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The New Paper New Face 2018 Finals

Singapore, 9 November 2018 - The 26th annual run of The New Paper's signature event, The New Paper New Face 2018 Finals, will be held at Bugis+ Atrium on 15 November 2018.

Over the years, The New Paper New Face has successfully discovered fresh faces and talents among the contestants, including actresses Constance Lau, Joeypink Lai, Julie Tan and Atikah Suhaimie, entrepreneurs Nura J and Velda Tan, and models Jean Yong and Diya Prabhakar.

Besides winning a generous cash prize of $10,000, the winner of The New Paper New Face 2018 will also have her name added to the impressive list of past winners as well as receive $2,000 worth of hair services from Kelture Salon and an exclusive feature in Cleo magazine. The first and second runners-up will win $5,000 and $3,000 cash respectively, coupled with $500 worth of hair services from Kelture Salon each.

In addition to the title of The New Paper New Face 2018, there are four subsidiary awards being given out this year. They are:

1. Subaru Miss Vivacious
2. Cosmoprof Miss Photogenic
3. Kelture Salon Miss Beautiful Hair
4. The New Paper Miss Popularity

The New Paper Miss Popularity Award will be given to the finalist who receives the most votes from The New Paper readers.

Judging the fifteen fresh-faced finalists this year are:

1. Ms Diana Wong, Deputy General Manager, Motor Image Enterprises
2. Mr Eugene Wee, Editor, The New Paper
3. Ms Angie Soon, Chief Executive, Cosmoprof Academy
4. Ms Smita DeSouza, Beauty Editor, Cleo Singapore
5. Ms Julie Tan, Actress, Entrepreneur, 1 Wolf Entertainment

Mr Eugene Wee, Editor, The New Paper, said: "After more than two decades, The New Paper New Face contest continues to help spot undiscovered talents who may start their journey on our runways, but go on to walk in London, Paris, Milan and other fashion capitals around the world."

Ms Diana Wong, Deputy General Manager, Regional Marketing, Motor Image Enterprises, said: "We are elated to be part of this year's competition once again. Every year, it's always been a difficult decision selecting the winner because every contestant has her unique style, personality, distinctive characteristic and talent. The winner that we are anticipating will be someone who has a bold attitude and confidence. These are attributes that are aligned with the Subaru brand."

The New Paper New Face 2018 is organised by The New Paper and presented by Subaru, with Cosmoprof Academy as the Official Make-up Partner, Kelture Salon as the Official Hair Partner, Bugis+ / Bugis Junction as the Venue Partner, Cleo as the Official Magazine Partner and ONE FM 91.3 as the Official Radio Station.

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

Members of the public can also take part in the public voting online, which started from 5 November and will last till 13 November, 12pm, to vote for their favourite contestant for the New Face Miss Popularity title on Alternatively, they can also vote on-site at Bugis+ on 15 November, from 12pm to 5pm.

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

For more information, please contact:

Irene Sim
Assistant Manager, Brand Communications
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd  
DID: 6319 8206

Rebecca Chee 
Executive, Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
DID: 6319 1124

About The New Paper
Launched in 1988, The New Paper has pioneered a style of journalism in Singapore that goes for sharp news angles, and puts a human face to Singapore stories and to complicated issues of the day. In the following years, the paper built a reputation for its unique style of presenting complex issues in an easy-to-read, pop style for young and busy readers, winning multiple international awards for its stories, photos, layout design and infographics. In 2016, The New Paper became a freesheet after merging with My Paper, a free newspaper published by SPH. It now focuses on delivering news that busy professionals, executives, managers and businessmen need to know to go about their day, with coverage on the economy, jobs, property, politics, as well as sports and lifestyle content on health, travel, entertainment and food. The New Paper is currently the only free newspaper in Singapore.

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.  

SPH core business is publishing of newspapers, magazines and books in both print and digital editions. It also owns other digital products, online classifieds, radio stations and outdoor media.

On the property front, SPH owns 70% in a real estate investment trust called SPH REIT which comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road, The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall and The Rail Mall, a stretch of shopping and dining outlets along Upper Bukit Timah Road. SPH also owns and operates The Seletar Mall. It is developing a new commercial cum residential site at Woodleigh. It also has a stake in Chinatown Point and acquired a portfolio of Purpose-Built Student Accomodation (PBSA) in the United Kingdom.

It is in the aged care sector and owns Orange Valley, Singapore's largest private nursing home operator.

SPH runs a regional events arm and a chain of Buzz retail outlets. It also invested in the education business.

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