Sara Damnjanovic, from Serbia, has been selected for the Miss Asia Global title, awarded to the winner from the Asian region, at the fifth edition of Miss Asia Global, organised in Gokulam Convention Centre, Kochi. Nguyen Thi Yen Trang (Vietnam) was crowned Miss Asia, the title awarded to the winner from the rest of the world. YB Yeoh Soon Hin, the tourism minister of Penang, Malaysia, was the chief guest of the event.
Nguyen, the Miss Asia 2019, was crowned by Honey Tianmia, who is the Miss Asia 2017. Sara, Miss Asia Global, was felicitated by Assem Yessengeldiyeva, who won the title in 2018. Leeseul Kim (Korea) and Jeanyeer Ozbot (Philippines) were awarded the Miss Asia Global first runner-up and second runner-up titles, respectively. The first runner-up was crowned by V. P. Nandakumar, the MD and CEO of Manappuram Finance Ltd, and the second runner-up by Suresh Kumar E. S., the regional sales manager of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. Mahindra and Manappuram Finance were the main partners of the event, in which around 24 beauties from around the world contested. DQ watches, Sera, Saj Earth Resorts and T Shine were the powered by partners.
The grooming session of the event commenced at Saj Earth Resort, Ernakulam, on October 25. It was led by eminent personalities from the modelling and fashion field. The national costume round, black cocktail round and the white gown round were the three main rounds. The judging panel was led by acclaimed personalities from the beauty and fashion sectors, such as Christine Huang, Hari Anand, Alice Lee Chan, Rajeev Pillai and Rita Martin.
The winners were crowned with the golden crowns designed by Parakkat Jewellers.
Dr. Ajit Ravi, the founder chairman of the Miss Asia Global, said that the event was conducted to showcase the rich culture of the country and to promote its tourism sector. Apart from the winners, the judging panel also selected the sub-title winners....