By Asia Samachar Team | MALAYSIA |
Calm and poised. That would describe Miss Universe Malaysia’s response to the two trying moments at the global pageant competition reached its climax in Atlanta, US.
Initially, Shwetajeet Kaur Sekhon slipped and fell during a catwalk show. So did a number of other contestants. She got back up calmly and finished the walk at the pageant finale on Monday (9 Dec 2019).
Then, there was the mix-up in announcing the winner for the Miss Universe Best National Costume title. She was asked to go on the stage to display her resplendent national costume when the actual winner was Miss Philippines.
She clarified the mix-up in an entry on her Instagram page.
“No words can ever describe how grateful am I to the Lord for this crazy journey of mine at the @missuniverse,” she wrote.
Shweta’s “A Peranakan Indulgence” costume, designed by Malaysian couturier Carven Ong, was inspired by the rich heritage of the Peranakan community and its bridal traditions.
The 22-year-old freelance fashion model was crowned queen at the Miss Universe Malaysia 2019 pageant in March 2019.
Shweta was one of the three Punjabi ladies who made it into the final 18 of the Malaysian leg of the competition. Tessminderjit Kaur (Tess), 23, a biomedical engineering (prosthetic and orthotics) student, emerged as the second runner-up.
Also in the final was Saroopdeep Kaur Bath (Saroop), a 21-year-old retail associate fashion model from Perak.
Shweta crowned Miss Universe Malaysia 2019 (Asia Samachar, 8 March 2019)