We admit that shortlisting the finalist was not an easy task. Publishing the list was even more difficult; because we understand the disappointment and frustration faced by the unsuccessful candidate.
There is so much potential but so little space to accommodate... for we only have one day to select champions of each category.
Nevertheless, we have high hopes for all who are not joining us as finalists this seventh year.
We hope your passion continues to burn so that you may carry on to learn and explore... the diversity and wealth of your own culture, improve the skills needed to share it around and inspire others to reach for the crown.
We look forward to seeing you again,
Improved candidates, woman and man.
And should your age become a barrier,
You're always welcome as a volunteer.
We constantly need your support and cheer
Cos that's our strength to serve year after year.
Thank you beautiful youths of Borneo.