Bali, 6 September 2014 – Gwendolynn Ann Jie Lin Samuel (Gwen), a Malaysian student crowned during the Grand Final Night at Centerstage 6 September 2014, Gwen won the coveted title after becoming the best in all criteria. Maythavee Noen-u-rai (Queenie) from the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya took second and Olivia Febrina Birchfield (Olivia) from the Hard Rock Hotel Bali took third. Bali’s Fitri Rachmawati (Fitri) won the “Ms. Hard Rock Favorite” after securing a thousand “likes” on the Hard Rock Hotel Bali’s Facebook page.
Prior to the contest, all the finalists from Bali, Penang and Pattaya participated in rockin’ activities including an outdoor photo shoot to Bali Bird Park. They were then introduced to the public on Friday, 5 September for the 1st Round Final Night, followed by a Midori Foam Party on Saturday 6 September, and a number of challenges all the way on the final night.
Andrew Hastie, Executive Assistant Manager of the Hard Rock Hotel Bali and Laureen Quah, Ms. Hard Rock Southeast Asia 2013, presented the spoils of victory to Ms. Hard Rock Southeast Asia 2014 Gwen. Gwen, who was the winner of Ms. Hard Rock Penang 2014 scored well in all judging categories. She wowed the judges and audience with her confidence and amusing remarks in her ‘Own It Style’, ‘Music Knowledge’ and ‘Final Q&A’ categories. She further impressed the crowd and judges in the ‘Rock Talent’ category by performing an outstanding rendition of “I Hate Myself For Loving You” from Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.
Gwen, who also won the Ms. Hard Rock Penang 2014 title, took home US$2000. Queeny won US$700, and Olivia US$500 for 2nd runner up. Ms. Hard Rock South East Asia 2014 is supported by Jim Beam , Midori, Body & Soul, Bali Bird Park and BMC TV.
About Hard Rock Hotel Bali
Sprawling across three hectares of pristine tropical property, Hard Rock Hotel Bali is located in Kuta, the heart of Bali’s famous entertainment and shopping district. Hard Rock Hotel Bali is Asia’s first Hard Rock Hotel and the leading entertainment hotel in Bali features 418 tribute rooms, luxury and deluxe suites reflect the glory and legends of Rock ‘n Roll, alongside six cutting edge food and beverage outlets. Additional features include Lil’ Rock Kids Club, TABU Family Entertainment Center, Boom Box Recording Studio, Rock Spa, Body Rock fitness center and a Rock Shop – Hard Rock Merchandise Store. For more information, please visit www.bali.hardrockhotels.net
About Hard Rock International
With a total of 189 venues in 58 countries, including 143 cafes, 21 hotels and 10 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Biloxi, Chicago, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, San Diego and Singapore. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Seoul, San Juan and Marseille. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Daytona Beach, Abu Dhabi and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com
About HPL Hotels & Resorts
Headquartered in Singapore, HPL Hotels & Resorts is a hospitality management company, operated and wholly owned by Hotel Properties Limited (HPL), a Singapore main-board listed company. HPL Hotels & Resorts manages the activities of eleven hotels and resorts in Asia Pacific and the Indian Ocean. These include Concorde Hotel Singapore, Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Concorde Hotel Shah Alam, Concorde Inn Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Hard Rock Hotel Bali, Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya, Hard Rock Hotel Penang, Casa del Mar – Langkawi, The Lakehouse – Cameron Highlands, Casa del Rio – Melaka, and Gili Lankanfushi Maldives. For more information, please visit www.hplhotels.com