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Ris Low back in full boomz
by Elrica Tanu

Dethroned beauty queen Ris Low is back, this time on the big screen, playing a mother out to avenge her child who was murdered in local slasher flick Justice Devil.

The 23-year-old ex-Miss Singapore World, who attracted flak for her weight gain when the movie's trailer was released last week, spoke to RazorTV and defended her chubbier figure.

Forget 'bigini' and 'leopard preenz', Ris Low is back, this time in a tank top and jeans, wielding an axe.

The dethroned beauty queen is set to make her big screen debut in local slasher flick, Justice Devil.

The 23-year-old plays a mother out to avenge the murder of her child in the Mandarin movie.

Helmed by first-time director Harva Raj, the privately-funded film has yet to secure a distributor for commercial release in Singapore.

Ris was stripped of her Miss Singapore World crown in 2009, after it was found out that she was convicted of credit card fraud.

So what attracted her to this role? "It was the emotions, and the twist and turn of the story. I kind of liked this movie's plot, and I thought it would be good for me to try out something new, so I just gave it a go."

Scenes of torture, gore and rape were depicted in the movie's trailer, released a week ago.

Was it hard for Low to shoot the sex scenes in the movie?

"That was pretty hard, because I'm insecure about my own body."

"And i couldn't stop giggling. So I had to depend on the other actor's expression to bring out the reaction in me."

Ris's stockier figure now is a far cry from her pageant days. The 1.72m-tall former beauty queen who was voted 56th sexiest woman by FHM magazine readers in 2010, says her heaviest weight ever recorded was 65kg.

"Who doesn't want to look good, who doesn't want to be slim? But besides being slim you got to be healthy. If being slim makes you really unhealthy and you are like going on a low-carb diet, low protein diet and you lack a lot of nutrients and minerals, then what's the point? I'll rather be healthy, and beautiful and radiant, from inside out."

Her co-stars in the movie gave her maiden acting effort a thumbs up.

Said co-star Daniel Chan: "I just hope everyone will look past her past, and just give this movie a chance. You never know. I was impressed by her!"

Another actor in the film, Michael Chua said: "(She's) very able to take hard work I must say, and scenes that we go through, some of the physical conditions are terrible, even for me, and I think a lot of young actresses will not last a few hours but Ris does not seem to be bothered with that, she just goes along with the long hours, so I was pleasantly surprised and very pleased to work with her."

Ris scored her own performance an 8 out of 10.

"I'll give myself a good 8? I wouldn't say 10 but I gave it all I can. I think I did pretty well for my first movie, everybody was really professional."

Why does she think Singaporeans would want to watch this film?

"I guess youngsters nowadays, people are more into like blood and gory stuff, these are like pretty hot favourites, and classic films from the past. So to have something fresh, and keeping their techniques, I think it would be a really good hit, and the effects are really good."

Director Harva Raj, who declined to be interviewed, said a private screening for the media will be held on Sep 26. He also hopes to secure a commercial release for the film in Singapore and Malaysia in a month's time.

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What the hell!!! What happened to her!!!
Posted by goondoon on Mon, 16 Sep 2013 at 16:22 PM
Is she expecting or something?

She look so large like a hippo almost.
Posted by anglefish on Mon, 16 Sep 2013 at 16:19 PM


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