Source: Malay Mail
Manvin Khera Creates History: Malaysia's Pioneer Miss Globe 2023
BY: Michelle Liew
In a groundbreaking event that swelled Malaysian hearts with pride, 22-year-old Manvin Khera secured her place in history as Malaysia's inaugural representative to clinch The Miss Globe 2023 title. The international beauty pageant, held at the Sports Palace in Durrës, Albania, witnessed Manvin's victory over 50 global contestants on November 17.
Originally from bustling Kuala Lumpur, Manvin, a model and aspiring lawyer, stepped into the role previously held by Anabel Payano from the Dominican Republic. However, her triumph was not merely a personal feat but also a significant landmark for Malaysia, elevating its profile on the global stage.
The competition was fierce, featuring contestants from across the globe vying for the coveted title. Katia Agbodo Rodriguez of Spain secured the first runner-up position, while the second, third, and fourth runners-up spots went to Anna Valencia Lakrini of the Philippines, Duru Esther Chidera of Nigeria, and Kirstin Yvonne Bangs of the USA, respectively.
Manvin's Journey to Victory
Manvin's path to victory was laden with challenges. The Miss Globe pageant included various hurdles, demanding contestants to excel for a place in the Top 15 and Top 5 rounds. Manvin captured the jury's attention from the outset, leaving a lasting impression in the swimsuit round. Her success extended beyond the crown, earning her the title of Miss Talent.
During the question and answer session, a pivotal segment in any beauty pageant, Manvin's composure and eloquence stood out. Responding to the question, "What is one lesson you learned as a child that still affects you today?" Manvin delivered a mature response, showcasing wisdom beyond her years. "Every single one of us grows every single day, and I have learned from my mistakes. I believe that failure is the key to success. Every time I fall, I tell myself, 'Manvin, you’ve got to get up stronger and go out there and put yourself out there. Because I believe that when you fall seven times, you get up eight. And when you do that, you become unstoppable and unbeatable, thank you.'"
Manvin's flawless catwalk and expressive presence in various outfits further contributed to her success, captivating both the audience and fans.
Reflection on the Journey
Reflecting on her journey, Manvin expressed pride in representing Malaysia globally. The announcement of her victory filled the Sports Palace in Durrës with applause, resonating with Malaysians worldwide. Netizens joined the celebration, recognizing Manvin's triumphant accomplishment.
Manvin’s Diverse Talent
Beyond the Miss Globe competition, Manvin Khera has been making strides in the realms of fashion and entertainment. A versatile talent, she is not only a model but also a singer and beauty queen. Her journey to the Miss Globe crown included victory at Ratu Wanita Malaya 2022, where she competed against 17 other candidates at the Evolve Concept Mall in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, on October 8, 2022.
Manvin's international presence in the fashion scene was solidified when she graced the finale of Thailand Fashion Week in Bangkok on November 30, 2022, showcasing the designs of Joyce Penas
Pilarsky. Her achievements continued to accumulate, receiving an international fashion award at the Bali International Fashion Week in Bali, Indonesia, on June 2, 2023.
In August 2023, Manvin walked the runway at the Rizman Ruzaini Cruise 2023 show during the Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week at the Shangri-La Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Her success story, marked by resilience, talent, and international recognition, has undoubtedly left an indelible mark on Malaysian beauty and achievement.
As Manvin Khera revels in the glory of being crowned Miss Globe 2023, her journey stands as an inspiration to aspiring individuals, proving that with determination and self-belief, one can overcome challenges and attain new heights on the global stage. Her achievement signifies not only a personal triumph but also stands as a source of pride for Malaysia in the realm of international beauty and accomplishment.