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PEOPLE WATCHING competitionclips 2012 M ISS G LOBAL I NTERNATIONAL M ALAYSIA PHOTO BY JUSTINA YONG Technology and Water, Ho, Cookies Yap and Carol Fung. Other Datuk Seri Peter Chin. winners were Freda Ho from KL (Miss Also present was Miri Vison Great Leap Tour), Cookies Yap from mayor Lawrence Lai and Melaka (Miss Beach Republic and Miss Patrons of MGIM 2012, Charisma Vantage), Sandy Song from Kota Miss Mabel Law (repre- Bharu (miss JD Congeniality), Jane Ho senting Datuk Sri Law from KK (Miss Facebook Favorite), Kayan Kiu Kiong, MD of Wood- Chew from Lahad Datu (Miss Charity In- man Group of Compa- finity), Mandy Lim from Miri (Miss Beau- nies) and Mr. Khoo Hong tiful Skin Magic Beauty), and Angelia Tan Kng. Sherine will be rep- from Perlis (Miss Best in Talent). resenting Malaysia at the The event was hosted by celebrity Miss Global International model Josiah Mizukami and judged by in- GOING GLOBAL: Sherine Tan (R) is crowned this year’s Miss Global Pageant in Montego Bay. ternational model Natacha Meunier, International Malaysia by her predecessor Sheela Khaw Chwee Yin. Apart from the main title, Malaysian top model Wilson Tan, Aus- Sherine also won Miss tralian model Gemma Louise Taylor, jovial Sherine Tan from Pulau Pinang Personality, Miss Body Beautiful Balcony, Malaysian beauty queen Winnie Chan, was crowned Miss Global Interna- Miss Green Summit, Miss Eastwood former Miss Global International tional Malaysia 2012 during the final mo- Popularity and Miss Princess Celebrities. Malaysia 2010 World Finale 2nd runner- ments of the pageant, held in Miri, Kieren Laurent from Kota Kinabalu up Marlene Lim, and charity association Sarawak in Malaysia. Sherine was award- won first runner-up and Miss Park City representative Mr. Jackson Goh. □ ed a cash prize of RM5,000, a crown pre- Mall, while Nathasha Aprillia, also from sented by the outgoing queen, Sheela Kota Kinabalu, walked away with the sec- MISS INT’L MALAYSIA Khaw Chwee Yin, and a trophy presented ond runner-up title and Miss Photogenic. Miss Global International Malaysia _Sherine Tan by Datuk Sebastian Ting, political secre- The Top 6 finalists were Sherine Tan, First Runner-Up ______________Kieren Laurent tary to the Minister of Energy, Green Kieren Laurent, Nathasha Aprillia, Freda Second Runner-Up __________Nathasha Aprillia A 2012 A MERICA ’ S T ROPICAL B EAUTIES N ATIONAL P AGEANT ULTIMATE QUEENS: The 2012 America’s Tropical Beauties National Pageant crowned its newest Ultimate Queens at a spectacular event in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. ontestants as far away as the Virgin Islands converged in sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida for the first National ATB pageant under the direction of Glen- da Byrd-Kaplan. The pageant’s motto is “Age is just a number and beauty comes in all sizes and shapes!” The youngest con- testant was 3-years old and the oldest was 73. The event’s concept is a fun vacation- type pageant, in which mothers and daughters, and grandmothers and grand- daughters, can compete in the same pag- eant while on a getaway. C 114 PAGEANTRY Contestants arrived on Friday, regis- tered, received their gift bags, and got ready to board the Jungle Queen Dinner Cruise Riverboat where the contestants enjoyed an all-you-can-eat dinner. A show followed and the magician called the Golden Ms. Florida, Maria del Carmen Stride, to the stage to assist and she almost stole the show with her funny antics. Saturday morning featured the Little Miss through Pre-Teen Miss divisions competing in optional events, as well as their finals of Interviews, Tropical Wear, and Formal Wear. After lunch, the adults showed their talents in Optional events for the Junior Teen through Silver Ms. divi- sions, as they vied for the titles of Ultimate Grand Supreme. The Finals were held in the beautiful ballroom of the Bahia Mar, where the ladies dressed in tropical maxi dresses for their grand entrances, set to the music of Akon’s “America’s Most Wanted”. After competition it was time for the Crowning ceremonies. Miss Hospitality was 3-year old Briana Azemar, while Angelica Spicer received the Pageantry Spirit Award, Sheila Vitiel- lo received the award for “Most Appear- ances”, and the award for “Achievement and Community Service” was awarded to Maria del Carmen Stride. The 2012 Ultimate Grand Supreme Queens were: Briana Azemar (3 mos.-3 yrs.); Katarina Wronka (13-18 yrs.); An- gelica Spicer (19-29 yrs.); Nikitress Lewis (30-49 yrs.); Sheila Vitiello (50 yrs. and up). There were two Grand Supreme Queens—Vivian Moscoso (30-49 yrs.) and C. J. Marie (50 yrs. and up). Age Division Queens included Madi Mackenzie, Little Miss; Ana Shikhimova, Petite Miss; Cassidy Stride, Pre-Teen Miss; Adina Boulos, Junior Miss; Rebecah O’Connor, Teen Miss; Krizia Lago, Classy Miss; Consie Morgan, Elegant Ms.; Lisa Barone, Magnificent Ms.; Carol Tuohy, Golden Ms.; Tracy Salter, Classic Ms.; and Angel Myers, Classic Woman. □ AMERICA’S TROPICAL BEAUTIES Classic Woman ________________Angel Myers Classic Ms. ____________________Tracy Salter Golden Ms. ____________________Carol Tuohy