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The most gorgeous legs in town
by Sharan Kaur

It was a visual feast - long and slender legs made Fashion Bar at Clarke Quay a sizzling hot spot last night.

The intimate watering hole served as the backdrop for the second Miss Veet Standout Challenge 2008, which saw nine shortlisted contestants vying for the title of Miss Veet Singapore - and bragging rights for the most gorgeous legs in town.

Out of 180 contestants who applied, 20-year-old Singapore Insititute of Management (SIM) student Ashley Tan walked away with top honours and a cash prize of $3000. The first runner-up was 24-year-old logistics executive Lim Minyi, who walked away with $2500. The second runner-up, Gwen Tang Li Ping, 21, bagged $2000.

The competition comprised three segments - catwalk for swim, casual and evening wear, a Q&A and a talent component.

It was a tad disappointing that all the girls chose to sing for their talent component, but definitely amusing was one contestant, who hesitatingly mumbled the words to "Santa Claus is coming to town". What was she thinking, we wonder.

Another contestant who brought laughs was a student who, in the Q&A segment, said she would go travelling with her family if she only had 24 hours left to live. Since travelling takes up quite a bit of time though, "we'll just go nearby, maybe Malaysia."

One of the four judges, image consultant Audrey Quek said she knew Ashley was "the one" as soon as she stepped on stage.

Audrey, who was Miss Singapore World 1999, said: "It's quite an obvious choice as she truly has that X-factor."

When told of the praises lavished on her, Ashley beamed: "It's really a big compliment. I didn't expect myself to win because there were so many other nice legs as well; the competition was tough."

And how did she get such gorgeous legs?

Ashley, also the tallest contestant, replied: "Actually, I used to dance ballet and Chinese dance, maybe that's why my legs are toned."

The banking and financial services student still dances regularly, like "everytime I go clubbing!"

She is currently attached, so no luck for guys out there then.

But, she laughingly quipped: "Why not? I'm not getting married yet!"

Second runner-up Gwen was also thrilled to have gotten a placing, saying: "I feel good, really thrilled. (It's) very unexpected and I'm very thankful to my family and friends who came down to support me."

The tanned beauty looks dainty, but don't judge her by her looks.

One of her greatest passions is playing the violent computer game World of Warcraft.

She also loves to cook. She said: "I love making dinner for people I love."

Sounds like the ideal girl for most Singaporean men, but hold your horses gentlemen, she is also attached.

So, how do you define gorgeous legs, we ask supermodel mum Audrey Quek.

Her  response was: "Of course, a slim pair of legs, long, as flawless as can be, even-toned, smooth, well-moisturised and of course - no leg hair."

A fair judgement we say, and the girls are truly deserving of their titles with those long, slender legs that seem to go on forever.

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