Laanya Asogan crowned Miss World Singapore 2017

04 Oct 2017 | Angelopedia

At the conclusion of the grand finale of Miss World Singapore 2017 held on 2nd October 2017, Laanya Ezra Asogan was adjudged the winner and was crowned as the representative of Singapore for Miss World 2017. She will now represent Singapore at the 67th edition of the Miss World contest scheduled to be held on 18th November 2017 in Sanya, China. She succeeds and was crowned by Miss World Singapore 2016 Bhaama Padmanathan.

Her court included Niroshini Nixit (first runner-up), Shree Vijayandran (second runner-up), Chan Qianyi (third runner-up) and Hannah Sofea (fourth runner-up).  Remaining Top 10 finalists were Jesvinder Kaur, Bavani Ganesan, Alyssa Pyf, Rika Vanisha and Sharenya Devarajan.

Laanya is 21 years of age and wants to inspire young girls to break past stereotype thinking of people to show them that they can also live fruitfully without any restriction. Besides modelling, Laanya is fond of sports and also has a profound passion for acting and hosting. She also participated in the “Mediacorp The 5 Search”, Singaporean reality-acting-hosting competition programme that finds the next face of the broadcasting channel, and reached in the Top 16 despite not having any background in the field.


Laanya Asogan crowned Miss World Singapore 2017


After she was crowned Miss World Singapore 2017, Laanya expressed her happiness by saying, “The gratitude and appreciation that I feel is never going to be just enough when I put it in words. However, I do hope it will prevail in my actions as well as my campaigning for a better and equal life for as many people possible, Thank you for letting this little brown girl live her dream as well as honoring her with the title of Miss Singapore World 2017”.

Looking at the history of Singapore's participation in Miss World, Singapore made its debut in Miss World in 1972 and since then it has never won any Miss World title so far. The best placement for Singapore was in the year 1976 when Pauline Poh Neo Cheong reached the Top 15 stage.

Can Laanya outperform what Pauline did in 1975?