"And the winner is -Contestant No. 14 Lynette Tan" was the line that was announced the most at Saturday's finals.
Mrs Lynette Tan took home six of the 27 subsidiary awards given out, as well as the bigger title of Mrs Singapore Universe 2016.
She won Mrs Aeon Singapore, Mrs Beautiful Smile, Bejeweled Brand Ambassador 2016, Kira Singapore Beauty Aesthetic, Mrs Wellness, and Best In Talent 2016.
For the pageant's talent segment, she danced and lip-synced to US singer Meghan Trainor's hit song Dear Future Husband.
The 40-year-old radio DJ told TNP: "I just wanted to do something I've never done before and through this journey, I really did, (like) dance in a shopping mall in front of a crowd or cook in public, and I hope that through this, I get to inspire other women to step out of their comfort zone like I have."
Mrs Tan, who has been married for nine years and has no children, also wants to use her title to help married couples who might be going through struggles.
She said: "I hope to build strong marriages because I think that's synonymous with strong families, and strong families lead to a strong nation.
"I have had troubles in my own marriage before and I have overcome them, so I feel that it is possible to mend a marriage and make it even better than it was before ."
Her husband, Mr Jedidiah Tan, 40 , who is in the civil service, said: "It (had to do with) a bit of interference from parents during our early years of marriage, who didn't know where to draw the line and that created a lot of pressure for the both of us. Parents need to know when to start (letting go of) their kids, especially once they're married, as it is timely and necessary."
This article was first published on May 9, 2016.
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