Representing the home country at international competitions can be daunting, with all eyes on you and feeling the pressure of being on your best behaviour. That didn’t stop this beauty queen.
Following the cancellation of Miss International Malaysia 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the pageant was finally able to be held this year and shortlisted 17 participants, where the winner will represent Malaysia at the 60th Miss International pageant.
Unfortunately, one of the finalists, Abby Lee received criticism from a netizen named Hui Yue on a Facebook post during the last lap of the finals.
In the post, it included multiple screenshots of Abby’s Instagram stories where she repeatedly showed a complete lack of patriotism throughout the competition.
In one of the screenshots, Abby was caught expressing her real feelings towards her home country, saying that she participated the competition only “because [I] was interested in it, not because [I] love the country.”
“Those who know me will know that I don’t even care [about the country]. I never wanted to admit that I’m a Malaysian. Migration has always been my dream.”
She also complained about the fact that she wasn’t born in another country after flaming a photographer for having failed to take a good picture of her during the competition.
“Why was I born at a kampung in Malaysia and not a big city in China? I love China and Japan.”
To top things off, Abby was also accused of being a racist after she sent a colourful and crude message to a netizen in which she claimed that Muslims had a “low-class culture.”
And if that wasn’t repulsive enough, she even boasted about her “perfect body”, piano and dancing skills before haughtily reminding interested parties to pay up before hiring her for the day.
She ended this with several lines of standing out because she was “talented from a small, deserted place.”
As expected, netizens did not buy any of Abby’s boasting and called her out for her rudeness and poor attitude.
Due to the flak she received, she recently posted an Instagram story with an apology to the team at Miss International Malaysia (MIM). Read it below:
Beauty queen or not, what matters isn’t on the outside but on the inside!