"Don't forget to ask Felicia about those plastic surgery rumours!"
Well, as it turns out, we didn't have the heart to heed a certain rabble-rouser friend's catty reminder - or at least, we did so in a roundabout way reminiscent of Felicia Chin's career itself...but more on that plastic surgery business later.
The 28-year-old, recently revealed as the new face of feminine hygiene brand Whisper, is here to shoot campaign images for the brand's premium extension line Whisper Cosmo.
Looks-wise, Felicia is fresh-faced and fetching in a cornflower-blue crepe dress, her hair pulled back to show off her baby-smooth forehead, reports Her World via AsiaOne.
At first blush, Felicia could pass as one of those unassuming, interchangeable neighbourhood belles your older brother was perpetually infatuated with - and indeed, that may very well have been the case if the bred-in-the-bone Singaporean hadn't made the fateful decision to enter the Star Search talent competition in 2003.
The rest, as they say, is history - until it wasn't.
Felicia's feline eyes are not the result of plastic surgery (we think).
Felicia says she uses mascara as eyeliner. "Virtually all eyeliner brands smudge on me, probably because I have narrower creases," she explains. "Instead, I use waterproof mascara to line my eyes. Mascara lasts much longer on my lids, and prevents panda eyes."
Caffeine furnishes Felicia with sharper facial contours. Besides keeping her bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, her morning cuppa helps with puffiness: "I get rid of water retention in the mornings with a nice big serving of kopi, because I find that the caffeine acts as a diuretic and helps me to flush out toxins."
"I do know that for some people drinking coffee gives them dark circles, but it works for me." Try this at your own risk!
Felicia floors us by being a veritable fountain of useful beauty knowledge. Here's another skincare tip we wish we could have thought of ourselves: "Whenever you spritz on a facial mist, use soft cotton pads to dab off the excess after a few minutes - you want to stop the evaporation process from occurring because it can leach off moisture and dry out your skin."