Vanessa Tevi Kumares was crowned the title of Miss Universe Malaysia 2015 at the conclusion of the national pageant held on Saturday April 18, 2015 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. She will represent Malaysia in the Miss Universe 2015 pageant later this year.
Vanessa Tevi Kumares wins Miss Universe Malaysia 2015 and will compete in Miss Universe 2015 pageant. Photo credit: Kelvin Sing.
24-year-old Vanessa, who is of Indian-Chinese origin, is currently working at a hotel in Singapore. After graduating from Britain with a degree in tourism management, she interned for a year in the United States before returning to Singapore.
Winning the title, she walks away with RM50,000 in cash prize and gifts from sponsors worth more than RM180,000.
Newly crowned Miss Universe Malaysia 2015 Vanessa Tevi Kumares (second from left) and her runners-up. Photo credit: GLENN GUAN / The Star.
At the same event, Pauline Tan was the first runner-up; Kelly Jagan was the second runner-up; and Sugeeta Chandran was the third runner-up.