Rebecca Tan says she was overweight and a tomboy growing up

28 December 2012 / 3 years 10 months ago

Source: The New PaperIt's a year since Rebecca Tan was awarded Babe of The Year by The New Paper, but she admits she is still not used to being called a hot babe and is even “very uncomfortable‘ with it.That’s because the 25-year-old was overweight and a tomboy growing up.She was president of the Taf Club, an exercise programme for overweight children, from Primary 4 to Primary 6.Lim, who went to CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ for her primary and secondary education, tipped the scales at 61 kg when she was 12 years old.She also played soccer with her brother and his friends and was not into girly stuff, she said.“The first time I wore heels was to my junior college prom,‘ she said in a recent interview.“I was 19 when I first plucked my eyebrows. I was a pretty late bloomer. I’m innately still a tomboy, I’m just blessed with feminine features.‘She told The New Paper that she wasn’t lucky with boys until she was in her late teens.“I had zero male attention in secondary school.When we had exchange programmes with boys’ schools, the boys asked me to pass letters to my friends.‘The first time a guy showed interest in her was when she was a 17-year-old student in Victoria Junior College.She was very excited at experiencing a “chase‘ for the first time, she recalled.

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