Subang Jaya Lass Crowned Miss Universe Malaysia 2016

Miss Universe Malaysia 2016 Kiran Jassal is crowned by 2015 winner Vanessa Tevi Kumares
Kiran Jassal is crowned Miss Universe Malaysia 2016 by last year’s winner Vanessa Tevi Kumares.

20-year-old Kiran Jassal from Subang Jaya, Selangor made a dream start to the New Year by winning the Miss Universe Malaysia 2016 pageant at the gala night dinner held at the Royal Ballroom of the Palace of the Golden Horse in Seri Kembangan on 30 January 2016.

The 5 feet 8 ½ inches (174 cm) tall lass also won the Miss MyDentist Winning Smile subsidiary title. Her prize package includes cash RM50,000 and gifts from sponsors worth more than RM200,000.

Kiran was crowned by last year’s winner Vanessa Tevi Kumares. She will represent Malaysia at the Miss Universe pageant to be held in the later part of 2016.

Newly crowned Miss Universe Malaysia 2016 Kiran Jassal (left) and 2015 winner Vanessa Tevi Kumares
Newly crowned Miss Universe Malaysia 2016 Kiran Jassal (left) and 2015 winner Vanessa Tevi Kumares (right).

Kiran got accepted into International Medical University (IMU) to study dentistry in February intake this year. Her future goal is to one day open her own orthodontic practice.

She is the youngest in a family of four and her hobbies include reading and exercising.

The first runner-up was Dhivya Dhyana, 25, while the second runner-up was Lina Soong, also 25. Third runner-up went to Swarna Naidu, 18.

Kiran waving to the cheering crowd after being crowned Miss Universe Malaysia 2016
Kiran Jassal waving to the cheering crowd after being crowned Miss Universe Malaysia 2016

The gala dinner was hosted by former Miss Universe Malaysia 2011 Deborah Henry and local personality Hansen Lee to a capacity crowd of nearly 700 guests in attendance.

The Top 14 finalists put up a good show strutting around in their two-piece swim wear and evening gowns with the Top 5 finalists selected by a panel of nine judges to answer the Q&A before the announcement of the winners.

There were a total of six subsidiary titles awarded.

Newly crowned Miss Universe Malaysia 2016 Kiran (second from left) with (L-R) second runner-up Lina Soong, first runner-up Dhivya Dhyana and third runner-up Swarna Naidu
Newly crowned Miss Universe Malaysia 2016 Kiran Jassal (second from left) with (L-R) second runner-up Lina Soong, first runner-up Dhivya Dhyana and third runner-up Swarna Naidu.


MISS UNIVERSE MALAYSIA 2016 OFFICIAL RESULTS

Winner: Kiran Jassal, 20, Selangor
1st runner-up: Dhivya Dhaya, 25, KL
2nd Runner Up: Lina Soong, 25, N.Sembilan
3rd Runner Up: Swarna Naidu, 18, Penang
4th runner-up : Nisha Sema, 22, Penang

SUBSIDIARY TITLES
Miss Body Beautiful: Swarna Naidu, 18, Penang
Miss Photogenic: Dhivya Dhyana, 25, KL
Miss Congeniality: Nisha Sema, 22, Penang
Miss Online Personality: Alicia Tan, 25, Perak
Miss Talent: Lina Soong, 25, N.Sembilan
Miss MyDentist Winning Smile: Kiran Jassal, 20, Selangor and Swarna Naidu, 18, Penang

Kiran shows her flair and confidence during the Q&A round
Kiran Jassal shows her confidence during the Q&A round hosted by Deborah Henry and Hansen Lee. 
Kiran Jassal also walk away with the  Miss MyDentist Beautiful Smile subsidiary title
Kiran Jassal also won the Miss MyDentist Winning Smile subsidiary title.
Miss Universe Malaysia 2016 first runner-up Dhivya Dhyana
Miss Universe Malaysia 2016 first runner-up Dhivya Dhyana, also received the Miss Photogenic subsidiary title.
Miss Universe Malaysia 2016 second runner-up Lina Soong
Miss Universe Malaysia 2016 second runner-up Lina Soong who also won the Miss Talent subsidiary title. 
Miss Universe Malaysia 2016 third runner-up Swarna Naidu
Miss Universe Malaysia 2016 third runner-up Swarna Naidu who also took two subsidiary titles of Miss Body Beautiful and Miss MyDentist Winning Smile.
Miss Universe Malaysia 2016 fourth runner-up Nisha Sema
Miss Universe Malaysia 2016 fourth runner-up Nisha Sema. She also bagged the Miss Congeniality subsidiary title.
Miss Online Personality Alicia Tan
Miss Online Personality subsidiary title winner Alicia Tan.
Contestants parading in their evening gown round
Contestants parading around in their evening gown.
Contestants parading during the swim wear round
Contestants onstage in the swim wear round. 
Kiran Jassal (left) and MUMO national director Carey Ng
Newly crowned Miss Universe Malaysia Kiran Jassal (left) with Miss Universe Malaysia Organisation (MUMO) national director Carey Ng (right) at the press conference after the crowning ceremony.