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Grace Chong Chwee Yin TKS Elite Mrs Singapore SE Asia 2019


Grace Chong Chwee Yin TKS Elite Mrs Singapore SE Asia 2019, World Class Beauty Queens Magazine,

World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to welcome amazing Queen Grace Chong Chwee Yin TKS Elite Mrs Singapore SE Asia 2019.


Full name: Grace Chong Chwee Yin

Title/Year: TKS Elite Mrs Singapore SE Asia 2019

Pageant System: Multiple Events over a 6 month period culminating in a Grand Final

Age: 57

Zodiac sign: Pisces

Hobbies: Singing & travelling

Talents: Actress & Singer

Years competed: 2019

Countries visited: Singapore

Likes: Singing at Old Folks’ Homes, Charity Shows & Community / Company events

Dislikes: Seeing people being abused or treated unfairly, animals being tortured, and don’t like being stuck in an office.

Status: Married with 2 sons

World Class Beauty Queens: Please tell us about yourself.

I’m an Actress, Singer and Host. Have featured in numerous TV Dramas, Movies, TV Commercials, Print Ads, Corporate Videos, Short Films and Radio Commercials. Participated in several Television Variety Shows. Nominated for Best Actress at the ciNE65 2019 Singapore Film Festival. World Class Beauty Queens: What does women Empowerment means to you? A woman who has a healthy and positive message to share with others. A way to both give and receive motivating and encouraging solutions, especially to those who may feel lost and confused. To provide the confidence to other women who may feel they are in a hopeless or depressed situation with thoughtful, uplifting advice and guidance. 

World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your pageant history. The TKS Mrs International Pageant 2019 (the 13th Anniversary of the Pageant, 2006 – 2019) is the first and only Beauty Pageant that I have entered to date. World Class Beauty Queens: What inspired you to do your first pageant? It had been a dream of mine to appear on stage from a very young age, but somehow, life overtook my hopes and dreams. As time passed, I got married and started a family. Finally at the age of 57, this opportunity came along, and despite a number of struggles and obstacles, I set my heart and mind to persevere and complete this 6 month Beauty Pageant journey, before it was too late. I didn’t want to find myself looking back with regret at not having grasped this chance that had opened up before me.

World Class Beauty Queens: Why did you choose to compete for your current title? This Beauty Pageant was divided into a number of different categories, and due to my age and circumstances I qualified for this category – Elite Mrs Singapore SE Asia 2019.

World Class Beauty Queens: To those unfamiliar with your pageant system please tell us what is it about? This Pageant was spread out over a period of 6 months, during which there were a number of different events and programmes, and it culminated in a Grand Final. These different stages included – Dance & Pageant Classes (spread over several sessions) – to teach us the correct aspects of how to catwalk properly and our deportment. The 13th Edition TKS Brand Mrs Singapore 2019 Grand Finalists Media Unveiling Grand Launch, including individual catwalk with sponsor logo, self-introduction and Presentation of Sash. A sponsored Beauty Salon visit. VIP Invited Guests to the Singapore International Arts Festival at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Meeting up and having Lunch with Senior Citizens who are living alone in one room flats ; A Fitness Contest – dressed in a Red Swimsuit with matching Red Scarf and Sash (with Judges marks contributing to your final score). Preparation, Compilation & Presentation of 3 Portfolios to the Judges – (with Judges marks contributing to your final score)     a) How you have prepared yourself for the TKS Mrs Singapore Pageant (Behind the scenes preparation and activities) b) Personal Achievement Portfolio ; and c) Charity & Volunteer Work Individual Self-introduction to the Judges (with Judges marks contributing to your final score). Interview by the Judges with random questions (with Judges marks contributing to your final score). Singapore Festivals Dinner Party – requiring the need to set up a beautiful & creative Table Booth that represents and celebrates a Singaporean Cultural Festival. A Pink Pyjamas Party, including a Pink only fancy table setting. International Hollywood Red Carpet Gala – wearing a Grand Long Tail Red Ball Gown with Sash. A short version of your Talent performance (upon which the Judges would select a final 12 from all of the International Talent performers (representing 13 countries), who would then perform at the International Grand Coronation Gala) ; and The International Grand Coronation Gala – featuring            a) Opening Dance performance wearing Country Costume and Sash b) Self-introduction to the Panel of Judges ; c) Fitness Modelling wearing Red Swimsuit & matching Scarf with Sash and Sponsor Logo ; d) International Top 12 Talent Performance ; e) Final Catwalk wearing Pastel Purple Opulent Gown and Sash; and f) Crowning Ceremony World Class Beauty Queens: What are you being judged on during the competition? During each of these different stages we were being judged and evaluated, not just on that specific event, but also on our attitude and behaviour, and the overall way that we carried ourselves throughout the entire period. We were being judged on our etiquette, manners and personal grooming both on and off the stage, and learnt to understand the importance of the conducting ourselves with refinement and elegance at all times.

World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your experience during the competition. I came through many experiences, from doubt and confusion in the early stages, through stressful moments, to happiness and some surprises at finally seeing things work out smoothly. Until at the end, looking back to realise everything that I’ve come through, which has made 2019 a memorable part of my life. World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your platform or what cause do you volunteer for. With this title I can use my singing and acting performances to become involved in more charitable events, or provide volunteer services in many different areas, such as food distribution. 

World Class Beauty Queens: What appearances have you done with your title? Chinese New Year Light Up event as an Invited Guest and Singing Performer

World Class Beauty Queens: What are some of your achievements? Crowned Elite Mrs Singapore SE Asia 2019 and International Talent Contest Winner

World Class Beauty Queens: What is your on stage strategy to win the judges over? Being sincere and genuine and having a natural smile.

World Class Beauty Queens: What makes you stand out from all those other beautiful girls? One thing that may have helped is that being an actress and singer on stage has given me “confidence” in my stage presence. 

World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about the moment your name was called out as the winner. Very happy and thankful to Ms Beverly Tan and TKS for guiding me along this path, and to my family for their support during the whole 6 months.

World Class Beauty Queens: What does it mean to you to be a Beauty Queen? Becoming a Beauty Queen involves more than just physical beauty, but requires facing up to and overcoming so many difficulties and obstacles along the way that people do not see behind the scenes, which provides you with a mental strength and confidence that can be applied into real life.

World Class Beauty Queens: How did competing in pageants helped your life? It proved to me that I can do things that I’d not thought I would ever do, and boosted my self-confidence and self-esteem.. World Class Beauty Queens: How did pageants helped your selfesteem and body image? Having been crowned a Beauty Queen I’ve realised the responsibility of maintaining a healthy body and looking after my figure.

World Class Beauty Queens: You are an inspiration to all the girls out there. How does it feel? I feel that I have even more responsibility to maintain a good personality and be aware of my words and actions.

World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for learning better pageant walk? Be aware of your posture so that you don’t hunch over and try to make it as natural as possible, and smile.

World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for choosing right pageant dress? Be aware of your figure and the colours that look best on you, and choose outfits that are appropriate for your age.

World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for winning interview? Be sincere and genuine, and answer to the point. And remember to say “Thank you” for the question. World Class Beauty Queens: How did you prepare for your competition? Be aware of the schedule of events and timetable, so you can plan and prepare properly and in a timely manner, including having the appropriate dress and make-up.

World Class Beauty Queens: What is one mistake that you've done during competing you wish you could redo and fix it? I wish I could have worn a more glamourous National / Country Costume.   World Class Beauty Queens: What other mistakes are made by girls during the contest? Some things include being impatient, over-emotional, and bringing their personal problems into the competition.

World Class Beauty Queens: Any modeling or acting experience? I’m a freelance actress, singer and host, and have also appeared in TV Commercials and Print Ads, but have not been a runway model.

World Class Beauty Queens: What are your plans for 2019 as a Queen? With this title I hope that I can become involved in not only Charity or fund-raising events, but also a wider range of activities. World Class Beauty Queens: What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind? I’d like this experience to help inspire my children and others, that despite my age, if they pursue their hopes and dreams with action, they can also find success and achievement.

I’d like to thank TKS / Ms Beverly Tan and World Class Beauty Queens Magazine for the opportunity to take part in this interview. Director: TAN BEVERLY

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WWW.TKSMRSINTERNATIONAL.SG World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to say thank you for this amazing interview.

Grace Chong Chwee Yin TKS Elite Mrs Singapore SE Asia 2019, World Class Beauty Queens Magazine,

Interview by Derek Tokarzewski Owner/Editor in Chief Mr United Nations 2018 Platform: Women Empowerment Ambassador to International Foundation for Orphans iffocares.org

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