Here's why these beautiful contestants are not allowed to win Miss World S'pore

6 July 2013 / 3 years 3 months ago

From left: Miss Krizzia Sayson, Miss Kikyo Pan and Miss Bai XueThese Miss World Singapore hopefuls could never hope to win the pageant -- at least until they get their citizenship here.According to Lianhe Wanbao, the three Singapore Permanent Residents could be placed as a runner-up at best, based on the terms and conditions in the contract.This upset Miss Krizzia Sayson, 20, who considers herself 'extremely Singaporean' as she has lived here since she was three.The actress told The New Paper, "I was really upset when I found out that PRs are allowed to join but can't win. I'll be applying for Singapore citizenship next year when I'm 21."Sharing the same fate is China-born Kikyo Pan, 21, who said she had joined Miss World Singapore 2013 so that she could have a bigger say on issues such as care for the elderly in Singapore.The customer relations officer moved here with her family from Xi'an when she was nine as her mother preferred Singapore's education system.Joining them is China-born Bai Xue, 20, the third and final PR in 2013's competition. She is a Ngee Ann Polytechnic student.Miss World Singapore licensee Raymund Ooi told The New Paper:"This is Miss World Singapore, so only Singaporeans are allowed to win... (but I also think it's) a good platform for these PRs to train, themselves for future pageants. "We accept contestants who are applying for citizenship in the near future, so these girls could be citizens when they join their next pageant. "With these girls from other countries joining the pageant, it also provides healthy competition for the local girls."Other exotic beauties who are in the running and can win as they are Singaporeans are Maria-Anna Zenieries, 18, whose mother is Singaporean-Chinese and father is Greek.Some fun facts about her: She's lived in Ghana and China because of her dad's work, and her mother was the runner-up of Miss World Singapore in 1978.Then meet Elizabeth Houghton, who has a British stepdad and an Eurasian Singaporean mother. Her mum has Spanish-Portuguese-Filipino ancestry and her biological father had worked in Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur.The Singaporean ITE College East student works part-time as a guest relations agent at Ku De Ta and as a bartender at Bangkok Jam to earn extra pocket money during the school holidays.However, what she really wants to do is be a paramedic so she can help people.

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