Following stiff competition between nine finalists, Vikneswari A/P Subramaniam was announced the winner of Ultimate Star Search 2022 during the grand finale yesterday at Agenda Suria Shopping Carnival, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, beginning her a career as a TV or radio host and taking home a RM10,000 cash prize.

Prem Anand, Vice President, Indian Customer Business, Astro, said, “As we remain steadfast in our commitment to create more opportunities for local talents, we are pleased that Ultimate Star Search 2022 empowered more aspiring local hosts and announcers to showcase their skills at the three walk-in auditions. We congratulate Vikneswari A/P Subramaniam on her well deserved success, and all finalists for their efforts.”

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Asking on her experince journey, Vikneswari, the Champion of Ultimate Star Search 2022, said, “It was a tough competition among the talented contestants. I am very happy to be the winner of Ultimate Star Search 2022 despite the challenges faced. A big thank you to Astro, U Mobile and ASC Agenda Suria Communication for organising this competition and paving another way for aspiring local talents to showcase their skills. I would like to dedicate this success to my parents, family and friends.”

The effervescent 26-years-old contestant has also shared that she began hosting during her school days and gained as much confidence to make herself good to appear in front of audiences.

Working in the private sector, juggling both workspace and passion can be crucial for the young lad, but she has managed to pull off the entire audition with the support of her peers namely, Nusehat Jabeen and Tamili. From rehearsing and sharing opinions, her peers are indeed great souls.

The nine finalists were shortlisted from walk-in auditions held at three locations including Johor Bahru, Penang and Kuala Lumpur from 8 September to 15 October.

Congratulations to the entire contestants. May you reach great heights of success!

The Ultimate Star Search 2022 was sponsored by U Mobile.