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The New Paper New Face celebrates 25 years

Singapore, 18 September 2017 - The New Paper New Face celebrates its silver jubilee this year, with the finals being held at Paragon Main Atrium on 22 September 2017, Friday.


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.

Besides walking away with the coveted title, the winner of The New Paper New Face 2017 will also win a cash prize of $10,000, $2,000 worth of hair services from Kelture Salon and an exclusive feature in Singapore's best-selling young women's magazine, CLEO. 

There are also four subsidiary prizes to be won this year. They include:


1) Subaru Miss Vivacious ($1,000 cash + title)

2) Cosmoprof Miss Photogenic ($1,000 cash + title)

3) Kelture Salon Miss Beautiful Hair ($3,000 worth of hair services from Kelture Salon + title)

4) The New Paper "Miss Popularity" Award ($1,000 worth Kopitiam gift card + title). 


The New Paper "Miss Popularity" Award will be given to the finalist with the most number of votes. Members of the public can vote for their favourites at from 14 Sep to 21 Sep, noon. Five lucky voters can stand to win The Coffee Bean card worth $30 each, sponsored by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.


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.


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."

Mr Reza Mutalib, Head of Regional Marketing and Events, Motor Image Enterprises said: “We are excited to be part of this year’s competition again and it will be a challenge selecting a winner as each contestant has portrayed distinctive traits and talents. We are looking for style, a bold attitude and confidence, attributes that are aligned with the Subaru brand.”

The panel of judges for this year's contest are:


1)    Ms Jeanmarie Tan, Entertainment Editor, The New Paper

2)    Ms Claire Starkey, Editor-in-Chief, Cleo

3)    Ms Diya Prabhakar, International Runway Model and The New Paper New Face 2014 Alumni

4)    Ms Jade Rasif, Deejay/Actress and The New Paper New Face 2013 Alumni

5)    Ms Nadiah M Din, International TV/Film Actress-Host and Fashion Influencer

6)    Mr Reza Mutalib, Head of Regional Marketing and Events, Motor Image Enterprises Pte Ltd

7)    Ms Angie Soon, Chief Executive, Cosmoprof Academy

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Co. Registration. No. 198402868E


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About The New Paper


Launched in 1988, The New Paper has pioneered a style of journalism in Singapore that goes for sharp news angles. It puts a human face to Singapore stories and to complicated issues of the day. The New Paper is the second most-read English newspaper in Singapore after The Straits Times, with a huge following for its sports pages that provide strong sports coverage, especially in soccer news. The New Paper is also pioneering a different form of tabloid journalism by presenting complex issues in an easy-to-read, pop style for young and busy readers. It catches readers’ eyes with bold and colourful designs, exciting layouts and punch headlines. Now a big part of the Singapore scene, The New Paper strolled into the Guinness Book of World Records in 2000, when its annual mass-fitness event, The New Paper Big Walk, was recognised as the largest walk in the world.


About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms, ranging from print, digital, radio and out-of-home media.


SPH owns award-winning newspapers, magazines and best-selling books in both print and digital editions, as well as online classified businesses in the region. In addition, SPH has two English radio stations and one Chinese radio station, an out-of-home digital advertising unit, a regional events and conferences arm, and runs a chain of modern retail convenience stores. SPH also 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.


SPH REIT comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall. SPH's latest retail development is The Seletar Mall located in Sengkang.


SPH is in the healthcare sector, operating private nursing homes under Orange Valley.


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