Lishalliny Kanaran was crowned Miss Grand Malaysia 2021 at the end of a virtual pageant, held on August 1st, 2021 due to the health restrictions imposed by the Malaysian Government. The representative of Selangor earned the opportunity to represent Malaysia at the next edition of Miss Grand International later this year. She succeeded Miss Grand Malaysia 2020 Jasebel Robert.
Due to the restriction orders in the country, the selection for Miss Grand Malaysia 2021 was held virtually throughout the month of July in 3 stages of elimination. Lisha completed all stages as the top performer going into the final round. She amazed a final score 80.2% in the final. The remaining candidates in the Top 5 who showed an excellent performance were Malveen Kaur with 72.2%, Poorani Rajoo with 71.8%, Anya Kimberly with 68.3% and Kelly Cahill with 68.0%.
At her third attempt, the 24-year-old beauty queen won this title. She is a student of architecture at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR). Lisha aspires to open her own architecture firm one day. She also advocates for period poverty, where her team has been trying to raise awareness as well as providing products needed during menstruation to the ones who are not able to afford them.
She is not a newbie to pageantry as she participated at Miss Grand Selangor 2019 where she was placed as the second runner-up and won Best in Evening Gown subsidiary title. Lishalliny Kanaran was crowned Miss Grand Selangor 2020 on 25th July 2020 and at Malaysia Tourism Centre.