Model and host
When it comes to challenges and trying new things, I’m very much a 'yes man'.
Tell us your story, how did you get here?
I was always a very curious and confident kid growing up. Because of my mixed heritage background (German and Singaporean Chinese), I always had an understanding that every one of us is different and unique. My household is a very creative one. My mother was a writer and my father was a publisher and photographer. They always pushed me and my brother to think outside the box.
I started working in the media and entertainment industry at a very young age, around 20, and I turn 30 this year. Within the last decade, I’ve pretty much done it all. Modelling, hosting, radio presenting, podcasting, acting, producing, social media, judging on a reality TV show… I’m very proud of my accomplishments! When it comes to challenges and trying new things, I’m very much a “yes man”. So, 10 years after putting myself out there, here I am.
What impact have you made in Singapore?
In the last 2 years, I’ve become more intentional about what I create through my Instagram, YouTube channel, and podcast. I cover topics such as mental health, emotional wellbeing, confidence, sustainability, consciousness, sexual health, and female empowerment.
The types of topics I cover are thought-provoking and can create a type of conversational ripple effect with my listeners and their community. The goal of my sharing is to create a sense of community and to remind people they’re not alone in the ups and downs of our human experience.
My core values are compassion, open-mindedness and authenticity. I try to embody these traits when I create content and hope that my viewers feel a sense of connection when doing so.
What does 2022 look like for you?
This year is all about adventure. I feel like I’ve been in a cosy comfort zone for too long and it’s almost like my soul is desperate for change. I’m pushing myself to pursue different environments through travel, create different content on my YouTube channel, and be braver and louder about the topics I care about.
What do you love most about Singapore?
I love my community here. Home is where the heart is and my heart will always have a place in Singapore. I also love how green Singapore is for a city. Do you ever just marvel at the big heritage trees along our highways? I love how much our government cares about our urban landscape – it truly does make a difference to see nature around a very bustling city.
What’s the quirkiest thing not many people know about you?
For someone who loves to travel, I have a phobia of flying! Any little bump or turbulence sends me into a meltdown.
Who is your Local Legend, and why?
I don’t have one local legend because I think those who deserve legendary status are the unsung heroes. The other day, I had a chat with my taxi driver who shared with me he was just wrapping up a 12-hour shift. He works 12 hours a day, four days a week; and the other three days, he works 10 hours a day. He was still so positive and jolly. He shared with me it was to put his two kids through university. There are thousands of people like my driver who truly go through the hardships of life to provide for their families – they don’t get enough recognition. I think they’re the true legends!