Making history at the Mrs. World 2023 pageant, Mrs. Malaysia P. Vanishaantini not only secured the coveted ‘Most Original Costume’ award for the first time in our country’s history but also clinched an impressive sixth place overall.
Turning heads at the Mrs. World 2023 pageant, 27-year-old Seremban entrepreneur Mrs. Malaysia P. Vanishaantini captivated the audience with her distinctive attire inspired by the traditional ‘wau’ kite. Datin Harveen Kaur, National Director of Mrs Malaysia World and Managing Director of Mrs Malaysia World Sdn Bhd, praised the costume for its impressive dimensions and highlighted its historic significance as Malaysia’s first-ever victory in the ‘Most Original Costume’ category on the global pageant stage.
Named ‘Puteri Wau Bulan,’ this breathtaking creation by Sarawak’s skilled designer, Saran Anak Lagong, and sponsored by MS Gold, stood as a sartorial wonder at the Mrs. World 2023 pageant. With majestic dimensions of 3.8 meters in height and 4.8 meters in width, weighing approximately 10 kg, Mrs. Malaysia P. Vanishaantini gracefully showcased this masterpiece on the international stage.
Harveen Kaur praised Vanishaantini for bringing a piece of Malaysian culture with grace and elegance, representing the nation among 39 finalists. Despite the title going to the contestant from Germany, with Canada and Colombia securing the first and second runner-up positions, respectively, Vanishaantini’s portrayal of Malaysian heritage left an indelible mark on the global stage.
Vanishaantini’s journey from winning the Mrs. Malaysia World title to breaking records with the largest ‘wau’ costume is a testament to her unwavering commitment. Beyond consistent catwalk practice, she balances health, business, and social work, emphasizing her dedication to the prestigious representation. Her mental and emotional preparedness underscores the challenges of her role.
A finalist in the Miss Malaysia World 2021 pageant, she used the platform to advocate against mental abuse in relationships, drawing from personal experiences. Reflecting on her success, she credits her husband’s incredible support, from pageant workshops to dress collections, highlighting the strength found in their partnership.