MALAYSIA BEAUTY PAGEANT NEWS HEADLINES 1966.

MALAYSIA BEAUTY PAGEANT NEWS HEADLINES 1966.

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  • Rosalind Ong, 20. won MISS EASTER QUEEN SINGAPORE 1966. She beat 7 other finalists for the title. Suzana Lim,, 19, was the 1st runner up while Sadiah Sulaiman, 17 won 2nd runners up. The contest was held at Victoria Memorial Hall, Singapore on August 11, 1966.
  • Angela Filmer won MISS FLOAT QUEEN (MALAYSIA) 1966. Angela had won many beauty titles before such as MISS ASIA and MISS MALAYSIA/UNIVERSE.
  • There was an appeal made to the the then Menteri Besar Selangor Dato Harun Idiris to lift the ban on swimsuits in beauty pageant. He banned the swimsuits in beauty pageant since 1965,
  • One girls named Theresa was declared MISS PERAK 1966 on August 31, 1966. 1st runner up was Nellie Simon, 20, from Taiping while 2nd runners up was Helen Chung, 20, from Ipoh. Lydia Yong, 18 won 3rd runners up.
  • Catherina Chong, 19, was declared MISS NEPTUNE (SINGAPORE) 1966 at an event held at Ocean Park Hotel. Catherine who won 6 local beauty pageant titles in 1964 edged out Fauziah Almashoor, 19, the 1st runner up and Mary Sim, 2nd runners up winner. There were 12 finalists competed for this title.
  • MISS KEBAYA PERAK 1966. Winnner: Aishah Husin, 21. 1st runner up: Khatijah Hashim, 17. and 2nd runners up : Norbidah Mustapha, 17. There were 10 other girls competed for this title.
  • Nellie Simon was at last granted the leave she had applied so she could participate in MISS MALAYSIA/WORLD 1966. Her chances hanged in the balanced after The education ministry did not approved her leave as she has to sit for a teacher’s qualification exam at the start of the pageant week.
  • MISS MALAYSIA/WORLD 1966 contestants: Maria Yong (Melaka), Nellie Simon (Perak), Norzakiah Hamzah (Kelantan), Zainan Noor (Terengganu), Merlyn McKelvie (Selangor), Tengku Maheran (Kedah), Marjorie Rongsank (Penang), Cheang Yea Jak (N. Sembilan) and Fauziah Nuruddin (Penang).
  • to be continued……
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