Sisters Ilyn & Elyn Loh proud title holders of Little Miss & Mister United World 2019
Malaysia’s very own talented sisters have emerged as winners of different categories at the Little Miss and Mister United World 2019 world finals held recently at the beautiful island of Tenerife (Canary Islands) in Spain from 2nd to 8th October 2019. Ilyn Loh (11) and Elyn Loh (7) were crowned International Model Grand Prix and Mini Miss United World (Group Champion) (ages 7 – 9) respectively during the Awards Gala Night of the festival. They were among 47 contestants from 20 countries around the globe to participate in this international competition.
Elyn Loh (7) - Mini Miss United World 2019 - Group Champions (ages 7-9)
Ilyn Loh (11) is the proud winner of the International Model Grand Prix 2019
The contest saw the participation of both boys and girls aged as young as 4 up to 17 years old trying to vie for the title of Little Miss and Mister United World Grand Prix. It featured contestants from four age groups: Tiny Miss/Mister: 4-6 years, Mini Miss/Mister: 7-9 years, Little Miss/Mister: 10-12 years and Teen Miss/Mister: 13-17 years. A girl from Thailand, Srisupa Kesawapitak was crowned the Little Miss United World 2019 Grand Prix title. As for the boys’ category, the Little Mister United World 2019 Grand Prix title went to Karlis-Kristaps Jaunzems from Latvia.
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Mother, Swan Lum & Mentor, Jessie Foo
Besides gaining recognitions with the abovementioned awards, 11 year old Ilyn Loh also snagged the Best Photo Model and Best Art Costume subsidiary titles. Meanwhile, her younger sister, Elyn Loh secured the Best International Model Catwalk and Best Video subsidiary titles. Both sisters were amongst the top ten finalist of the Golden Laurel Olympiad.
Adam Ham, CEO of GCMA posing with the winners - Ilyn & Elyn Loh for the Little Miss & Mister United World 2019
The ecstatic young pair from SJK (C) Tsun Jin not only gained prestigious awards but also learned to overcome many challenges, as well as gained many new friendships from around the world. According to her mother, Swan Lum, “Words cannot truly describe my emotions at seeing both my girls succeed together at the same time by winning the International Model Grand Prix 2019 and Mini Miss United World – Group Champion respectively.” With tears swelling from her eyes the proud mum added, “This is truly the biggest reward in my life to be able to witness both of them achieving the highest honourable titles at the world stage. I am truly grateful to all that has happened. Its every mum’s dream come true.”
A press conference was held recently at the Ampang Glasshouse, Kuala Lumpur to grace the moments of their achievements and wins, which was attended by member of the media, sponsors & partners, close friends & relatives, as well as Jessie Foo & Cher Win, who are their passionate mentors and dance instructors.
During the Q&A session, Ilyn & Elyn were ecstatic to respond to abundance of questions and confidently make statements with the hopes to unite the diversity and beauty of these heritage from every corner of our globe. “Children are able to touch the deepest strings of our hearts. Their talent conquers and disarms, gives joy and delight.”