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PostSubject: Ris Low gives up her crown!   Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:12 pm

Well, it's official.

Straits Times wrote:
MISS Ris Low has resigned as Miss Singapore World 2009, days after her past conviction for credit card fraud was exposed.

The organiser of the local beauty pageant, ERM World Marketing, said in a statement on Tuesday afternoon she will no longer represent Singapore at Miss World 2009 in South Africa.

ERM said it will be interviewing a new representative to represent Singapore at Miss World 2009 in the coming days and will announce her shortly.

The organiser said it has met Ms Low and her parents and 'they have agreed to allow their daughter to resign from the crown as we feel is in the best interest for the Miss Singapore World Pageant and Singapore at large'.

'We are accepting her resignation,' said ERM.

On Ms Low's conviction in May and her bipolar disorder, ERM said there was no way of checking if a contestant has a criminal record or suffering from depression.

'Ris Low was determined, well behaved and performed well throughout the 2 month competition and even went on to win eight special awards. This is not easy task to accomplish from a group of 22 contestants. With her good performance and beauty, she excelled in the competition.'

On her command of English language, which has been criticised by the public, the organiser said: 'We felt that person who made fun of her on YouTube was malicious and did not do her justice. The video clip was presented in a way to ridicule her.

'The incident was a one-time interview which misled the Singapore public to believe she spoke English poorly. During the Grand Finals competition held at the Shangri La hotel on the July 31, she spoke perfectly good English, had a good answer (short, sharp and sweet) and performed very well to impress the 11 judges that she was good enough to win.

'So perhaps her spoken English could also be an effect from her Bipolar disorder.'

ERM said it felt sorry for Miss Low but added: 'We cannot compromise on our contest rules, regulations and the image of the Miss Singapore World Pageant.'

ERM, which broke its silence only on Monday said it did not give any comments earlier to the media and press because 'we were taken aback by this incident and we did not have any documentary evidence to justify the allegations and could be faced with legal implications later'.

'Ris Low committed this offence as a young offender, and we had to be sensitive to handle any comments delicately where a young offender is concerned. The treatment would be different if she was over 21 years of age,' it added.

'We would like to add that this is the first time in Singapore beauty pageant history that such an incident has occurred. We had to be careful with the approach.'

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PostSubject: Re: Ris Low gives up her crown!   Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:20 pm

poor girl..
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PostSubject: Re: Ris Low gives up her crown!   Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:22 pm

Well, I can't say she couldn't see this coming. Come on... you're a public figure and you had used fake credit cards in the past?? What did you expect?

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PostSubject: Re: Ris Low gives up her crown!   Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:26 pm

yeah.. i guess she didn't think she'd get that far let alone win. and tbh i cringe everytime i hear someone say boomz or preens or bigini now. there's an expiry date on a joke too. haha
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PostSubject: Re: Ris Low gives up her crown!   Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:30 pm

well if she's been sensible enough, she should have quit earlier and save herself some dignity?

in actual fact i would say the judges must be blind to crown her too?

just my two cents...
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PostSubject: Re: Ris Low gives up her crown!   Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:32 pm

i agree.. hmm little wonder why miss singapore universe isn't broadcast anymore.. ppl at home really don't give chance! haha
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PostSubject: Re: Ris Low gives up her crown!   Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:38 pm

Recession mah and lack of sponsors to do it live i supposed...
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PostSubject: Re: Ris Low gives up her crown!   Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:02 pm

I don understand this organizer....earlier they said this beauty pagent should be just judge on beauty......so Ms.Boomz clash with the law, its about creditbility, nothing to do with beauty...so why accept her resignation?

For years, I always tot that beauty contest should be just beauty.....
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PostSubject: Re: Ris Low gives up her crown!   Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:04 pm

Duval_S wrote:
I don understand this organizer....earlier they said this beauty pagent should be just judge on beauty......so Ms.Boomz clash with the law, its about creditbility, nothing to do with beauty...so why accept her resignation?

For years, I always tot that beauty contest should be just beauty.....

It should be one complete package mr. duval Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Ris Low gives up her crown!   Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:13 pm

singapore will have zero chance to win or even go through the rounds so might as well send the prettiest cause they will not be be speaking at all on TV. The 10 secs we see the contestants that did not go through the next round, we will judge purely on looks.

We also look at the ladies from asian countries (HK, China, Japan etc) and only have their looks to compare with.

anyway its a bit harsh on her, cause the pageant standard here is singapore is not really up to notch compared to other countries, so dont expect well polished contestants that have been training for years!!!!

PLUS she talks like any other sinagporean girls...... those that speak with a fake accent are just pretenders. I was in Australia for 10 years and totally lost my accent within 2 years back in SG. If you can pickup an accent overseas in a few years, why cant u pick it back up back here at home. Plus singlish so easy to pickup somemore. I even lost interest in Aussie rules and cricket and watch EPL now days.


side note, jsut check the afl website, Geelong won the finals???? since when they were good????


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PostSubject: Re: Ris Low gives up her crown!   Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:20 pm

What is done is done. She have paid for her mistakes. Lets be more forgiving. She has a right to start anew but sadly a rep of Singapore for such a event ... with her record doe not augurs well ... she has decided to step down and i respect her for that.. I'm sure she emerge a stronger person after this sad episode ... Go forward, Ms Ris Low ...
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