Cheryl Lyn of Kota Kinabalu crowned Unduk Ngadau 2014

KOTA KINABALU, June 1, 2014: Cheryl Lyn Pinsius, 21, of Kota Kinabalu was announced winner of the 2014 Unduk Ngadau (Harvest Queen) at the State-level Kaamatan Celebration at Hongkod Koisaan Hall on Saturday.

Cheryl become the second person to win the title representing the district in two consecutive years after last year’s winner, Immaculate Lojuki.

The 21-year-old could not believe her luck when she received prizes including cash, a sash, trophy, jewelry sponsored by Diamoney Jewelry Sdn Bhd, as well as scholarships from a college here and a university in Peninsular Malaysia.

Cheryl Lyn (centre) flanked by Scarlett Megan (left) and Liz Lorenna. Photo: The Star

Cheryl Lyn (centre) flanked by Scarlett Megan (left) and Liz Lorenna. Photo: The Star

“I was really shocked when I was announced as this year’s winner as the other girls were also very good during the finals,” she said.

“However, I am very happy that I won,” she said, adding that her family and friends were the ones who gave her support and guidance throughout the competition.

Cheryl, a clerk at a music store in the city, said she would quit her job and continue her studies at the college here because she did not want to be far from home, and felt that she owed it to Sabah as she is now the Unduk Ngadau.

“I want to give something back to Sabah and promote our state by taking up the scholarship for diploma in tourism here,” she added.

Meanwhile, 19-year-old student, Scarlett Megan Liew of Kota Marudu district emerged as first runner up while Liz Lorenna Rayner, 25, representing the Johor Kadazandusun Cultural Association was named second runner up.

Solius Ingrid Gangkangon. Photo: ALTEL Facebook page

Solius Ingrid Gangkangon. Photo: ALTEL Facebook page

Lahad Datu-born native, Solius Ingrid Gangkagon, was named the most popular contestant by one the event’s main sponsor, Altel Sdn Bhd.



source: The Star


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