The 10 girls who've made it to Round 2 of New Face
Our social media hunt on Instagram is over and 10 girls were picked to bypass the walk-in auditions.
Arinah Zaimah, 16, is a defender in the Singapore Under-19 girls' football team and she feels her football training will help her in the competition.
Said the CHIJ St Joseph's Convent student: "Through soccer, I learnt how to be strong and tough, not just physically, but mentally as well.
"People are going to judge you during the competition, so I feel that soccer trains me to be tough enough to (put up with it)."
Arinah made it to Round 2 of New Face last year, but did not crack the top 25. This year, she hopes to do better.
"I'm more confident about my (photo-taking) angles now," she explained.
NO MORE MISSED CHANCES
Amanda Yong, a public policy and global affairs student at Nanyang Technological University, is relieved she can compete this year.
The 21-year-old said: "I had wanted to take part for two to three years, but I always missed out because coincidentally, my family had made holiday plans (during the audition period)."
Amanda's family did not book a holiday this time around so she is able to take part.
She said: "I've heard about the experience (of taking part in New Face) and the people that the contestants meet. I want that kind of exposure and training."
The 1.63m-tall contestant hopes her height will not put her at a disadvantage.
"But it won't affect me. If you want to compare, there's no end to it. It'll just make you sad."
THE BABY OF THE GROUP
At 14, La'Keysha Lee may be the youngest, but she is definitely not a newbie.
The CHIJ St Joseph's Convent student, whose dad is African-American and whose mum is Chinese, was a child model and took part in a beauty pageant when she was only seven.
But she said it was not a pleasant experience.
"The (other) girls said I was ugly, cannot make it and looked fat in the dress," she said.
She said she lost her confidence and stopped modelling and joining pageants. Now that she is older, she believes her self-esteem has improved.
"My mum saw the ad for New Face and told me to give it a chance.
"I think New Face is a stepping stone for a (modelling) career. I plan to pursue modelling since it has always been my dream."
Tune in to a live telecast of The New Face 16 walk-in audition on our Facebook page tomorrow from 1pm
In general, my luck with contests has never been that good, so I was pleasantly surprised that I was selected.
- Vahbiz Chinoy, 18, marketing student at SIM University
I hope to be confident and be myself, and push my insecurities aside.
- Shida Nasir, 18, hotel management student at Shatec Institutes
I was quite surprised I was picked because (there are) quite a few good-looking girls.
- Faustina Pang, 20, marketing student at SIM Global Education
I'm interested in the fashion world and I think fashion is a part of the arts that shouldn't be overlooked.
- Sage Lee, 19, student at Lasalle College of the Arts
My mum urged me to try. She thinks I look a little different from others, so maybe my exotic features will (set me apart)."
- Iqra Ahmer, 17, student at CHIJ St Joseph's Convent
I'm not really a confident person... But I will fake it till I make it.
- Cheryl Goh, 16, student at Temasek Polytechnic's School of Design
As I grow older, I want to challenge myself and get out of my comfort zone.
- Gabriella Choo, 18, business management student at Kaplan Higher Education Academy
For more pictures of the contestants, go to tnp.sg
WHEN Tomorrow, registration is at 1.30pm
WHERE Bugis+ Level 2 Atrium
WHAT TO WEAR Fitting top with miniskirt or shorts, high heels and light make-up
WHAT TO BRING Close-up photograph of yourself for submission
WINNER $10,000 cash and an exclusive feature in Her World magazine
1ST RUNNER-UP $5,000 cash
2nd RUNNER-UP $3,000 cash
The New Paper New Face 2016 is presented by Subaru MotorImage
OFFICIAL MAKE-UP Cosmoprof AcademyOFFICIAL FASHION MALL Marina Square
OFFICIAL AUDITION VENUE Bugis Junction and Bugis+OFFICIAL MAGAZINE Her World
OFFICIAL RADIO STATION Kiss92 FM
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