Bold move = Big win at The New Paper New Face 2017

Sep 27, 2017

22 year old part-time research assistant, Jean Yong, has been crowned The New Paper New Face’s 25th winner, clinching the competition title & Cosmoprof Miss Photogenic on 22 September at Paragon. She walks away with $10,000 cash, $2,000 worth of hair services from Kelture Salon, 1 year of nail services worth $2,000 from Relaque and an exclusive feature in Cleo.

After the finale, Jean who had to cut her hair for an upcoming job with her agency NOW Model Management shared with The New Paper that “it was quite a risky move I think, doing it a day before the competition. It could have affected my performance if I had not embraced it.”

Pastry chef and grooming assistant Ameerah Smith, 23, was first runner-up while student Melanie Kasise, 14, one of the youngest finalists is second runner-up.

Also the Subaru Miss Vivacious & The New Paper Miss Popularity go to Cheryl Yao, 23, while Ann Lopez, 19, wins Kelture Salon Miss Beautiful Hair title.

Mr Eugene Wee, Editor of The New Paper, said: "For the past 25 years, The New Paper New Face has constantly discovered talents who have gone on to become stars in their own rights. I look forward to more success stories in the years to come."

The New Paper's annual flagship event continues to discover fresh-faced modelling talents. Since its inception, The New Paper's signature event has helped launch the careers of actresses Jaylee Woo, Julie Tan and Atikah Suhaimie, deejay/actress Jade Rasif, entrepreneurs Nura J and Velda Tan, as well as models Diya Prabhakar, R Nametha and Nargis Musawwir.

The New Paper New Face 2017 is organised by The New Paper and presented by Subaru, with Cosmoprof Academy as the official make-up partner, Metro as the official departmental store, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf as the official beverage partner, Kelture Salon as the official hair salon, Paragon as the official venue partner, Kopitiam Investment Pte Ltd as the official desserts and treats partner, CLEO as the official magazine and One FM 91.3 as the official radio partner.

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