The pageant week for the Miss Sabah Tourism 2015 finally culminated with the Gala Dinner last night (Friday, 19th June), which was held at the Hakka Association Hall, Tanjung Lipat. If you ask us, there’s really nothing better to do on a Friday night than having a sumptuous dinner in the company of beauties!

Miss Sabah Tourism 2015 Gala Dinner
Welcome performance by the 11 finalists clad in beautiful batik dresses by Pusat Kraftangan Sabah

The Gala Dinner opened with speeches by the State Director of Miss Sabah Tourism and Miss Malaysia Tourism 2009, Weena Marcus, followed by International Pageant Director from D’Touch International, Irene Liong and the Chairman or Sabah Tourism Board, Datuk Joniston Bangkuai.

As dinner was served, guests were also entertained by a catwalk appearance of the lovely ladies in the evening dresses sponsored by Life Bridal, a video presentation of the girls frolicking on the Mengalum Island beach and another video montage of the girls’ activities throughout pageant week--including a visit to Amazing Borneo Tours office--followed by an amazing talent performance by the finalists.

Soon, it was time to announce the top five winners of the Miss Sabah Tourism 2015: Lilia Agin, Pachara Emmanuel Apin, Janet Fabian, Xandria Ban and Adriani Durahim. After the announcement of the top five winners, the girls had to overcome the last challenge to determine the winner and runners up of the Miss Sabah Tourism 2015 pageant.

The Q&A session proved to be drilling at the very least, but the top five finalists managed to sail through smoothly, especially Pachara Emmanuel Apin who was clearly more confident compared to the rest.

Then, it was the time that everyone was waiting for: the announcement of the seven subsidiary titles given by the sponsors, including Amazing Borneo Tours.

After much debate throughout the week, everyone agreed that Janet Fabian has both the looks and personality suited to become the first ever Miss Amazing Borneo. Janet was presented with a sash and trophy by Miss Ruth Chua, representing Amazing Borneo Tours.

Then, it was time to announce the top three winners of the Miss Sabah Tourism 2015. The second runner-up spot is won by Pachara Emmanuel Apin, who also won the subsidiary title of Miss Elegant. The first runner-up spot is won by Xandria Ban, who also won two subsidiary titles of Miss Photogenic and Miss Talent.

And the winner is…

Janet Fabian crowned as Miss Sabah Tourism 2015 by Miss Malaysia Tourism 2009, Weena Marcus

Our prediction was proven to be true! In addition to being crowned Miss Sabah Tourism 2015 and winning the Miss Amazing Borneo subsidiary title, Janet also won the Miss Paris Station subsidiary title. Three titles won in a row, very well done, Janet!

Miss Sabah Tourism 2015, Janet Fabian, flanked by 1st runner-up, Xandria Ban (right) and 2nd runner-up, Pachara Emmanuel Apin.

The Amazing Borneo team with the queen herself!

As Miss Amazing Borneo and Miss Sabah Tourism 2015, Janet will be acting as the ambassador for our company as well as a tourism ambassador for the whole state. This, no doubt, will be a big responsibility but we have confidence that Janet will be able to execute her duties well during her reign.

Once again, we would like to congratulate Janet for being crowned Miss Sabah Tourism 2015. All the best, Janet. See you soon!