26 Jun '11, 3pm

More than a pretty face We meet three of the hottest finalists from this year's Miss Singapore Universe pageant.

Amanda Leong must be home by 10pm, has never had a boyfriend and any guy she's interested in has to be screened by her parents first. She's also 1.71m tall, beautiful, a talented Broadway singer wannabe and studying to become a lawyer. The 18-year-old is one of the 10 Miss Singapore Universe (MSU) finalists this year, and give us hope that there are some standards to local beauty pageants after all. Ms Ida Ong, owner of modelling agency/grooming college IMP International who lays claim to discovering Caldecott queens Fann Wong and Zoe Tay in the 80s, is suitably impressed with the contestants. As the official grooming instructor for the MSU girls after a hiatus of more than 10 years from the pageant scene, she's confident that with her training - that involves quite a bit of reprimanding - Singapore may have a shot at the Miss Universe pageant taking place in Brazil on Sep...

Full article: http://www.divaasia.com/article/13700

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