Manuela Bruntraeger is a uniquely Singaporean woman, traversing a diverse ethnic background spanning Eurasian Portuguese and German heritage. Before embarking on her Miss Universe journey, Manuela spent three years pursuing a BA in Fine Arts and has recently channelled her creative talents toward creating artwork for charity art auctions. When taking a break from pageantry, Manuela enjoys exploring the great outdoors and learning about new cultures. She is deeply empathetic and dreams of bringing her compassion and love for life to as many people as she can. Above all, she believes that beauty is something that stems from within.