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New Low for Singapore’s Ris Low

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Ever since Ris Low won the Miss Singapore title, the 19-year-old’s life has been hitting new lows. Soon after the crowning, it was revealed she had been convicted a year ago for using stolen credit cards. She bought lingerie, mobile phones and jewellery worth 8,000 Singaporean dollars (Rs 2.7 lakh). Low has also been ridiculed for her Singaporean accent and long pauses in answering simple questions. The organisers say her English was perfect in interviews, and that she suffers from bipolar disorder. She has also been asked to retake an exam in which two ‘revision notes’ were found in her pencil box. Courts have barred her from shopping alone and she has been asked to give up her crown so that someone else can represent Singapore at the Miss World competition in South Africa in December.