In light of the recent hoo-haa on beauty pageants no thanks to overly-enthusiastic internet warriors, many have since questioned the need and relevance of organising beauty pageants in this modern day and age. On the surface, it may seem a tad kitsch to pit women against each other in order to vie for a crown – on the other hand, it offers a platform to set an excellent example of themselves from an altruistic view.
That said, let’s check out what some of our gorgeous ex-Miss Malaysia are up to these days!
A natural standout from a tender young age of 14 when she first ventured into modelling, Elaine is the perfect epitome of beauty with the brains. Arguably one of the youngest to be admitted into law school, she graduated with a law degree from the University of London when she was just 19 years old!
Apart from being a doting mother to her 2-year-old girl, Elaine also took on a mentorship role by currently holding a National Director post in the Miss Universe Malaysia Organization.
Wearing a plethora of hats from an award-winning singer, entrepreneur, actress, author, and of course, a beauty queen – Soo Wincci proves nothing is beneath her when it comes to living life to the fullest. Even in the midst of juggling multiple jobs and projects, this wonder woman managed to complete her PhD in Business Administration from Open University Malaysia just last year, automatically adding the highly-esteemed ‘Dr.’ title to her name.
An altruist by nature, this selfless beauty queen spends most of her time and energy today in running Fugee School, a non-profit charity organization that focuses on providing basic education to refugee children. Having won the title of Miss Universe Malaysia in 2011, Deborah have since used the beauty pageant as a platform for charitable works.
So much so until Forbes even granted her a spot in the list of top Asian philanthropists in 2013 thanks to her passionate work with refugees. You go girl!
An architecture graduate, this drop-dead gorgeous Putrajaya lass also previously dabbled in ballet and rhythmic gymnastics. Representing Malaysia in the Miss Universe 2013 pageant, she also previously held the post of National Director in the Miss Universe Malaysia Organization from 2014 to 2016 and occasionally takes up emceeing for events and galas.
Spotting a gorgeous baby bump of 32 weeks with her first child (a girl!), Carey is currently having her plate full juggling between jobs and learning the ropes of motherhood.