About Pageant

Quarterfinalists of the year 2001The Miss MalaysiaIndian Global pageant was conceived in the year 2000 as a social development programme targeting young Malaysian women of Indian or part of Indian descent (at least one parent descending from the Indian Ocean).

Unlike other conventional pageants, the Miss MalaysiaIndian Global pageant’s primary thrust is the personal and professional enhancement of the Malaysian woman of Indian descent.

It is a pioneering event filled with glamour and world-class presentation. Held on a national scale, it is now a finely etched programme that draws participants from all corners of Malaysia and audiences from across the segments.

The pageant focuses less of beauty and physique and more on the overall presentation of the women vis-avis through its Health & Fitness (a 5km run), Community and Environment Awareness Programme (facilitated by USM’s Faculty of Environmental Science under the helms of Prof Zulfigar Yasin) and a Bridging Communities Programme (partnered by the sub-ethnic communities within the Indian grouping.)

Mohanaapriya being crowned by Jayalaxmi AppadoraiHistorical Footnotes:

In Year 2000, Mrs Pushparani acquired the India Worldwide pageant franchise for Malaysia.

In Year 2000, Miss MalaysiaIndia winner Jayalaxmi Appadorai represented Malaysia in the Miss India Worldwide pageant in Tampa, Florida, USA. In 2001, Miss MalaysiaIndia winner Mohanaapriya Sina Raja represented Malaysia in India Worldwide pageant in Los Angeles, USA. In 2002, Miss MalaysiaIndia winner Jasminder Kaur Chahal represented Malaysia in India Worldwide pageant in Durban, South Africa.

Mrs Rani decided to end her ties with the India Worldwide organisors in 2003 after it was decided that the Malaysian pageant would be converted into a scholarship programme.

The Miss MalaysiaIndian Global pageant is a successor to the Miss MalaysiaIndia pageants, having inspired and empowered thousands of Malaysian girls through its Personal Empowerment Programmes (PEP).

The Personal Enhancement Programme workshops, Community and Environment Awareness series and the MMICARE Association’s GIFT HER WITH LIFE activities is now an acknowledged programme endorsed by the National Council of Women’s Organisation Malaysia, School of Biological Sciences, University Sains Malaysia and the Office of the the Prime Minister of Malaysia.