22 Jun '11, 7am
CRITICS have called our local pageant scene a "showgirls' club" and a "gay parade". So, this year, the newly-appointed licensees of Miss Singapore World and Manhunt Singapore have something to prove. Both contests are undergoing makeovers, much like the contestants who have been chosen to compete in them. Looks will still count in the race, but this year, brains and substance take centrestage. Miss Singapore World 2011 WHAT are your views on infanticide in India? Are you for or against plastic surgery? Discuss. While these may seem like General Paper essay topics, they were questions that were posed to the Miss Singapore World 2011 hopefuls on Saturday at the pageant's first audition round. This was to identify the intelligent women, pageant organiser Raymund Ooi told The New Paper. Held at beauty salon The Hair Secrets Beaute Care, which is sponsoring all the grooming nee...