Samantha Katie James is Malaysia’s Bet at Miss Universe 2017
The 54th edition of the Miss Universe Malaysia pageant came to the conclusion with the crowning of Samantha Katie James from Kuala Lumpur as Miss Universe Malaysia 2017. The pageant was held at Ballroom Majestic Hotel in Kuala Lumpur on February 23, 2017. During the conclusion of the pageant, Kiran Jassal of Selangor passed on her crown to Samatha Katie James.
Samantha Katie James will now represent Malaysia in the next edition of Miss Universe, where she will be hoping to succeed Iris Mittenaere of France as next Miss Universe.
On the coronation gala of Miss Universe Malaysia 2017, Dana Low from Selangor was adjudged as the first runner-up, Ollemadthee Kunasagaran from Penang was titled as the second runner-up and Laura Simon from Sabah finished as the third runner-up.
17 contestants vied for the title of Miss Universe Malaysia 2017. The contestants were judged by the eminent jury panel which comprised of Andrea Fonseka (Former Miss Malaysia Universe 2004 and former national director of Miss Universe Malaysia), Datuk Hans Isaac (Malaysian actor, Writer, Director and Producer), Judriena Jamaluddin, Shawn Loong (Malaysian hair stylist), Rizman Nordin (Malaysian fashion designer), Datuk Sri Navneet Goenka and Debbie Goh (Actress and former beauty queen).
Miss Universe Malaysia 2017: Kuala Lumpur – Samantha James
1st Runner-up: Selangor – Dana Low
2nd Runner-up: Penang – Ollemadthee Kunasagaran
3rd Runner-up : Sabah – Laura Simon
Top 10 Finalists
Johor – Karshini Ganesh
Kuala Lumpur – Peh Leon
Sarawak – Sonia Naidu
Penang – Tanalaksiumy Rayer
Kuala Lumpur – Savina Thamilavana
Penang – Gina Phillips
Miss Glamorous Eyes: Labuan – Erica Tan
Miss Congeniality: Johor – Karshini Ganesh
Miss Online Personality: Sarawak – Sonia Naidu
Miss Body Beautiful : Selangor – Dana Low
Miss Natural Beauty: Kuala Lumpur – Peh Leon
Miss Beautiful Skin :Labuan – Erica Tan
Miss Naza Maserati: Sarawak – Sonia Naidu
Miss Tsubaki: Kuala Lumpur – Samantha Katie
Face of La Juiceria: Kuala Lumpur – Samantha Katie