KUCHING: The highly anticipated Miss Fair & Lovely World Harvest Festival 2008 pageant came to a close Saturday evening with Pearlycia Brooke from Kuching winning the title.
Pearlycia, 25, of mixed Bidayuh and Kenyah parentage, also won two other subsidiary titles - Miss Best Traditional Costume 2008 and Miss SMS Voters 2008.
Standing at 5’2” and weighing 45kg, she seemed to have the whole package. She is currently pursuing Masters in Environmental Biotechnology at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) and aspires to be a researcher or scientist.
“I did not expect to win because of my height,” she said later to the media.
The moment the results were announced, Pearlycia was seen fighting back her tears as hard as she could so as not to ruin her mascara.
This was her second involvement with the pageant. She did not make it into the finals in 2006.
With the cash prizes totalling RM4000, Pearlycia plans to buy things for the orphanage in Kuching, and to donate to the Children’s Cancer Society.
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