Cheam Wei Yeng (Lesley) was crowned Miss Universe Malaysia 2022 on Friday, October 7 at M Resort & Hotel in Damansara, Kuala Lumpur.
The 26-year-old pharmacist and health science graduate is a talented and multilingual assistant and host from Selangor. He succeeded Miss Universe Malaysia 2020 Francisca Luhong James.
Ajunee Simreet Kaur Khangura and Tee Wan Ying were named first and second runners-up, respectively.
Rounding out the Top 8 finalists are Annatasha Shanty Jeremiah (Asha), Joann Tiong Hau Ping (Joann), Catherine Lai Hui Yi (Kate), Kaverrna Nair Sukumaran (Kaverrna), and Wong Siu Jane (Siu Jane).
In addition to the national title, the new Miss Universe Malaysia also secured Miss Radiant Confidence and Miss Schwarzkopf Most Beautiful Hair Awards.
Lesley, who wants to use her pageant platform to raise awareness on mental health issues, will now prepare to represent her country at the 71st Miss Universe pageant in January in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.