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STEFANIE SUN: 'Beautiful' even in T-shirt and shorts

The year marked the comeback of Mandopop queen Stefanie Sun.

The 36-year-old homegrown superstar returned to the scene with her 12th album Kepler in February, and has not stopped working since.

She embarked on her Kepler world tour, performing to sell-out crowds in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

And like Fann Wong, she's looking better than ever.

Her concert under the iconic dome of the new National Stadium in July attracted more than 20,000 people, showing that her popularity has not waned, even after she took a three-year hiatus to get married and give birth to a son.

Sun also won big at the Singapore Hit Awards last month, picking up four titles: Best Female Vocalist, Best Album, the Y.E.S. 93.3FM Pick Of The Pops Most Popular Hit and the highly-coveted Most Popular Female Artiste.

In August, Sun captured more eyeballs when an unglamorous photo of her wearing glasses, a casual T-shirt and shorts queuing up at McDonald's went viral online.

But that hardly fazed the cheeky singer, who edited the photo and reposted it, adding the words, So beautiful OK, and a tiara on her head.

The mother of one gained a positive response from netizens for making light of the situation.

Sun also unveiled a wax figure of herself at the newly-opened Madame Tussauds Singapore wax museum in October, joining other prominent locals such as former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.

According to her record label manager here, her schedule is too hectic to respond to her Babe Of The Year nomination.

The A-lister will literally close her amazing year with a bang, performing at the New Year's Eve countdown party at The Float at Marina Bay.