Beauty pageants and swimsuits are closely related because beauty pageants ain’t beauty pageants if no swimsuits are involved!
In Malaysia, we have our annual Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant (MACIP) and the swimsuit (bikini) segment had been a tradition. Yesterday (21 December), the finale of MACIP 2019 was held in Kuala Lumpur and the Top 8 finalists made their way to the stage for the final showdown.
Just when everyone thought this event was planned out perfectly, Astro received a notice on 20 December, a day before the final competition.
According to China Press, the swimsuit competition was CANCELLED as DBKL banned swimsuits out of a sudden. Although no official statement was released regarding this issue, rumour has it that the act of “revealing skin” in public had become sensitive ever since the tattoo expo incident that occurred earlier this month.
Upon receiving the shocking news of the cancellation, the organiser was sceptical about the government’s abrupt “change of mind”.
“This is a non-Muslim event, and it’s also a live broadcast. The permit for all the programmes was applied according to the official instructions, and such a sudden ban had severely interrupted the plans that were made.”
Since they had no choice but to follow the instructions, Astro substituted the original swimsuit competition segment with a new programme called “Let’s Party”, where the finalists put on a see-through white top over their bikini top, and a pair of denim shorts. It changed the atmosphere of the event with a dash of Christmas spirit, completely steering away from the originally intended bikini look.
The bikini competition had been going on all the way since 2018, and this is the first time in almost 20 years where an iconic segment had been removed from the show. The organiser couldn’t help but wonder how this move would affect the pageant in the future.
Upon hearing the news, many netizens expressed their disappointment seeing how our country seem to be moving backwards.
Well, what are your thoughts about the cancellation of swimsuit competition on a pageant show?
Watch: UK YouTubers Scammed In Kota Raya On Their First Day in Malaysia!
Located in Kuala Lumpur, Kota Raya is a shopping complex known for selling footwear, bags, clothing, mobile phones and accessories....
PDRM Has Detained Over 200 People For Various Violations Of SOPs Under RMCO
The authorities have set certain rules and procedures during this Covid-19 season for good reason. After all, the pain of...
Hishammuddin Says He Has Paid The Fine Of RM250 For Vaping in Parliament
Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein has informed the Dewan Rakyat that he has a paid the fine for...
Watch: Motorcyclist Crashes On PLUS Highway After Trying To Squeeze Between Car & Barricade
In Malaysia, you can typically find motorcycles zooming in and out of lanes through narrow gaps in between cars. While...
Employer Won’t Take Responsibility For Foreign Worker Who Suffered Major Burns In Factory Accident
Ever since the Movement Control Order began, the fate of labourers has remained a question mark. Having their jobs and...
- Current Affairs10 hours ago
14-Year-Old Teen Scammed of Almost RM300,000 of His Father’s Money by Female PUBG Friend
- Current Affairs11 hours ago
Netizens Enraged As VVIPs Walk Free While Teen Gets Fined RM1,000 For Not Wearing Mask Properly
- Current Affairs11 hours ago
JUST IN: Lim Guan Eng Charged For Abuse Of Power & Receiving Bribe Of RM3.3 Million
- Current Affairs14 hours ago
Two New Covid-19 Clusters Detected in Perak and Putrajaya, Active Case Detection Ongoing