Malaysian beauty queen to spice up Miss Universe pageant in nasi lemak dress

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PETALING JAYA - Things are going to get spicy when Malaysian beauty Samantha Katie James walks on stage during the Miss Universe 2017 competition in Las Vegas next month.

The Miss Universe Malaysia 2017 is bound to get pulses racing in a unique Nasi Lemak-inspired dress during the National Costume segment of the competition.

In a special preview held at MyEg Tower here, the 22-year-old of Chinese-Brazillian descent showcased the creation, conceptualised by fashion designer Brian Khoo.

Just like a typical pack of Nasi Lemak, the dress features recreations of steamed coconut milk rice with a dollop of sambal (spicy chili paste), garnished with cucumber slices, a fried egg, fried anchovies, roasted peanuts and even banana leaves!

Miss Universe Malaysia 2017, Samantha Katie James, in her evening gown for the 66th Miss Universe Pageant in Las Vegas...

Posted by Astro Radio News on Tuesday, 31 October 2017

"My team and I wanted to give James something unique and iconic to wear at this year's competition. Nasi Lemak is a dish that can only be found in Malaysia and it is a food that can be enjoyed by all.

"We felt it would make the perfect costume to depict the uniqueness of Malaysia," said Khoo.

Miss Universe Malaysia Organisation national director Datin Elaine Daly expressed confidence James would give nothing but her best at the competition.

"We hope she will be able to bring home the country's first Miss Universe title. But even if she does not, we are already very proud of her and her accomplishments," Daly said.

The 66th Miss Universe beauty competition will be held in Las Vegas, United States on Nov 26.

Malaysian company spicing up sex lives with Nasi Lemak condoms

  • A Malaysian condom company is hoping to spice up sex lives with a contraceptive that tastes like the country's ultimate comfort food - a chili-infused rice dish known as nasi lemak.
  • Industry giant Karex, which claims to be the world's biggest condom maker, already offers an array of flavours in various pleasure-boosting textures, from grape to the pungent tropical fruit durian.
  • Karex - which sells condoms under the brand name Carex - spent six months carrying out tests before coming up with its nasi lemak prophylactic, which smells faintly of coconut and is coated with a warming lubricant.
  • The company is working on packaging and the limited-edition condom should hit shops in November or December.
  • Goh insisted the range of wacky condoms were more than just a marketing gimmick, and were about trying to encourage contraceptive use in the Muslim-majority country.
  • The nasi lemak condoms are aimed at the local Malaysian market but much of what Karex makes goes abroad.