish, girly and doe-eyed, I particularly loved looking at her when she smiles. Malcolm liked No.6, 14 & 15. Miss Universe 2005, Natalie Glebova made a special appearance that night.

Evening gown round

My favourites were both gorgeous in their evening wear, especially Chantelle, who had an amazing body (I’m green with envy). No.16 (Robyna) won the Best in Swimwear title. I spoke to her for a bit after the event, and found her quite friendly and down to earth.

Subsidiary Title Winners:

Top 8 finalists:

1. Amelia Liew Huann Ran (Contestant No.1)
2. Cassandra Patrick (Contestant No.2)
3. Claudia Tania Sibert (Contestant No.6)
4. Jenny Chong Lee Chin (Contestant No.7)
5. Chantelle Chuah (Contestant No.8)
6. JoannaBelle Ng (Contestant No.13)
7. Sonia Menon (Contestant No.15)
8. Christy Yeoh (Contestant No.18)

During the Q & A session, No.6 (Claudia) and No.18 (Christy) gave pretty good answers. They were both very articulate and confident. No.8 (Chantelle) looked nervous, and it showed in her answer.

No.2 (Cassandra) was very poised and had a strong stage presence. I liked that her answer wasn’t too “try hard”, unlike some of the contestants, who sounded like they were “bodek-ing” Kee Hua Chee. At the after party at the hotel lounge, I was disappointed to find no food!! Only more booze…and I had reached my alcohol limit that night. Like every other pageant event, I went home hungry… o_0

33 Responses

  1. Malcolm Wong

    nooooo….. you mentioned which are my favorites!!!
    If they read this I'm a goner 🙁
    I'm supposed to be neutral…
    Would you like post my picture of the lonely prawn on the plate? 🙂

  2. Nic (KHKL)

    this event followed by a good supper. woah, that'll be a feast! no supper for u that night?

    thanks for the post! great update for someone like me who's not living in the country. no 2 looks hawt. 😀

  3. "Joe" who is constantly craving

    hahah they shud put supper with bbabe as part of the itinerary or menu..

  4. Sugar Bean

    Oops, not enough food? And the food is not good? After the event you can go have a good supper with everyone I guess.

    Thanks for the information, interesting! ^^

  5. ai wei

    this is interesting. is this going to be on tv?

  6. PureGlutton

    Glamournya! Hehe…so did u go for roti canai after the event?!

  7. Selba

    Whoaaaaa…. I thought you are one of the miss universe candidates on the stage 😉

    Great food!

  8. Bangsar-bAbE

    Selba – Hahaha…nope! I was the guest. =P

    Err…food was not good. Not up to standard…for a 5-star hotel!

    PureGlutton – No…event ended quite late…I left at 2.30am. Too late to eat de! =(

    ai wei – I have no idea…I heard it's going to be on NTV7, but not sure if it's aired already.

  9. Bangsar-bAbE

    Sugar Bean – I didn't join the rest for supper…I think they went mamak-ing, but I didn't want to sit there in my gown. =P

    Joe – Hahaha…don't think they will allow that.

    The girls had to follow a very strict diet…one of them told me she hasn't eaten since 12noon!

  10. Bangsar-bAbE

    Nic – Yeah, she is hawt!! Lousy food…and no supper, I woke up the next morning super hungry. =(

    Malcolm – Neutral my bekside!! You know…they gave me the rice, but didn't give me the prawn.

    I think they assumed I didn't want to use my hands to peel the shell…

  11. Julian Si

    Great stuff! Can't believe you are the same one who came up with the TOP FIVE BURGERS 😉


  12. sakaigirl

    haha, i think d food is meant for the contestants who are on diet :p wow, you must be an important person to be their guest!

  13. J2Kfm

    hahaha. .. u din ajak them out for a burger crawl? 😉

  14. Bangsar-bAbE

    J2kfm – I think they might pengsan!! =P

    sakaigirl – Probably…with portions like that!

    No lar…it's probably because I participated last year, so this year I got to watch it.

    Julian – Hahaha…that burger post took one month, so I segregated the eating! To appear LESS greedy… ;P

  15. CUMI & CIKI

    is it normal to go home hungry fm a beauty pageant?!

  16. Lyrical Lemongrass

    Hahaha! I love your final statement. 🙂

  17. UnkaLeong

    Come come..we go look for burgers together gether 😉

  18. Shum

    I want more bikini shots! hahah

  19. thule a.k.a leo

    love JoannaBelle… looks like an angel. I have soft spot for Asian look, dunno why but I do not prefer Eurasian or even Causasian look pageant. Quite conservative huh?? Lol…

    Why alcohol only but not food??? he he he…

  20. Life for Beginners

    Ah dear… remind the next time (if ever, haha) I attend a beauty pageant to stuff up my belly ahead of time! 😛

  21. Bangsar-bAbE

    leo – Hahaha…preference ma! That I have no idea…but the alcohol was good! I really enjoyed the martinis and champagnes!

    Shum – I'll show you the rest of the piccies lor! =P

    Unkaleong – Yay! =D

  22. Bangsar-bAbE

    LL – Hehehe…I get dolled up…take load of photos…look at a table full of food and go home without a full tummy! Torture for me…

    Cumi & Ciki – Not to say normal or not…but cameras are everywhere, so the last thing a girl wants is a picture of her stuffing her face with a chicken drummets/sausage rolls/puff pastry.

    That's why we avoid digging into food…however nice/delicious/mind-blowing it may be! T_T

  23. sakaigirl

    Really?! Did you write post about it? i wana see^^

  24. taufulou

    don think you go there for the food right?
    nioce sharing about the event wor..never really follow up this as i used to be last time..kekek

  25. Bangsar-bAbE

    taufulou – I was there to watch the event, but the food could have been a little more palatable…

    sakaigirl – Don't have a post on that…but from my experience, they give you an extensive buffet with sinful desserts.

    And you're expected to watch what you eat and remain elegant. Torture I tell you! T_T

  26. backStreetGluttons

    Beautiful women, great food and wonderful co. Perfect ( except we were not there !)

  27. CUMI & CIKI

    oh!! bbabe, now i geddit! lol.

    anyways, back the the beauties.. i must say.. looking at the last collage, you are the prettiest of the lot la.. so there 🙂

  28. CUMI & CIKI

    hey but if the camera turns away , cant u just quickly stuff ur face like real fast ar.. ?!

  29. Bangsar-bAbE

    Cumi & Ciki – Awww…thanks for the compliment. So sweet of you!

    I tried…but got like 20-30 cameras & video cameras. I was caught on one last year…stuffing a puff pastry in my mouth! T_T

    BSG – Hahaha…next time buy tickets, then can go watch!

  30. CUMI & CIKI

    ROFL.. golly. life as a beauty is tough i tell ya!

  31. Bangsar-bAbE

    Very tough! Especially if you're a foodie… o_0

  32. cts

    omg i am now only reading this! thanks for not saying anything ridiculous about me babe! haha malcolm its a good thing that i didnt read this any sooner. you probably wouldnt even notice my comment!

    anyway, i love the pictures. brings back old memories 😛

  33. Bangsar-bAbE

    Claudia – There was nothing bad to say about you la! =P

    Ya…Malcolm insisted you were one of his top picks. Somemore SMS-ed me to remind me. LOL.

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