Plain Jane no more!

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SHY. Awkward. Unconfident.

Not the words that spring to mind when you think of a beauty pageant queen.

But that’s how the new Miss Universe Malaysia perceived herself before her life-changing moment at Thursday night’s final in Kuala Lumpur.

Say hello to the competition’s new champ Jane Teoh, 20.

The Penang lass is currently studying finance and accounting.

Teoh is also a part-time model, signed with local agency Velvet Signature.

She fended off competition by popular TV host and emcee Alexis Sue-Ann to claim the crown.

“I never expected it. I used to be shy but I’ve proved myself tonight,” she said.

“Doing this I’ve learnt to be more courageous and confident in myself.”

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