KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 31 — Kiran Kaur Jassal has just been named as Miss Universe Malaysia 2016 and she’s looking forward to representing Malaysia at the world event next year.
The 20-year-old dentistry student received the crown and sash from Miss Universe Malaysia 2015 Vanessa Tevi Kumares during the gala finale held at the Palace of the Golden Horses last night, according to Star Online.
Elated with her win the straight-A student, who hopes to start her own orthodontics practice someday, took to Facebook to thank her family, friends and fans for all the support she received during her pageant journey.
“A wee bit delayed.. But I honestly was so lost for words, the joy and happiness I felt and still am feeling, is inexplicable. I am really thankful to everyone who supported me on this journey and believed in me and my capabilities, especially my family and friends who were always motivating me in some way or another.
“To all my lovely fans out there, I am deeply humbled by the overwhelming response and thank you for having the confidence in me, as well as trusting me with representing our country, Malaysia at Miss Universe later this year.
“Last but not least, thank you @missuniversemalaysia for this amazing and once in a lifetime opportunity, for guiding me through every step of the way, and for simply believing in me. I hope and pray that I will live up to the prestigious crown and do Malaysia proud.”
Along with the title, Kiran took home RM50,000 in cash and gifts worth over RM200,000. She also bagged the Miss Winning Smile subsidiary title.
Coming in first, second and third respectively were Dhivya Dhyana, 25, Lina Soong, 25, and Swarna Naidu, 18.