Aaron Aziz: I'm hotter than Fann Wong?

2 June 2013 / 3 years 4 months ago

He bagged the title of Singapore's Most Popular Actor, even though he hasn't exactly been active in the local showbiz scene for the past seven years.Malaysia-based Singaporean actor Aaron Aziz surprised many when he beat Channel 8's biggest stars like Fann Wong, Jeanette Aw and Rui En for the accolade at the inaugural Social Star Awards held at Marina Bay Sands last Friday.The awards ceremony, hosted by Hollywood actors Jessica Alba and Jeremy Piven, honoured the most popular talent on social media platforms.The event was organised by Starcount, a Singapore-based firm that tracks the activities of 1.7 billion Internet users on the top 11 social media sites.The awards named Canadian superstar Justin Bieber Most Popular Music Solo Artist and home-grown singers Stefanie Sun and JJ Lin Most Popular Female and Male Singapore Musician.Nobody was more stunned by the win than Aaron himself.He told The New Paper over the phone from Kuala Lumpur, where he lives: "I didn't even know about it. Why me?"How could I possibly win on the Singapore front since I haven't been active in Singapore for quite a while?"The shock wasn't just about the win - it also came from just being nominated."I didn't know that I was nominated. Actually, I didn't even know that such an event was going on," said, Aaron, 37.Perhaps his invite to the awards ceremony got lost in the mail, but who needs the postman when there's Twitter?Aaron, who has three children, aged nine, seven and three, with his manager-wife Diyana Halik, said: "Starcount tagged me in a post which said 'Congratulations, you have won the 2013 Best Singapore Actor #SocialStarAwards'."I also saw on Twitter that I beat out Fann Wong and Jeanette Aw, so I knew it had to be something quite big.Source: The New Paper, AsiaOne

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