KUALA LUMPUR: The newly crowned Miss Universe Malaysia 2015 Vanessa Tevi Kumares has already started to make a name for herself.
Armed with her grace and eloquence, this 24-year-old former syncronised swimmer regards herself as a firm believer in strict parenting which has moulded her into who she is today.
"My dad has the biggest influence on me. I never liked him being too strict but he taught me if you want something in life, you have to be really sure about it and go all out," said the Negri Sembilan girl.
Vanessa was born in Kuala Lumpur but experienced an amazing childhood in Seremban where she was raised. She thanked her father for teaching her to be certain and firm at all times.