Lesley Cheam Wei Yeng, 26, from Kuala Lumpur was crowned Miss Universe Malaysia 2022 after beating 12 other contestants at a glitzy Gala Night dinner event held at M Hotel & Resort, Kuala Lumpur.
Standing at 166 cm, Lesley also brought home the subsidiary title of Miss Radiant Confident and Miss Schwarzkopf Most Beautiful Hair. Lesley holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmaceutical and Health Science from University of Nottingham, and works in Product Marketing. This 26-year-old is inspired by Elon Musk and would love to delve into his mind and find out how such a successful person views life.
The full list of 10 subsidiary title winners are as follows:
- Miss La Jung Glorious: Wong Siu Jane (Siu Jane)
- Miss Body Beautiful – Fire Fit: Tee Wan Ying 郑婉盈
- Miss Congeniality: Annatasha Shanty Jeremiah (Asha)
- Miss Habib: Ajunee Kaur
- Miss Glojas Gorgeous – Hair & Body: Ajunee Kaur
- Miss Good Hair Day – GHD: Annatasha Shanty Jeremiah (Asha)
- Miss Schwarzkopf Most Beautiful Hair: Lesley Cheam 詹慧盈
- Miss M Resort: Wong Siu Jane (Siu Jane)
- Miss Radiant Confident: Lesley Cheam 詹慧盈
- Miss Dermalogica Healthy Skin: Kate, Catherine Lai Hui Yi 赖惠怡
As Miss Universe 2022, Lesley brought home prizes worth RM200,000 from our Partners and Sponsors, aside from the RM2.58 million Habib Jewels 10-carat diamond set in white gold named ‘Reflection’. She will also represent Malaysia on the international stage at the Miss Universe competition in New Orleans, USA on 14 January 2023.
Placed as first runner-up is Ajunee Kaur, 20 from Kuala Lumpur, while Tee Wan Ying 郑婉盈, 25 from Pahang was named second runner-up.
From the Top 13 finalists, the contestants who made the cut into the Top 8 were Ajunee Kaur, Wong Siu Jane (Siu Jane), Annatasha Shanty Jeremiah (Asha), Catherine Lai Hui Yi (Kate), Joann Tiong Hau Ping , Tee Wan Ying, Kaverrna Nair Sukumaran and Lesley Cheam Wei Yeng.
The newly crowned Lesley said that strengthening her mental state is her priority right now. “It is a lot of responsibility and stress once we step up on the international stage. So all the preparation needed will start from now, including the ones suggested by Datin Elaine (Daly, National Director of Miss Universe Malaysia Organization (MUMO)), which are practicing my catwalk, public speaking skills and Q&A session”.
The Gala Night’s panel of judges consisted of seven notable personalities and industry players. They were Kenny Yee, Founder of Makeup Miracle Academy & Workshop, Datin Selwinder Kaur, CEO of Glojas, Glojas Aesthetic Clinic, Don Teo, Director of Operations, M Resort, Rizman Nordin, Co-Founder and Director of Rizman Ruzaini, Dr Karen Po, medical director and aesthetic medical practitioner, La Jung Aesthetic Clinic, Andrea Wong, creative director and fashion stylist, and Shweta Sekhon, Miss Universe Malaysia 2019.
The glamorous Gala Night, which was attended by the who’s who in the local business, media, fashion and entertainment industry, were co-hosted by actor and TV host Hansen Lee and British-Singaporean fashion model and TV personality, Aimee Cheng-Bradshaw.
The Miss Universe Malaysia 2022 theme ‘Beauty Beyond You’ reflected the spirits of the competition where these young women were given the opportunity to champion a cause that they are passionate about while competing to shine among the others.
This annual pageant was presented by Official Facial Aesthetic Partner La Jung Aesthetic Clinic. Other sponsors are Bloop Malaysia as the Official Magnetic Silk Lashes Partner, Dermalogica as the Official Professional-Grade Skincare Products Partner, Official Catwalk Training Partner Elpis Models, Official Fitness Partner FireFit Malaysia, Official Professional Hairstyling Tools Partner GHDMalaysia, Official Hair & Body Aesthetic Partner Glojas Aesthetic, Official Crown & Jewellery Partner Habib Jewels, Official Makeup Academy Partner Makeup Miracle, Official Professional Haircare Partner Schwarzkopf, Official Natural Mineral Water Partner Spritzer Water, Official Nutrition Partner The Fish Bowl, Official Aromatherapy Partner Tisserand Malaysia and Wax Candy The Wax Bar as the Official Personal Grooming Partner.