Ipoh Mother Of 2 Wins Crown At Mrs Tourism Queen International 2023 In Thailand
A mother of two from Ipoh has become the first Malaysian to win a crown at the Mrs Tourism Queen International beauty pageant
The 41-year-old, Sangeet Kaur Manjit Singh, bested 18 other finalists from various countries to win the Mrs Global Tourism 2023 title at the finals that was held in Nong Khai, Thailand on 15 April.
Sangeet also won first runner-up for the best national costume with her outfit inspired by the Ngepan, a traditional Iban warrior attire
The mother of two boys aged 11 and 14 told The Star that she felt on top of the world to win the title at the international pageant for married women.
"I always believe in following your passion, being prepared to work hard and make sacrifices, and above all, never letting anyone limit your dreams," she said.
She added that, as a little girl, she used to put on her mother's lip stick, wrap her shawl around her neck and strut on an imaginary catwalk, pretending to be a beauty queen.
"Dreams do come true!" she said.
The education consultant who hails from Ipoh, Perak also confessed that this is her first time participating in a beauty pageant
Despite her age, Sangeet said she has been more mentally and physically prepared to join a pageant, telling Asia Samachar that she describes herself as a fitness freak who loves travelling and crossfit.
"I feel fit compared [to] when I was a teenager, all thanks to the workouts that I started doing three years ago," she said.
The beauty queen added that her family has been very supportive of her participation in the pageant, which has led to her new role as an ambassador for tourism for the country.
Sangeet said she is looking forward to promoting ecotourism and advocating sustainability in the tourism industry in Malaysia.