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The New Paper New Face 2013 Grand Final

Singapore, 1 October 2013 – On Thursday, 3 October, a refreshed version of The New Paper (TNP) will hit the streets, and fans of the popular newspaper will find a more local, more vocal and more social TNP. On the same day, the Grand Final of The New Paper New Face – one of TNP's signature events – will be held at Takashimaya Square. 
 
Into its 21st year, The New Paper New Face has discovered fresh faces who went on to have successful careers in modelling and show business, including last year's winner Sharin Keong. 

Other former TNP New Face girls who have made their names in the modelling world include Victoria Bradbury, Nargis Musawwir, Vivien Ong, Christabel Campbell and Sara Chan. In entertainment, successful New Face alumni include Dawn Yeoh, Nura J, Julie Tan, Rebecca Spykerman, Jessica Tan and Jayley Woo. Other well known former New Face participants include radio deejay Jacqui Thibodeaux, modelling agency owner Serena Adsit and beauty queens Colleen Francisca and Genecia Luo. 

Besides getting her name added to the impressive list of past winners, the winner of The New Paper New Face 2013 will get 
a $10,000 cash prize and an exclusive feature in Her World, Singapore's No. 1 women's magazine. The 1st and 2nd runners-up will each win $5,000 and $3,000 cash respectively. 

Mr Dominic Nathan, Editor of The New Paper, said: "Its a double celebration for us, with the New Face winner being crowned on the day the revamped edition of The New Paper hits the streets. It is going to be an exciting night for the 20 young women 
who have made it through the four rounds, to the finals. Voting for The New Face Miss Popularity award is already underway and three women are in a tight race to win the honour. Keep those Facebook votes coming in and join us at Takashimaya Square on Thursday night to crown the winner."

Judging the twenty fresh-faced finalists this year are:  

 
1. Mr Glenn Tan, Executive Director, Tan Chong International
2. Ms Jeanmarie Tan, Entertainment and M Editor, The New Paper
3. Ms Genevieve Jiang, Editor, Her World
4. Ms Sophie Willocq, Winner of TNP New Face 2005
5. Ms Peggy Chang, 1st Runner Up, TNP New Face 2006
6. Ms Irene Santoso, Award winning blogger, better known as "Moonberry"

In addition to the title of The New Paper New Face, there are five subsidiary awards to be won this year. They are:

1. The New Paper "Miss Popularity" award, given to the finalist who receives the most votes by readers of The New Paper
2. The New Paper "Best Catwalk" award
3. Subaru "Miss Vivacious" award 
4. "Miss Levi's" award
5. New Look "Miss Fashionista" award

The winners of the subsidiary awards will each win $1,000 in cash.

 
The New Paper New Face 2013 is organied by The New Paper and presented by Subaru Motorimage, with Levi's as Official Apparel and New Look as Official Footwear & Accessories. 
 
Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Limited 
Co. Regn. No: 198402868E 
 
For more information, please contact:
 
Niccolle Lum
Manager
Product Branding & Promotions
Marketing Division
Singapore Press Holdings
DID: 6319 4029
Email: 
nlum@sph.com.sg

Adrian Cheong

Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings
DID: 6319 2261
Email: 
cheongcy@sph.com.sg

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.

Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing 
SPH has 19 titles licensed under the Newspaper Printing and Presses Act, of which nine are daily newspapers across four languages. On an average day, 3.05 million individuals or 76 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications. SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. SPH's subsidiaries, Straits Times Press and Focus Publishing, produce quality books and periodicals in English and Chinese.

Internet and Mobile
Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 300 million page views with 20 million unique visitors every month. Apart from AsiaOne, SPH’s online and new media initiatives include ST701, the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds); Stomp, 
omy.sg and The Straits Times RazorTV. SPH also launched The Straits Times’ iPad and enhanced iPhone applications, an Android smartphone application and The Business Times’ iPhone application. SPH’s Chinese flagship newspaper Lianhe Zaobao has also launched its digital editions which include a web application, as well as online and PDF versions.

Broadcasting
In the radio business, SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd operates entertainment stations UFM 100.3 in Mandarin, as well as Kiss92 and HOT FM91.3 in English. SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today. 

Events and Out-of-Home Advertising
SPH’s events arm Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its digital out-of-home platform SPH MediaBoxOffice. 

Properties
SPH REIT is a Singapore-based REIT established principally to invest, directly or indirectly, in a portfolio of income-producing real estate which is used primarily for retail purposes in Asia-Pacific, as well as real estate-related assets. SPH REIT is managed by SPH REIT Management Pte. Ltd., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings Limited. 


The initial portfolio of SPH REIT comprises the following two high quality and well located commercial properties in Singapore:

- Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property, well known for its upscale mall housing many luxury brands, located in the heart of Orchard Road; and
- The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall located in the centre of Clementi town, an established residential estate in the west of Singapore. 

The Seletar Mall is SPH's latest retail development and is expected to open at the end of 2014. This property is a potential asset to be injected into SPH REIT. SPH’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road. 

For more information, please visit 
www.sph.com.sg.