AS A RENOWNED, RESPECTED AND ETHICAL AUTHORITY ON MALE AND FEMALE BEAUTY, I WAS ONCE AGAIN INVITED BY DATO DANNY OOI, FOUNDER OF MISS TOURISM INTERNATIONAL AND PRESIDENT OF D'TOUCH CORPORATION, TO BE A JUDGE FOR THE 16TH EDITION OF THE FIRST AND ONLY INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED MADE-IN-MALAYSIA BEAUTY PAGEANT!
56 beauty queen from 55 nations (Miss Malaysia does not need to be flown into KL) were flown in by Dato Danny Ooi. The 55 tickets alone cost him around RM 400,000!
Kee Hua Chee and Dato Danny Ooi (Founder of Miss Tourism International)
The Grand Finals will be held at Sunway Resort, Spa and Hotel's Grand Ballroom in Sunway in Subang on 31 December, New Year's Eve.
The pre-judging which consisted of Q & A from the 7 judges which determined the final standing of the 56 beauty queens on 31 December 2012.
The marks were as follow; 30 for Beauty, 10 for Presentation and 10 for Interview. This totalled 50 and another 50 will be given on 31 December 2012 for the final tally to decide who will be Miss Tourism International 2012!
The 7 judges were Kee Hua Chee, best blogger in entire universe, Dato Danny Ooi (founder of Miss Tourism International and president of D'Touch International), Irene Liong (International Pageant Director), John Autelitano (GM of Sunway Resort, Spa & Hotel), David Kort (International Choreographer), Helilia Juana (MYC Batek Centre) and Karl Ng (fashion designer).
THE IMAGES BELOW ARE IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER, STARTING WITH DATO DANNY OOI ADVISING THE JUDGES, STARTING FROM MISS ALGERIA TO THE FINAL SESSION WITH MISS ZAMBIA.
Dato Danny Ooi briefing the judges
Kee Hua Chee at extreme right and in brilliant blue was in his durian outfit
The judges were all ears as Dato Danny Ooi lectured them on the best way of judging
A computer allowed Kee Hua Chee to assess each beauty queen better
One by one, the 56 beauty queens representing 56 nations strutted in gracefully for the judges to see them together
Eventually all left the room as the session shifted to Q & A with each beauty queen
In alphabetical order, the first beauty queen was Miss Algeria Ines Belkacem, 21, 177, 53
Miss Armenia, Inga Tsaturiani, 23, 168, 52
Miss Australia Monika Radulovic, 22, 175, 54
Miss Azerbaijan Armina Moradi Tosarvandani, 19, 172, 68
Miss Belarus Anastasiya Pahranichnaya 22,175,50
Miss Belgium Angie Emmy Andrea Boden, 23 169 53
Miss Bolivia Sasha Rosario Medina Meta, 23 170 53
Miss Bosnia-Herzegovina Fatima Alic, 21 171 52
Miss Bulgaria Yoana Lachezarova Zirkina 21 170 49
Miss Cambodia Tol Sokny 21 168 48
END OF SESSION 1 WITH THE FIRST 10 BEAUTY QUEENS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER FROM MISS ALGERIA TO MISS CAMBODIA
Miss China Song Jia, 23 172 50
Miss Costa Rica Annil Quesada Cespedes 25 166 60
Miss Cyprus Thaleia Dimosthenous 18 166 50
Miss Czech Republic Katerina Castkova 26 180 53
Miss Denmark Sofie Mai Shmidt Dyrby 17 170 52
Miss Dominican Republic Clarrisa Molina 21 171 56
Miss El Salvador Cristina Guadalope Grande Pleitez 23 166 56
Miss Estonia Xenia Likhacheva 23 166 56
Miss Finland Maria Kaarin Pihlajanieme 21 173 55
Miss France Annabelle Meton Anoulih 25 172 53
The final parade of 10 beauty queens from Miss China to Miss France in Session 2
END OF PART 1