Carol Cheong Yim FoonAge: 25
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
What are your interests and what do you enjoy doing the most?
Chilling out with friends over coffee or wine; water sports like swimming, wakeboarding; playing the electone organ; looking at art; watching foreign films; shopping; traveling; and reading.
Name one person other than your parents who has had the most influence on your life. Why?
My mother. I share a very close relationship with her and she has given me a lot of advice in my life, supported me through thick and thin, regardless of my failures. She'll continue to be there for me.
What is your career ambition and what are you doing or plan to do to accomplish that goal?
I hope to be a creative director one day. There aren't many female creative directors in the advertising industry, especially in Singapore and I aspire to be one of the few. I would also like to run my own advertising boutique with a focus on doing award-winning ads. Well, in order to fulfill this dream, I'll have to continuously update myself with the latest happenings and draw inspiration from people and events around me for the creativity of my ad campaigns.
Describe where you were raised and what your childhood was like.
I've been raised and brought up in the sunny city of Singapore. Since I was young, I've been used to playing with my eldest brother's toys such as He-Man, Transformers, etc. My parents never really bought girly toys for me and I've never owned a single Barbie doll in my life! Therefore, this probably contributed to me being a little more tomboyish when I was young, but nevertheless, I blossomed into a young woman as I grew older.
What makes you unique and different from the other contestants?
I'm a person with strong beliefs and I'm very highly-driven by my goals. I believe that if you are passionate about something you do, you naturally excel in it. Having a mind of my own and not being easily swayed by people is also another one of my attributes.