New Face 2016: A day in the life of the winner
A day in the life of The New Paper New Face 2016 winner Kim Min Pei Lam
For someone fond of sleeping in when she does not have classes in school, Kim Min Pei Lam had to make do with just five hours of slumber yesterday.
She had little chance to recuperate after her win at Friday's The New Paper New Face 2016 final. The 22-year-old arrived home at 12.30am on Saturday but went to bed only at 2am after a late-night snack and celebratory drink with her family.
The New Paper New Face 2016, Kim Min Pei Lam is no different from anyone else - having to go back to school for project group meetings during the weekends. TNP PHOTO" ARIFFIN JAMAR
At 7am, the freelance model and student forced herself out of bed for a project group meeting at Nanyang Technological University's Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information.
Kim, who also bagged Cosmoprof Academy's Miss Photogenic title, told TNP: "The group was just formed so this was the second time we met.
"They are students on exchange so they are not familiar with our local competitions, but they saw my Instagram posts and congratulated me."
At noon, her sister Amelia, 23, who is reading for a Masters in Economics at the National University of Singapore, dropped by with pizza.
Taking a break from with some pizza. TNP PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR
Their family dog, Daisy, accompanied her. "Ever since we were born, there has always been a dog around," Kim said.
She is one of five siblings and her parents own a forklift dealership.
Apart from Amelia, Kim has another older sister, an older brother and a younger brother - student Nicholas Lam Wei Xiang, 17 - whom Kim attributed her New Face win to.
After lunch, the two girls headed to a nearby field for a chat and snack under the shade.
At about 3.30pm, their father picked them up and they headed home together.
Kim was wide awake despite her lack of rest.
Kim Min Pei Lam (right) and her sister Amelia Lam playing with their family pet Daisy.TNP PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR
Her sister said: "Usually, we visit the Tiong Bahru market, pick up the groceries and cook up a nice meal on weekends."
Kim added: "My mum cooks mainly on weekdays, so my dad will helm the kitchen on weekends.
"I am good at helping my dad prepare the food and slice it all up. We work as a team."
But this particular weekend was different as their condominium unit in Jurong West was being painted.
Later in the day, Kim got dressed up to attend a wedding.
"I realised that my friends from Marina Bay Sands (where I interned at the communications department from January to July this year) are going too, so it will be a nice reunion.
"I think the excitement is fuelling all this energy."
What will Kim be up to next?
Her biggest dream is to be a TV news anchor.
"I definitely want to start out here first, then we will see how it goes. If I like it, maybe I will take it overseas, but I like Singapore," she said.
As for modelling and pageants, she said: "New Face is one of those once-in-a-lifetime things that you do when you are young.
"It is also good exposure to meet people in the industry. I do not like to expect things, so I will just see how it goes."