GEORGE TOWN: Penang-born Dheper Reshaa Teh is aiming to make Malaysia proud by winning the Miss Teen Universe 2021, scheduled to be held on March 3 in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.
Teh, who is pursuing a diploma in business studies at Inti College Penang, said she was confident of doing well at the pageant.
“I have been taking care of my diet and have a personal nutritionist to look after my daily food intake.
“I’m keeping my health in check and have received my Covid-19 booster jab to ensure I’m fit and ready for the competition,” she told Bernama before departing for Dubai at the Penang International Airport yesterday.
The pageant was initially scheduled for Nov 6 last year but was postponed to March 3 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
She was informed of the new date just last month.
“At first, it was quite stressful to find out about the postponement, but I used the time to practise my catwalk as well as public speaking skills to make sure I’m well prepared for the competition.”
She said this was a fantastic platform for her to showcase the culture, tradition and uniqueness of Malaysia to the world.
“It was a very special moment for me when I was nominated as one of the finalists at the 2021 Miss Teen Universe. I am even more excited knowing that I will be representing the country on the international stage,” she said.
She hoped all Malaysians would support her during the finals and visit the Miss Teen Universe’s Instagram page (@missteenuniversepageants) to vote for her.
Teh wore her first tiara at the Miss Teen International Malaysia 2018/2019 and since then she has competed in two international pageants — the Miss Teen Universe 2019 in New Delhi, India, and Miss Tourism Global City in Guangdong, China, this year.
She made it to the finals of the Miss Teen Universe 2019 and was ranked in the top 20 in the Miss Tourism Global City.