Up against 17 other beautiful women, freelance fashion model Shwetajeet Kaur, or better known as Shweta Sekhon, has taken the crown at the 2019 Miss Universe Malaysia competition! The 22-year-old Punjabi gal won the title during the Gala Night dinner event held at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur on 7 March 2019.
The first runner-up title went to 25-year-old Yaw Hui Jing, followed up by the second and third runner-ups, 23 year-old Tessminderjeet Kaur and 25-year-old Lee Su Hsien.
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What a night ! ❤ Shweta Sekhon , Miss Universe Malaysia 2019 👑 I am out of words to explain how the crowning moment felt like ! Literally indescribable and very heart touching for me 😍 Thank you so much @elainedaly for being my mentor and always motivating us 18 girls to keep aiming for the sky without turning back , the whole @missuniversemalaysia organisation , #TeamMUMO for working so hard day and night ensuring us girls enjoy every moment ever since Day 1 of pageant week . Thank you so much my beloved family , friends and fans out there who kept believing in me and showered me with so much of love and motivation for this past 3 months ! 💪🏻❤ Thank you so much too to all the sponsors like @autobavariakl , @lajung.malaysia , @malaysiaairlines , @habibjewelsofficial , @babel.fit , @causewaylink , @clarinsofficial , @duchessandco , @help_uni , @kengreenbook , @themajestichotelkl , @mikogalere , @makeup_miracle , @moepofficial , @mucaskin , @pumawomen , @_rawsome , @runwayproductionsbycg , @stripmalaysia , @sttiewdentalgroup , @underthesunswim and last but not the least @uniqlomyofficial for being part of my journey in becoming the next Miss Universe Malaysia 2019 ! This couldn’t have been possible without each and everyone of you ! I am so blessed to have so much of love , support and encouragement from everyone ! Shweta Sekhon Miss Universe Malaysia 2019 ❤ #MissUniverse #MissUniverseMalaysia #MissUniverseMalaysia2019 #BeautyBeyondYou #TNMUM19
“I was feeling at the top of the world when I was crowned as Miss Universe Malaysia 2019 last night,” said Shwetajeet.
“In a blink of an eye, my life took a whole new turn. I am so honoured to be able to carry my country’s name at the international stage very soon.”
Standing at 172 cm, one of Shweta’s dreams is to stand in front of the world as a role model and inspire others with positivity and persistence to never give up.
“My mission as Miss Universe Malaysia is to build the self-confidence and boost the self-esteem of all young women to stand united and be proud of who we are,”
“I want to remind them that we are capable of so much more no matter what obstacles, hurdles and challenges are presented to us.”
Aside from getting the chance to travel abroad to represent Malaysia in the upcoming Miss Universe pageant, Miss Glojas Beautiful aka Shweta took home a Habibs Jewel crown valued at RM2.38 million, cash and sponsored prizes with a total value of RM180,000 and a full education sponsorship from HELP University.
Ah, a title that’s very well deserved. You go, Shweta – Malaysians are proud of you!