Crowning Miss Universe Singapore 2013

Pictures by: 
Choo Chwee Hua
Report by: 
Catherine Robert

She doesn’t just have great education credentials, but she’s also beauty queen material. 
Shi Lim was crowned Miss Universe Singapore 2013 on Saturday night (6 July 2013) at the Shangri La Hotel and will be representing Singapore in Mosow in the international Miss Universe pageant.
The 24-year-old business executive at an investment company is probably the winner with the most impressive academic credentials since lawyer Nuraliza Osman from the 2002 competition. 
She was also the tallest contestant – at 1.76m – and a clear front runner at the finals held at Shangri-La Hotel last Saturday night, when she beat 15 others to the title.
Miss Lim will represent Singapore at the international Miss Universe finals in Moscow on Nov 9. 
Besides her cash prize of $5,000, she was also awarded an elegant $48,000 “tiara ring”, which she will wear to official appearances instead of the crown. 
The first runner-up is Miss Cheryl Desiree Chan, a 23-year-old student and entrepreneur who also bagged Miss Best Skin and Miss Body Beautiful. 
The second runner-up was Miss Cordelia Low, a 24-year-old events coordinator.

The article related to these pictures was first published in The New Paper on July 8, 2013.