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Singapore, 23 May 2018 - Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore throws the spotlight on local trailblazers in its June 2018 issue with a cover that features Singapore’s first Olympic gold medalist, Joseph Schooling. 

This is the first time in its 17-year history that the magazine has featured a man on its main cover, and it couldn’t have found a more fitting cover star than the 23-year-old swimmer. As Editor-in-Chief Kenneth Goh says: “The second Joseph Schooling won Singapore her first Olympic gold, I knew I had to find the right occasion to put him on the cover. When Joseph turned professional in March, and started working with fashion brands, I thought this was the right time to have him as the first solo man on our cover. I wanted to capture a handsome athlete with the soft touch of a woman’s hand, dazzling with the finest jewels. That’s when I turned to BAZAAR’s extensive archives and took inspiration from the original cover from 1965 with Steve McQueen.”

In 2016, Schooling became an international figure and national icon overnight when he beat his childhood hero Michael Phelps to set a new Olympic record of 50.39 seconds for the 100m butterfly event at the Rio De Janeiro Olympic Games. Two years later, and the swimmer still has his sights trained on continued success in his swimming career.

Taking time out from his busy training schedule to shoot with the BAZAAR team in Los Angeles, Schooling donned a made-to-measure tuxedo by BOSS for a photograph that pays homage to yet another iconic image: Harper’s BAZAAR US’ February 1965 issue, which saw Steve McQueen becoming the first man to ever be featured on the cover of a women’s fashion magazine. 

This is Schooling’s first fashion cover; and he joins a long list of celebrities who have graced the covers of Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore, including Kate Hudson, Christy Turlington Burns, Alessandra Ambrosio, Janet Jackson, Victoria Beckham, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and more.

The June issue of Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore is available on newsstands from May 23, 2018.

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Lin Shaomei
Director of Marketing & Circulation
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Elaine Chia
Assistant Marketing Manager, Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore 
SPHM Pte Ltd
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Rebecca Chee
Executive, Corporate Communications & CSR 
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
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About Harper’s Bazaar Singapore
The Singapore edition of Harper´s BAZAAR brings style and substance to all aspects of contemporary life through a sophisticated and diverse array of articles, blending intelligent comment and stimulating features with outstanding photography, glamour and informed round-ups of the best in fashion, accessories, health and beauty, restaurants, travel, the arts and interior design. BAZAAR´s consumer authority attracts prestigious brand marketers and passionate readers who are the current and future influences of modern style. Visit for more information.

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A leading publisher in Singapore and the region, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of media organisation Singapore Press Holdings Limited. 

With a proven track record for sterling editorial content, award-winning designs and creative solutions, SPH Magazines, together with its subsidiaries, Blu Inc Holdings (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and Blu Inc Media (HK) Limited, has raised the bar as a dynamic publisher. In its stable are about 100 titles in the region, in English, Chinese and other languages, covering lifestyle, fashion, beauty, society, bridal, health, men's lifestyle, automobile, parenting, decor, new media and business. All the publications, including flagship title Her World, and other titles such as Female, CLEO, The Singapore Women's Weekly, Harper's Bazaar, The Peak, ICON, Home & Decor, Nuyou, Torque, Asia-Pacific Boating, AsiaSpa and LP Luxury Properties, are among the highest-circulating titles and most-read in their respective lifestyle categories. 

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