Day 23: Unduk Ngadau Kaamatan 2012

Day 23: Unduk Ngadau Kaamatan 2012

Different from last year’s entry, the hot weather today is bearable, although I’m basically half naked the whole day. So this entry was not in the list of 30 Day Blog Challenge questions, Day 23 question was a repetition, so I changed to  Unduk Ngadau Kaamatan 2012 entry.

Tomorrow, Unduk Ngadau 2012 finalists representing their districts will compete in the final round at Hongkod Koisaan ( KDCA ) Hall, Penampang. As I mentioned in my previous entry, this event started as Miss Kadazan in the 1960s, now it is widely known as Unduk Ngadau.

As usual, when the pics of the finalists posted in Facebook, torrents of positive as well as negative commentary began to flood in. Its overwhelming and hurtful, before the public can even see the contestants live, some people began judging them negatively like they know it all. I don’t mind seeing a little criticism (kritikan membina), but harsh and out of context comments (racism, ugly duckling, etc) is unacceptable.

All of the contestants looked very gorgeous in their own way, I wish them a very good luck and do the very best. This is my personal pick of Unduk Ngadau Kaamatan Top 7;

Center: Melinda Louis (Telupid)
Left side from top: Charlyn Christopher Sherman (Likas), Petronela binti Parnama (Tungku), Raemma Justim (Tuaran)
Right side from top: Meryyen Jol (Ranau), Queen Tuboh @ Pauzin (Sipitang), Evra Malubin/Evra Ela (Kota Marudu)

Yes, Petronella gained some criticism and also support from many people on Facebook. The costume she wore was unique, I don’t even know where Tungku is actually. But she doesn’t look that bad, its just a case of bad makeover, but my gut feeling that she will do great in the finale.

The Unduk Ngadau Gala Night was held last night, witnessing the winners of the subsidiary title, here they are..

From left: Charlyn Christopher Sherman (Likas) – Miss Innershine Radiant Skin, Melinda Louis (Telupid) – Tati Topiodo (Miss Natural Beauty) and Meryl Foster Paladius (Tambunan) – Tati Tosuau (Miss Friendly)

Image credit: Kaamatan 2012 Facebook page

Well, who is your favorite Unduk Ngadau contestant? 🙂





Unduk ngadau tanak tolundus, linundus nu binabang do tadau, osorou mato mongintong ~ Evaritus Gungkit, Unduk Ngadau

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4 Responses

  1. audeanor says:

    UN Telupid is my favourite too, she’s beautiful even with minimal make up. Kotobian Tadau Tagazo do Kaamatan Tom.

    • Rungitom says:

      Thanks Angie, looks like Telupid representative really won this year.

  2. philipcelestine says:

    i vote for UN Telupid she so amazing for me..

  3. Rungitom says:

    And she won, as many people predicted. :happy

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