Nandita Banna, 21, is Singapore’s Miss Universe 2021

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Nandita Banna. (PHOTO: Miss Universe Singapore)
Nandita Banna. (PHOTO: Miss Universe Singapore)

The pandemic couldn’t keep the competitors from turning up for the 2021 Miss Universe Singapore. With their passion, energy and strength, eight finalists appeared for the first time in a digital format as part of, last Friday, 17 September 2021 at 9pm, and the winner was chosen.

Congratulations to Ms Nandita Banna, 21, the new Miss Universe Singapore 2021. Following closely, the first runner up was 21-year-old student Kalynskye Adrian, the second runner up was Lila Tan, 18, and the third runner up was 22-year-old Mardhiah Azizan. Ms Banna will now represent Singapore for the December event, the 70th Miss Universe international competition in Eilat, Israel.

According to Ms Banna, “the Miss Universe Singapore competition showcases the diverse people and beauty of Singapore, while giving talented women a global platform to share their views and to stand up for what they believe in”.

Nandita Banna. (PHOTO: Miss Universe Singapore)
Nandita Banna. (PHOTO: Miss Universe Singapore)

“I would like to make positive change by being part of the conversations and doing the groundwork to foster a safe and inclusive environment for all,” says Ms Banna.

Ms Banna is currently in her third year as a double degree student, majoring in Business Management and Information Systems (Business Analytics) at Singapore Management University. She says that she is “passionate about leveraging technology to create a more sustainable future”. Ms Banna is also a passionate volunteer who mentors primary students in interpersonal and life skills.

The Miss Universe Singapore judges felt that Ms Banna’s “confidence in her personality, elegance in her walk and eloquence in her answers during the competition” described her hopes to “bring awareness to the social issues in Singapore, such as climate change and women’s empowerment” made her a great choice.

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