1. Congratulations on your win in the Star Search! How do you feel about winning?
Created on Monday, 03 January 2011 02:45
Written by Elaine
Thank you! Well, I was very happy to be in the Top 10 and to be able to go further and come out as the 2nd runner-up, I am more than satisfied. 2. Who or what inspired you to join the Star Search? Have you always dreamt of becoming an actress or a singer?
I have never thought that I will be in a competition like Star Search. My family and relatives were quite surprised to see me there as I was always the quiet(er) girl during gatherings.
I joined Star Search on a whim. There was a period of free time after I graduated and I saw the advertisement for the audition. I decided to try it out and here I am now. 3. Were you confident then? Why so?
Nope. I was merely trying my luck and when I was eventually called up to inform me that I was in the Top 20, my initial thought was if that could be a prank. Haha. 4. How has life changed for you after the Star Search?
I have gained so much from this experience. Before, I was quite set on my path - I read Accountancy in NTU (Nanyang Business School) and my path as an auditor was pretty much laid out for me. But it was through this competition that I realised I enjoy performing very much. I love the adrenaline rush every time I perform, be it in dance or drama. When I am on stage, my objective is to enjoy myself and I also hope to deliver that enthusiasm to the audience.
I am very happy to be given the opportunity to join Mediacorp's large family. I believe I will have a very enjoyable time doing the things I like. It's a continuous learning journey!5. What have you learnt?
Superficially, I have picked up lots of grooming and styling tips from the team of stylists, hairstylists, designers and the list goes on.
Most enriching would be the times I spent with my foreigner friends from Star Search, exposing me to so many different cultures. I am the kind of person who goes on a holiday and start to miss my home in the first night so my trips are usually not long enough for me to experience much. So I am glad that through this competition, I have gained a broader perspective of things. 6. Would you encourage other fresh graduates to join the Star Search? Why?
Follow your heart. If your heart tells you to give it a shot, then do it. Regardless the outcome, at least you know you tried, and you will not have any "what if's" or regrets. You might also like: Leroy Zhong of Bonsoir – Dark Dining
, The Man Behind Beeconomic
, Sam Goh – Wisdom Capital
, Alvin Boey – Arrow Tyres