Before I take you on the ride of your life, I thought you'd like to meet the girls, one by one, as they, the other finalists, and I see them. =) You ready? Here we go!
Roselyn describes Erica as being playful and talkative, but knows how to be serious when needed. Erica's latest achievement was being named the winner of facebook competition OMG Covershot Girls, and feels that the Super GT Queens competition schedule can be quite tight and rushed, and it can be very tiring, but she has learnt to communicate and to work as a team. Initially forced by her grandma to join, now that she's in the finals she wants more than anything to win, and although she prefers more high fashion/sexy modelling, Erica says she will perform with with discipline if she gets to go to Japan. Learn more about her HERE.
2. Mico Lee
Pauline, her roommate here in Sabah, says Mico cares more about the people she meets than the actual competition, and takes care of her friends. Always willing to help, jealousy is not in her nature. The former marketing manager now freelances in modelling, and the Super GT Queen 2012 is her first competition, which she joined on impulse. She says she has learnt a lot and is over the moon at making it to the finals. The organisers have helped her gain more experience from the industry, and really push her to be the best version of herself. Mico is thankful for the opportunity to experience different places and cultures (like Sabah!), and she is definitely going to try her best to win. If she does, Mico says she will spend the first competition just taking everything in, then processing it all and work on improving herself to be the best she can be before representing the country to Japan next year.
3. Lily Kon
As with many of the finalists, Super GT Queen 2012 is Lily's first competition, and she's thoroughly enjoying the ride! Interested in commercial modelling as she feels she is not tall enough for the runway, Lily says that Super GT Queen is providing her with the first step towards the modelling industry, and would love to become the ambassador of the Super GT Malaysia franchise.
4. Rice Hing
|Rice in RED, Cookies in BLACK.|
Rice says that the whole Super GT Queen journey has been so much fun, and she has learnt and experienced things she never had the chance to before through the intensive training provided by the Super GT Queen team. The first thing she'll improve on if she wins is her body shape, as she believes Super GT needs the best to represent Malaysia in Japan!
5. Pauline Koo
Pauline is one of the most photogenic girls in the competition, and she was one of my choices from the start. After consulting with the bf (who else's opinion should I trust? Obviously he has good taste! LOL! ;p), he also agrees that Pauline is a very beautiful girl, and takes great pictures even when they are candid. Her good looks previously won her the Shiseido Make Me Beautiful Best Lips title.
6. Yumi Meiki
Rice describes Yumi as a sweet girl, and is the most careful in the group. She always takes care of them, just like a mama! Yumi has placed among the top 3 in several competitions before joining this year's Super GT, and she says that she's having a blast while gaining great experience, and really enjoys getting to know the other girls and the trips to all the new places that this competition has taken them too. If she becomes the Super GT Queen of 2012, Yumi expects to expand her list of connections and build a different reputation for herself and also Malaysia when she goes to Japan. You can find Yumi on facebook HERE.
7. Roselyn Woon
Facebook, this cutie from Serdang says she's very shy when she first meets people, but can be very talkative if you give her the chance. Bright and cheerful by nature, Victor says she is easily affected emotionally, but although she cries quite easily, it will never happen in public.
Still a student at KTAR studying advertising, Roselyn loves playing hockey, ice skating, and swimming. She told me that there was a large gap between the finalists in the beginning, but since coming to Sabah, the stress has seemed to have disappeared. She's really enjoying being a finalist in Super GT Queen, as she says she's having tons of fun and there are many activities and events which make this competition like no other. Roselyn sees Super GT helping her build up her portfolio, allowing her to explore more and gain more experience and exposure. She's been modelling since she was 16 years old, but will thinks it's important to be more professional if she wins the title.
8. Victor Yong
Victor has previously won titles such as Miss Perfect Skin and Miss Popularity in the Miss Chinese Cosmo 2011 pageant and Miss Friendly in Miss Cheongsam 2010. She likes watching action movies, and get this - bungee jumping! She's currently learning English at Erican Academy, and is also a student at Amber Chia Academy. When asked about her feelings towards Super GT Queen so far, she says she has learnt a lot, and that everyone is so friendly, and the organisers really care a lot about the contestants. Victor would love to go into acting someday, and she hopes Super GT Queen will give her a leg up into the modelling industry. If she wins, she says, she will mix Malaysian and Japanese culture, and promote Malaysia to the world.
9. Cookies Yap
Erica, who describes Cookies as being her closest friend in the competition, says that she is friendly, playful, and funny. Cookies takes it a step further and admits she's the most hyperactive and craziest of the group, and that she loves talking and annoying the quietest person in the group until they join in the conversation! She hates to see anyone feeling down. As for her hobbies? Oh, only the most masculine of activities can catch her attention, such as rugby, football, racing cars and hiking. Being so athletic, it's no wonder she won the Miss Mean Machines Malacca 2012, and the Miss Muzium Popularity and Facebook Popularity 2012 titles too! And popular she is! Check out her page! She initially joined Super GT Queen for fun, but the closer they get to finals, the more she's determined to win yet another title to her name. Don;t worry though, Cookies is not the type of contestant who would throw the other girls under the bus just so she can win - she says that teamwork and the journey is more important than the end prize.
10. Cath Lim
A manicurist, she says she doesnt quite like the cute look, and doesnt like ribbons, opting to go with a simple and elegant look whenever possible. People think she is unapproachable and snobby, but she's actually the opposite. Do go up and talk to her first, as she's always afraid you may not want to speak to her! Cath prefers being on the runway to photoshoots, but her height sometimes holds her back (she is only around 166cm tall). She enjoys spending time in the gym, indoor swimming and kickboxing. Super GT is also her first competition, and She says
11. Julie Tan
Having being crowned Miss V-Class Motorsport 2011 and being featured on the cover of ExtremeKars magazine, Julie has a good feeling about Super GT Queen 2012. She hopes to become a better person and improve her performance skills, while gaining more connections to achieve her dreams. You can get to know Julie HERE.
12. Charissa Chong
blogs too! She's currently taking her mass communications diploma in INTI, and hopes to major in broadcasting.
Being her first competition, Charissa sees Super GT Queen as a good opportunity as not everyone gets to fly to Sabah all-expenses paid to have fun and learn new things! She has learnt how to present herself to the public, and also brushed up on her makeup skills. If she wins, she will try to learn as much as she can about Japanese culture, and share how unique Malaysia is when she gets to Japan, along with her experience throughout the competition. She promises to brush up on all the skills required to be a good ambassador. If she doesnt win, she wont lose hope, and will use her newly-learned skills to take the next step towards her dreams.
And there you have it! The 12 beautiful girls of Super GT Queen 2012. Are you ready to explore Kota Kinabalu with them? =)
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