Guess which celeb called S'pore creative director when haze hit

19 August 2013 / 3 years 2 months ago

Photos: Juggernaut Production, Inc, Kenneth Goh, EMI Music, New Paper, Nur MD, Reuters, Sony, SPH

When the haze hit Singapore in July, Kenneth Goh received a call from a concerned friend.

US pop star Janet Jackson was on the line, worried about his well-being after reading about our heavily polluted air.

It turned out to be a comical situation because Jackson, 47, couldn't make out what he was saying as he was wearing a mask.

Said Mr Goh: "Janet's a really dear friend who is extremely loyal.

"She was really sweet and called because she had to find out how I was doing.

"Of course I told her I was fine.

"I also showed my concern for her when I messaged her my condolences when her brother Michael died (in 2009)."

The pair met in 2006 at Paris Fashion Week when Jackson's make-up artist introduced her to Mr Goh, who then convinced Jackson to do a shoot for him.

He ended up styling her for the cover of Harper's Bazaar Singapore's January 2007 issue.

"In the end I flew to Tokyo to shoot her as she was promoting her album there. She always works with people that she has worked with for years."

Read the full report in The New Paper.

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