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Ris Low: A beauty queen fallen from grace

Ris Low wants to run beauty pageant
She is s looking for sponsors for an as yet- unnamed three-in-one beauty pageant.
Sales of Ris Low-inspired T-shirts still booming
Former Miss S'pore World says she wears a different one every day.
Crown and controversy
Handmade 30-carat crown with nearly 4,000 Swarovski crystals was neither seen on Ris Low nor Pilar Arlando.
Ris Low in new controversy
She claimed that she was “some sort of an ambassador for the Speak Good English Movement”. True or false?
What happened to S'pore's beauty queens?
Low’s replacement Pilar Arlando thought the Merlion once existed, forgot the age of S'pore and her first ruler.
Ris Low: Too soon to forgive or forget
Reader says let her complete her sentence first, give her the chance to repent.
Ris unedited on RazorTV
The fallen beauty queen gave RazorTV a no-holds-barred interview and revealed she's dating a man who is five years her senior.
Ex-beauty queen cannot shop alone
District court ordered that she be accompanied by a relative when shopping and continue with psychiatric treatment.
Ris Low clears the air on RazorTV
She shares her thoughts on Claire Lee, "boomz" and relationships.
Ris Low has to retake exam
She had been found with some notes inside her pencil case during examination.
Backstabber? Who? Me?
First runner-up accused by dethroned beauty queen Ris Low of leaking her conviction to the media.
S'poreans have right to quiz ERM
Reader says pageant organisers should have come forward earlier.
Largest sum came from Ris, says ERM
But organiser says amount spent does not affect who wins.
It’s all about accountability
Questions still need to be asked and answered. When did ERM find out about Ris’ conviction? What will it do to ensure that this doesn’t happen again?
'100 people want to take Ris Low's place'
The New Paper speaks to Ms Tracy Lee, event director of ERM World Marketing, on the Ris Low saga. This is the first time she's speaking at length on the matter.
Not so easy to find Miss Singapore World replacement
Runner-up Claire Lee may not be able to represent Singapore even if she is asked to.
More legal woes for Ris?
Pageant organiser could sue her for breach of contract or fraud, say lawyers.
Debates rage on about her crown & punishment
Decision on whether Ris Low can keep Miss S'pore title 'later this week' as lawyers give mixed views on probation sentence.
Ris spoke 'perfect English'
Her spoken English in video could be due to “her bipolar disorder”.
Ris Low quits
She gives up her Miss Singapore World crown.
Ris Low's lies exposed
She was fully aware of the terms and conditions when she signed up for the contest in June.
Ris Low gives up her crown
The decision was made in the best interest for Miss S'pore World pageant and S'pore at large, said organisers.
Ris Low resigns as Miss Singapore World: official statement
She will not represent Singapore at the international paegeant in South Africa this December.
Pageant organiser: We didn't know
Now Miss S'pore World says she told organiser about credit card fraud conviction only last week.
Should she lose the crown?
Twenty-three out of 40 S'poreans interviewed in a Sunday Times street poll said she should not keep her title or represent the country.
'I'm keeping crown'
'I’ve come so far in my dream and I don’t wish to, because of a past mistake, give up something that is so meaningful to me': Ris
Past beauty queens give their take on the current Miss Singapore World's fall from grace.
Ris Low: I was young, I didn't think
Sounding almost resigned, Ris said that she was waiting for the pageant organisers to inform her whether she will still be allowed to represent Singapore in South Africa.
Ris' ex-supervisor: We trusted her, gave her chances
Beauty queen's ex-supervisor said she was disheartened by the former's dishonesty.
Not perfect, but she's our best hope
If you've taken a close look at the other finalists, you'll know that Ris is about as good as it gets.
Netizens: Strip her of pageant crown
Within hours of the news report of her conviction, the blogosphere was abuzz with calls for Ris to be stripped of her title.
Scandal-plagued Miss S'pore World Ris Low has announced her resignation from the crown.
She was sentenced in May this year to 24 months of supervised probation.
But she says she will not give up her crown.
  Forum: Ris' detractors driven by envy?

readers' comments
People are too harsh on Ris, she's pratically a mental handicap. Have you met bipolar people? Trust me, they are NOT easy to deal with, tho' no fault of theirs. They have super-human radar in pressing people's raw 'buttons', I tell you...but they do seem to be dreadfully honest!

I still think the organisers are dumb and not portraying having sound selection judges. System fault. Hint - next time, pls include a psycho-therapist in the pre-selection panel.

As for the judges, these are merely paid and invited celebrities and personalities, the onus is really on the ORGANISER.
Posted by RedDotter1 on Mon, 12 Oct 2009 at 16:34 PM

judges are blinded with pretty faces....pretty face without a brain..that what we lost here in singapore. we need pretty faces with brains. judges need to wake up...
Posted by on Mon, 12 Oct 2009 at 15:23 PM

parents are not to blame. when parents given up on them it is because the childrens don't listen at all. the fault is not the parents but merely she herself. below 21 years of age? can't even decide what is right or wrong is totally a waste. but she can decide to be in the pagents? that is a wonder? don't you think? is she having a partially retard? guess not? she is old enought to differentiate between right and wrong. guess she has been doing this whatever credit cards thing professionally. she know what is she doing. and it is "FUN" as she describe it. well Ris Low, you brought the downfall to yourself and a shame to your family..wake up..
Posted by on Mon, 12 Oct 2009 at 15:20 PM

opps. let it go. give her a break :o
The irritation wont do you good too. be happy!
Posted by bbmwlover on Sun, 11 Oct 2009 at 12:09 PM

Hmm ... I believe Ris would have to sign some sort of forms or declaration that whatever information she gave is true?

I guess the organizers would take this form at face value.

But I think this episode has throw up some questions.

Should organizer be more pro-active in doign checks?
Posted by bbmwlover on Sun, 11 Oct 2009 at 12:07 PM
I would blame the organizers, she manage to pass all the levels successfully. So, apparently she is good and better than the others. It is the organizers who should have a history check through computer system and then qualify the participants for nationwide presentation.
Posted by on Fri, 9 Oct 2009 at 11:32 AM
omg, no woman i do not know personally managed to irritate me as much as her...
Posted by larcshimada on Wed, 7 Oct 2009 at 15:04 PM
She may have lost the crown. She is certainly getting lots of attention and popularity.
Posted by DuLichDat on Mon, 5 Oct 2009 at 17:10 PM have a kind heart to say that..but I can't say the same for Ris!! Cos she now start up another problem - accusing the 1st runner up of blemishing her by leaking out her 'flaws'!! But why start all this problem & trouble again.
That's why many of us doubt she can really mature overnight. Maturity of a person takes time and it depends on the experiences & circumstances he /she goes thru' and whether he/she wants to walk the right path.
If Ris wanna remain adamant and be wat she has been from before, even giving her a 1001 chances , she will not change.
Posted by gundamwingX on Mon, 5 Oct 2009 at 17:04 PM
Did she returened all her winnings?
Posted by longshot on Mon, 5 Oct 2009 at 14:45 PM

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