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Miss World Malaysia 2016 – Miss Fitness, Joyce Khoo


Miss World Malaysia 2016 – Miss Fitness, Joyce Khoo

Hi Joyce, thank you for taking the time to answer our questions.  Please share with our readers a little about yourself and where you’re from?

Hey there!  So I’m Joyce, a 22-year old girl from Kuching, Sarawak. I spent a third of my life as a pretty hardcore sportsperson. I swam and did track competitively, dabbled in martial arts (Managed a black in Taekwondo but mum never let me compete). Always been somewhat a goody-goody, didn’t break too many rules… or hearts.

Recently, I did my first ever beauty pageant, Miss World Malaysia 2016, and managed to win Miss Fitness. Having always been pretty much a tomboy, I definitely learnt a lot from the entire experience. Got my first pair of legit high heels. Hahaha.

So now I’m a Radio DJ and I do music on the side. Still a goody-goody! … At least I think so.


What is your proudest achievement so far?

Hmmm.. This is a tough one because I really am proud of lots of tiny things in life. However, I guess my proudest achievement this year would be stepping out of my comfort zone and yet remaining true to myself.

Growing up, I never placed much importance on how I looked. I had my hair cut real short so I didn’t have to tie it and I was just all roughed up and ready to take on the world. Then modelling and the whole pageantry came along… and I watched myself face challenge after challenge, I had to put myself in the public eye and allow myself to be criticised constantly. Most importantly, I had to grow from it and not let it break me…

There were times I would catch myself being overwhelmed with the idea of ‘perfection’. In the media industry, there is the image of beauty that you are pressured into becoming, “to be skinnier, tighter abs, flawless skin, sharper face, more curves..” I guess I really owe it to my parents for always reminding me where true beauty lies.

So yeah, I take pride in knowing that after it all, I still stayed true to who I am. I am still the same girl that wants to take on the world, with or without makeup!


Do you have any hobbies?

Music. Hands down, music. I love singing, writing, and performing.

There’s something special about being able to sing out emotions, to express joy or happiness in music.

There’s also the authenticity of writing music, because it’s something very personal, kinda like how people keep diaries and write all their deepest, darkest fears and passions. Then there’s the thrill of performing, watching crowds clap or sing along. Occasionally, there’ll be a teardrop or two. I live for those moments!

You know, when you can really connect with someone… whether they’re a stranger or a loved one. Music is so powerful, it’s like my medicine, my light-sabre! Hahah.

If you could shop for free from any shop, which one will you choose?

I’m going to be very practical and say H&M… or TOPSHOP. Both these brands are pretty accurate representations of my kind of style. I love basic stuff. Give me skinny jeans, denim shorts and a tank top! I’m good to go.

Plus, these shops have literally everything, for every occasion. From undies, to gym clothes. to like full on night gowns. There’s even a home section for H&M, I could buy multi-coloured pillow cases and scented candles.

This is starting to sound like an ad… #pleasesponsorme

If not these two then I’d probably pick IKEA.


How much of a foodie are you?

I looooove a good meal… but I don’t really have high standards. So, I guess I can’t be a foodie if I don’t have standards.

I’m generally not picky with food. I’d eat anything, even durian (not a big fan but will still eat it). However, if I had to choose… I’d rather have a meal with lots of variety in a local kopitiam compared to the whole fine dining experience.

I’d still appreciate either.

I’m easy.


If you could learn any random skill in the world, what will it be?

I’m pretty sure there are millions of things I would like to learn, but for some strange reason, as of right now…

All I can think about is how much I wished i could roll my R’s.

I cant say “rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr” and that annoys me…


Are you a morning person or night owl?

Morning person for sure!

I start getting useless after 10pm… but I’ve learnt to adapt. Most cool things happen after 10pm.


How will you describe an ideal date?

Wine and dine! Jokes, I’m not the best at drinking wine. Well, to be honest I’m not big on gifts too. I really rather a casual dinner or just a night in with movies and popcorn.

Ideally there would be loads of laughter, I love a good sense of humour. I’d like him to just be present and talk to me… Not constantly on the phone or texting.

I really don’t need anything fancy-smancy, I’d usually ask to split on the bill (men don’t always have to pay, it’s the 21st century!) ; I just want to feel like he’s happy I’m with him.

That is more than enough for me.


It’s a pleasure to feature you Joyce! One question before we end, how do you define “sexy”?


I’ve always found confidence really sexy (not over confidence though).

When a person is comfortable with who they are, the way they walk and talk, the way they carry themselves… They become really attractive! You just want to be like them, or to be their friend.

So yeah… I’m still working on that. Hopefully I’ll be sexy soon too.

Follow the beautiful Joyce Khoo on:

Snapchat: @joycekml
YouTube: SOOL Productions

Images courtesy of Joyce Khoo

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