KUALA LUMPUR: Young entrepreneur R. Priyadarshimi was crowned Mrs Malaysia World 2019/2020, ousting 34 other contestants at the finals here last night.
The 24-year-old was honoured by previous winner Kokilam Kathirvailu, 34, and took home RM10,000 cash, trophies and other prizes.
The native of Kuala Lumpur described the award as a form of inspiration for women, especially those who already had a family life, to not let it stop them from achieving their dreams.
Priyadarshimi will be representing Malaysia at the global-level in Los Vegas, USA at the Mrs World 2020 competition on Dec 6.
Deepa Sreenivasan, 32 from Kuala Lumpur and Dr Hani Farhana Hasrul Sani, 34 from Sabah finished second and third respectively.
A total of 35 women aged 24 to 55 from Selangor, Sarawak, Sabah, Penang and Kuala Lumpur from various backgrounds took part in the finals of the search for Mrs Malaysia World 2019/2020. – Bernama