Fashion Entrepreneur Vanessa Peh Crowned as New Miss World Singapore 2018 Champions Beauty with A Purpose Mission
Singapore, 15 September 2018 – Fashion entrepreneur and actress Vanessa Peh Ting Ting (age 24) was crowned last night at the Resorts World Theatre as the new Miss World Singapore 2018. As the winner, Vanessa received $10,000 cash and over $20,000 worth of products from sponsors. She will also be representing Singapore at the prestigious Miss World 2018 Grand Final in Sanya, China on 8 December 2018. The Miss World Singapore 2018 Grand Coronation Night was graced by special VIP guest His Royal Highness Prince Sisowath Tesso, Advisor to the Secretary of His Majesty – The King Norodom Sihamoni, with His Excellency Dr Julio A. Jeldres. The pride of Philippines, Miss World Philippines 2017 Laura Lehmann also attended the event as a special guest.
The panel of judges included Adelyne Velvet (Managing Director of Celebrity Group Pte Ltd), Sir Dr Jeffrey Lin (CEO & Co-Founder of GCOX), Datin Sharel Ho (Managing Director of DeFred Jewellers), Dr Dylan Chau (Director & Resident Doctor of Celevenus Wellness & Aesthetic Clinic), Francis Cheong (Couturier), Sean Tay (Team Head of Bank of Singapore) and Jamila Wang (Oriental Dance Artiste).
Vanessa Peh said, “It is my absolute honor and privilege to be crowned as Miss World Singapore 2018. This organisation has so many attributes that I truly admire, such as being comfortable in your own skin, having the courage to pursue your own dreams and most importantly, having Beauty with a Purpose. I believe there is beauty in our struggles and overcoming challenges. I would like to use my voice to empower and inspire others to become the best version of themselves. A Miss World Singapore should have empathy, compassion and a willing heart to give back to society and it will be my honor to continue this legacy by raising awareness on my causes like mental illness which is severe and prevalent. I would also like to support Sian Chay Medical Institution to provide affordable and accessible healthcare to the general population. It will be once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be able to represent Singapore on an international platform and I am determined on bringing pride to our nation.”
The other nine outstanding young ladies who made it to the final round of Singapore’s most prestigious national pageant were Preeti Mandalia (19 years old), Kaavya Ganeshan (19 years old), Rika Vanisha (21 years old), Vanessa Tiara (21 years old), Phaan Yi Lin (23 years old), Claudia Naomi (23 years old), Shonalie Raha (24 years old), Kaitlyn Xu (25 years old) and Audrey Chen (27 years old).
The Miss World Singapore 2018’s First Runner-Up title goes to Shonalie Raha (24 years old) and Second Runner-Up is Vanessa Tiara (21 years old). The 10 finalists were evaluated in four segments: national costume, ready to wear attire, evening gown and questions and answer.
Presented by Global Crypto Offering Exchange (GCOX) and organised by Celebrity Group, Miss World Singapore is more than just a mainstream beauty pageant. It is a beauty festival focusing on empowerment of young women and its Beauty With A Purpose mission, inculcating good social value in the world today. The sponsors are BeauteScience, Celevenus, Flame Communications, ASEAN Fashion Designers Showcase (AFDS), TKS N SONS, LT Pro, Jeric Salon, Billy Mork, Francis Cheong, ZiNG Media, BeLive and IMP International.
“We would like to congratulate all the contestants who made it to the Grand Final of Miss World Singapore 2018. We are so thankful to our dedicated sponsors and partners for their generous support to make this event a successful one. In line with Miss World Organization Founder and Chairman Mrs Julia Morley’s Beauty With A Purpose mission, we are focusing our efforts on providing opportunities for our finalists to serve the community and impact the lives of others,” said Sean Wong, the official licensee and National Director of Miss World Singapore 2018.
On 2nd September 2018, the Inaugural Beauty With A Purpose Charity Gala successfully raised $4 million for Sian Chay Medical Institution. These donations were directed to the To’ Puan Dr. Tsao Sui Lan Memorial Endowment Fund which provides free Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) consultation and medication to the underprivileged families in Singapore.
Scheduled on 8th December 2018, the annual Miss World Grand Final will be aired live to approximately 180 countries yearly, attracting more than 1 billion viewers and consistently ranks among the most watched live annual entertainment telecasts in the whole world.
For more information about Miss World Singapore 2018, please visit http://www.missworldsingapore.sg/.
About Miss World Singapore
Miss World Singapore is the national franchise of the prestigious Miss World. Award-winning international artiste and social entrepreneur Sean Wong, in partnership with 2018 Outstanding Man Of The Year Award (Philippines) recipient Arnold Vegafria, has been appointed as the Official Licensee and National Director of the Miss World Singapore this year by Mrs Julia Morley.
Miss World Singapore is more than just a mainstream beauty pageant; it is a beauty festival with a purpose, seeking to promote the empowerment of young women and inculcate good social values in the world today. As part of the social mission Beauty with a Purpose, Miss World Singapore focuses on a charitable mission while also promoting culture to the rest of the world.
Miss World is the oldest running international beauty pageant since 1951 and has been broadcasted in 180 countries and franchised in more than 100 countries. The winner of Miss World is someone who embodies the attributes of compassion, empathy, elegance, and grace and will be championing charitable causes on a global scale. During her reign, Miss World will spend the year travelling around the world in support of worthy causes. To date, Miss World Organisation has raised more than £250 million for children’s charities that have helped disabled and underprivileged children.