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'I was worried that I was too curvy'
by Charlene Chua

The Greek-Chinese babe was stunning as she sashayed with confidence down the runway last night at the Miss World Singapore 2013 finals.

Unknown to her fellow finalists, the eventual winner, Miss Maria-Anna Zenieris, was slightly insecure about her figure, but hid it well under pressure.

Of all things, the 18-year-old student was worried that she had looked "too curvy".

By dieting, she had lost 4kg in two weeks to look toned in her hot pink bikini.

The trained opera singer, who is also a jazz and hip-hop dancer, need not have fretted because she scored top marks for her figure, according to event organiser Edmund Ooi of Asia Music People.

The girls were scored based on physical appearance (35 per cent), performance (25 per cent), talent (20 per cent) and audience voting (20 per cent).

The five judges included singer-songwriter Bevlyn Khoo and prolific criminal lawyer Subhas Anandan.

Miss Zenieris, a United World College graduate who majored in English and psychology, told The New Paper: "I love my curves, but you know, I do have insecurities about it.

"As this was the first time I was in a bikini and walking down the runway, I was definitely nervous.

"But I told myself to be confident and I think it showed.

"When they announced that I was the winner, my mind was blank."

As Miss World Singapore 2013, she walked away with $3,000 cash and a working contract with Asia Music People worth about $30,000.

She will represent Singapore in the Miss World international finals in Jakarta in September.

The runner-up, nursing student Elizabeth Houghton, 18, and second runner-up Rachel Leng, 23, who was recently accepted into Harvard University, took home $2,000 and $1,000 cash respectively.

The 15 finalists appeared to be having a blast as they danced onstage and showed off their catwalk skills for the swimwear and evening wear rounds.

Read the full story here.

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readers' comments
what?!?!...those ppl offering them more than $150 must be blind...dam taico...CMI...
Posted by PervertoSan on Sat, 27 Jul 2013 at 08:43 AM

There are sickos around
Posted by tmfoo888 on Thu, 25 Jul 2013 at 23:28 PM
$8000 ? Are the amounts overquoted just to make the news more sensational ? I don't see how anyone would offer $80 , let alone $8000. Many of them look impoverished...
Posted by angmoboho on Thu, 25 Jul 2013 at 23:25 PM
So she has to pay $8,000 a month to the guy to be his "sugar baby". I'd decline if I were her. Some of these guys can be so mean!
Posted by mllx4rt2 on Thu, 25 Jul 2013 at 11:27 AM
More detail please, which part of her hair she want to give away ? If is her pubic hair, no thank.
Posted by Alan1964 on Sun, 21 Jul 2013 at 20:06 PM

can tell she oso 1meal/day :p:D
Posted by baoxingtian on Mon, 8 Jul 2013 at 13:10 PM
In the first place, if they cannot get #1, why do the organizers let PR entered the competition?

Imagine our of 16 finalist, 14 are PR, one local cannot speak properly, so what is there to judge?
Posted by patfong00 on Mon, 8 Jul 2013 at 13:06 PM
Good wat .... high cholestrol high BP guys also can marry wat .... :D :D

Posted by Small Fly on Mon, 8 Jul 2013 at 11:59 AM
Among the 16 finalists at this year's Miss World Singapore, two hopefuls have strong ties to countries other than Singapore.
View the article here.
Posted by DivaTeam on Sun, 7 Jul 2013 at 23:43 PM


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