09 outubro 2009

Pilar Arlando, new Miss Singapore World crowned

Miss Pilar Carmelita Arlando, 20, will represent Singapore at the Miss World 2009 finals in South Africa, pagaent organiser ERM Marketing said in a press statement on Friday.

A NEW Miss Singapore World has been crowned.

Miss Pilar Carmelita Arlando, 20, who bagged the second runner-up prize at the Miss Singapore World 2009 pageant will represent Singapore at the Miss World finals in South Africa.

The original winner, Miss Ris Low, quit her title last month after news of her being under 24 months' probation for credit card fraud, was reported.

Pageant organisers ERM Marketing said they picked Miss Arlando over first runner-up Claire Lee, 'due to her claims of injury' which result in her being unable to stand for long hours.

Said ERM Marketing in a statement: 'The international pageant will be a physically and psychologically demanding experience. It would be best that she (Miss Lee) remains to recuperate in Singapore.'

Miss Arlando is currently pursuing a Diploma in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management at MDIS.

Besides picking up the second runner-up title at the Miss Singapore World competition, she also bagged the Miss Personality and Miss Abry awards.

ERM added: 'Her parents have been interviewed and they reassured us that she has no criminal records or probation order to keep.'

SOURCE: Straits Times

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