A Singaporean freelance model who recently appeared on a MediaCorp dating show is denying claims that she is a social escort.
Refuting the allegations made by users of some online forums, Belinda Teo, 21, told Yahoo! Singapore in an interview Thursday afternoon, ““I have never worked as an escort.”
The second runner-up of FHM model Singapore 2011, who has been working in the industry for about three years, said she has was surprised by the “ridiculous” claims and did not see this coming when she decided to appear on the dating show “Love in Progress” on Channel 8 on Monday.
“I have been called ‘so flat’, or ‘so ugly’ and looking like a ‘typical girl’… but I never expected this,” she said.
Teo – along with the top male contestant – each received a $3,000 cash prize each, besting four other participants aged 21 to 25 years old. But almost immediately after the show was aired, an online forum posted pictures of her and saw people taking personal potshots at the model.
Someone on the forum
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A Singaporean freelance model who recently appeared on a MediaCorp dating show is denying claims that she is a social escort.Read More »from I am not and have never been a social escort: former FHM Model
- Deborah Choo | Singapore Showbiz – Tue, Nov 6, 2012 7:22 PM SGT
Kyla Tan, former Miss Singapore International 2010, has now set her sights on another bigger goal: the crown of "Asia's Next Top Model".
The 23-year old entrepreneur is among the 14 finalists who will be part of the first Asian spin-off of the reality TV show made famous by former US supermodel Tyra Banks.
Tan, along with other stunning finalists from Hong Kong, Philippines, Taiwan, Indonesia, India, Japan and Nepal, were unveiled at a press conference on Tuesday morning at Hotel Michael, Resorts World Sentosa.
Speaking to Yahoo! Singapore, the down-to-earth Singaporean Chinese said what sets her apart from the rest of the contestants is her personality.
A "resilient optimist," she called herself.
Tan revealed though that the idea of having cameras on her all the time is intimidating.
"I'm quite a reserved girl, and the thing is at times I'm camera-shy as well. So the biggest challenge [in this competition for me] is to portray my own persona, to be who I am and not just becomeRead More »from S’pore duo among finalists for ‘Asia’s Next Top Model’
- Deborah Choo | Yahoo! Newsroom Videos – Wed, Oct 31, 2012 3:21 PM SGT
A short clip recorded during cable TV's sexiest hour.
It’s called the “sexiest hour on television” – but to a casual observer, it could pass off as "blue" hour on cable.
The synopsis of Fashion TV’s “Midnight Haute” – which runs every week from Wednesday to Friday during the midnight hour on Starhub channel 443 -- reads “seductive and sultry moments caught on film”.
Typically, risque 2-3 minute clips of sexy photo shoots of semi-nude models, lingerie fashion shows and collections are broadcast during the hour.
Fashion TV, which is owned by Polish-born Michael Adam Losowski, is a 24-by-7 international TV network dedicated exclusively to fashion, beauty, glamour and style.
Despite the risqué content, most cable viewers Yahoo! Singapore spoke to said it's “no big deal”.
Graphic designer Candice Ng, 29, pointed out that the programme is not free and viewers must subscribe to FashionTV.
“You have to specifically subscribe to the channel to watch it; it’s not even part of E-entertainment. Read More »from Erotic hour on late-night cable TV
- Deborah Choo | Yahoo! Newsroom Videos – Wed, Oct 31, 2012 2:55 PM SGT
Read More »from Guys, grow your mos for a cause this November
If you notice guys in Singapore suddenly starting to sport scruffy facial hair and strange-looking moustaches this November, fret not – it’s all for a good cause.
“Mo Bros”, as they are affectionately called, are part of a global charity movement called “Movember” which aims to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer, the third most common cancer in Singapore.
As part of the movement, Mo Bros are to shave their upper lips for the last time before November, and leave their moustache to grow for a month. For the reminder of the month, they will seek to master the art of grooming, trimming and waxing their moustache.
In so doing, they will also seek out sponsorships for their stylish, Mo growing efforts, with the support of their spouses or partners dubbed “Mo Sistas".
Among the celebrity Mo Bros who are taking the plunge this November are actors Adrian Pang and Keagan Kang, who undertook the traditional shave-in at Singapore’s Hounds of the Baskervilles barbershop on Monday.
- Deborah Choo | Yahoo! Newsroom Videos – Wed, Oct 17, 2012 7:01 PM SGT
Ken Kwek, the director of banned comedy drama “Sex.Violence.FamilyValues", has finally broken his silence.Read More »from Director of banned S’pore film: My film is not racist
Denying his film “is in any way demeaning or offensive to any ethnic community”, Kwek told a media conference held at the Butter Factory on Wednesday that, “In fact, far from condoning racisim, “Sex.Violence.FamilyValues” attacks racism and ignorance and all manner of negative sexual, racial and familial stereotypes using the tools of satire and parody.”
The film – a compendium of three short films that was due for cinema release last Thursday -- was yanked at the last minute after it had its initial M18 classification revoked. One of the short films, “Porn Masala” – starring Adrian Pang and about an inept porn director shooting a low-budget porn video -- had raised concerns over its racial content.
The move by the Media Development Authority came in the midst of a public uproar surrounding racially offensive posts made on Facebook about Malay weddings made by a former National
- Deborah Choo | Yahoo! Newsroom Videos – Wed, Oct 10, 2012 5:10 PM SGT
Actor Adrian Pang on Wednesday lashed out at authorities for banning a Singapore independent film just three days before its scheduled release in the city-state.Read More »from Film ban throws S’pore ‘another 10 years behind’: Adrian Pang
The Media Development Authority on Monday revoked the M18 classification of the satire film "Sex.Violence.FamilyValues.”, which was to start showing in Cineleisure Orchard on Thursday.
According to The Straits Times, “Porn Masala”, one of the three stories in the movie, was given a Not Allowed For All rating for "racial references which are demeaning and offensive to Indians".
In that short story, Pang plays a Chinese director whom the actor himself described as a “racist bigot”, and an “outright asshole”.
“It’s a real shame something like that which is a worthy piece of entertainment that was put together with a lot of care [and] made in Singapore cannot be shown in Singapore. I mean, hell, it has won an award in New York for goodness sake!” Pang told Yahoo! Singapore in a phone interview.
“It really highlights the sorry state of