Miss Universe Malaysia 2015 – Top 17 Finalists Revealed

They came up tops from over 100 applications from both West and East Malaysia!

Miss Universe Malaysia 2014, Sabrina Beneett, is currently preparing to represent Malaysia in Miami soon, but it’s already time for us to look for the next Miss Universe Malaysia 2015! After a search that was conducted in Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu over the span of six months, the Miss Universe Malaysia Organization (MUMO) team – which includes new appointed National Director, Ms Carey Ng, the winner of Miss Universe Malaysia 2013 – has finally shortlisted the Top 17 finalists.

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.

They will be undergoing four weeks of intensive training where they will be tested in catwalk, public speaking, styling, and more. And all of these preparations and training, including (almost) anything that happens behind-the-scenes will be filmed and broadcasted, first as webisodes on MUMO’s official YouTube channel on the second week of February 2015, then continued on national TV in mid-March 2015 on 8TV.

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TNMUM15 – AMANDA KHONG

A marketing degree graduate, Amanda is an Internet entrepreneur who co-founded an online fashion magazine at 20. She even represented Selangor in Judo at Sukma.

TNMUM15 – APRIL TANG

A secretary by day and DJ by night, April enjoys music and has performed in international gigs. She also cares about the global environment and advocates going green.

TNMUM15 – ASHLEY AHN

Born of Malaysian-Korean descent, Ashley is fluent in four languages including Korean and Mandarin. Currently a writer at a production house, she plans to establish a career in entertainment, and dreams of becoming a F&B entrepreneur someday.

TNMUM15 – GLORIA TNEH

A second year law degree student and a part-time barista, Gloria loves cooking, travelling and practising her skills in latte art. Passionate about helping animals, she volunteers in animal shelters in her free time.

TNMUM15 – JASVEER SANDHU

As a staff nurse attached to a government hospital, Jasveer is passionate about helping people. She hopes to become a role model in guiding and inspiring young women. Armed with some pageant experience, she enjoys learning about fashion and beauty to improve herself.

TNMUM15 – JENNY WONG

Born of Chinese-Indian parentage, Jenny is fluent in several languages including Mandarin and Tamil. Coming from a single parent family, her dream is to become a lawyer to help single mothers. Her desire to win stems from her childhood memory of watching pageants on television with her late father.

TNMUM15 – KELLY JAGAN

A model of Chinese-Indian parentage, Kelly is a familiar face in the modelling industry. Her traits of keeping it real, punctuality and being disciplined have helped her build true friendships along the way. Given the opportunity, she would like to help raise awareness on the plight of victims of child sex trafficking.

TNMUM15 – KOHINOOR

A recent law graduate, Kohinoor enjoys fixing things around the house and is also skilful in the kitchen. Describing herself as a vulnerable yet tough individual, she is passionate about helping single mothers and abused women and hopes to raise awareness on this issue.

TNMUM15 – MEERA

A business graduate working at an online start-up company, Meera enjoys nature and outdoor activities like bungee jumping and white-water rafting. She would like to empower women and help them find their voices by teaching soft skills and life skills to help them achieve their dreams.

TNMUM15 – NISHA KUMAR

A physiotherapy graduate with some pageant experience, Nisha is currently helping in her family business. Passionate about helping children, she has volunteered at children’s homes providing physiotherapy and tutoring services.

TNMUM15 – PAULINE TAN

A freelancer at a production house currently, Pauline is an English Literature graduate from Taiwan, but she also underwent a one year exchange program in Korea to explore her love for performing arts. She has experience in pageants, live performances, acting, hosting and dance choreography.

TNMUM15 – PAULINE THONG

A student currently pursuing a business degree, Pauline recently started an online fashion business selling pre-loved clothes and fashion accessories. Autism is something close to her heart, and she hopes to raise awareness about this disorder.

TNMUM15 – SHAELINA

Shaelina graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physiology and is currently a first year medical student. As a go-getter, she believes that one should always try something once. Once she becomes a qualified medical doctor, she hopes to volunteer with the Doctors Abroad Foundation in third world countries.

TNMUM15 – SHALINI

Coming from a multi-racial family, Shalini is of mixed Indian-Chinese parentage and is presently a flight attendant on chartered umrah flights. Her love for kids and past experience as a kindergarten teacher has spurred her desire to open an early childhood education centre in the future.

TNMUM15 – SUGEETA CHANDRAN

A degree holder in physiology and human resources graduate, Sugeeta has prior experience in the pageant in 2012. She dreams of breaking into the South Indian film industry, and is a huge fan of Bollywood. Given the opportunity, she would like to build a playhouse for underprivileged children.

TNMUM15 – VAISHNEVI

A final year scholarship student in medicine, Vaishnevi started training in classical Indian music at the age of 3 and learnt to play the veenai at 5. Describing herself as determined and curious, her dream is to work with the World Health Organization (WHO).

TNMUM15 – VANESSA TEVI

Born of Indian-Chinese parentage, Vanessa is fluent in Mandarin. Following her graduation in tourism management in UK, she interned for a year in the States and recently started work at a hotel in Singapore. Describing herself as outgoing, loud and friendly, she has an obsession with cleanliness.