Kota Kinabalu: Contestants for the Unduk Ngadau 2009 checked into the Le Meridien Hotel Wednesday brimming with confidence and hope in their quest to vie for the honour of becoming the Unduk Ngadau.
The third floor of the hotel was a beehive of activity as 41 beauties from various districts, accompanied by family members, came in full traditional attire.
Organising chairperson, Jornah Mozihim, said the event this year, the highlight of a month-long Pesta Kaamatan, would see several surprises.
"The organising committee has invited 10 former Unduk Ngadaus to parade evening gowns from a Kuala Lumpur bridal shop," she said.
Expressing delight with the 100 per cent representation of contestants, she said that during the Sodop Unduk Ngadau dinner at Hongkod Koisaan at 6pm on Thursday, Miss Malaysia-Universe Deborah Henry would be making a special appearance.
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