KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia, Sept. 4, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Saroop Roshi, a 25-year-old final-year psychology student from Perak, emerged victorious, claiming the coveted title of Miss World Malaysia 2023.
Saroop’s victory was more than just a crowning moment; it marked a celebration of her efforts and dedication. A reward of RM15,000, generously sponsored by LYC Group, recognizes her exceptional journey. She was further presented with an exquisite jewelry piece worth RM25,000, courtesy of CERES Jewels.
The first and second runner-ups, Natalie Ang from Penang and Shu Wen Chai from Sabah respectively, shared in the glory. Vaishanavi from Selangor secured the title of Third Princess, while Ellesha Meschille from Sabah and Adlyn Jane Andrew from Selangor were named Fourth and Fifth Princesses.
Saroop Roshi’s journey to the title was accompanied by a noble cause. Her commitment to suicide prevention programs and advocacy for mental health on her social media platforms resonated with audiences.
The core essence of the Miss World Malaysia 2023 Beauty Festival lies in its unwavering commitment to pursuing meaningful social initiatives that positively impact disadvantaged families and underprivileged individuals. The endorsement by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Environment Sabah underscores the event’s pivotal role in fostering positive social change.
At its core, this initiative is a testament to collective action. The organizing team has collaborated with esteemed organizations, including Yayasan Nur Jauhar, Likas Hospital for Women and Children (Oncology and Thalassemia wards), and the Palliative Care Association, to embark on a philanthropic mission. The festival stands as a resolute commitment to offering solace and relief to those facing adversity.
The Miss World Malaysia 2023 Charity Gala and Awards Dinner, held at the Pacific Sutera Hotel the day following the Grand Coronation Night, radiated an aura of compassion. The event’s Guest of Honour, YB Phoong Jin Zhe, was represented by Mr Amos Thien Tze Tin, the Public Relations Secretary to the Minister of MIDE Sabah. Notable figures in attendance encompassed YB Datuk Hj Al Hambra Tun Juhar, Deputy Speaker of the Sabah State Legislative Assembly and Chairman of Yayasan Nur Jauhar, Mrs Julia Morley CBE, the Chairman and CEO of the Miss World Organization, and reigning Miss World 2022 Karolina Bielawska.
A heart-warming gesture uplifted the spirits of the event, as the organizing team generously sponsored iPads for eight courageous children battling cancer. This act sought to infuse them with renewed hope and strength. The total amount raised for all beneficiaries soared to an impressive 192,000 ringgit, a testament to the collective impact of caring hearts.
During the Festival week, Finalists of Miss World Malaysia 2023, in collaboration with the Tavan Welfare and Entrepreneurship Association Sabah, embarked on a compassionate journey to Kokol Hill. Navigating rugged landscapes through four-wheel drive vehicles, the 40-strong convoy reached Kampung Tombongon. This hands-on experience sought to empower youth, cultivating life values that inspire positive societal change.
The expedition took a poignant turn as the participants extended love and compassion to impoverished families and elderly citizens living in solitude. A remarkable display of resilience was witnessed as the Finalists navigated rivers, undulating terrains, and crossed a suspension bridge. The delivery of essential food packages, including rice, flour, and dry noodles, to the elderly villagers emphasized the profound impact of this mission.
Dr. Sean Wong PBM, CEO of HyperLive Entertainment and the National Director of Miss World Malaysia, said. “We believe that true beauty transcends the superficial and finds its essence in actions that echo with empathy and change. Our Miss World Malaysia 2023 Finalists exemplify this belief, showcasing not only their external elegance but also the beauty that radiates from within. Their dedication to empowering communities and standing alongside the less fortunate is a testament to the transformative power of compassion. Let us continue to uplift those in need, to advocate for change, and to inspire the youth of Malaysia to embrace their potential as forces of good. Our collaboration with the Sabah Tourism Board amplifies our commitment to advancing Sabah Tourism through our events.”
Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Hajiji Haji Noor, Chief Minister of Sabah, was the Guest of Honour for the Miss World Malaysia 2023 Grand Coronation Night held at Sabah International Convention Centre. Represented by YB Phoong Jin Zhe, Minister of Industrial Development and Entrepreneurship Sabah, the Chief Minister commended the event’s resolute dedication to a purpose-driven approach. In his acknowledgment, he highlighted the evolution of beauty pageants from mere showcases of beauty to platforms with profound intent and the potential to bring about positive societal change.
Saroop’s triumph and the overarching success of the Miss World Malaysia 2023 Beauty Festival would not have been possible without the collaborative efforts of partners and supporters. FTAG Group, LYC Healthcare Berhad, and Cynosure, among others, contributed indispensably to this journey of empowerment and positive transformation. The event’s commitment to meaningful change was bolstered by a coalition of collaborators. Each contributor played a vital role in translating a vision into a remarkable reality. The festival was made possible through the partnership of distinguished co-presenters, including WSG Group, Airworld Travel & Tours, De Glamz Academy, and Regas Premium Sabah. The esteemed Sutera Harbour Resorts extended their role as the Official Hotel, while the Sabah International Convention Centre assumed the mantle of the official event venue partner. iQIYI’s support as the official broadcast partner and Winecellars’ involvement as the official beverage partner further enriched the festival’s experience.
As Saroop Roshi takes on her role as Miss World Malaysia 2023, she embodies the essence of beauty that transcends the superficial, championing causes that uplift and empower. Miss World Malaysia events stand as a testament to the potential of collective action to create lasting impact.
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