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Hold on with baited breaths as the very stunning and dazzling fbb Femina Miss India 2015 first runner-up Aafreen Vaz would be representing India at Miss Supranational 2015.
“I am so thrilled that I will represent India at Miss Supranational, a pageant that celebrates the confidence, performance and intelligence of a woman! I would like to thank the Miss India organization for giving me this wonderful opportunity and believing in me” said, Aafreen Vaz. Aafreen studied medicine in AJ Institute of Sciences in Mangaluru and started her modelling career with Fashion ABCD in the city. Aafreen Vaz took part in the prestigious Campus Princess 2015 pageant and was crowned as the Campus Princess 2015. This is how she got direct entry into fbb Femina Miss India 2015 and later got crowned as fbb Femina Miss India 2015 1st runner up.
As budding doctor, she aims to educate the rural women of the country on the importance of health checkups and self-examinations. “Once educated, they can help with early detection of diseases like breast cancer and treatment becomes more effective. In a huge country like ours, I would consider this life-changing and life-saving education for many,” she says.
Last year India’s Asha Bhat won the Miss Supranational title at the Sports hall in Krynica Zdroj in Poland which made her the only Indian ever to bag the prestigious title and this year Asha Bhat would be crowning her successor.
Based in Panama, the World Beauty Association (WBA), S.A. has been established on the basis of twenty years of experience in the event industry and the organization of beauty contests. WBA S.A. is the proud organizer of the Miss Supranational beauty contest.
The 7th edition of Miss Supranational pageant would be held in the month of December 2015 tentatively.
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Miss World 2014 RoleneStrauss on the cover of Cosmopolitan Magazine.
www.thestar.com.m KUALA LUMPUR: After a month of intense training, stiff competition and televised challenges, 24-year-old Vanessa Tevi Kumares was crowned Miss Universe Malaysia 2015.
The tourism management graduate of Indian-Chinese parentage from Seremban shedtears of joy, which quickly dried up as she received the crown and sash from her predecessor, Miss Universe Malaysia 2014 Sabrina Beneett, just after midnight.
Vanessa beat 16 other hopefuls to the crown, and is expected to do the country proud when she takes on the rest of the world early next year.
Following her graduation from Britain, she interned for a year in the United States, and recently started work at a hotel in Singapore.
A former synchronised swimmer in school, Vanessa is a thrill-seeker who enjoys activities like bungee jumping, skydiving, hiking and jumping off cliffs.
“As a normal girl, I was thrust into this world of glitz and glamour that I was not used to, and I would like to thank the organisers for this opportunity and for training me for this very moment,” she told The Star after her crowning.
Along with the title, she took home RM50,000 in cash as well as gifts from sponsors worth more than RM180,000.
“The team worked harder this year to prepare all 17 finalists for the competition, and I am proud to say that every one of them has transformed tremendously,” said Miss Universe Malaysia Organisation national director Carey Ng.
The crowning took place at the grand ballroom of the Shangri-La Hotel here last night that also saw Pauline Tan, 24, Kelly Jagan, 26, and Sugeeta Chandran, 26, walking away as first, second and third runners up respectively.
In addition to the dazzling display of exquisite evening gowns and stylish swimwear, the gala night also featured performances by entertainers that included Ning Baizura.
Miss Universe Malaysia is the longest running pageant in Malaysia, and has produced personalities such as Datin Josephine Fonseka, Yasmin Yusoff, Datuk Anna Lim, Elaine Daly, Andrea Fonseka, Nadine Ann Thomas, Deborah Henry, Kimberley Leggett and Carey Ng.
Miss Russia 2015 ” Ready to the crown”
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A model of Chinese-Indian parentage, Kelly is a familiar face in the modelling industry. She has a talent for street dancing, and likes cooking, travelling volleyball and working out in the gym in her free time. Her traits of keeping it real, punctuality and being disciplined have helped her build true friendships along the way. Given the opportunity, she would like to help raise awareness on the plight of victims of child sex trafficking.
A recent law graduate, Kohinoor enjoys travelling, fashion and fast cars. In her free time, she helps her family business in events management and real estate. Describing herself as a vulnerable yet tough individual, she is passionate about helping single mothers and abused women and hopes to raise awareness on this issue. She enjoys fixing things around the house and also skilful in the kitchen, counting grilled salmon as one of her speciality dishes.
Born of Chinese-Indian parentage, Jenny is fluent in several languages including Mandarin and Tamil. Currently pursuing her diploma in childhood education, she is also a Mandarin home tutor for kids and a freelance model. She describes herself as a humble, happy and bubbly person, and enjoys travelling, singing and belly dancing. Coming from a single parent family, her dream is to become a lawyer to help single mothers. Her desire to win stems from her childhood memory of watching pageants on television with her late father.
A degree holder in physiology and human resources graduate, Sugeeta has prior experience in the pageant in 2012. With background training in Indian classical music, veena and piano, she has also appeared in TV commercials, music videos, and telemovies. She dreams of breaking into the South Indian film industry, and is a huge fan of Bollywood. As a vegetarian since 3 years ago, she lives by the principles of ahimsa. Given the opportunity, she would like to build a playhouse for underprivileged children.
Shaelina graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physiology and is currently a first year medical student. She enjoys reading, singing in church, playing the piano and Latin Dancing. As a go-getter, she believes that one should always try something once. Once she becomes a qualified medical doctor, she hopes to volunteer with the Doctors Abroad Foundation in third world countries.
As a staff nursed attached to a government hospital, Jasveer is passionate about helping people. She hopes to become a role model in guiding and inspiring young women. Armed with some pageant experience, she enjoys learning about fashion and beauty to improve herself. Her hobbies are singing, dancing and travelling, and she dreams of becoming a TV anchor. Her long term plan is to establish a career in the medical or health-related industry.
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