By Yeoh Wee Teck,
The New Paper,
Sunday, June 08, 2014
She's sultry on air, but off duty, Hot FM91.3 DJ Cheryl Miles is just madcap and goofy. Miles, a co-host of The Shan and Cheryl Show, which runs from 6am to 10am, thrives on self-deprecating humour.
"I have a bad habit of over-stuffing my bags. I once dropped a bra on the red carpet. It fell out of my (overstuffed) tote bag when I tripped on the carpet.
"Don't ask me why I had an extra bra or a tote bag at a red carpet event. I am just grateful that the embarrassing moment was not caught on camera."
After a long career of singing, dancing and acting, Miles, 39, says she is dressing differently for radio. "Before I started my radio career, I was busy running around for rehearsals, dance classes and television shoots.
Funky street clothes and track pants, a crop top and sneakers were the uniform of the day. "These days, I think I dress more femininely and conservatively.
"I do miss performing, though, so I think that's why I still have a penchant for shiny sequined dresses and a taste for the theatrics - quirky pieces like a tutu skirt or a dramatic fascinator."
Her tresses are also in a constant state of experimentation. She's had an undercut, has cut it short, has grown it out and has coloured it all sorts of ways.
But this, she said, has damaged her hair. "I've had to cut it short again to grow out new healthy hair. So I doubt I will do anything crazy with my hair anymore since I want to make sure my mane remains in good condition," she said.