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S'pore women wear the wrong underwear: Pauline Lan
by Jan Lee

The Taiwanese host of TV show Lady First, Pauline Lan, is not afraid to speak her mind about Singaporean women's dressing.

As shown on her popular Taiwanese television show Lady First, veteran host Pauline Lan is not one to mince her words.

She is no different off-screen.

While in town to launch the local edition of Lady First, the 47-year-old style guru was asked to rate the way Singaporean women look.

"A lot of Singaporean girls have either too little or too much make-up on; it's often not suited for the occasion.

"It can be very inconsistent. Sometimes, you see girls with great make-up but you look down and see her dressing and it's like, what is she wearing? Some wear really pretty clothes and look all dressed up but their hair is really greasy and oily."

Lan's razor-sharp wit and straight-talking nature were on full display at the press conference at Marina Bay Sands last week.

Dressed in a cleavage-baring, flowing white sundress, the toned and svelte Lan, who has been in show business for two decades, spoke of her encounters with local women.

One of her main bugbears is how they wear the wrong underwear.

"I was told that Singaporean women are shy and don't like to buy larger bras, so they buy a smaller size and then you can see all their extra fat spilling out from the sides."

"Sometimes, women wear the wrong underwear," she said. Then she pointed at event host YES 93.3 FM deejay Lin Peifen and said: "I mean, look at her. She is wearing such a large piece of underwear with such a tight dress and you can tell from the back."

Lin, 31, looked embarrassed and asked Lan if she should be wearing a thong instead, to which the latter agreed.

When asked for her opinion on the Singaporean team, Lan said: "They're all very young and vibrant and very daring, they are bold enough to say what's on their minds."

So how would she rate the style of the average Singaporean woman? "I'll give Singaporean women three out of 10."

But it is not entirely their fault, she feels.

"I give Singaporean women this mark because of the men. Singaporean men don't give Singaporean women the urge to dress up. You look at them and they're so sloppy, you'll think what's the point of being so dolled up?"

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Well, we'd all prefer our women don't wear any underwear at all. What better to oogle at.


I'm sure Pauline Lan would be the first to strip and parade all if it weren't considered vulgar to do so in public.
Posted by kopikid on Mon, 6 May 2013 at 10:28 AM
Curious how she knows that most Singapore women wear wrong underwear????? Did she actually ask most, if not all Singapore women to undress for her??? Its just like saying if you don't obey God you will go to Hell! as if the person who said that have actually been there before and is 100% sure about it!!!
Posted by SingaporeUncle on Mon, 6 May 2013 at 10:08 AM
She is not born a slim lady...can compare her face fats against her body mass!!! So she is trying to tell ladies here to busk up ??????? Typical ah liang trash talks!!!!!!!! And she think taiwan fashion is the best !!!!!!!! Just watch all the nariety show and see their fashion is like ???????? Want to challenge koree in with taiwan..hahahahah
Posted by unhappy on Mon, 6 May 2013 at 08:37 AM
Gosh, this thread is so sexy! :D
Posted by renyeo on Sat, 4 May 2013 at 20:59 PM

can tell :D:p

Posted by baoxingtian on Sat, 4 May 2013 at 20:55 PM

I don't wear one, so easier to sh1t around.
Posted by Lotteworld on Sat, 4 May 2013 at 20:50 PM
So sg female dogs r the prettiest n have great dress sense.. look at the sg female in town or neighbourhood shopping centre, plus our air stewardess or model....

Sg female dogs no 1 la
Posted by Mumbucky1 on Sat, 4 May 2013 at 19:12 PM
Why she talks about Singaporean lady and men?? Sounds strange right?? If she stands along Geylang .. she will not even fetch $30, worst how come is her article published??
Posted by shanghaitang on Sat, 4 May 2013 at 17:36 PM
And this lady is qualified to criticize the looks of other women because _____________________. (please fill in the blank coz I sure don't have the answer)
Posted by Morinosuke on Sat, 4 May 2013 at 17:11 PM
She has the mouth of a wide canyon and her words resemble a slut devoid of respectability.

Its apparent Lan is in denial of her age and refuses to act her age, choosing controversial talk, dressing and outlandish behaviour to grab attention.

At 47, has she ever married? Has any Taiwan man ever found her personality and traits good enough to marry , love and respect her the way proper ladies would?

I view her as nothing but crass and pretending to be demure and refined.
Posted by tlukay59 on Sat, 4 May 2013 at 09:24 AM


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