Dr Yew Su - Min Grand Winner of Mrs Singapore Asia Pacific All Nations 2022
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to welcome amazing Queen Dr Yew Su - Min Grand Winner of Mrs Singapore Asia Pacific All Nations 2022.
Full name: Dr Yew Su - Min Title/Year: Grand Winner of Mrs Singapore Asia Pacific All Nations 2022 Pageant system: Lumiere International Pageantry Age: 40 Education: Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Aimst University Zodiac: Scorpio Hobbies: Reading, cooking, travelling, helping out and giving back to society Platform: Mrs Singapore Global Universe 2022 Years competed: 2022 Countries visited: Australia, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia Likes: Good food, good book, sentimental songs, Me time Dislikes: Rude people, pollution, inflation, wars. Status: Married World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Please tell us more about yourself My name is Yew Su-Min. I am 40years old and a medical doctor by profession. I came from a family of all doctors and I am happily married with 2 children. I have been working for more than 10years in government hospitals and clinics serving the poor. I am a strong woman inside, after all all women doctors are very strong women. I am a hardworking person and I strive for the best in everything I do. I am a friendly person and that brings me a lot of long term friendships. I appreciate simple things in life and always extend gratitude to people who have help and supported me in my life. I am happily married for 12 years with 2 children age 10 and 7.My husband is a doctor specializing in diagnostic imaging. He is a consultant radiologist. World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Please tell us about your education. I completed my MBBS(Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) and finally achieved my childhood dreams of becoming a doctor and made my parents proud of me. I graduated from Aimst University with pride and joy. World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What does Women Empowerment means to you? To me, women empowerment can be defined as women's sense of self worth, their ability to determine their own choices and their right to influence societal change for themselves and others. Women empowerment means a lot to me because I am a woman. Women are supreme beings. We are the symbol of love, care, resilience, patience and intelligence. However, women still need a lot of help in terms of education, literacy, awareness, training in order to achieve gender equality.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Tell us about your pageant history. My first pageant competition was with Lumiere International where I received Grand Winner of Mrs Singapore Asia Pacific All Nations 2022, Asia Pacific Queen of Substance Diamond Queen Award 2022 Mrs Lumina Golden Woman 2022 Mrs Singapore Global Universe Mrs Courage 2022 Mrs Singapore Global Universe Mrs Charity Queen 2022 I came across Lumiere International Pageantry when one day i saw Lumiere advertisement in facebook and think " why not I give it a try?".The women empowerment words attracted my attention too.I laughed at myself thinking that now I am already 40years old but still keen to join because this is something I have not try in my life before.After being selected as one of the top finalists,only did I Informed my husband,families and friends.They encouraged me and congratulated me. World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What inspired you to do your first pageant? Joining a pageant has always been my childhood dream but only until now that I feel the calling has come. I would like to be someone of a purpose to the society and be involved in advocacies work pertaining to women empowerment, children, elderly and women welfare. On a personal level, by joining a pageant, I can boost my self confidence, increase my stage presence, taking on a bigger role in the community, meeting new people, gaining new experiences and coming "out of my shell". Besides that, my 6 year old daughter, who love tiaras, push me to get the crown. World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Why did you choose to compete for your current title? I choose to compete for my current title after promising my 6year old daughter that I will try my best to bring back the crown and sash. My daughter is a fan of tiaras. I want to show my children the go getter spirit. It does not matter if you win or lose. Important values are your determination, hard work and resilience. World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: To those unfamiliar with your pageant system,please tell us what it is about? My pageant system is Lumiere International Pageantry, whose founder is Justina Quek. Lumiere International has been in the market for many years and recognized internationally. World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What are you being judged during the competition? Judging criteria are personality, characteristics, Questions and Answers segment, stage performance, catwalk and charity work. World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Tell us about your experience during the competition. The journey was a roller coaster rides. Pageantry was so much more than the runaway, lights and stage actions. There were many months and hours that went into pageantry. It required hard work, determination, courage, resilience and proper time management as most of us wore many hats. All aspects will be judged during the competition duration without us knowing it. Off course, we also made lots of friends as we undergone the programs together. World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Tell us about your platform or what cause do you volunteer from? My platform is Lumiere International Pageantry and we do volunteer works mostly charity work for orphanages, old folks home and also women empowerment activities. World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What appearances have you done with your title? So far on social media, charity works and I am a Lumiere ambassador, Mrs Lumina Gold Woman 2022.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What are some of your achievements? My biggest achievement in life is having become a medical doctor and serving the poor for more than 1 decade.This is the proudest moment of my life and I can not describe it in words.My parents are so proud me and my mum's dream of seeing her 3 daughters becoming doctors have turn into reality. I married the love of my life, my husband Dr Aaron Koay and was blessed with 2 lovely children, a son and a daughter. They are the treasures of my life. And now I am a queen. I feel my life is complete and I am thankful to God for what He has plan for me. I am beyond blessed. Home is now a $4mil condominium in central of Singapore. World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What makes you stand out from all those other beautiful girls? I think it is my confidence that makes me stand out from other girls. I am a medical doctor by profession and came from a family of all doctors except for mum whom was a head nurse. With my strong educational background and my profession in the health industry for more than a decade, I believe I will be a good woman leader in this beauty platform to promote women empowerment. I am a friendly person and beautiful inside out. I appreciate simple things in life and always extend gratitude to people who have help and supported me in my life. I believe I am beauty with brains and purpose. World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Tell us about the moment your name was called out as the winner. I was shocked when they announced me as one of the Grand Winners. I teared a bit when I heard cheers from my supporters in the hall. I was overcame by emotions. Thank you once again to Lumiere International Pageantry for the awards given .I will give my best for the international pageant soon, representing Singapore in Mrs Asia Pacific 2023 in June. World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What does it mean to you to be a beauty queen? For me, a beauty queen is the embodiment of beauty, brains and purpose. She should be the role model for the future generation. She should be the voice for the voiceless. She should be doing advocacies work in form of charities and women empowerment activities. World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: How did competing in pageants helped your life? That preparation is everything. Within few months time line, you have to get everything prepared ahead plus arranging for help of you will be leaving the house and children for a few days to attend to the programs Competing in pageant also boost my self esteem, self confidence, poise and social skills, besides making connection with new people and growing my network of friends. World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: How did pageants help your self esteem and body image? Definitely a positive one. It builds my self esteem as we have to speak, dance, walk, pose and sing in front of audience and judges. And also to have a positive body image regardless of size and shape. World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: You are an inspiration to all the girls out there. How does it feel? I feel very happy and grateful for the award given. Beauty is not about having a pretty face. It's about having a pretty mind, pretty heart and pretty soul. An ideal beauty queen should be an embodiment of beauty, brains and purpose.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What is your stage strategy to win the judges over? Always smile, showcase your best catwalk and pose and answer the questions confidently. Wear a nice fitting gown that makes you shine. World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: How did you prepare for your competition? Quite tough because as a woman we wear many hats. I made sure I packed my essentials early and not last minute. I try to get ready as early as possible for every event. Stay focused, be optimistic, sleep early and visualized yourself winning the competition. Find time to practice speech, smile, catwalk and poses at home. World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What are your tips for learning better pageant walk? Go for the pageant training course from a pageant coach to learn pageant walk and pageant pose. Walking tall with your shoulders up and back, will make you look taller and leaner. Make sure your dress flows, preventing heels getting caught in dresses, angles for posing, all this while trying to look elegant and glamorous. World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What are your tips for winning interview? To be a successful title holder, you have got to be more than a pretty face. You need to have leadership qualities and an awareness of current events. Find out about the interview procedure for your pageant, example length of interview, number of questions and judging system. Be yourself. There is no right or wrong answer, you have to justify yourself. World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What is 1 mistake that you have done during competing you wish you could redo and fix it? I already gave my best throughout the competition and I do not think there was any mistakes or regrets to be fix. World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What other mistakes are made by girls during this contest? So far no major mistakes occurred as all pageant sisters came well prepared. Instead, we gained valuable experience throughout the journey.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Any modelling or acting experience? We have pageantry training on catwalk,poses and speech. World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind? I want to be remembered as a beauty queen with beauty, brain, purpose and a big heart. I would like to be an inspiration for the future generation to do more charity works and advocacy pertaining to women empowerment, children and elderly. There is more happiness in giving than receiving. World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What are your plans for 2022 as a Queen? I want to do more charity works in orphanages and old folks home and to be involved in women empowerment activities. International Director: Justina Quek National Director: Tan Hui Lin Your Local Director: Tan Hui Lin
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Dr Yew Su - Min Grand Winner of Mrs Singapore Asia Pacific All Nations 2022, World Class Beauty Queens Magazine, Interview by Derek Tokarzewski Owner/Editor in Chief Mr WorldClass 2023 Mr United Nations 2018 Platform: Women Empowerment Ambassador to International Foundation for Orphans iffocares.org
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