After Miss Universe Malaysia 2011 Deborah Priya Henry failed to crack the semis at the pageant in Sao Paulo, many Malaysians were surprised since their representative was considered a shoo-in to make the first cut at the very least. But not to be dampened by such, the Miss Universe Malaysia Organization (MUMO) headed by former beauty queen Andrea Fonseka launched a two-month long reality beauty camp where ladies competed with each other – a la America’s Next Top Model – for the right to represent the country in Miss Universe 2012.
During the Live Gala Finale last Thursday night, one particular candidate stood out head and shoulders above the rest. Penang’s pride, Kimberley Leggett, is a Malaysian/British teen who impressed everyone right from the start. Tall at 5’9″ and with shapely vital statistics, she was considered the best successor to Deborah Priya Henry.
With more than enough time to prepare for the international competition to be held at a still unannounced venue (possibly Chile or Panama) next year, Kimberley has the full backing of the MUMO plus the training and polishing from renowned beauty guru Ines Ligron.
Malaysia is definitely going great guns in their selection process so I won’t be surprised if their winner will be in tip-top shape in time for Miss Universe 2012.
Congratulations and best of luck, Kimberley! 🙂