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20-year-old dentistry student, Kiran Jassal won the Miss Universe
Malaysia title and she is excited to represent Malaysia at the global event
next year.
Former winner Vanessa Tevi Kumares crowned Kiran and presented her
the sash during the finale held at the Palace of the Golden Horses on Saturday
Kiran, a straight-A student who aspires to open her own orthodontics
practice one day thanked everyone on her victory on Facebook.
“A wee bit delayed.. But I honestly was so lost for words, the joy
and happiness I felt and still am feeling, is inexplicable. I am really
thankful to everyone who supported me on this journey and believed in me and my
capabilities, especially my family and friends who were always motivating me in
some way or another.
“To all my lovely fans out there, I am deeply humbled by the
overwhelming response and thank you for having the confidence in me, as well as
trusting me with representing our country, Malaysia at Miss Universe later this
“Last but not least, thank you @missuniversemalaysia for this
amazing and once in a lifetime opportunity, for guiding me through every step
of the way, and for simply believing in me. I hope and pray that I will live up
to the prestigious crown and do Malaysia proud.”
Apart from winning the Miss Winning Smile subsidiary title, she also
took home RM 50,000 in cash and gifts worth over RM200,000.
25-year-old Dhivya Dhyana came in first-runner up, Lina Soong who is
also 25, took second and 18-year-old Swarna Naidu was placed third runner-up.

(Photo Source: Miss Universe Malaysia’s Facebook)