What to Read Next

Exotic mix of Miss Universe Singapore 2014 finalists unveiled

Nurul Azliah
Singapore Showbiz
3 August 2014
A passionate motorcycle rider, a rugby player and a dog trainer are among the 12 gorgeous finalists for this year’s Miss Universe Singapore beauty pageant.
A passionate motorcycle rider, a rugby player and a dog trainer are among the 12 gorgeous finalists for this year’s Miss Universe Singapore beauty pageant.

A passionate motorcycle rider, a rugby player and a dog trainer are among the 12 gorgeous finalists for this year’s Miss Universe Singapore beauty pageant.

Pharmacy technician Rathi Menon, 23, rides a 400 cc super four, residential concierge Jannah Kamaludin, 21, loves to play "rough sports" like rugby while Singapore Management University graduate Danielle Lin 23, is currently excited about training a dog on obstacle courses.

Organisers also consider this year's contestants to be a more “exotic” mix compared to last year’s list of finalists, which was dominantly Chinese.
Also among the finalists unveiled at Shangri-La Hotel on Saturday: a Nigerian-Malay, an Arabian-English and a French-Indian-Chinese.
Miss Universe Singapore national director, Errol Pang, said, “We open doors to every race, not just Chinese girls…it just so happened that last year, we were short of Malays and Indians.”
Nigerian-Malay Ijechi Nwaozuzu, 21, a law student, said, “Part of why I join this competition is to show the world that we’re cosmopolitan. We always talk about Singapore being multi-racial, but I don’t think we show enough of that on the international stage.”
When Yahoo Singapore asked finalist Liana Azman, 20, on her thoughts about representing the Malay community, she said, “I’m proud to represent Singapore. I know that it is not a good thing for a Muslim to wear a bikini in public, but it is part and parcel of the competition. I can’t behave like a diva and refuse to wear it…it’s all about being a good sport.”
Organiser Derrol Stepenny Promotions also announced some changes to the pageant, which now incorporates elements of a modeling competition.
“Not only are we looking for a beauty queen who is beautiful and intelligent, we’re also looking for someone who can conquer the international catwalk [industry] as well," said spokeswoman Penelope Pang.
She said the finals will adopt a fashion runway concept, and the winner will win a fashion spread with Aesthetics and Beauty magazine, as well as a modeling portfolio with Singapore fashion photographer Micky Wong.

The finals will take place on 22 August at the same venue, and the winner will win lavish prizes including 4.0 carats princess cut diamond earrings worth over $35,000 by sponsor Dymenz, as well as represent Singapore at the Miss Universe pageant.

The date and venue for the international Miss Universe final have  yet to be confirmed.

Going Mobile with Wage Payments

Learn more about how ADP is helping employers with their mobile strategy

VA Mortgage Rates In 2016

VA Rates as Low as 2.75% (3.028% APR) 15 Year Fixed. Exclusive For Veteran & Military Takes 1 Min!

10 Cards for People Who Have Great Credit

What card offers up to 5% cash back? And which one offers 24/7 concierge service? See the best credit cards of 2016. Apply online, quickly & easily.

Do NOT pay your insurance until you try this.

If you drive less than 55 miles/day OR have no DUI's you can get auto insurance for as low as $29/ Month! See if you qualify.

You Can Now Buy Goodyear® Tires Online

Purchase your next set of tires online and get free delivery to a local installer! We'll make it easy for you to buy the right tires online.

Time is Running Out

Just 12 days remain to enter for a shot at $5,000 A Week “Forever.”

What Has Been The 2016 Best Skin Tighteners ?

Women everywhere are saving thousands of dollars on plastic surgery by reducing the appearance of wrinkles from the comfort of their own home.

Banks Are Worried Homeowners Will Do This.

Homeowners are surprised and furious. If you owe less than $625,000 on your home, you better read this.

Starwood Credit Card

Earn 25,000 Bonus Starpoints®! Use toward Award Nights or Flights.

Powerful Tactical Flashlight Flying Off Shelves!

This new tactical flashlight was just released to the public and is flying off shelves in the United States. Limited supplies left, act quick!

Missed Open Enrollment? You can still buy Medigap!

The Medicare Open Enrollment Period isn't the only time to buy Medigap coverage. You can actually buy at any time of the year.

Navy Seal Flashlight Should Be Banned From Public?

The Military has secretly released a flashlight that is now available to the public for a limited time only. Grab one now before they are gone!

How to file your taxes right now for $0

It's simple: file your taxes with TurboTax Federal Free Edition and you'll pay $0 for Fed, $0 for State and $0 to File. No tax knowledge needed!

Insane Navy Seal Flashlight, should it be banned?

The Military has recently released technology that is now available to the public. Get yours before they run out - Limited Supply!