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TNP New Face 2016 - Kim Min Pei Lam

Kim Min Pei Lam, 22

Freelance model and student at Nanyang Technological University's Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information

Before joining New Face 2016, Kim was first runner-up at Miss World Singapore in 2014. She was also crowned Miss Photogenic and Miss Personality at the pageant. She said: "I was shocked because I didn't expect to win those titles. I went in without any expectations, just for the experience. And to have my name called on stage, it was definitely a sweet surprise."

Who do you look up to for style tips?

My sisters are huge fashionistas. It also helps that the three of us are about the same size and can share many pieces. Dressing up always becomes quite a discussion because one sister might feel this way about an outfit, and the other might feel another way. So it's nice to get styling tips from them.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

When people don't put effort into grooming themselves. To me, proper presentation and grooming are really important because they show you have respect for yourself and for the people around you.

What kind of music do you like?

My siblings and I grew up listening mainly to classical music. I started learning how to play the flute when I was 12 years old. When I was 16 to 18, I remember being obsessed with playing the flute and listening to classical music. Recently, my taste has expanded to include more genres, especially acoustic covers. I love how they're familiar yet new at the same time.

If there was a fire at home, what is the one item you would save?

My heels, but not for vanity. Each pair has carried me through a series of events. I may love one pair more than another, but they're all special to me for very sentimental reasons.

Describe yourself in three words.

Loyal, positive and brave.

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