A couple of winners

A couple of winners

SINGAPORE - For this dating couple, it was probably one of the highlights of their three-year relationship.

Miss Vanessa Tham and Mr Jazer Chia not only joined their first modelling contest together on impulse, they ended up winning in the female and male category, respectively.

The pair beat 22 contenders to be crowned Mr and Miss Best Model of The World Singapore 2013 at Ultra Lounge Pangaea at Marina Bay Sands on Wednesday night.

The annual pageant is in its third year.

Contestants were judged on their performance in four categories - casual wear, street wear, swim wear and evening wear.

When Mr Chia was crowned first, Miss Tham said the pressure fell on her.

She told The New Paper: "My heart was beating really fast! Honestly, I would have been so disappointed if I wasn't called because it definitely is a dream come true for both Jazer and me to represent Singapore overseas."

Said Mr Chia: "As I was standing there with the sash on me, I was just hoping that it would be Vanessa. That's all that was going through my head at that moment."

She said: "I mean, what are the chances? It was the first time for both of us, so I was hoping that this would be a start for us, together as a couple.

"When they announced my name, I was in complete shock and speechless."

It all started when their mutual friend goaded them into taking part "for fun".

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