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Miss World Malaysia Will Not Host Swimsuit Show, To Focus On Traditional Attire Instead

Wong emphasized that the Miss World Pageant, now in its 72nd year, serves as a powerful platform for women's empowerment.

The Miss World Malaysia 2023 competition, set to take place in Sabah for the second consecutive year, will exclude the swimsuit segment, focusing instead on traditional attire, The Star reports.

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Miss World Malaysia. For illustrative purposes only. Photo: IG/Miss World(Malaysia)

No swimsuit round for Miss World Malaysia

Dr. Sean Wong, National Director of Miss World Malaysia and Hyperlive Entertainment, confirmed to State Tourism Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Christina Liew that there will be no swimsuit round.

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Wong stated that the emphasis would be on the participants’ traditional attire and the display of cultural elements.

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Additionally, contestants will be required to demonstrate their talents and participate in a debate to gain points for the Miss World Finals 2024.

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Wong emphasized that the Miss World Pageant, now in its 72nd year, serves as a powerful platform for women’s empowerment.

“We are looking for 130 ambassadors from 130 countries to compete for the title at next year’s final. The winner will travel worldwide to engage in charitable activities,” he told the English daily.

Miss World Malaysia to host in Sabah for second consecutive year

Miss World Malaysia 2023 will be hosted at the Sabah International Convention Centre (SICC) as part of the HyperLive Festival Malaysia, with over 1,000 guests expected to attend.

Organizers anticipate 25 to 30 finalists from across the country will travel to Sabah for the event.

Wong explained that Sabah was chosen as the destination for Miss World Malaysia 2023 for the second year running, focusing primarily on promoting tourism.

Winner will represent Malaysia at Miss World Final 2024

The winner of this year’s Miss World Malaysia will represent the country at the Miss World Final 2024 and serve as a tourism ambassador, promoting Malaysia and attracting global followers on social media platforms.

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Minister Liew also expressed her ministry’s full support for the pageant in Sabah, tentatively scheduled for August 29.

She also noted that the contestants are regarded as tourism ambassadors and can help promote Sabah as a tourist destination by sharing their experiences.

Liew also recognized the potential of the pageant to attract tourists from around the world, not just from Malaysia.

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She also highlighted the pageant’s potential to attract tourists from around the world, in addition to Malaysians from across the country.

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