We have a new beauty queen donning the exquisite crown and sash!
The annual Miss MalaysiaIndian Global (MMIGLOBAL) which returned after a hiatus of two years in search of the next beauty queen has finally announced Karthini Paramasivam as the 23rd winner of the annual Miss MalaysiaIndian Global personal empowerment programme.
Miss MalaysiaIndian Global (MMIGLOBAL) is not an ordinary beauty pageant, it is a personal empowerment programme that identifies, nurtures and grooms MalaysianIndian girls to become the best versions of themselves. This is done through a series of hybrid workshops involving industry professionals, community projects and elimination challenges.
The medical graduate from UPM was crowned the winner at the grand finale which was held in Penang on 10th September. Moreover, she also won the Miss Elegance subsidiary title for her evening wear segment.
The 25-year-old from Semenyih, Selangor bested 15 other finalists from across the country to be offered a full MBA scholarship from Veritas University College, a return ticket to Bali, a saree, crown, sash and a cash gift from MMICARE Association.
The stunned Karthini said ”It was a very challenging programme from the beginning. I did not expect to win tonight. It was a nerve-wracking Top 5 moment. But we are all winners here tonight.”
1st Runner Up
In second place was Manesha Thiyga Rajan, from Sungai Petani, Kedah, a chemical engineer in the oil and gas industry, she wins a return ticket to Bangkok, a saree, crown, sash and a cash gift from MMICARE Association.
Manesha also won the Miss ECO Beauty segment, when she topped her rivals in The Pitch competition held as part of the pageant’s community and environment awareness Boot Camp in CEMACS (Centre for Marine and Coastal Studies), USM.
The 24-year-old pitched to design and develop an inexpensive water purifying system for the rural orang Asli community in Perak.
2nd Runner Up
In third place was Gyvayksha Ganisen, an accountant and auditor from Selangor. Gyvayksha, 24, who enjoys dancing and baking, wins a return ticket to Bangkok, saree, crown, sash and a cash gift from MMICARE Association. Gyvayksha also won the Miss Heritage subsidiary title in the Saree segment of the competition.
3rd & 4th Runner Up
In 4th and 5th places were Mashni Nilamani, 25, a mechatronics engineer from Penang and Kayalvili Ravi, 30, a stylist and Zumba instructor from Johor. Both beauties won tickets to Langkawi, a saree, a sash and a cash gift from MMICARE Association.
Mashni was also named the pageant’s GIFT HER With Life ambassador. (Gift Her is MMICARE’s charity chest which supports small grants for students in a public university, and tuition programs for the B40 children in Penang and Selangor.)
All Top 5 winners are expected to develop direct-benefit community projects during their reign.
The other five finalists won a subsidiary title each as well as received a sash and cash gift from MMICARE Association.
- Vaishanavi Siva Kumar – MMIGLOBAL Miss Talented 2022
- Parameswari Ramachandran – MMIGLOBAL Miss Petite 2022
- Martha Khanum Veeran – MMIGLOBAL Miss Congeniality
- Amirtha Shri Vijaya Kumar – MMIGLOBAL Miss Web Popular
- Poojamalar Viswanathan – MMIGLOBAL Miss Photogenic
The Peace Children Care Centre
Furthermore, the 15 finalists from the 23rd annual Miss MalaysiaIndian Global (MMIGLOBAL) personal empowerment programme raised RM7,200 for the PEACE CHILDREN CARE CENTRE here in Penang as part of a 48-hour challenge in the run-up to the grand finals.
The funds from the challenge will be channelled to aid education for marginalised children and emergency food baskets for B40 families in need and affected by Covid-19.
Earlier on 6th September, the finalists led by GIFT HER chairman Prof Dato Dr Aileen Tan presented the mock cheque and full payment to Peace Children Care Centre chairman Mr Alagesan in the presence of the Penang Deputy Chief Minister YB Prof Dr P Ramasamy at Komtar.
Also, present at the cheque presentation ceremony were MMICARE president Ms Pavithra Paneer Selvam and the CEO of MMIGLOBAL Dr Mohanaapriya Sina Raja.
Prof Dr Tan, who is also the Director at the Centre for Marien and Coastal Studies (CEMACS), USM, said the fund provides small education grants for students in the sciences in public universities and supports a wide range of health and safety empowerment workshops of teens and young women in schools, colleges and university.
She said this is done through direct community engagement with other NGOs, corporations and institutions.
“We have been actively doing reproductive health, personal online safety, community and environment awareness workshops for teenagers and young women since 2006,” said prof Dr Tan noting that Gift Her With Life Fund was the main beneficiary of the annual MissMalaysiaIndian Global grand final.
The 23rd annual Miss MalaysiaIndian Global programme is organised by MMICAREAssociation, a Kuala Lumpur-based volunteer women NGO and raises funds for the GIFT HER WITH LIFE scholarship fund.
Hailing from various states, the 15 finalists were shortlisted from 81 participants after a series of elimination rounds.
The fifteen finalists are:
- Amirtha Shri Vijaya Kumar
- Martha KhanumVeeran
- Kausalyaa Kanagasan
- Vikneswari Jeevarajan
- Karthini Paramasivam
- Vaishnavi Siva Kumar
- Mashni Nilamani
- Pirimilaa Shree Sankar
- Kayalvili Ravi
- ManeshaThiyaga Rajan
- Parameswary Ramachandran
- Poojamalar Viswanathan
- Sahnah Manivanan
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