KOTA KINABALU – A representative of the Philippines, Arnapha Abdu Sadam,23, was crowned as Ms Culture Asia during a beauty peagent at Ming Garden Hotel, last night.
She defeated eight contestants from Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, India and also from her own country, Philippines
Arnapha who worked as a flight attendant before shared that she had been preparing herself for a month in order to win the Asian beauty pageant competition.
“ I am so happy as I didn’t expect to win. I set myself a task to win and I had been preparing for this for a month. Although, it’s very difficult to pull myself together during the competition but I did it, anyway. I tried so hard to show my best qualities and confidence so that I was noticed and singled out. It’s all worth it and I’m proud to bring the crown home. Thanks to my family and supporters,” she said.
Cheryl Chan,26, who represented Malaysia was the first runner-up and Fatima Rauda Lipae,18, who also represented Philippines was the second runner-up for the competition.-By Saila Saidie/Sayangsabah