At 15, she towers over the other girls at 1.82m and after yesterday, Diya Prabhakar has even more reason to stand tall.
The panel of six judges picked her as the The New Paper New Face 2014 winner. She walked away with $10,000 in cash and an exclusive feature in Her World Magazine. Diya was also awarded the Miss Levi’s Award and The New Paper Best Catwalk Award.
Diya said: “I’m not sure yet what I will do with the money. Maybe I’ll give it to charity but I will give it to my parents first. “I might also give the money to my older brother and save some.”
Diya, who has two years of modelling experience wants to be a model when she is done with her studies. “My main dream is to become a model, so I want to try the international scene."
Mr Glenn Tan, Executive Director of Tan Chong International Limited said she stood out because she had poise, charisma and confidence.
Ms Jasmine Sim, 21, was the 1st runner up and was also awarded the Subaru Miss Vivacious Award.
Ms Syiqah Marican, 19, was awarded 2nd runner up.
Ms Iman Fandi Ahmad, 14, was awarded the New Look Miss Fashionista Award and The New Paper Miss Popularity Award.
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