Playboy son of S'pore pianist says he spent $230,000 on champagne in one night

2 July 2013 / 3 years 3 months ago

He claims to have a net worth of up to US$5 million (S$6.3 million) -- but is now hogging headlines in the UK as one of the most disliked contestants on the latest edition of the hit TV reality show Big Brother.According to an article in The New Paper, Dexter Koh, the son of veteran Singaporean pianist Danny Koh, received 10 nominations from his housemates and was joined by Gina Rio and Jemima Slade, with eight and five votes respectively, to face the public vote to be the second contestant to be kicked out last week, reported Britain’s Daily Mail.Housemate Daniel Neal, a former policeman, who had picked Koh to face the public vote, said: “I don’t find him very sincere. He’s trying to start relationships under false pretences. I haven’t connected with him. I don’t trust him.‘But Koh survived the public vote last Friday when Slade was voted out instead.He gained online notoriety and became tabloid fodder last December after posting a bar bill on Twitter showing that he had spent £121,000 (S$233,000) on champagne, together with party photos, at London’s Aura Mayfair club.The party was to celebrate his winning a six-figure sum at a casino on the date 12.12.12.In a subsequent interview with The Evening Standard, Koh was somewhat contrite.“To be honest with you, I was a little bit, ashamed of what I did,‘ he said.So why did he do it?“It was kind of a bottle race. There were a lot of arrogant people in the club... It is competitive,‘ he said. “Flaunting your wealth just to show you’re a bigger man is very shallow, of course. I do it more for giggles.‘The controversial Koh also claims to be the real-life Christian Grey from the hugely popular erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey.He claims he once was London's highest paid male escort and describes himself as the head of a public relations company and talent agent.He has also spoken extensively about his sex life, claiming to have played sugar daddy to as many as 15 women, mainly through an online dating website, SeekingArrangement.comThe dating website was set up in 2006 by Singaporean Brandon Wey and matches wealthy men with young women.When news broke about Koh’s lavish lifestyle, local news website InSing interviewed his father, who said he was surprised by the reports because his son had never said anything to him.Mr Koh, 60, said: “We speak over the phone every two months or so, just friendly conversation about how each of us is doing. He never told me that all these things were happening.‘Photos: The New Paper, guyism

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