'All the girls are pretty and strong'

Pictures by: 
Benjamin Seetor
Report by: 
Stephanie Gascon

It was time to put their best foot forward yesterday.

Some 130 girls entered The New Paper New Face 2014 closed-door audition at Subaru Hub in Toa Payoh.

Only 25 would go to the next round. The daunting task of whittling down the contestants went to six judges, including show producer Daniel Boey, herworldPLUS editor Niki Bruce and 2008 New Face finalist Sara Chan.

Finally, after two hours, the top girls emerged.

One of whom is Iman, the only daughter of football legend Fandi Ahmad and model Wendy Jacobs.

The statuesque sportsgirl – she’s a sprinter – wowed with her height and looks.

With her long, wavy locks, she looked very much like her mother, who was one of Singapore’s top models.

One of last year’s finalists, 22-year-old Stella Lee, said: “This year’s pageant is very competitive. Some carry themselves very well and the way they walk in heels is not bad. They’re calm and well-postured.”

The article related to these pictures was first published in The New Paper on 6 July 2014.