Business executive Shi Lim being crowned Miss Universe Singapore by last year's winner Lyn Tan at the Shangri-La Hotel last night.
The 24-year-old, the tallest contestant in this year's competition at 1.76m, beat 15 other finalists to the title.
They included student and entrepreneur Cheryl Desiree Chan, 23, who was first runner-up, and second runner-up Cordelia Low, a 24-year-old events coordinator.
Ms Lim will represent Singapore at the Miss Universe 2013 pageant in Moscow later this year.
As the winner of the Singapore title, she got to put on a one-of-its- kind ruby and diamond ring worth $48,000.