KUCHING: Thirty-one aspiring beauties for Miss Tourism Pageant 2007 converged at Telang Usan Hotel here yesterday afternoon for a lunch reception before departing for a sightseeing trip to Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV).
The contestants, who will be in Kuching until tomorrow, hail from various countries all over the world, including Australia, USA, China, Singapore, South Korea, Venezuela and India.
Representing Malaysia is Penelope Ling from Sibu who told reporters that she felt honoured to represent the country.
“Though this is the first time I’m participating in a beauty pageant, I will definitely give my best during the finals,” said the 18-year-old lass who recently graduated from Sibu Catholic High School.
“Since the pageant started, I have made a lot of new friends and it has definitely been an exciting experience,” she added.
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