The Miss Universe Malaysia Organization (MUMO) is the country’s premiere pageant and Reality TV event conducted annually. Conceived in 1962, and revamped in 2010, it is conceptualized to provide a platform for young, ambitious Malaysian women to represent their nation on the international stage, that is Miss Universe.
Miss Universe Malaysia is the longest running pageant in Malaysia, which has crowned these women who have done Malaysia proud - Datin Josephine Fonseka (1970), Dato' Yasmin Yusoff (1978), Datin Elaine Daly (2003), Andrea Fonseka (2004), Nadine Ann Thomas (2010), Deborah Henry (2011), Kimberley Leggett (2012), Carey Ng (2013), Sabrina Beneett (2014), Vanessa Tevi Kumares (2015), Kiran Jassal (2016) and current reigning queen, Samantha Katie James (2017).
The woman who wears the Miss Universe Malaysia crown is not just a "beauty queen" but a role model for young women and an ambassador for Malaysia on the international stage.
rings true since its revamp, with established names emerging from MUMO’s stable of talent.
To revolutionize pageants in Malaysia to be
To provide a platform for young, ambitious Malaysian women to be seen and heard – locally and internationally.
To be Malaysians proud of our Miss Malaysia
as our nation's ambassador to the world.
Malaysia’s premier pageant and reality TV producers.
To attract young women from all walks of life to grow and learn about themselves,
and the entertainment industry.
To provide a platform for companies to market their brands
to the largest growing consumers of the future – young Malaysian women.
MUMO's NATIONAL DIRECTOR
A former Miss Universe Malaysia herself in 2003, Daly took the helm as National Director for the second time, to further elevate MUMO into greater heights and to train and mold the next big Malaysian female icon through Malaysia’s premier beauty pageant.
MUMO's CURRENT TITLE HOLDER
This Chinese and Brazilian mixed beauty is a model and actress, and has appeared in a few international film productions before winning the Miss Universe Malaysia 2017 title, her second attempt after competing in the 2013 entry.
MUMO's PAST TITLE HOLDERS
Kiran Jassal is one of the celebrity ambassadors for Malaysia AIDS Foundation. She is now pursuing her studies in Dentistry and aspires to set up her own orthodontic practice.
Vanessa Tevi represents PUMA as the brand’s official ambassador for the Southeast Asia market, in conjunction with their “Do You” campaign. She garnered acclaim by being the first contestant to embrace winner Pia Wurtzbach, during the Miss Universe 2015 finals.
Sabrina Beneett holds a degree in Bachelor of Science majoring in psychology and communication before being crowned Miss Universe Malaysia in 2014 and is now a successful runway model.
A former ballerina and rhythmic gymnast, Carey is an architectural graduate who has graced the covers of Female, August Man and FHM magazines and appeared in television advertisements for MyEG and Malaysian Airlines. She was appointed as MUMO’s National Director from 2014 – 2016.
Kimberley Leggett was the face and ambassador for Nestle Fitnesse in 2012, where she also worked as a model for various print ads, commercials and fashion shows. She is now a professional personal trainer and nutrition coach based in Australia.
Deborah Henry is internationally acclaimed for her participation in co-founding Fugee School, a non-profit charity organization that provides basic education to Somalian refugee children. Henry’s contribution was included in Forbes Magazine’s list of top Asian philanthropists in 2013. She was also one of the TV hosts for NTV7’s talk show, Bella and appeared in 2011 Malaysian epic film, Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa.
Nadine is now a renowned DJ under the tutelage of Malaysian Hip-Hop artist, Joe Flizzow and is also a model/actress.