AFTER THE RESULTS WERE ANNOUNCED AND THE COUNTDOWN, EVERYONE LET DOWN THEIR HAIR AND WISHED EACH OTHER ALL THE JOY OF THE SEASON AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!
NO MORE STRESS OR TENSION OR WORRYING IF YOU WERE GOING TO WIN OR NOT! CHEERS TO 2012!
Now you just had to worry about the size of your mouth
The 2 Miss Netherlands were both blonde and wore blue but the new one did not win anything though she bore a striking resemblance to Natalie Dekker!
The handsome bf of Natalie Dekker is Robin Schrijver. Both are lawyers.
They are such a gorgeous couple I am sure they will produce a race of good lookers, blonde and blue eyed and sexy!
The new and old Miss Tourism Internationals!
One in, one out! Sad but a fact of life
The family of Gabriella Robinson and Maggie Loo, Lim Nam Aik her husband and Grace her daughter
Gabriella Robinson proved Malaysia Boleh!
A big hug!
Gabriella being kissed by mum and dad!
One for the camera!
Gabriella's sister's elbow stole the show here
Thumbs up! With the exception of Maggie Loo, all are family members including Gabriella's mum, dad and sisters
One for the road
Wouldyou believe the difference in years between these two is 37 years? They could be sisters
Maggie Loo, Amber Chia with her son and Kee Hua Chee. Amber Chia was one of the judges
Grace Lim, Datin Sharmini the mother of Miss Tourism International, Kee Hua Chee and Maggie Loo Miss Malaysia Universe 1974
Kee Hua Chee wearing crystals and Gabriella wearing her crown
I guess 3 pictures are enough...
Hong Kong movie star Gregory Wong, London's top producer/choreographer David Kort and Malaysian superstar writer Kee Hua Chee
The 5 most beautiful women on earth at the stroke of midnight!
And the man who made it all possible, Dato Danny Ooi!
The family of Gabriella Robinson went berserk, especially Maggie Loo the mentor and Datin Sharmini Chor, the mother of Miss Tourism International. Strangely, the cool one was Rhys who remained seated and unmoved at extreme left in red tie. And he is the boyfriend of Gabriella! If I were him, I would be dancing on the table
See, Rhys was still immobile while Guna at extreme right was jumping in excitement and he was bf of Gabriella's sister! They might as well change sisters!
Oh yes, Malaysia certainly Boleh!
From the start, Rhys the handsome bf of Gabriella was calm, composed and cool as cucumber...so unnatural don't you think?
Rhys who is also Eurasian and half Chinese, half Welsh, could be collapsing inside but he was not showing his emotions
So unemotional and er, rigid, wonder how he behaves in the bedroom
PART 2; As the new Miss Tourism International was crowned minutes before midnight on 31 December 2011, it is only fair she should be queen technically for 2011, 2012 and even 2013! As she was crowned minutes before the new year, she was sadly legally Miss Tourism International for less than 10 minutes before 2011 ended to give way for 2012!
And she would reign till minutes before 2013 this year as she will relinquish her crown on 31 December 2012 this year, minutes before 2013 rings in.
Anyway, let us not nit-pick and split hairs.
Suffice to say Aileen Gabriella Robinson is a stunner who lost the recent Miss Malaysia Universe title to Kimberley Leggett by a cat's whisker. But she has rehabilitated herself, so to speak, by winning the Miss Tourism International title.
I was one of 9 judges and I recognise a beauty queen when I see one. Also due to the enthusiastic response of the audience who clapped rapturously each time she appeared, there would be a revolution if Gabriella did not win. I am convinced I would be lynched and skinned alive and left to hang if I did not give her maximum marks and Sunway Resort, Spa and Hotel would be razed to the ground. So just as well all 9 judges awarded her top marks.
It is also the first time a Miss Malaysia had won the coveted Miss Tourism title which is high time, don't you think? It has been 15 years and the nearest one romped home was when she was first runner-up but who cares about runners-up?
It is either Queen or lady-in-waiting! And we all want and adore a Queen who is the winner!
It is for this reason there are no runners-up in Miss Tourism International!
As Dato Danny Ooi the pageant founder, president and organiser said, "When a delegate returns to her country and says she won First or Second or Third runner-up in Miss Tourism International, no one bothers. Sad but true even though a first or second runner-up deserves respect and prestige.
As a result, the top 5 winners get titles like Miss Tourism Cosmopolitan, Miss Tourism Metropolitan etc so each can return home with a substantial title though the main title is Miss Tourism International."
The other winners are Miss Singapore Amanda Leong who won Miss Tourism Cosmopolitan, Carolina Cerrud who won Miss Tourism Cosmopolitan, Miss Thailand Patsaraporn Khonkhamhaeng who won Miss Tourism Global and Miss Czech Republic Jana Kopecka who won Miss Dream Girl International.
With a name like Aileen Gabriella Robinson, our Miss Tourism International obviously is not a Chinese or Indian. She is Eurasian as her mother Datin Sharmini Chor Abdullah is Chindian (half Chinese and half Indian) while Daddy is Englishman Dr Robinson.
Gabriella's parents divorced some 20 years ago and she has 4 gorgeous sisters so I suggested they should form a girl band! So when you see them perform end of this year, you will recall you read it here first and I am responsible for their genesis! Mum Datin Sharmini was a model with Act One decades ago when she was Gabriella's age!
And she is still stunning though like all of you, she can do with 4 kilos less! I suffered and dieted for a year and lost 10 kgs so I can be critical! Gabriella's mentor and coach Maggie Loo, Miss Malaysia Universe 1974, should also get rid of 15 kgs!
Of course they are envious of my new slim and sexy figure which I achieved using diet pills only from Princess Dr Becky Leogardo's BML as thinking of going to the gym exhausts me mentally and physically.
By the way, last year's Miss Malaysia Tourism International shares the same Christian name as the new winner. She was Gabriella Boudville. And she even has an A in the middle as Miss Malaysia Tourism International 2010's full name is Gabriella Ashley Boudville while Miss Malaysia Tourism International 2011 is Aileen Gabriella Robinson!
A bit of trivia for you guys!
The current Miss Malaysia Universe 2011/12 is Kimberley Ann Leggett while the reigning Miss Malaysia World is Chloe Chen.
ALL 4 Miss Malaysias are Eurasians! Wow, does this mean pure Chinks and Indians now have no chance of winning? Are future winners limited to Eurasians with white mat salleh blood coursing through their veins? All 4 Miss Malaysias are Malaysians and hold Malaysian passports but put them in London and they blend right in!
Here in Malaysia they are the minority and stand out since they look more European than Asian.
As a judge, I and my fellow judges look for physical beauty, right attitude, catwalk, poise, brains and overall physique and it does not matter if you look Chinese, Indian or mixed! As long as you are a full-fledged Malaysian, you stand to win like any other contestant! So don't lose sleep over this strange coincidence ok?
Miss Tourism International 2011/12 Gabriella Robinson
Gabriella Robinson with Dato Danny Ooi the founder, president and producer of Miss Tourism International
Another look at the super couple!
Gabriella Robinson in a demure yet glam dress by Rosariah Yusuff of Kraftangan and Kee Hua Chee in a crystal shirt in honour of 'A Touch of Crystal' theme as this was the 15th edition which is represented by crystal! And I was not given an award for being so conscientious!
The outgoing Miss Tourism International Natalie Den Dekker from Holland and Kee Hua Chee
the always-in journalist
Taken on stage after the countdown at midnight as Miss Tourism International is the only pageant in the world to hold the finals on 31 December each year
Eugenie Ooi Miss Malaysia Queen of the World 2011/12, Illicia Tan Miss Malaysia Tourism Global 2011/12 and Kee Hua Chee
The midnight countdown to 2012
Kee Hua Chee with the rest of the beauty queens who were not part of the top 5 winners
BELOW IS THE SECOND ROUND OF AWARDING SUBSIDIARY TITLES
BELOW ARE IMAGES OF JUDGES, SPONSORS AND THOSE CONNECTED WITH THE PAGEANT WHO GAVE THEIR THOUGHTS ON THE OUTGOING MISS TOURISM INTERNATIONAL 2010/11 NATALIE DEN DEKKER WHO ALSO SPOKE ABOUT HER 1 YEAR REIGN AND THE EXCITING EXPERIENCES OF A LIFETIME! NATALIE LOVES MALAYSIA SO MUCH SHE IS PLANNING TO STAY HERE LONGTERM!
My image was shown on several large screens as I spoke about Natalie Den Dekker of Holland
This is our picture taken in China at the judging of Miss Tourism Queen of the Year last November
Irene of D'Touch, Chris Tomachi of Panasonic and Natalie Dekker the face of Panasonic
Natalie Dekker delivering her farewell speech on video
The Top Ten
Gabriella's answer was spot on and so perfectly executed she ensured the crown was hers