KUALA LUMPUR : For the very first time in 35 years , a Malaysian has emerged one of the top 3 winners of the Mrs World beauty pageant .
Kokilam Kathirvailu , 34 , was adjudged 2nd runner-up in the Mrs World 2019 battle held on Saturday at the West Gate Resort in Las Vegas , said Datin Harveen Kaur , who is Mrs Malaysia Globe national director and herself the conqueror of the Mrs Malaysia World 2017 title .
The Mrs World 2019 pageant featured contestants from 38 countries , she claimed in a statement here .
Kuala Lumpur-born Kokilam, a mother of three, was crowned the winner of the Mrs Malaysia World 2018-2019 pageant held last September in the federal capital.
Harveen said Kokilam was returning tonight to Malaysia from the United States, and was scheduled to arrive at Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 8.55pm.
She also said that the main aim of the Mrs Malaysia World contest was to be “a celebration of married women to capture the success of marriage and use it to bring more joy into the world”.
Mrs World is the first and oldest beauty pageant of its kind in the world, founded by David Marmel, who is also the president.