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KK's Cheryl is the Kaamatan Queen

Published on: Sunday, June 01, 2014

Kota Kinabalu: The Unduk Ngadau representing Kota Kinabalu, Cheryl Lynn Pinsius, beat 41 other contestants from various districts in Sabah to be adjudged the new State-level Kaamatan Queen 2014, Saturday.

She received RM6,000, trophy, a tiara worth RM20,000 by Diamoney Jewellery Sdn Bhd, a smartphone worth RM2,000, bouquet of flowers worth RM200, scholarships from ATI College and Binary University worth RM25, 000 each, personalised bracelet, ring and earrings worth RM8,000, one year reload of RM200 per month worth RM2,400, hampers sponsored by Giant and Nestle each worth RM200 and RM150 followed by other goodies from Toh Puan Norlidah Datuk RM Jasni, wife of the Head of State.

Second place was won by Kota Marudu's Scarlett Megan Liew Zi Ling followed by Johor representative, Liz Lorena Rayner.

Fourth place was won by representative from Putatan, Samantha Sharon C.E.Laujang.

In Fifth place was Tuaran representative, Hemy Manjadi, followed by Papar district's, Debbie Colette Christopher while seventh by Klang Valley representative, Maylesthelyn Matius.

Pinsius could not believe when told she won.

"However, I am happy and grateful to be able to win," she said, adding that she was able to gain more confidence and get to know new friends throughout the competition.

Pinsius who participated in the competition for the third time also said she would accept the study scholarship at ATI College despite having other choice to pursue her studies at Binary University.

"This is to allow me to promote more actively in terms of Sabah tourism," she said, adding that she is proud to be able to defend the crown for Kota Kinabalu.

The State-level Kaamatan Queen 2013 was also won by Kota Kinabalu representative, Immaculate Lojuki.

Pinsius, originally from Kg Bantayan, Inanam and the youngest among four siblings also advised future interested candidates to do their best, have more confidence, smile and never express their stress.

In the past, Pinsius emerged top 15 representing Inanam in 2011 and later as the KKIP Unduk Ngadau Beauty Queen title in 2012.

She is currently working as a clerk at a music store at Karamunsing Capital and enjoys watching English dramas in order to improve her English Language.

She also said that her sister who used to represent in Inanam in 2001 had also managed to be among the top five in the State-level Kaamatan Queen Competition 2001.

On the other hand, Miss Popular was won by Lahad Datu representative, Solius Ingrid Gangkangon.

She received a sash worth RM1,000, a crystal tiara, a smart phone, cash prize worth RM5,000, RM200 reload per month and other goodies from ALTEL Communication SDdn Bhd Chief Executive Officer, Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Yaacob.