Yet another Telugu girl had made a mark in a beauty contest. Nandita Banna, having her roots in Andhra Pradesh, bagged the Miss Universe Singapore-2021 title. She clinched the first position in the beauty pageant contest held at National Museum in Singapore.
Soon after winning the title, Nandita said that she would like to raise issues in Singapore like racism through the platform. Nandita’s family had settled in Singapore 25 years ago.
Currently, 21-year-old Nandita is pursuing a course in Business Management and Information Systems (business analytics) in Singapore Management University. She also likes learning new skills like coding. Her hobbies include skating, cooking and dancing.
She was chosen for the title from among eight finalists in the contest. Her parents, Madhuri and Govardhan, belong to Srikakulam. She would represent Singapore in the Miss Universe beauty contest to be held in Eilat, Israel in December this year.
Nandita is an active volunteer at Care Corner Singapore, where she mentors primary school students and helps them learn life skills.
She also works as a part-time model. Last year, she appeared in a TV ad promoting the Singapore’s Housing and Development Board. In March this year, she modelled for Louis Vuitton Women’s Spring Summer 2021 at the Art-science Museum in Singapore.
She was also featured on the December 2020-January 2021 issue of Vogue Singapore.