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This year’s Miss Universe Singapore was crowned earlier this week, in preparation for the 71st Miss Universe pageant next January. Perhaps the country will get lucky again in the US, as it did in 1983, when Singapore had its first semi-final.
Perhaps a netizen was thinking along these lines when he asked, “Why haven’t we gotten a Miss Universe winner when our country is a first world country with first world standards?”
Mr Freddie Tann’s post on the Complaints Singapore Facebook page on Wednesday (October 20) has received many comments from other netizens.
But instead of answering Mr. Tann’s question directly, many commenters appeared to take issue with the use of the phrase “first world.”
“With old people pushing cartons on the street and cleaning tables at hawker centers when they are in their 70s and 80s, do you still consider our country as a first world country?,” a netizen asked.
One commentator argued that winning Miss Universe has nothing to do with a contestant coming from a first-world country, with women from countries like Venezuela and the Philippines taking the top spot.
Perhaps 2023 will be Singapore’s lucky year, with 22-year-old Carissa Yap, this year’s Miss Universe. Ms Yap is a business student at the National University of Singapore
There is no doubt that Singaporeans will be rooting for him on January 14, 2023, when he competes at the New Orleans Memorial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana in the United States.
Miss Universe Singapore 2021, Nandita Banna, made it to the top 16 in the pageant last year, the first time a contestant from Singapore has made it to that far in over 34 years.
The last time this happened was in 1987, the year Singapore hosted the tournament. Local favorite Marion Nicole Teo made it to the top 9.
“It has been a journey of self-discovery and growth since I joined and it will only continue from here. You have taught me that growth is not linear but when you look back you will see how far you have come ❤️ To my strong and beautiful bosses, I have seen how each of us has grown and I am so proud.” Ms wrote. Yap in an Instagram post after his win.
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