Cammielye stays true to her talent and wins MGIS Talent Night
By Jude Toyat
Powerhouse vocalist Cammielye Oliver Rega was crowned Miss Talent of Miss Global International Sarawak (MGIS) 2015 during the MGIS Talent Night held at Station One of The Hills Shopping Mall here on May 19.
The 26-year-old lass from Belaga wowed the judges and the audience with her soaring rendition of Welsh singer-songwriter Duffy’s ‘Mercy’, winning herself a crown and a sash sponsored by Station One.
“It took me several days to practice my singing. I did not expect this as there was a tough competition between me and the other contestants, nevertheless I feel so relieved and happy with this win,” she said.
The businesswoman added that her talent in singing was inherited from her father.
“My father always encourages me to sing. I have been singing since I was just a little girl,” Cammielye added.
The judging criteria for Miss Talent include showmanship or presentation, creativity and audience votes.
The judges for the evening were Station One manager who is also the head judge Ivan Tan, Mr Sabah Borneo Tourism 2014 Ricky Raca Kimwah, former beauty queen Tresa Michael, and pageant trainers Dutta Pratama and Wagner John.
Other selected participants who showed off their talent in singing, dancing, and playing musical instruments that evening included Ezza Hunny, Decharmene Gibson, Pauline Nanie Mula Nating, Paula Nanie Entia Nating, Ellna Jiway, Stepheni Johari, Wendy Ling Jia Jing, Anny Wong Wei Wei, Shayndee Dunstan and Christina Dana Paulus Ripos.
Meanwhile, Christina won the Miss Popular subsidiary title that evening winning herself a sash and a crown. Both Cammielye and Christina will advance to the Top 10 at the grand final to be held at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching this evening.
Prior to the competition, the official crown for MGIS designed by Anna Sue Jewellery was also revealed.
The crown was named ‘Artemis’ after the most widely honoured of Ancient Greek goddesses who also featured prominently in the lives of women. The name was chosen because Artemis generally depicts personal strength, the power to talk and control, a protector who is also divine and heavenly.
‘Artemis’ was made of very fine materials such as zirconia beads flown all the way from Czech Republic, crystal beads from Istanbul, hand-cut glass beads from Indonesia and authentic freshwater pearls from Sabah. The beads are fabricated together and carefully sewn by hand.
With its very distinct design, the crown symbolises how a woman’s real beauty and power lies within herself.