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Kay Kay: It was unintended exposure
by Jocelyn Lee

Her feelings went from shock and anger to that of hurt and guilt after seeing Miss Peggy Heng's blog post.

Local model-blogger Yan Kay Kay was shaken to find that obscene photos of her existed.


The 31-year-old wrote on her own blog: "I have never done any nude or semi-nude photoshoots before. In that photoshoot, the underwear was displaced and obviously I didn't know. I felt very shocked when I saw the photos on Peggy's blog as I never intended to expose myself.

"I feel that I am the victim because I didn't pose for the photos and I didn't know that the photographer took those pictures of me."

A prominent lingerie model six years ago, Miss Yan had taken part in several swimwear and lingerie photoshoots for publications such as FHM magazine and the now-defunct Playeur magazine, and posed for individual photographers on photography forums like ClubSnap.

Miss Yan was also the winner of Channel 5 reality show S Factor in 2009, where she had to compete with 11 other contestants in photoshoots and wrestling matches.

Winning the show made Miss Yan famous but she also received a lot of flak online for what was seen as her bad attitude on television, for her frequent use of vulgarities and comments about other contestants.

Speaking of the photoshoots, Miss Yan said that she always took extra care to prevent any wardrobe malfunction.

For that particular lingerie photoshoot, she claimed, she had a verbal agreement with the photographer not to release the photos anywhere else.

She said: "When I did lingerie photoshoots, I always wore a protective underwear underneath. But for that particular outfit, I couldn't.

"I was stupid not to sign any black-and-white document to protect myself. Back then, I was new to the industry and I didn't have an agent or company to protect my interests."


An enraged Miss Yan thought Miss Heng wanted to make use of her to attract hits to her blog. She got Miss Heng's number through a mutual friend and contacted her.

After three hours exchanging text messages, Miss Yan said she felt guilty and apologised to Miss Heng on finding out that she had hurt her in the past when she resorted to name-calling.

She also wrote a long blog post detailing what happened.

Miss Yan said: "I am still very upset, but there is no point in continuing the fight. What she had done wasn't right, and it did hurt me.

But I can see how my comments in the past were damaging to her as well."

Miss Yan is now seeking legal help to remove the obscene pictures from any other online sites.

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