TNP New Face 2016: Annika Xue Sager
Annika Xue Sager, 16
Student at German European School Singapore
Annika was born here in Singapore, but has never lived in a country for longer than five years because her father relocates for work every few years.
She moved to Tokyo when she was six, then went to Dubai and she is now back in Singapore for two years.
The moves have made her grow very close to her 19-year-old brother Niklas. She said: "As we kept changing schools, we would be each other's only friend during the initial weeks of relocation."
Will you revisit any country you lived in?
I definitely want to visit Tokyo again to see my friends. I lived there for almost five years.
I wish to see how they are now and how much the city has changed.
What is the most exciting event that has happened to you in the past year?
That would be the trip to India with my classmates this March.
Each year, my school organises a trip for the 10th graders.
We spent two weeks in Kochi doing charity work. We helped build a house for 300 disabled women.The trip made us appreciate our lives and I learnt that I should never take things for granted. I saw how people struggled just to stay alive.
What is your biggest pet peeve?
Dishonesty. I do not lie because I think it is too stressful to keep it up for long.
What do you hope to gain out of New Face 2016?
More modelling experience.
I have never taken part in a modelling competition, so this is out of my comfort zone.
I learnt from the other finalists who are professional models and from observing the New Face team that helped us look good for the photo shoots.
What is your biggest obsession?
I love making healthy smoothies and cupcakes with my mother. My friends are also obsessed with them and always request for cupcakes whenever there's a party.
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