So there’s a bit of news I’ve been too embarassed to share until now, but I might as well get it out…
I’ve been named one of CLEO Magazine’s 50 Most Eligible Bachelors of Singapore for 2005.
[pause for laughter]
When the whole thing first came up, I had enough liquid courage in me to say ‘yes’ to the idea. Not being a reader of magazines for young ladies, I had never heard of CLEO, and I half-suspected the ‘eligible bachelors’ thing was a joke or ploy of some kind.
Even when I got a follow-up call from someone on the editorial staff, I never imagined I’d make the cut, so to speak. A few weeks ago, I was amazed to hear I was ‘shortlisted’, but I wasn’t sure exactly what that meant. I still didn’t imagine I’d actually wind up in the final fifty – especially when, at my photo shoot, the CLEO women made fun of me for being “half a tourist”.
The photo shoot, by the way, was just how you would imagine it to be – a parody of itself. The photographer actually said things like “Give me your mysterious smile. Okay, now give me your sexy smile. Come on, pretend I’m a beautiful girl…”
The interview was the same way, with questions like “what kind of girl gets your mojo going?” and “What do you like to do when you think no one is watching?”
The (April) issue hits newsstands mid-March, and so will begin my new career.