Juhi Nar Singh – Miss Universe Singapore 2023 Finalist Interview

Today we are catching up with Juhi Nar Singh, one of the 7 talented and inspiring women from all walks of life who are hoping to be crowned Miss Universe Singapore 2023
Juhi Nar Singh – Miss Universe Singapore 2023 Finalist Interview
Photo by Jarrad Seng

Today we are catching up with Juhi Nar Singh, one of the 7 talented and inspiring women from all walks of life who are hoping to be crowned Miss Universe Singapore 2023 at the iconic Amber Lounge during the Singapore Grand Prix Weekend on 16 Sept with special guest Lil John.

So, Juhi why don’t you tell us a little about yourself?

I am a full-time content creator and host on “Ladies First” where I engage in conversations about anything and everything about growing up as a girl in Singapore, with the hope that I can encourage more positive conversations around all things female and exploring the essence of womanhood in the digital age.

We all have motivations, mine usually around good coffee, but what was your key motivation for entering Miss Universe Singapore?

My key motivation for entering the Miss Universe Singapore Competition was to use this platform to collaborate with larger organisations and advocate for the experiences of today’s youth. While I do have a personal passion for good coffee, I saw this competition as an opportunity to address the unique challenges faced by young people growing up in a world where online and physical interactions are increasingly intertwined.

I believe it’s important to champion an environment where they can navigate this blend of interactions, shape their identities, and combat negative influences. As a content creator who has grown up on social media, I see the Miss Universe Singapore platform as a powerful tool to strengthen my voice and advocate for positive change in this regard.

As part of the program, you recently went on the National Finalist Trip to Vietnam at Furama Resort Denang, with the Australian contestants. What was the experience like?

It was an incredible experience to be surrounded by so many talented ladies! Each one of them brought so much vibrancy to the trip, and there were smiles and good energy throughout. What made it even better was being able to interact with the ladies from Miss Universe Australia. This gave us an incredible opportunity to learn about a new culture. That, for me, truly embodies the spirit of Miss Universe which brings people from all cultures together to learn, understand and grow.

What would you say was the highlight of your trip?

The highlight of the trip was being able to participate in the numerous workshops which worked on our public speaking and walking abilities. Surprisingly, participating in those workshops meant that I had to dig deep. It required an in-depth knowledge of who I was at my core and how that translates to the way I present myself in the public eye. The experience was incredible in helping me to discover myself better and learn how to enhance my self-confidence.

With everyone bringing their own unique and individual flair to the program, what is something that sets you apart from the other finalists?

I believe that my background as a content creator sets me apart. Over the past decade, I have honed an in-depth knowledge of consumer trends and what resonates with audiences. Combined with my creative flair, the experience would enable me to leverage the platform effectively in addressing important issues and amplifying voices.

Singapore is a multicultural society with people from many different backgrounds and walks of life. As Miss Universe Singapore, how would you use your platform to bring people together?

I would use my platform to celebrate multiculturalism by initiating dialogues, events and even exchange programmes to encourage those of different backgrounds to come together, learn and foster greater understanding. I believe that open conversations are key and while having physical interactions are important, leveraging social media is also needed for a wider audience to access dialogues. This creates a common ground for us to share our experiences and emphasise the common values and aspirations that make us uniquely Singaporean.

Tell us something you’re passionate about and why?

I am passionate about mental health awareness and well-being. Despite efforts to raise awareness, mental health issues are still stigmatised. It is crucial for us to continue breaking barriers and create a supportive environment where people can talk about their struggles. Having faced my own struggles, I understand the significance of empathy, open dialogues and safe spaces. Fostering a society where mental health is prioritised ensures that those in need are able to access the necessary resources to be supported and thrive.

To finish up the interview we have a few quick questions

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Switzerland where I can just immerse myself in nature.

What would your perfect weekend look like?

Waking up past noon, having brunch with my family and going to the beach to catch some waves.

What makes you laugh out loud?

My family! They know my humour best.

Owen George
Owen George

Editor & Chief of Gold Coast Magazine is a lover of great coffee and sharing the stories of the people, places, and events that make the Gold Coast such a great city

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