by Leanne Tan
Thirty-eight-year-old businesswoman, Lee Mei Jen (Jen Lee), won the Mrs Malaysia Earth 2017 title at the pageant finals at Syeun Hotel, Ipoh on Sunday, April 30.
A mother of four young children, Lee battled her way to the top, defeating 14 other beautiful mothers from various parts of the country. She walked away with a RM5000 cash prize and gifts worth RM40,000.
Lee also won the Mrs Congeniality and Audience Choice Award subsidiary titles.
Hailing from Ipoh, Lee is 5 feet 7 inches tall. She enjoys travelling and swimming.
The doting mother described the support given by her family and friends as, “overwhelming”. According to her, she had to prioritise her needs and juggle between pageant practices, work and family.
Lee said that after having kids of her own, she felt disconnected from society, and hence the reason for her participation in the pageant.
“A pageant queen inspires girls and women to never give up on their dreams,” the soft-spoken Lee added.
Lee will be representing Malaysia at the Mrs Earth 2017 pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada in June.
A total of ten subsidiary titles and two top awards were given away.
Among those present at the pageant were Wanita MCA chief, Datuk Heng Seai Kie; winner of Mrs Universe 2013, Carol Lee and mother of Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Michelle Yeoh, Datin Janet Yeoh.Top 5 Winners: Mrs Malaysia Earth 2017: Lee Mei Jen
Mrs Malaysia Earth – Humanity: Lam Woon Nee
Mrs Malaysia Earth – Climate: Yvonne Liew Ee Mun
Mrs Malaysia Earth – Cultural: Emily Tan Mei Leng
Mrs Malaysia Earth – Eco Tourism: May Liew Mee Mui