Her remarkable onstage presence during the final event at Aeon Mall helped her claim runners up spot overall, and she received numerous job opportunities from tech companies in Cambodia as a result.
Her local fan base also grew – she now has over 11,700 followers on Facebook.
“I’m always confident when I’m onstage, because my job is as an MC in Khmer and Chinese,” she told Stuff.
“However, the [Gadget Girl] campaign required me to speak English. It boosted my commitment to build a higher level of confidence.”
Meankim was first recommended to join the competition by a friend who loves following tech news.
“I really enjoyed the experience and especially improving my knowledge of technology. Many people think this field is only for men, but women can play an important role in it as well,” she added.
“The competition let me discover my strengths and weaknesses, and provided me with the chance to do activities with new people and maintain new friendships.”
Meankim gives four top tips for the applicants in Cambodia’s Gadget Girl 2016:
- You need to be courageous and to express your own aspirations
- You need to be confident and believe on yourself
- You need to be ready for the competition
- You need to be willing to improve your knowledge