11 May 2009

Rachael Kum Wins Miss Singapore 2009

Rachael Kum, 24, is the winner of Miss Singapore 2009 that was held on Saturday night, May 9, at Shangri-La Hotel's Island Ballroom. She will represent this tiny Asian state at the Miss Universe 2009 which will be held at the Atlantis Paradise Island in Nassau, Bahamas on August 23.

The victory was not an easy win for Rachael who went against all odds. Prior to the coronation, she was mired in a controversy when she was accused by many including fellow contestants of allegedly skipping the preliminary audition rounds and compulsory activities.

Rachael is a manager in the medical industry. She stands 1.71 m. She also bagged two minor awards - The Most Body Beautiful and Miss Personality.

I just don't understand how she managed to get the award of Miss Personality if she has been accused by her fellow contestants of being prima donna.

Miss Singapore 2009, who was a former New Face finalist won $5,000 in cash, a trophy and products and services from the sponsors.

First runner-up is April Wang and second runner-up is Cheryl Wee.