Roll out the red carpet and make way for the newly appointed Miss Malaysia Globe 2021, Malveen Kaur Gill, 27, from Senai, a small town in Johor.
Malveen first stepped foot into pageantry simultaneously when she started her modeling career back in 2019. This diva had a handful of goals and being passionate about the entertainment world, Malveen’s career skyrocketed tremendously and has certainly touched many hearts.
Young women today are greatly inspired by her journey as a model and a Beauty Queen. Encouraging a durability and humility few possess. Malveen always believes in her own principles of “I can and I will” supporting her can-do attitude which is highly respected by her followers.
Explaining her journey, Malveen suffered self-esteem issues as she was growing up for she was always mocked about the colour of her skin, and hence, she never saw herself participating in a beauty pageant but with encouragement and support from family and friends she managed to step out of her comfort zone and gained confidence after winning her first state pageant.
In addition, Malveen always felt she was born as a giver and that pageantry was a call of destiny to connect with the community. Especially the children. Her love for them grew when she founded The Bunga Project with a mission to help underprivileged children in Malaysia with educational needs. She adds that – “This platform is very important to me, to my advocacy and my country. I owe this opportunity to the children I have put smiles on their faces and helped them understand that this world is theirs to lead.”
It has always been a dream of hers to represent her country. Her mission is to change and break the stereotypes of the beauty standards in pageantry.
Upon taking up the responsibility of her title, she oaths and promises to perform and serve the role carrying her pageant sisters’ heart and soul throughout her entire reign as a sign of respect to their hard work during the Miss Grand Malaysia competition which took place over 2 years.
One thing we can certainly say about this Queen is, once a Queen always a Queen. The Miss Globe takes place in 2021; where candidates from more than 90 countries and autonomous territories will compete for the title and crown.
We wish you all the very best in your journey as our flag bearer at The Miss Globe 2021 competition in Albania.
HOMME INTERVIEW – Malveen Kaur:
HOMME: How did you get your first break into the world of beauty pageants?
MK: It all started in 2019 with Harry Internationals’, Miss HIT Johor Pageant. I was very fresh and had no clue what I was getting myself into but I actually grew up watching beauty pageants and always admired and wondered what it would be like standing up there on a massive stage with millions of eyes on you. How do they make it look so easy to smile and wave without the slightest note of nervousness. So that’s what I thought to myself walking into that audition room. I was intimated with the other girls and I was unsure if I could succeed in this because I suffered low self-esteem issues because of being labelled in my teenage days for having dark skin and being taller than some of the boys. So I just did it for the experience instead but little did I know I killed two birds with one stone. Meaning to say I got an offer to join modeling that very day of my audition by the guest speaker that officiated the pageant. I was honestly scared and excited at the same time but I told myself it’s now or never. It’s definitely a rare opportunity and I should embrace it with an open heart and mind.
HOMME: You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What colour would you be and why?
MK: I would be a Rose Gold colour. It’s subtle, gentle and aesthetic. Sets a certain royal vibe to it if you use it right and there would be an authentic rose scent coming from the crayon itself. I mean this is huge right? I get to be a crayon, so why not a fancy one that relaxes your mind and oozes your creativity at the same time!
HOMME: Favourite childhood memory?
MK: Probably running around with my floral black dress and a rainbow coloured umbrella. Would never go anywhere without it. It somewhat completed me and I would take a lot of pictures with it doing different poses. I used to love to smile. Like a lot! Not one of my childhood photos doesn’t have me smiling like the Grinch!
HOMME: Which was your favourite pageant and why?
MK: I actually love the whole existence of pageantry since day one. It is a very beautiful platform that allows women from every part of the world to come together as one and stand up for global issues that are the substitute of important topics like humanity, violence and etc. So to answer your question, I don’t have a favourite pageant. I love them all because in the end we all want to work towards a better future where there is only kindness, peace and love shared with one another.
HOMME: What was the last gift you gave someone?
MK: The last gift I gave to someone was a surprise birthday balloon to my niece, Rhia on her 10th birthday. I have two very beautiful and intelligent nieces and a curious nephew. The girls really look up to me and see me as their role model. So every time they look at my photoshoots or being dressed up, they get intrigued and excited to a point that I inspire them in so many ways. Rhia once told me that she wants to be like me when she grows up and I just told her to buckle up because this is going to be one insane ride in her life!
HOMME: Where did you go to school?
MK: I studied at a local school in a small town, Senai. My primary and secondary school were practically a step away from each other. Then I graduating with a Degree in Fashion Design from Nottingham Trent University, UK.
HOMME: What inspires you?
MK: I am easily inspired by anything that’s around me. I live and breathe easily, allowing my mind to be open and receptive to things in a positive way. Simple things like reading a great book, watching documentaries and even music can give me the drive. I focus on the quality of life rather than stressing about what is needed to survive in this world. We are all sent here for a reason and it is a gift we should cherish. So I truly feel we need to take a moment and give ourselves a little break from chasing the rabbit and enjoy that taste of freshly brewed coffee.
HOMME: Tell our readers something we don’t know about you?
MK: Something you don’t know about me… I love to dance! It’s my go to world when I leave everything else behind. You name it like my problems or when I am not all glammed up, I will be that crazy diva in my room, dancing my way to the classics from the 80’s and 90’s.
HOMME: What do you want to be known for?
MK: I am currently working towards being an inspirational icon to everyone out there who needs that boost and hope in life again. I want to be that mirror that when others look at me, they see a great future and high possibility of fulfilling their dreams. Being able to stand among women who have accomplished so much not only for themselves but for the world as well is where I want to be and I can feel it deep down within me that I was born to do this. I was born to lead, inspire and empower which is a tagline for my foundation, called The Bunga Project.
HOMME: What is your favourite activity or hobby in your freetime?
MK: I love to lay back with my popcorn and watch movies in my spare time. Specifically horror, romantic comedies and true crime documentaries. I engage myself a lot in these movies because at times I feel there’s a divine connection between real life vs reality TV.
HOMME: What’s the most interesting thing about you that we wouldn’t learn from your resume?
MK: One thing that I don’t specifically mention in my resume I love photography and videography. It’s an art that came to me when I was about 16 or 17 at that time and I felt an immediate connection to moving and still objects. I love the idea how you can capture every moment through a lens and make it even more beautiful for everyone to see. Like they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. I was so inspired that I even did my final thesis on contemporary black and white images and I actually enjoyed every bit of it.
HOMME: Do you plan to stay in Malaysia, if not where to next?
MK: Malaysia will always be my home no matter where I am. That’s a fact. But given the opportunity to travel the world it would be a real gift to see different cultures and experience their lifestyles. To be honest I have never felt the touch of snow before. Am I really limiting my list of destinations? I don’t think so. Nonetheless, no matter the journey I go travel through, Malaysia will always be a part of me and in my heart.
HOMME: What is your favourite Malaysian Icon?
MK: I dearly look up to Deborah Priya Henry, our most successful and inspiring beauty queen. She has created such a great impact for all aspiring beauty queens out there to walk the walk and talk the talk. Following her Fugeelah movement to help children and youth seeking refuge is what inspired me to start my foundation The Bunga Project to help the underprivileged children as well.
I see myself in Deborah in a way that we both share the nature of being a giver and we live for that with the pureness of our heart. Helping others to unveil from their shadows to move forward into their lives with the new ray of hope. Our mission will always embark on the faith of humanity and the beauty of life in all its transformational way.
If you could describe Deborah in one word, she is remarkable!
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