18th March, 2017
Sabah’s first parenting magazine Parents Avenue has successfully organised their first COVER SEARCH 2017 with overwhelming response.
After the search for the cutest kid to appear on the front cover of the magazine being announced, the event attracted over 1,000 entries (newborn to 12-year-olds) from all over East Malaysia but only 20 were chosen for the final.
Its editor Stella Matilda said that the programme is not merely to find the next cover model of Parents Avenue Magazine, providing a platform and opportunity for babies and children to become models but more importantly, the event creates an opportunity to ensure parents celebrate the joy of parenthood with their children in the most memorable way possible.
“There are so many aspiring young talents here and I hope we are able to be their first step – a platform to modeling.”
“We believe competition like this will bring families closer. We believe this event is very exciting and memorable with positive support from families, relatives and friends,” she said who always think that family is the most important thing in the world.
Stella was speaking during the grand final held recently at Suria Sabah in Kota Kinabalu.
The event was hosted by stunning emcee Daphne Iking who is also a mother of three.
Before the COVER SEARCH 2017 grand final, the 20 finalists have done several activities such as Arts and Craft lce Breaking Event, Fashion Photoshoot and the Online Voting.
There are four categories namely Category A: Newborn to 18 months; Category B: 18 months to three years old; Category C: age 3 to 5; and Category D: aged 5-12.
The winners were selected by judges namely the former Unduk Ngadau 2007, Jo Anna Henley Rampas, Suria Sabah representative Melissa Liew and the event’s official photographer, Carynn Tanduba.
The winner of each category will be featured on the front cover of Parents Avenue Magazine and will take home RM1,000 cash. The winners will also be given two-night stay in Grandis Hotel.
For the second place, each category’s winners will be featured inside the magazine and take home RM500 as well as buffet vouchers.
For the third place, the winners will receive RM300 and buffet vouchers. The consolation prizes are RM100 cash and buffet vouchers.
All the finalists also received a certificate from Parents Avenue Magazine.
For category A, Nur Tiara Khayla was selected as winner, while second place and third place went to Giselle Chau and Jayantha Jaatinen, respectively.
Aurora Battistessa won first place in category B with Nur Adellya Amanda in second place and Athea Crnila in third place.
In category C, Lalenya Rose emerged as champion followed by Quenisha Lo and Timaben Abeng, for the first and second runner up respectively.
For category B Maya Faith Williams was selected as champion, while Venice Vo and Rayan Saladin came in second place and third place, respectively.