Some of Malaysia’s most colorful young women showcased themselves and the winners were revealed at the FreshLook® FreshFaces ColorGirl Search 2015 Finale, a very exciting and colourful event held at the Bee at Publika , to cap the end of the year.
Yours truly was there as usual out of curiosity as I have always been so fascinated with beauty pageants, not that I ever get close to participating in one... hahahaha
Katrina Kayora Ong was selected the winner for this year’s search, as she represented the most unique attributes of a young Malaysian female – one who is determined to inspire and make an impact on her generation. The search, initiated by Alcon’s FreshLook® color contact lenses, which provides a natural tint to the windows of our soul, aims to support young women in their choice to lead an interesting and expressive lifestyle.
The FreshLook® FreshFaces ColorGirl Search 2015 was held in collaboration with the Malaysian Youth Community (MYC!) in conjunction with their annual FreshFaces Cover Girl search. The Search was also supported by Zalora, GoPro, Kiss Me, and Amber Chia Studios.
The event started with Colour of Sound... a very thrilling LED water drum performance ...the first time I seen this!!! And it was colourful, fluid and pretty amazing, considering, the three performers were ladies... Pinky and Friends...
Pardon my camera...my pictures can be a little grainy in the dark...but seriously.. you have got to love this... I was sure my mouth was hanging open through the performance....
Then there was the Color in Movement Fashion Show where the participants were introduced wearing glorious and colourful evening gowns sponsored by Zalora as well as gorgeous contact lenses by FreshLook...
There were 100 participants who were selected based on the result of the largest InterUniversity search held this year, involving over 26 Universities, six university Prom Nights, and eight universities’ “classroom curriculum” engagements from the 2,221 Malaysian young women who registered through the official contest site freshfaces.my . This was one of the largest number of participants recorded!!
30 young women were then shortlisted and groomed holistically with a mission to make a colorful impact on their generation.
The grooming for the event Finale included a rigorous workshop that covered Color Etiquette and Grooming by Michelle Lim, Corporate Grooming Consultant; Poise & Posture by Amber Chia, International Celebrity Model, and Social Media Etiquette by Jason Ko, Chief Executive Officer of MYC!.
The girls were also required to demonstrate the application of the ‘colors’ into their everyday life and post those stories in their respective social media platforms.
The Search culminated at the grand Finale with the finalists vying for the top 12 spots as the 12 monthly university spokespersons of MYC! magazine for 2016; with one being lucky enough to attend a photoshoot in New York sponsored by MYC! The winner will also represent FreshLook® as the official ColorGirl for the year in their consumer engagements.
“Our approach to the FreshLook® FreshFaces ColorGirl Search 2015 is to empower young women to live their lives colorfully. Color can be expressed in everything that you do; and in everything that defines you. Having the courage and confidence to be yourself encourages a positive mindset, thus helping one to improve the quality of life,” said Mr Sandeep Tewari, Country General Manager, Alcon Laboratories (M) Sdn. Bhd.
He adds, “The unique benefit of the FreshLook® color contact lenses is providing access to a natural look when using the contact lenses, thanks to the three layered 3-in-1 Color Technology that helps the lenses blend with the user’s natural eye color. Having a natural tint to the windows of our soul, may shape how others perceive our mood and outlook of the day and how we feel about ourselves.”
“We are pleased to be associated with a brand that is not only about colorful lifestyle, but about the best in eye safety. Our partnership with Freshlook® is about a brand that not only emphasizes looking colorful and looking really good, but having confidence about your visual safety while doing it. That falls into our mission of adding value to our colorful Gen-Y and millennials,” said Jason Ko, CEO of MYC!.
“And we are very happy to have among the Top 30 ColorGirl finalists, bright and articulate students in Medicine, Engineering, Sciences, Arts, and so on. The next generation of Malaysia is indeed in the good hands of these young colorful women.”
The top 12 cover girls, eventually were selected... they are none other then.... Nicole Sheila Nagalingam, Lydia Charmaine Lourdes, Kho Foong Ling (Jasmine), Chee Yuen Chi (Bella), Tan Yan Rong (Tyra), Arinna Erin binti Wira Izran, Tai Shi Kin, Heng Jing Wen, Cheah Sook Peng (Candace), Afiqah Syazana, Tan Lii Cin (Michelle), and 19 year-old Katrina Kayora Ong from Sandakan, Sabah, who was announced as the grand prize winner!!!
“I truly did not expect this, and I am just so blessed and grateful for this opportunity and experience. I made it to the Top 30 of FreshLook® FreshFaces ColorGirl Search and was so honored to have won”, said Katrina Ong from INTI International University, Nilai after being named the grand prize winner of FreshLook® FreshFaces ColorGirl Search.
Aren't they looking just so colorful and fresh? Isn't that exciting... Congratulations to all these gorgeous young confident women who made it through... and may there always be colors and confidence in their lives....
About FreshLook® Color Contact Lenses
FreshLook® color contact lenses is Alcon’s most established range of color contact lenses, boasting a unique 3-in-1 Color Technology, which helps the lenses to blend with the user’s natural eye colors, resulting in a stunning natural eye color change.
FreshLook® ColorBlends® is available as a monthly disposable lens in a range of twelve colors – gray, green, blue, brown, honey, turquoise, 4/4 amethyst, true sapphire, pure hazel, gemstone green, sterling gray and brilliant blue - providing plenty of options for the color-savvy people.
For users who prefer a daily disposable option, they can select from the FreshLook® One-Day® or FreshLook® Illuminate range of color contact lenses.
I absolutely love the gemstone green and sterling gray colors!!!!!
For more information, do pay a visit to www.alcon.com.