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The New Paper New Face 2016 Finals

Singapore, 30 August 2016 – The 24th run of The New Paper’s signature event, The New Paper New Face 2016 Finals, will be held at Marina Square on 2 September 2016.

Over the years, The New Paper New Face has successfully discovered fresh faces and talents among the contestants, such as Vivien Ong and Diya Prabhakar, who have embarked on successful careers in modelling. Past New Face finalists and winners like Atikah Suhaimi, Julie Tan, Dawn Yeoh and Jayley Woo have proven their talents in the entertainment industry, whereas Eunice Annabel and Saffron Sharpe have become popular social media stars and Velda Tan is now a well-known Fashion Designer.

Besides winning a generous cash prize of $10,000, the winner of The New Paper New Face 2016 will be able to have her name being added on the impressive list of past winners and will also receive an exclusive feature in Her World, Singapore's No. 1 women's magazine. The 1st and 2nd runners-up will win $5,000 and $3,000 cash respectively.

In addition to the title of The New Paper New Face 2016, there are four subsidiary awards to be won this year. They are:

1. Subaru Miss Vivacious
2. Cosmoprof Miss Photogenic
3. Her World Runway Star

4. The New Paper "Miss Popularity" Award, given to the finalist who receives the most votes by readers of The New Paper

The winners of the subsidiary awards will each win $1,000 in cash.

The New Paper New Face 2016 is organised by The New Paper (TNP) and presented by Subaru, with Cosmoprof Academy as Official Make-up, Marina Square as Official Fashion Mall, Her World as Official Magazine and Kiss92 FM as Official Radio Station.

Mr Dominic Nathan, Editor, TNP, said: "We have a strong batch of girls vying for the title this year and we are looking forward to a fresh new show at a brand new location -  Marina Square. Don't forget to vote for your favourite contestant online ( or come on down to the show on Friday and stand a chance to win a hotel stay at Marina Mandarin hotel as well."

Mr Glenn Tan, Executive Director, Tan Chong International Limited, said: “Every contestant has always shown unique traits and talents. What will make this year's winner stand out from the rest depends on which of the contestants are the most vibrant, adventurous and vivacious. All of which aligns with what Subarus are about”.

Ms Angie Soon, Chief Executive, Cosmoprof Academy, said: “Cosmoprof Academy is delighted to be the Official Makeup for The New Paper New Face 2016. This event has grown from strength to strength and we wish all the contestants much success!”

Judging the twenty fresh-faced finalists this year are: 

1. Mr Glenn Tan, Executive Director, Tan Chong International Limited
2. Mr Jonathan Matthew Roberts, Digital Editor, The New Paper
3. Ms Angie Soon, Chief Executive, Cosmoprof Academy

4. Ms Shine Koh, New Face Alumni, Actress
5. Ms Melissa Celestine Koh, Entrepreneur & Singapore’s Top Fashion Influencer
6. Ms Tracy Lee, Editor, Her World
7. Mr Addy Lee, Chairman & Founder, Monsoon Group Holdings Pte Ltd

Readers can follow the finalists on social media and get the latest profiles, news and videos

Members of the public can take part in the public voting online, from 27 August to 2 September noon, for The New Face Miss Popularity title on
They can also participate in ‘Guess The New Paper Miss Popularity Readers Contest’ by voting from 6.30pm – 7.30pm on 2 September at Marina Square Central Atrium. 2 lucky winners will be picked to win either a Weekday Lunch for 4 at AquaMarine or 1-Night Weekend Stay at Meritus Club Room in Marina Mandarin Hotel.

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Limited 
Co. Regn. No: 198402868E 

For more information, please contact:

Candy Cheah (Ms)
Assistant Manager
Product Branding & Promotions, Amplified Communications
Marketing Division
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 8206

Deror Wong (Mr)
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR 

Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1226


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.


The English/Malay/Tamil Media group (EMTM) comprises the print and digital operations of The Straits Times, The Business Times, The New Paper, Berita Harian, My Paper (English section) and their respective student publications
. It also includes subsidiaries Tamil Murasu Ltd, which publishes Tamil Murasu and tabla!; book publishing arm Straits Times Press; SPH Data Services, which licenses the use of the Straits Times Index in partnership with the Singapore Exchange and FTSE-Russell Ltd; financial data company ShareInvestor; and the two English stations of SPH Radio - Kiss92 and ONE FM 91.3.

The Chinese Media group (CMG) publishes three Chinese newspapers in print and digital format - Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News; four student weeklies - zbCOMMA, Thumbs Up, Thumbs Up Junior and Thumbs Up Little Junior, ZBBZ Newsgazine and My Paper (Chinese section). It also operates SPH Radio's Chinese radio station, UFM100.3, and Focus Publishing, which produces a range of books and magazines including U-Weekly. 

SPH's other new media initiatives include AsiaOne, Stomp, and SPH Razor. 

On an average day, 2.8 million* individuals or 68 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications in print copies or one of our digital platforms. (* Nielsen Media Index 2015, Monday-Sunday, read any SPH newspapers in print or digital format)

SPH Magazines, SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles and has various online sites, like and in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. It has also invested in digital newsstand Magzter.

SPH also provides out-of-home (OOH) advertising options where it manages large format screens and static billboards at key locations in the Central Business District, Orchard Road, City Fringe as well as major heartland hubs.

SPH Buzz is a modern retail convenience chain with a network of stores around the island.

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.


SPH REIT is a Singapore-based REIT established to invest in a portfolio of income-producing real estate primarily for retail purposes. 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 in the centre of Clementi town.

The Seletar Mall, located in Sengkang, is SPH's latest retail development. This property is a potential asset to be injected into SPH REIT. SPH’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.

Other Businesses

Online Classified

SPH’s online classifieds include the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs, FastJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds,Trezo), sgCarMart and StreetSine.

SPH's regional joint venture online classified business has a number of leading online classified sites in the region.

Events and Exhibitions

Sphere Exhibits, Sphere Conferences, Exhibits Inc and Bizlink Exhibition Services organise innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region. 


SPH has a 22 per cent stake in preschool and enrichment provider MindChamps.

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