Horror story based on personal experience

TRUE STORY: A scene with Melissa Faith Yeo.
TRUE STORY: Director-producer Tony Kern.
Actress-model Melissa Faith Yeo
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Caren Utino: People look at me and think, ‘she’s a model, everything will come for free because she’s a pretty face’, but it’s not like that.

She might be petite but do not dismiss her as a pushover.

At just 1.65m and weighing 47kg, Brazillian-Japanese model-actress Caren Utinois considered a lightweight in the cutthroat industry.

But the Los Angeles-based beauty packs a mean punch - literally - and has no problems protecting herself from hooligans.

Twice, she was attacked by robbers in her hometown in Sao Paulo in Brazil but had managed to escape largely unharmed.

"The police usually tell me that people like them wouldn't think that a small Asian woman like me would fight back," said the 34-year-old, who stars in local production Afterimages, when she was in town yesterday.

Read the full report in our print edition on Sept 10.

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Tags: actress, petite and tough


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