Over a month ago, Samsung kicked off its social media contest which invited all Samsung Galaxy smartphone users to snap their most creative mirror selfie for a chance to win a 4-days 3-nights all-expense paid trip to South Korea. The three winners were announced during the contest’s grand finale, Mirror Mirror Me night, where Noor Liyana Asha Binti Mohd Noor, Laven Lim Jia Hui and Noor Ashyla Binti Mohd Jalil won the chance to be a part of South Korea’s number one reality TV show ‘Get it Beauty’, as well as personally meet South Korean celebrity Jung Hae-in.
Noor Liyana Asha Binti Mohd Noor, 25, an event planner from Perlis was surprised with her winning as it was totally out of her expectation. “The picture I uploaded onto Instagram for this contest was actually a picture I happened to snap at another event. I never expected to be a winner, and yet I’ve been given this crazy opportunity. I’m so excited to go to Korea and learn what I can, as I too am a makeup enthusiast,” she said.
“No words can describe my joy and excitement when I found out I was one of the three winners,” said Laven Lim Jia Hui, a 24-year-old fashion designer who resides in Kuala Lumpur. “Discovering that I was one of the 50 shortlisted participants was already good enough, as tonight’s event was so nicely planned. The activities, such as soap-making and nail art, were a lot of fun; and now I have this chance to go to Korea, thanks to Samsung.”
For Noor Ashyla Binti Mohd Jalil, a 28-year-old pharmacist from Johor, tears almost broke out when her name was called as the last winner. “I was so happy, I almost cried. Not many people would get an opportunity like this, which I am extremely thankful for. I found out about this Mirror Mirror Me selfie contest through Instagram and decided to put up a picture of my own. To be able to go to Korea to learn about makeup, as well as meet Jung Hae-in, it’s like a 2-in-1 dream come true for me, since I’m a big fan of his too!” she said.
Samsung’s “Mirror Mirror Me Night” was held at Nathalie Gourmet L’espace, which was attended by 50 participants. Although not all were able to win a trip to South Korea, they were graced by the attendance of Kim KiSoo; a South Korean comedian turned celebrity makeup artist; who taught the crowd his ingenious techniques of makeup. His makeup demonstration was followed by a live performance by Han Hee-jun, a finalist of the US talent show American Idol Season 11, K-Pop Star Season 3, and the new co-host for After School Club!
“We hope that the attendees of Samsung’s Mirror Mirror Me Night were just as enthusiastic about Kim KiSoo with his on-stage make up tutorial that bring out the better you through K-Beauty, and also the lively performance by Han Hee-Jun. Once again, congratulations to our three winners! We hope you have a great trip to South Korea and enjoy learning the beauty secrets and skills from your favourite K-celebrities and experts,” concluded Elaine Soh, Chief Marketing Officer of Samsung Malaysia Electronics.