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New Face contest led to more jobs for her
by Bryan Lim

LIFE after The New Paper New Face is good.

"Everything's rippled out in a positive way," said New Face alumnus Rebecca Spykerman about her life after the competition.

The 27-year-old actress joined The New Paper New Face competition in 2007 and was one of the Top 20 finalists. The New Paper New Face is a modelling competition in its 19th year.

This year, it is presented by Subaru MotorImage and co-sponsored by InnerShine, Levi's and Maybelline New York.

What has Spykerman achieved?

She's earned a bachelor's degree in musical theatre from LaSalle College of the Arts in 2009. And she is honing her acting skills, with three plays under her belt - Macbeth by Singapore Repertory Theatre, Shades by Buds Theatre Company and Into The Woods by Dream Academy.

NDP music video

One of her big-stage roles was the National Day Parade music video, in which she played the wife of local actor Timothy Nga.

She's also busy filming for her role in The Kitchen Musical, a new musical television series set to premiere on AXN.

"I'll be joining the show from Episode 7 onwards till the season finale.

"I'm playing a waitress named Bec. She is the protege of Selena Argon (played by Hong Kong model Rosemary Vandenbroucke)."

She added: "I'm like a mini Selena. I'm just as bitchy as she is. I'm a perfectionist, I'm very career-driven.

"And yes, I'll be singing and dancing as well."

Spykerman also returned to her New Face roots when she co-hosted the finale last year and the walk-in auditions this year.

She said the competition increased her profile which, in turn, opened up opportunities for her. "Because I hosted the finals last year, I was spotted by Serena Adsit (veteran model and another New Face alumnus) and she asked me to join Mint Models. I've got some modelling and hosting gigs.

"So without New Face, I really don't think I would have known people like them and I wouldn't be getting these gigs."

This article was first published in The New Paper.

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