Selangor’s Lishalliny Kanaran for Miss Grand Malaysia 2020?

02 Aug 2020 | Ana Walia

Lishalliny Kanaran was crowned Miss Grand Selangor 2020 on 25th July 2020 and at Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTiC), Kuala Lumpur and now represent Selangor at Miss Grand Malaysia 2020 stage. She is very excited to be representing Selangor at the national pageant. She is 23-years-old and stands 175 cm tall and is studying architecture at University Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR). She was crowned by Miss Grand Selangor 2019 Haaraneei MK, who also carries the title Miss Intercontinental Malaysia 2019 at the end of the event finale.

After being crowned as Miss Grand Selangor 2020, Lishalliny stated, “I feel so honoured and thankful to be chosen as Miss Grand Selangor 2020. I was really shocked when they announced my name. My legs were literally shivering when the outgoing queen Haaraneei placed the crown on my head and gave me her sweetest words. It was only when the flashes started going off, that I realized I had really won.” The diva also won the Miss Beautiful Body subsidiary title.



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Miss Grand Selangor 2020 Lishalliny Kanaran’s court included:

First Runner-Up: Mellanie Yew

Wildcard 1: Reeta Kaur

Wildcard 2: Meagala Kanesh

Lishalliny aspires to open her own architecture firm one day and represent Malaysia at international day. She is not new to pageantry as she participated at Miss Grand Selangor 2019 where she was placed as the second runner-up and won Best in Evening Gown subsidiary title. She mentioned in her appreciation post on social media that there was a point when she felt demotivated during her stint at Miss Grand Selangor 2020 but she is thankful to everyone who came forward and supported her and helped her win the title. She also mentioned that the winning was completely surreal to her as she has been competition for the title for a while now and was adjudged as the runner-up but this time it was her chance to shine.

On asking about how is she preparing for the finale night, she mentioned, “By hitting the gym, I’m sure enough to make my body fit and make my skin flawless. After that, I will do my best to come out of my comfort zone and create an impact in the coming Miss Grand Malaysia finale. I’m really looking forward to it and I’m just going to give it my best shot.” She has also been training for walk-on-stage, body angles, body confidence, communication, and interview skills.



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The diva loves to cook and spend time with her family when she is not working. She also advocates about Period Poverty where her team has been trying to raise awareness as well as providing products needed during menstruation to the ones who are not able to afford them. She has worked very hard and believes that her efforts will show during the competition and she is ready to take onto the title and represent Malaysia at Miss Grand International.

First runner-up Mellanie Yew will advance to the Miss Grand Malaysia 2020 national finals along with wildcards Reeta Kaur and Meagala Kanesh. All four delegates are excited and prepping themselves up for the finale event.

Miss Grand Selangor 2020 state coordinator Kingsley Tham, when approached by CJMY to comment on the final event, said, “I was very happy. Miss Grand Selangor 2020 wasn’t an easy journey for all the finalists. It was a long journey in term of time due to the pandemic but it was difficult too because they don’t really have much time to bond and practise together. However, I was so satisfied with all the finalists’ performance as they were enjoyed on the stage, as they treated that night as once a life time experience, and they gave their hundred percent to deliver the best stage for the judges, their family, and their supporters.”

Miss Grand Malaysia organization had announced that the coronation ceremony for Miss Grand Malaysia 2020 will be held in the month of August to select Malaysia’s representative for the annual international pageant. The organization has also announced that the regional pageant for Miss Grand Sabah 2020 and Miss Grand Sarawak 2020 will not be conducted this year due to the restrictions and the state directors must handpick the delegates who will represent the respective province at the national pageant. It is to be noted that they have been given the option to submit the name of the delegates as wildcard candidates and not state winners.