Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Orchid Collaborates with Watsons Malaysia to Announce Winners of First Ever Orchid ‘Be Yourself’ Competition

All winners, performers and guests at the Orchid 'Be Yourself' grand finale event in Alamanda Shopping Centre, Putrajaya, on Saturday, March 4, 2017.

The first ever Orchid ‘Be Yourself’ competition finale rocked the house at Alamanda Shopping Centre in Putrajaya, as talented finalists gave their all as they out-acted, out-sang, out-danced and outshone each other to grab the chance of winning RM6,000 in total cash prizes, exclusive Orchid feminine wash products and the once-in-a-lifetime experience to star beside Orchid brand ambassador, Sazzy Falak, in a short firm produced by local production mega house Metrowealth International Group (MiG)!

In efforts to empower more Malaysian women to openly address the topic of intimate feminine hygiene, Orchid, an up-and coming feminine wash range, organized its first ever ‘Be Yourself’ competition, in conjunction with its #Malu?TakMalu! campaign which encourages women to join in the conversation.

Nabbing the first prize in the ‘Be Yourself’ competition finals is Hamiza Hanapi, 32, from Selangor, as Noor Lyianna Binti Akhir Rudin, 25, from Selangor took the second place. Coming in third place was Sharifah Norbaizura Binti Syied Mohd Safie, 32, also from Selangor. The competition was judged by, Malaysian TV Host, actress and Orchid’s brand ambassador, Sazzy Falak, Ms Tan Joo In from Orchid and Ms Carrol Tan from Watsons Malaysia.

The competition finale was joined by Watsons Personal Care Stores (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (Watsons Malaysia), a Health, Wellness and Beauty solution retailer, operating with over 400 stores in Malaysia. To date, Watsons Malaysia carries 1000 brands ranging from medicines, health supplements, skincare, toiletries and cosmetics. Orchid’s products are available at Watsons, nationwide.

The diverse range of talents featured acting, singing, dancing, as well as a martial arts performance. The competition was a hit, with hundreds of entries received via Orchid’s social media pages. 12 individuals whom stood out were shortlisted, as they came a step closer to be in the running for money-can’t buy prizes.

(Left) Merchandise Manager, Watsons Personal Care Stores (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Ms Carrol Tan, (Third from left) Ms Hamiza Hanapi, who nabbed the first place for Orchid's 'Be Yourself' competition, Orchid's brand ambassador, Malaysian TV Host and award-winning actress, Ms Sazzy Falak and Product Manager, Household & Personal Care, Marketing Division of Lam Soon Edible Oils Sdn Bhd, Ms Tan Joo In.

The Orchid ‘Be Yourself’ contest ran on Orchid’s official Facebook page from May 30 to November 30 last year, and saw entries from many confident, modern and talented Malaysian women.

“These women have what it takes as performers – the talent, the showmanship and from what we can see there has been a fair amount of thought, planning and practice for those who excelled. However, the top three outdid the others through stage presence, confidence, audience interaction, showmanship and creativity. Overall the talent show was very impressive,” said Sazzy.

The Orchid Feminine Hygiene range contains nourishing and traditional cleansing ingredients such as Manjakani, Kacip Fatimah and Daun Sirih (Betel Leaf) that gently deodorizes, brightens and strengthens delicate skin, providing a balanced solution that caters to every skin type. The gentle formula is designed to enhance hygiene, comfort and intimate balance while helping to reduce itchiness and discomfort caused by imbalanced vaginal pH.

Orchid Feminine Wash is available in three variants of Intim, Romantis and Anggun. The femininely shaped 210ml bottles retail at RM4.75 each, and are available nationwide.

Product Manager, Household & Personal Care, Marketing Division of Lam Soon Edible Oils Sdn Bhd, Ms Tan Joo In said that the contest aims to encourage more women to step up and be empowered by their femininity rather than to be ashamed to address concerns that might be causing them to worry or to feel less confident.

“We are happy that more and more Malaysian women stepped up to join the conversation, and participated in the ‘Be Yourself’ contest. Aside from gaining confidence on a wider stage, those who engage could exchange information and we could establish a community of women who care about every aspect of being well-equipped with the knowledge of hygiene and general wellbeing,” said Ms Tan.

To find out more about the Orchid #Malu?TakMalu! campaign and the best tips on feminine hygiene, please visit
Malaysian TV Host, award-winning actress, fashion entrepreneur and Orchid’s brand ambassador, Sazzy Falak, sat on the panel of judges for the finals, and gave words of encouragement to the top 12 finalists during the event.
Winners List and Quotes
Position Name Prize & Talent & Quote 

1st Hamiza Hanapi To star in short film with Sazzy Falak produced by MiG + RM3,000 + Orchid product hamper
Thank you, Orchid, for rewarding me with this huge opportunity! I received such
overwhelming support from my friends and family to join this competition. It took long hours
of preparation to perfect my performance but it was truly worth every second. To all the
women out there, remember to always be confident and be yourself! Don’t be ‘malu’; just
show the world what you’ve got!

2nd Noor Lyianna Binti Akhir Rudin RM2,000 + Orchid product hamper
I have always been a loyal user of Orchid feminine wash, as it doesn’t just cleans but also
leaves me feeling fresh all day long. I still can’t believe that I managed to come in at
second place in this competition! Thank you, Orchid, for providing this platform to myself
and all the ladies out there!

3rd Sharifah Norbaizura Binti Syied Mohd Safie RM1,000 + Orchid product hamper
The competition was strong, I am still shocked that I managed to be win the top 3! There
were so many talented young women here today who have given their all. Thank you,

List of Finalists
No. Name Age Place of Origin
1. Ayi Alhamrah 29 Kuala Lumpur
2. Hamiza Hanapi 32 Klang, Selangor
3. Noor Lyianna Binti Akhir Rudin 25 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
4. Norfitriana Binti Yunus 24 Kuching, Sarawak
5. Norhidayah Binti Abdullah 21 Taiping, Perak
6. Norlida Binti Ismail 37 Kuala Lumpur
7. Nur Diana Shazleen 22 Sungai Petani, Kedah
8. Nur Liyana Binti Ismail 25 Kuala Lumpur
9. Nurul Syakirah Binti Roslan 21 Klang, Selangor
10. Rodiah Binti Abdul Mokti 30 Tronoh, Perak
11. Sharifah Norbaizura Binti Syied Mohd Safie 32 Sungai Buloh, Selangor
12. Yasmin Izureen 20 Kuala Lumpur

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