Singapore, 1 October 2012 - The New Paper New Face 2012 Grand Finals will be held this Thursday (4 October) at Takashimaya Square. This year marks a milestone as the contest by The New Paper (TNP), published by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), marks its 20th edition!
The New Paper New Face has discovered fresh faces who went on to have successful careers in modelling and show business.
Former New Face girls who have made their names in the modelling world include Victoria Bradbury, Nargis Musawwir, Vivien Ong, Christabel Campbell and Sara Chan. In entertainment, successful New Face alumni include Dawn Yeah, Nura J, Julie Tan, Rebecca Spykerman, Jessica Tan and Jayley Woo. Other well known former New Face participants include radio deejay Jacqui Thibodeaux, modelling agency owner Serena Adsit and beauty queens Colleen Francisca and Genecia Luo.
Besides getting her name added to the impressive list of past winners, the winner of The New Paper New Face 2012 will get a feature in Seventeen magazine and $10,000 in cash. The 1st and 2nd runners-up will each win $5,000 and $3,000 cash respectively.
Mr Dominic Nathan, Editor of The New Paper, said: "We are in for an exciting finish. From the 250 hopefuls who started, 20 young women have made it through the four rounds, to the finals. SMS voting for The New Paper Miss Popularity award is already underway and a clear favourite has already emerged. Anything can happen over the the next few days, so keep those votes coming in and join us at Takashimaya Square on Thursday night to crown the winner."
Judging the twenty fresh-faced finalists this year are:
1. Mr Ken Jalleh Jr, Creative Editor of The New Paper
2. Mr Glenn Tan Executive Director of Tan Chong International Ltd
3. Ms Valerie Wee, Editor of Seventeen magazine, SPH Magazines
4. Mr Addy Lee, celebrity hairstylist and Director of Monsoon Group
5. Mr Max Tan, fashion designer
6. Ms Nargis Musawwir, international runway model and Winner of The New Paper New Face 2006
In addition to the title of The New Paper New Face, there are five subsidiary awards to be won this year. They are:
1. The New Paper Miss Popularity award
2. The New Paper Best Catwalk award
3. Subaru “Miss Vivacious” award
4. Miss Levi’s award
5. Clinique “Miss Beautiful Skin” award
The winner of the Clinique “Miss Beautiful Skin” award will win $1,000 worth of Clinique products, while the winners of the other subsidiary awards will each win $1,000 in cash.
The New Paper Miss Popularity Award will be given to the finalist who received the most votes by readers of The New Paper.
The New Paper New Face 2012 is presented by Subaru Motorimage, and co-sponsored by Levi's, Clinique and venue sponsor Takashimaya.
Your journalist, photographer and/or film crew are invited to cover The New Paper New Face 2012 Grand Finals.
Details are as follows:
The New Paper New Face 2012 Grand Finals
Date & Time : Thursday, 4 October, 7pm
Venue : Takashimaya Square, Basement 2.
Please confirm your attendance with Adrian Cheong at 63192261 / 97986097 or at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on 3 October.
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About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.
Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing
In Singapore, SPH publishes 18 newspaper titles in four languages. On an average day, 2.92 million individuals or 74 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications. SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. SPH's subsidiaries, Straits Times Press and Focus Publishing, produce quality books and periodicals in English and Chinese.
Internet and Mobile
Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 330 million page views with 18 million unique visitors every month. Apart from SPH AsiaOne portal, SPH's online and new media initiatives include an online marketplace for products, services and employment, ST701; Stomp, omy.sg, and The Straits Times RazorTV. SPH also launched The Straits Times’ iPad and enhanced iPhone applications, an Android smartphone application and The Business Times Weekend's iPad application. SPH's Chinese flagship newspaper Lianhe Zaobao has also launched its digital platforms which include a web application, as well as online and PDF versions.
SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today. In the radio business, SPH has an 80 per cent stake in SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations UFM 100.3 in Mandarin, as well as Kiss 92 and HOT FM91.3 in English.
Events and Out-of-Home Advertising
SPH’s events subsidiary Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore’s leading Digital Out-of-Home advertising company.
SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping belt. Its latest retail development, The Clementi Mall, started business operations in 2011. SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, has also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.