TNP New Face 2017: Natalia Yen
Last year, the 20-year-old Temasek Polytechnic business student hit a low point as some of her friends belittled her with unkind remarks, causing her to have doubts about herself.
But, after receiving some insightful advice from her closest male friend this year, she has learnt to let go of the negativity.
Natalia, who signed up with local arts and entertainment agency Faces Talent Management last year, said: "My perspective of life changed, and I became more positive and confident.
"And if you feel that way, you'll be able to produce better results."
After this year's New Face auditions in June, the same male friend continued to encourage her.
He gave her a laminated and framed copy of the audition article published in The New Paper, in which her photograph was featured.
She said: "I was very touched. I keep it by my bedside now."
As for her future plans, the Chinese Indonesian hopes to expand her parents' gold business in Medan and act part-time.
Though she describes herself as goofy and hyper, she has her ways of relaxation, such as "going out to eat steamboat, coming home to a hot cup of ginger tea and a good book".
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Churros are available at selected foodcourts here for the first time, and they now come in three local flavours — kaya, ondeh ondeh and Milo dinosaur.A Spanish classic from Churros Factory has gained some Singapore flavour.
Check them out at Kopitiam at Changi Airport Terminal 3, Bagus at HarbourFront Centre and Causeway Point, and Cantine at Paya Lebar Square and Jurong Point.
Creative director: Yeoh Wee Teck
Photographer: Phyllicia Wang
Make-up: Cosmoprof Academy
Hair: Kelture Salon
Stylist: ZH Tan
M Collection, available at Metro
Warehouse, available at Paragon
Accessories from Metro
Writer: Julia Tan
Project manager: Sharmiela Shahalam