Last October 16, Singapore held their Miss Universe coronation night at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel. I was in the city for an engagement shoot when I thought I’d contact Valerie who was Miss Universe Singapore 2011. She had just flown in from Korea to attend the show. Valerie lit up at the idea of doing a portrait shoot together. “Shall I invite the 2013 winner too? We can do a double shoot.” She asked me. She was referring to Miss Singapore 2013, Shi Lim. Of course I said yes.
Valerie, Shi and I didn’t realize there was more than one bridge in the area where we were we would meet which caused a bit of confusion. I blushed when these two beauty queens had to walk quite a way in their 4-inch heels. Despite the heels and the heat, Valerie and Shi greeted me warmly excited to do the shoot.
Valerie and Shi did not model as beauty queens that day. They were just two (beautiful) friends just being themselves and having a good time. Thank you both for sharing that side of yourselves with me!
Valerie Lim (@msvalerielim)
Shi Lim (@shilimerick)
Valerie’s Dress stylelease.com.sg