The grand finale for the much awaited national pageant for married women and mothers will take place at the Royal Ballroom of Palace of the Golden Horses Hotel in Seri Kembangan, Selangor on May 18, 2013.
Two crowns will be up for grabs.
11 contestants will vie for Mrs. Malaysia Planet 2013 crown in the age group of 27 to 40, and 8 contestants will compete for Mrs. Elite Malaysia International 2013 crown in the age group of between 41 to 65.
Organiser and licensed holder for the pageants, Lim Siew Cheng announced this at a press conference at the hotel recently.
Lim, a former Mrs. Commonwealth World 2011 and Mrs. Classic Malaysia International 2009 said the Mrs. pageant is for all married women – mothers and even grandmothers – to make an impact on their lives and to show off their beauty, intellect and strength that embody the spirit of the pageant’s theme “Beauties of Today’s Women”.
At the press conference, seven women were crowned Ambassador Queen, an honour award, by the pageant directors, for their characters, dedication and achievements.
The seven queens were Datin Reiss Tiara (Beauty Ambassador of Mrs Malaysia 2013), Datin Joneser Choi (Elegance Ambassador of Mrs. Malaysia 2013), Yohko Ng (Community Ambassador of Mrs. Malaysia 2013), Monica Gregory (Community Ambassador of Mrs Malaysia 2013), Winnie Loo (Charisma Ambassador of Mrs Malaysia 2013), Stella Lim (Image Ambassador of Mrs Malaysia 2013) and Anne Tay (Woman of Excellence 2013).
They will reign alongside the queens of Mrs Malaysia Planet 2013 and Mrs. Elite Malaysia International 2013.
Present at the press conference were sponsors, partners and a host of present and past winners, runners-up and finalists of Mrs. Malaysia International and other pageants.
A record number of contestants entered the competition but only 19 finalists made it through to the grand finale after surviving the semi-final round of judging held at South City Plaza, Seri Kembangan recently.
A panel of international judges from Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, China and Malaysia will decide who is the most deserving of the crown, based on a variety of criteria such as pose, eloquence, talent, apparel and overall performance.
The winner of Mrs. Malaysia Planet 2013 will travel to Bulgaria in Europe to represent Malaysia at the Mrs. Planet 2013 world finals in June.
The winner of Mrs. Elite Malaysia International 2013 will be Malaysia’s representative to the Mrs. South East Asia 2013 finals in Singapore in August.
There will be seven subsidiary titles to be awarded from each age-group.
Among the sponsors for the pageants are TKS & Sons, ERM, LSYMedia, BigSun, Pear, S2 Slimming, A Cut Above, GML Photography and Carven Ong Couture.