Winning smiles: Miss Malaysia Universe 2008 Li (centre), flanked by first runner-up Thor (left) and second runner-up Chan, posing for photographers in Kuala Lumpur Friday.KUALA LUMPUR:
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman student Levy Li Su Lin was crowned Miss Malaysia Universe 2008, beating 13 other contenders.
The 20-year-old representing Terengganu, who is also a part-time model, is heading to Nha Thrang, Vietnam for the Miss Universe 2008 Pageant in mid-June.
The crowd favourite also clinched five of the 16 subsidiary titles at the beauty pageant held at The Gardens Hotel, Mid Valley yesterday.
Her interpretation of the pageant's theme Real women behind the beauty won her rapturous applause.
Beauty must come in a whole package and it is just as its letters suggest B, brain; E, elegance, A, attitude, U, unique, T, tall that means standing tall and be confident, and Y, yourself, she said.
Jean Thor Jean Nee, 23, from Federal Territory, and Valerie Chan Hsueh Yi, 23, from Sarawak, won the first and second runner-up titles, respectively.