Entertainment

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

SHEILA SIM, 31

Actress-model, creative director and partner at modelling and artist management agency Nu Management.

This local top model, who was the face of Japanese skincare brand SK-II, is gradually trading the catwalk for the small screen, with recent TV roles in high-profile Channel 8 dramas You Can Be An Angel Too and 118.

In a recent interview with 8 Days, Sim said: "I was never able to call modelling a career but now I feel like I have a career, something I can build."

IRIN GAN, 43

Group product manager at pharmaceutical company Merck's consumer health division.

Best known as wilful older sister Vicky Tay in the hit 90s local family drama Growing Up, Gan now maintains a low profile.

She was unavailable for interviews despite repeated attempts to reach her.

Little is known about her personal life or marital status.

In this month's issue of Elle Singapore magazine she said: "I still have a passion for bikes. Planning to take my Class 2 next year and still want to own a cruiser one day."

LUM MAY YEE, 41

Jewellery designer and director of jewellery business bycanary.

This former model-actress is now a mother of two boys - Aiden, four, and Kinley, five months.

Lum juggles motherhood with her multilabel jewellery concept store at Tangs Orchard, which she opened in December 2013.

CHARMAINE HARN, 37

Founder of crystal jewellery line Charmed.

Even after she stopped modelling full-time in 2007, she was still sought after to walk for Chanel and Salvatore Ferragamo.

She is now busy with Charmed, where she creates customised crystal bracelets.

In a January interview with Elle Singapore magazine , she said she is passionate about "our innate ability to better and heal ourselves", which is something she ties to her business.

NADYA HUTAGALUNG, 39

Eco-activist and co-founder of green awareness website Green Kampong.

The model-host, last seen on the reality TV modelling series Asia's Next Top Model, is also an Earth Hour conservation campaign ambassador. She hosted and produced Let Elephants Be Elephants last year, a documentary about the conservation of the gentle giants and the ivory trade.

Hutagalung, who has three children aged seven, 13 and 21, is married to ex-national swimmer Desmond Koh and is based in Bali.

WENDY JACOBS, 39

Part-time etiquette and grooming teacher at the Institute of Technical Education.

The mother of five and wife of local football veteran and Lions XII coach Fandi Ahmad might one day see her 14-year-old daughter Iman following in her footsteps.

Iman was crowned New Look Miss Fashionista and Miss Popularity when she took part in The New Paper New Face last year.

In 2009, Jacobs suffered a mysterious illness that left her bedridden, paralysed and wheelchair-bound for more than a year.

Her health has since improved and she holds the fort in the family.

PHOTOS: ELLE SINGAPORE AND ION ORCHARD