KUALA LUMPUR, August 23, 2014 - KL SOGO announced the delegates who have been chosen to participate in The >rs. Universe 2014 World Finals set to take place in Malaysia, at sunway Resort Hotel & Spa, Petaling Jaya on August 29, 2014. This is the first time that the international forum, which acknowledegs women for their success with regards to their families, careers and contributions to society, will be staged in Malaysia and also in Asia. This year, in view of the fact that the forum is held in Asia, there will not be any swimwear round.
In the press conference held on August 23 at KL SOGO, Datuk Andrew T.K. Lim, the Managing Director, SOGO (KL) Department Store Sdn. Bhd., the main organizer of the world finals here, introduced to the world 44 international delegates who just arrived and will be involved in a forum to highlight issues on "Violence Against Women".
Present at the press conference also were Ms. Megi Savova, the owner of Mrs. Universe Ltd., Carol Lee, Mrs. Universe 2013 and the first Asian to be awarded the title, presenters from Ikon Connaught and U.S. Polo Assn., Nestle, Voir and other sponsors.
To view the list and other details of the of The Mrs. Universe 2014 delegates, please visit http://www.mrsuniverse2014.com/delegates/
The delegates were on hand to introduce themselves and to participate in an interview session with the media.
Datuk Andrew TK Lim expressed his amazement at the diversity of nationalities that will be represented at this years's event. "I am glad to announce that this year's Mrs. Universe 2014 World Finals, which is the first to be organized in Asia, has attracted more participants from around the world than the previous year. On behalf of SOGO KL, the main organizer of this prestigious event, I would like to welcome all delegates to Malaysia. I hope you will enjoy the sights and sounds and diverse culture of our multi ethnic community, and may this event be the platform where the world comes together in "One Universe, One Voice" to address issues on violence againts women," said Datuk Andrew TK Lim.
Carol lee who was the first Asian and a Malaysian to take the crown last year expressed her hope that the delegates would enjoy their 8-day stay in Malaysia. "Having participated in the event before,I can truly say an amazing time is to be had by all the ladies who are here for a "Malaysia Truly Asia" experience. There is so much to see and learn during the event, and the experiences you share together as delegates are priceless" sad Carol.
This year Malaysia is represented by Xuer Ang, 34, a singer who is also a mother of three children.
The judging criteria for the event incorporates the delegates' performance in the forum on "Violence Against Women" and other aspects such as their behavior, punctuality etc. throughout the 8 days. There is also an online voting contest, whereby the fans all over the world may vote for their favorite delegates. The online voting will remain open until August 28 2014. The delegate who receives the most votes will win the subsidiary title "Mrs. Popular, and automatically qualify to be in the top 10. Fans are advised to log on to the event's official website at www.mrsuniverse 2014.com to find out more and to vote.
The Mrs. Universe 2014 World Finals is organized by SOGO KL, the largest stand alone department store in Malaysia, in association with Mrs. Universe Ltd., ERM International and Tourism Malaysia, and is presented by Ikon Connaught and U.S Polo Assn., Nestle, Voir, Polo, D'uban and Audrey. The event is endorsed and supported by The Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia.
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