Twenty-four-year-old Shi Lim on July 6 won the Miss Universe Singapore beauty pageant, giving her the right to represent the country in the contest’s international round later in 2013.
The tallest in the pageant at 1.76 meters, the business executive competed against 15 other finalists during the grand finals held at Shangri-La Hotel. She edged out Cheryl Desiree Chan and Cordelia Low who were declared first- and second runner-ups, respectively.
As winner, Lim receives prizes, including a $48,000 ruby and diamond ring. She will also travel to Moscow, Russia to compete in the international Miss Universe 2013 pageant on November 9 this year.
The finalists were judged based on their stage presence, elegance, poise, speech and walk. Those criteria were taken into consideration during the swimsuit, evening gown and question and answer segments.
Shi Lim describes herself as a “business executive who loves to dance, read, write, travel and play the cello.”
Below the 16 finalists during the swimsuit segment of the pageant: