The 6th edition of the Malaysia Pole Championship 2012 was held on July 1st at the Stage Avenue K at Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.
14 contestants, comprising of 12 ladies and 2 men competed in three different categories namely amateur, doubles and professional for the winning title. The winner gets the chance to represent Malaysia in the semi finals of the International Pole Championship 2013
Contestants are required to perform a three-to-four minute routine in front of a panel of 3 judges.
Soo Wincci, Miss Malaysia 2008 , recording artiste, professional actress, composer, model, law degree and MBA holder, PhD student, actress and singer, makes her debut ambassador appearance as a celebrity judge and performer.
Modern day pole dancing has evolved into exercise form practiced by not only professionals and performers, but by everyone from casual students and gym-goers to national and internationally recognised pole athletes.
The world of Western Pole dates back a lot longer than many would imagine. Pole is practiced today by both men and women alike, and is a fusion of Chinese pole, Indian Pole or ‘Mallakhamb’, other circus-based (eg Dutch and French pole), exotic dance of various international influences and pole dancing as seen in the travelling fairs of the American Depression. (IPDFA website)