She rebuilt her life after unhappy marriage

Ms Lisa Ng left her then husband of 13 years in 2000 and set up her own business to support herself and her two young children.
Ms Lisa Ng left her then husband of 13 years in 2000 and set up her own business to support herself and her two young children.ST PHOTO: LEE JIA WEN

Behind their bright smiles and elegant poses are inspiring stories of resilience and strength. Calvin Yang speaks to Mrs Singapore & Classic Mrs Singapore pageant contestants and past winners ahead of the 20th iteration of the contest on Saturday.

Even though she suspected her former husband was unfaithful from their first year of marriage, beauty queen Lisa Ng kept up the impression that she was happily married.

"He rejected me in every way and yet on the outside, I was the trophy wife," said the 55-year-old, who was crowned Classic Mrs Singapore Planet in 2015.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 29, 2018, with the headline 'She rebuilt her life after unhappy marriage'. Print Edition | Subscribe