24-year-old artist, a graduate of Lasalle College of the Arts, Manuela Bruntraeger bested 20 other finalists to win the crown of Miss Universe Singapore 2017 held at the Resorts World Sentosa Convention Centre. She succeeded Cheryl Chou, Miss Universe Singapore 2016.
Manuela stands 1.64m tall and will represent Singapore at Miss Universe 2017 contest in Las Vegas, Nevada. She won Miss Earth Singapore last year.
The first runner-up was Rudihra Ramathas, 26, and the second runner-up was Emilbiany Nenggal Intong, 19.
During question and answer round, the top five finalist were asked the same question, ”What was their greatest personal achievement and how did it prepare them to be a Miss Universe Singapore?” Manuela winning answer was “As I am one of the more petite girls, I have heard the words ‘short, small, tiny’ along the way. But now, knowing all my hard work has paid off, I have learnt that it is okay to be fun-sized, and there is never a bad size.”
Pictures Credits: TNP PHOTOS: PHYLLICIA WANG
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