FELECIA comes from a large family – she is the fourth of six girls.
But far from fighting for attention, she loves being in a big family.
“I love all my sisters very much. We’re unique in our own ways even though we all look alike,” she said.
SAMANTHA is the vice-captain of her school’s volleyball team.
In 2009, she was selected for the Singapore Combined Schools team.
Her love for volleyball started with her two sisters.
“Volleyball is a fun and exciting sport,” she said.
STELLA compared herself to a mimosa.
“The mimosa is known as a shy plant. It looks gentle and soft, but it folds inward and droop when touched, re-opening later again.
“This is just like how I react as a form of protection,” she said.
HUMAIRA lost her mother to a brain tumour last year.
And she is still feeling the pain.
“I kept telling myself I was prepared for it, but still couldn’t believe it when it happened – it was too soon,” she said.
JI WON is from South Korea and she is a student in Singapore.
She has lived outside of South Korea since she was seven. She moved to Singapore when she was 10.
Living apart from her family has taught her independence.
YING YI enjoys being made-up and has youthful self-confidence on her side.
She said: “I like knowing how pretty I can get! I think that being confident is not being afraid of what you are, what you have, or what others think.
“What others think of me rarely affects me.”
CLARISSA is very particular about her dressing.
“I am a fashion student, and yes, I believe it is important to be stylish,” she said.
But being well-dressed is not of utmost importance to her.
QIAN NI has a famous link to The New Paper New Face.
Her sister Vivien won the title in 2010.
And Qian Ni is her greatest fan.
“I’ve always idolised her and she is someone I look up to.
Saffron relishes in not being a typical girl.
“I dress very comfortably – nothing too tight or revealing – since I’m not exactly very ladylike,” said the teen whose father is English and mother a Chinese Singaporean.
“And I burp a lot.
ANDREA is no stranger to modelling competitions. She won her first at 10.
“I won a catwalk competition for kids in a mall. I came out tops and I won a few bags of potato chips and other toys,” she said.
“The surprising part is that I looked rather dorky when I was young.”
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