Agents of change in change-resistant modelling industries

PHOEBE TAN, 17
PHOEBE TAN, 17PHOTOS: ELVINA FARKAS/ANUE

What these five local faces have in common: They are reflective of changes in one of the most change-resistant industries - modelling. It is a business that, until recently, championed only one mode of beauty. Now, the playing field is more inclusive. What is being celebrated is having a daring attitude and being unique - qualities the five women here have. Rachel Tan reports

"I want to be the best person I can be for myself and my friends, family, the environment and society."

Newbie model Tan has mad ambitions: The Singapore Polytechnic interior design freshman wants to appear on the covers of international magazine titles, walk the runways of the big four Fashion Weeks, score a scholarship to the National University of Singapore's architecture department and eventually open her own interior design firm.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 19, 2018, with the headline 'Agents of change'. Print Edition | Subscribe