Miss Singapore Universe

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Miss Singapore
Miss Singapore Universe 2007 Logo.jpg
Logo of Miss Singapore Universe 2007
Motto Confidently Beautiful
Formation 1951
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Singapore
Location Singapore Singapore
Membership Miss Universe
Official language
English
Organization
Derrol Stepenny Promotions Pte Ltd
Website Official website

Miss Universe Singapore is an annual beauty contest held in Singapore and organised by Derrol Stepenny Promotions to select the country's representative to the Miss Universe pageant. Between 2001 and 2007, the contest was telecast 'live' by the local television station Mediacorp's Channel 5. Prior to 2000, the contest was organised by Metromedia Promotions Pte Ltd.

History[edit]

Singapore has been sending representatives to Miss Universe contest as early as 1954. The title of the first Miss Singapore ever was won by the actress Mariani Ismail in 1951. The city-state republic has been represented at Miss Universe every year since 1966. The country had its first semi finalist when Kathie Lee Lee Beng secured the 8th position, the highest ever placement Singapore attained when the pageant was held in St. Louis in 1983. In 1987 when Singapore played host to the Miss Universe pageant, home favourite Marion Nicole Teo came in at the 9th place.

Purpose[edit]

The delegates who become part of the Miss Universe Singapore Organization display those characteristics in their everyday lives, both as individuals, who compete with hope of advancing their careers, personal and humanitarian goals, and as women who seek to improve the lives of others.

Notable winners[edit]

1953's winner Latifah Omar went on to sign for Malay Film Studio and after that moved to Cathay Kris Film Studio to be an actress. She had acted in leading role for many classic Malay movies for over 20 years and has been dubbed as Malay Film Primadonna by media and fans.

1991's winner Eileen Yeow went on to sign for Hong Kong's TVB, acting in many TVB dramas since.

1992's winner Cori Teo became Mrs Singapore United Nations in 2002.

Miss Singapore Universe 1993 Rena Ramiah won the Miss Tourism International pageant two years after her stint at Miss Universe.

1994's crown holder Paulyn Sun who was acting in Hong Kong since the mid 90s was nominated for Best Actress in the 1998 prestigious Golden Horse Awards as well as the Hong Kong Film Awards for her role in the Hong Kong film Black Gold.

Dubbed "The Beauty with Brains", Cheryl Marie Cordeiro, was noted for her double Masters academic degree when she won in 1999. She has written about her experience in Trinidad & Tobago where the local newspaper noted her to be the voice for the Asian representatives in 1999 on the international scene.

On May 9. 2009 she graduated with a PhD in the field of general linguistics from the University of Gothenburg. The winner for the year 2000 Eunice Elizabeth Olsen was the youngest Member of Parliament at the age of 27 when she was appointed as one of nine Nominated MPs in November 2004.

Jaime Teo who won the coveted title in 2001 enjoys a mildly successful career as an actress and TV presenter in Mediacorp. Miss Singapore Universe 2008, Shenise Wong, took part in Miss Asia Pacific International 1999, Miss International 2002 and Miss World 2005 prior to Miss Universe 2008.

Miss Singapore Universe 2009, Rachel Kum, was noted as an entrepreneur in the local newspaper for creating her own cosmetics company, Rachel K Cosmetics soon after she won the title. Her cosmetics company became the main makeup sponsor for the Miss Singapore Universe 2010 pageant.

Miss Universe Singapore (formerly known as Miss Singapore Universe)[edit]

The official website for the Miss Universe Singapore organiser is http://www.dsp.com.sg

Miss Valerie Lim was crowned Miss Singapore Universe 2011 on 10 July 2011. She will go on to represent Singapore at Miss Universe 2011 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Incidentally, Valerie was Miss Earth Singapore 2009 and placed in the top 16 at the Miss Earth 2009 pageant.

Titleholders[edit]

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists

The winner of Miss Singapore represents her country at Miss Universe. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.

Year Miss Singapore Hometown Placement Special Awards Notes
United States 1952 Mariani Ismail Singapore Unplaced
United States 1953 Latifah Omar Singapore Unplaced Actress
United States 1954 Marjorie Wee Singapore Unplaced
United States 1958 Marion Willis Singapore Unplaced
United States 1962 Julie Koh Singapore Unplaced
United States 1964 Vera Wee Singapore Withdrew
United States 1965 Alice Woon Yoke Kwee Singapore Unplaced
United States 1966 Margaret van Meel Singapore Unplaced
United States 1967 Ong Mei-Lee Singapore Unplaced
United States 1968 Yasmin Saif Singapore Unplaced
United States 1969 Mavis Young Siew Kim Singapore Unplaced
United States 1970 Cecilia Undasan Singapore Unplaced
United States 1971 Jenny Ser Wang Wong Singapore Unplaced
Puerto Rico 1972 Jacqueline Han Ghim Hong Singapore Unplaced
Greece 1973 Debra Josephine de Souza Singapore Unplaced
Philippines 1974 Angela Teo Bee Luang Singapore Unplaced
El Salvador 1975 Sally Tan Singapore Unplaced
Hong Kong 1976 Linda Tham Singapore Unplaced
Dominican Republic 1977 Marilyn Sim Choon May Singapore Unplaced
Mexico 1978 Annie Lee Mei Ling Singapore Unplaced
Australia 1979 Elaine Tan Kim Lian Singapore Unplaced Swimsuit Preliminary 9th
South Korea 1980 Ann Chua Ai Choo Singapore Unplaced Swimsuit Preliminary 44th
United States 1981 Florence Tan Singapore Unplaced Swimsuit Preliminary 48th
Peru 1982 Telma Judicia Mary Nonis Singapore Unplaced Swimsuit Preliminary 60th
United States 1983 Kathie Lee Lee Beng Singapore Top 12
United States 1984 Violet Lee Hui-Min Singapore Unplaced Swimsuit Preliminary 69th
United States 1985 Lyana Chiok Singapore Unplaced
Panama 1986 Farah Lange Singapore Unplaced Swimsuit Preliminary 59th
Singapore 1987 Marion Nicole Teo Singapore Top 10
Taiwan 1988 Audrey Ann Tay Singapore Unplaced Swimsuit Preliminary 4th
Mexico 1989 Pauline Chong Singapore Unplaced
United States 1990 Ong Lay Ling Singapore Unplaced
United States 1991 Eileen Yeow Yin Yin Singapore Unplaced Actress
Thailand 1992 Cori Teo Singapore Unplaced Mrs Singapore United Nations 2002
Mexico 1993 Rena Ramiah Devi Singapore Unplaced Swimsuit Preliminary 30th
Philippines 1994 Paulyn Sun Singapore Unplaced Nominated Best Actress Golden Horse Awards 1998
Namibia 1995 Tun Neesa Abdullah Singapore Unplaced Swimsuit Preliminary 25th
United States 1996 Angeline Putt Singapore Unplaced Swimsuit Preliminary 53rd
United States 1997 Tricia Tan Siew Siew Singapore Unplaced Swimsuit Preliminary 50th
United States 1998 Alice Lim Poh Choo Singapore Unplaced
Trinidad and Tobago 1999 Cheryl Marie Cordeiro Singapore Unplaced
Cyprus 2000 Eunice Elizabeth Olsen Singapore Unplaced Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP)
Puerto Rico 2001 Jaime Teo Singapore Unplaced Actress and TV presenter
Puerto Rico 2002 Nuraliza Osman[1] Singapore Unplaced Dutch, Chinese,Indian and Indonesian descent
Panama 2003 Bernice Wong Chea Mei Singapore Unplaced
Ecuador 2004 Sandy Chua Khang Ein Singapore Unplaced
Thailand 2005 Cheryl Tay Singapore Unplaced
United States 2006 Carol Cheong Yim Foon Singapore Unplaced
Mexico 2007 Jessica Tan Yue Chang Singapore Unplaced
Vietnam 2008 Shenise Wong Yan Yi Singapore Unplaced Competed in Miss World 2005
The Bahamas 2009 Rachel Janice Kum Singapore Unplaced President of Rachel K Cosmetics
United States 2010 Tania Lim Kim Suan Singapore Unplaced
Brazil 2011 Valerie Lim Singapore Unplaced Miss Earth 2009 - Top 16
United States 2012 Lynn Tan Singapore Unplaced FHM Model of the Year 2011
Russia 2013 Shi Lim[2] Bukit Batok Unplaced Entrepreneur
2014 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

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