"Gala Night" has been a success. One of its objectives is to introduce the contestants of 2013 Sabah State Level Unduk Ngadau Kaamatan to the audience/public.
40 districts, 40 young stunning girls.
Interestingly enough, at this stage contestants were introduced in a marvelous and glamorous evening gown parade (no bikini, puh-lease!). They were styled in a fully sleek styling, moderate make-up (unlike the traditional attire session) and mesmerizing step as in the international beauty pageant stage.
Natural beauty? Not really. Some of the participants applied thick makeup. A seven layered foundation to eliminate whatever which is not supposed to be seen. Very thick I tell you...ouch! Natural beauty is all about enhancing your features. A sheer foundation or tinted moisturizer, mascara and some lip gloss is perfect. You can experiment with more intense looks at night if you wish, maybe a smokey eyes or a bold red lip. Whatever you decide highlight one feature and keep the rest of the makeup simple. Okay, I am not an expert here. Beautician, would you mind taking my place?
What I'm trying to convey here is the selection of the winners on that day. It is well understood that the organizer has provided some subsidiary awards such as Miss Natural Beauty (Tati Topiodo) and Miss Friendly (Tati Tosuau). A new category introduced this year is the Best Creative Design Dress.
In the Best Creative Design Dress category, the recipient is Ms. Immaculate Lojuki (Kota Kinabalu district representative) in which her dress was designed by Mister Peter Boyd Pensin. As expected, this dress won this category. Well predicted by me, yeay! Fabulosity!
I leave it entirely to the jury to select the winner of the Miss Friendly category, because I'm not really familiar with the selection methodology.
(Alright, this is a 'tough paragraph')
Meanwhile, Miss Natural Beauty... went to Penampang? Hmmm... I was wondering, what makes her win this category. There are better alternatives, for example the representative from Klang Valley, Tuaran, Kota Kinabalu, Semporna (just to name a few) who are naturally NATURAL. Only the judges who knows better, kan? Tidak apa, jangan buat spekulasi. Itu namanya rezeki. Correct or not, darling?
Tahniah Miss Penampang, muahh!
Tahniah Miss Penampang, muahh!
In a general perspective, all I can say is there are people who are very good looking naturally but still nobody likes to be with them, and there are people who look only average but get along very well with most of the people around. They are the life of a party, star member of your friend circle. There is nothing wrong in using cosmetics for improving your looks but at the end of the day, you still remain your natural self for others. Their perception towards you remains almost the same. Being good is natural beauty all about.
Anyway, congratulations to all recipients. You are all gorgeous. Cantik-cantik bah!
|Miss Didie Phang of Penampang|
|From left: Miss Immaculate Lojuki (Kota Kinabalu)-Best Creative Design Dress; Miss Shanen Elgelbert Lim (Papar)-Miss Friendly/Tati Tosuau and Miss Didie Phang (Penampang)-Miss Natural Beauty/Tati Tosuau|
|Miss Melinda Louis. 2012 Sabah State Level Unduk Ngadau Kaamatan winner who hails from Telupid, Sabah.|
|Klang Valley representative|
|Kota Kinabalu representative. Best Creative Design Dress.|
|Reigning Queen - Miss Melinda Louis. She was also the Miss Natural Beauty recipient for last year's edition.|