Miss Universe Singapore announced the top 20 finalists, who will be vying for the crown at the pageant finals on October 11.
Among the finalists include student Sharmen Diana Frugtniet, 19, pricing analyst Rudihra Ramathas, 26, and controls associate Dalvin Kaur, 28, according to local press The New Paper, which is also an organizer.
The 20 finalists were reportedly chosen during a close-door audition before a five-member judging panel, which included Miss Universe Singapore 2002 winner Nuraliza Osman, who is also the pageant’s national director. Other judges include Miss Universe Singapore 2003 winner Bernice Wong and dentist Jerry Lim.
Last year’s winner was a Lasalle student, Cheryl Chou.
According to the pageant’s website, this year’s Miss Universe Singapore title-holder will walk away with $10,000 in cash as well as over $40,000 worth of beauty and wellness services.