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Tyen Rasif

The 22-year old SMU undergraduate, who is of Dutch, Javanese and Chinese ethnicity, once struggled with her body image and tackled depression in her teenage years. Now, she is a fitness trainer and bodybuilder. She works out four to five days a week, and deadlifts up to 120kg and squats up to 80kg.

Miss Universe Singapore 2018 unveils its 15 finalists

Miss Universe Singapore has unveiled the 15 finalists who will compete in this year’s edition of the beauty pageant.

Themed “The Beauty of Empowerment”, the pageant will celebrate women of substance who display examples of excellence and are willing stand up and advocate for what they believe in.

The finalists will vie for the crown on 31 August at One Farrer Hotel.

Eugene Wee, editor of The New Paper, which is co-organising the competition, said: “The pageant aims to give our finalists a platform to champion causes that are close to their hearts, whether it be volunteerism, help for those with mental health issues, or equal rights for women.”

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