Nuraliza Osman
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Nuraliza Osman
Title(s) Miss Singapore Universe 2002

Nuraliza Osman (born 1977) is a Singaporean beauty queen who represented her country at the Miss Universe 2002 pageant in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. Known affectionately as "Nura", she is of Chinese, Dutch-Portuguese, Indian and Malay descent.[1]


Nuraliza Osman grew up in Methodist Girls School. She then attended Victoria Junior College where she studied pre-medicine classes and French. She is described by her peers as a funny, lovely, brash, strong-willed and strong-minded person, well-loved. At Methodist Girls School and Victoria, she was known for her frank, honest and tomboyish image. Many were shocked at how feminine she became for the Miss Universe competition.

Osman studied Law at the National University of Singapore and in the United States. After graduation, Osman worked as a civil litigator for Rajah and Tann.[2]

Osman joined the Miss Singapore Universe 2002 pageant and won the title and the right to represent Singapore at the Miss Universe 2002 pageant. She participated at the Miss Universe 2002 pageant, but she failed to make it in the Top 10. She is the only Malay delegate who represented Singapore in recent times.

After her reign as Miss Singapore Universe, she flew to the United States to continue her law studies at University of Pennsylvania.

She speaks English, Malay, French and German.[2]


External links

  • A Beautiful Mind
  • Beauty queens should do more for pageant
  • Nuraliza Osman's Miss Singapore-Universe profile
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