A Vision of One Man’s Dream of putting Malaysia in the Pageantry World Map, marked the birth of Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International in 1993. This pageant had kick start the journey of Bringing the World together as ONE.
Tan Sri Datuk Danny Ooi, President and Franchise Owner of Miss Tourism Queen Of The Year International, has come a long way, organizing more than 50 National Miss Malaysia Grand Finals and 42 International Pageant Finals, crowning 100 Miss Malaysia & 91 World Titles.
Beauty pageants are not about glamour or glitz alone. All the splendor and grand spectacle masks the genuine efforts spent in putting together these pageants, often shying away from the limelight. To what end? All in the name of realizing the dreams of ordinary people.
All of us dream. Rare is it that these are realized. Many set out to make their dreams come true. But, how many go all out to make real the dreams of others? What’s more, dreams of individuals from continents apart?
Tan Sri Datuk Danny Ooi H.E., the founder and President of D’ Touch International Sdn Bhd is such an individual.
Dating back to 1987, beginning with Miss Stargazer, this visionary entrepreneur has grown by leaps and bounds, elevating the world of beauty pageants to an-eagerly-awaited event, year after year. Tirelessly, he continues to utilize experience in the successful organization of close to 85 beauty pageant at national and international level.
With more than decade of experience in helping others realize their dream, Tan Sri Datuk Danny Ooi has successfully crowned more than 100 Miss Malaysia and 91 International Beauty Queen. A recorded unmatched by others! The excellent track record has enable him to acquire even more International Franchises in the world of beauty pageants.
His effort has seen the development of 2 home-grown international beauty pageants, Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International (formerly known as Queen of the Year International) and Miss Tourism International, both attract more than 30 countries from around the continents each year.
Today, the franchise of Miss Tourism Queen Of the Year International and Miss Tourism International have reached more than 80 countries around the world.
“I have seen and realized the positive aspect of a beauty pageant. Each year, we invite beauty queen from around the world to our country and this has further promoted cultural exchange among participating countries and enhance tourism promotions….” Said Tan Sri Datuk Danny Ooi.
Beauty pageants organized by him are not ordinary affairs. “Watching a beauty pageant show is about visual effects. It’s like a good movie, bringing you a story.”
“Beauty queens are ambassadresses of their respective countries. A responsibility well dispended, as these beauties shine through, physically and spiritually. They demonstrate beauty and intelligent are equality important.” Said Tan Sri Datuk Danny Ooi.
Year 2004 was the history in the making, where the President and owner, Tan Sri Datuk Danny Ooi became the first Malaysian to bring the Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International to Changsha, China, making it the FIRST Malaysia-Made world-class event that exported overseas. The Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International was held five times in China in year 2004 (Changsha, Hunan Province), 2005 (Wuhan, Hubei Province), 2010 (Qingzhou, Shandong Province), 2011 (Yingtan, Jiangxi Province, and 2012 (Nanjing, Jiangsu Province). And 2007, Miss Tourism International World Final at Heyuan, Guangdong Province).
The Malaysia Book of Records came to be when Tan Sri Datuk Danny Ooi took it upon himself to record achievement and feats by Malaysians that would otherwise have slipped by us unnoticed. It would be good, he told himself way back 1989, if these achiever could share their accomplishments with not only their family and friends, but with the nation as a whole.
When his concept and vision came to fruition in the forming of The Malaysian Book of Records, it started a record “revolution:, one that had Malaysian outdoing each other in breaking and creating records, overcoming the impossible and making themselves heard not just within the homeland also the world.
Joining the LIONS CLUB INTERNATIONAL since 1991, he has participated and organized various LIONS community and service project.
For his enthusiasms and making a difference among Malaysians, Tan Sri Datuk Danny Ooi was first conferred “Panglima Jasa Negara (P.J.N.)” which carries the title of “Datuk”on 2002 and in 2014 conferred “Panglima Setia Mahkota (P.S.M.)” which carries the title of “Tan Sri” by His Majesty, the di-Pertuan Agong, King of Malaysia.