Francisca Luhong James is a 25-year-old Kayan-Kenyah-Iban native from Kuching, Sarawak. She holds a first class honors degree in mass communications and majored in public relations and represented her school in long jump.
Francisca is a part-time model and former public relations and marketing executive. She’s been involved in many charities over the years and volunteered for the Paint The World charity concert to raise money for children with special needs.
Francisca also worked with the Global Peace Foundation to gather food for indigenous people of Malaysia. As Miss Universe Malaysia, she’s started the foundation Beyond Aid to raise money for refugees and underprivileged children.
Her advocacy is focused on women’s empowerment and wants to continue to empower young girls to work together to create a positive change in society and create more female youth leaders.
Francisca is the first woman with full native heratige to win Miss Universe Malaysia and would like to inspire more native women to pursue their dreams.
In her hometown, she lived in a longhouse with 101 doors.
Despite having asthma, she's been awarded 3 medals for track.
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