Dawn Yeoh opens up on 'Hello Kitty' wardrobe malfunction at 2006 Star Awards

7 May 2016 / 5 months 3 weeks ago

Yeoh Wee Teck
The New Paper
6 May 2016

Local actress Dawn Yeoh first appeared in these pages 13 years ago as a fresh-faced 17-year-old The New Paper New Face hopeful.

She was shy, determined, adorable, and in love with the colour pink.

Today, Yeoh - who is signed with Taiwanese talent agency Catwalk, also home to golden couple Fann Wong and Christopher Lee - is a staple on television.

She is on screen as one of veteran actress Xiang Yun's daughters, Zijun, on Channel 8's long-form drama Peace & Prosperity, which airs on weekdays at 7.30pm.

It also stars fellow New Face alumni Julie Tan and Jayley Woo.

Yeoh is focused on the Chinese and Taiwanese markets.

Now 30, she is as bubbly and sweet as she was during her New Face days. But she claims her love for pink has died.

"I'm trying to omit the colour from my life," she joked.


Of her fashion sense, she said: "I didn't change much. I'm still sloppy as ever."

But she is more aware of what she wears now that she is a public figure.

"As much as I want to be comfortable, when I'm heading out, I dress up a little," she said.

One of her biggest fashion missteps was the black student-made Hello Kitty dress she wore for the Star Awards red carpet in 2006.

"Back then, it felt good. Now, I cringe when I see that photo."

Today, she is sure of her personal style.

"Whenever I have to dress up, I'll look at (Thai actress) Poyd Treechada and (Taiwanese actress) Shu Qi for their sweet and feminine look.

"For a casual day-to-day look, I'll check out (Italian blogger) Chiara Ferragni, (Australian model) Miranda Kerr and (US model) Kendall Jenner for my definition of urban chic."

See photos of the different styles of Dawn Yeoh in the gallery below. 

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