The Misadventures of Sibeh Sian

You can call me Sian. Sibeh Sian.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

The long and short about Singapore’s Next Top Model



I have a very important announcement to make today: I am going to be a model/actor soon.

It all started on Monday, when I was stopped by someone while walking along the Orchard underpass. I initially thought he was some insurance agent or con man, but it turns out that he is a talent scout from this modeling agency instead! Apparently, he was very impressed by my looks (his words, not mine), and told me he will be contacting me soon after getting my number.

I didn’t place too much hope on his promise because I am all too aware of my buck-ugliness physical limitations. So you can imagine my excitement when he really did give me a call just now. I was told that the agency is looking for unconventional looking models instead of the usual pretty faces, and I stand to land big projects that pay in the 4-figure region if I sign up.

Before I can start earning the 4-figure projects though, I was told that I have to first fork out a 4-figure sum for a modeling package, which includes stuff like make-over photos and basic modeling courses. This is not inclusive of the additional charges I have to pay for the model/actor package, the model/actor/host package, or the model/actor/host/singer package. I don't think I can cut it as a host or a singer, so the last two options are out for now.

I am now in a big dilemma because I was told that vacancies are very limited, and I have to confirm my decision by Friday. I also have to pay a down payment that is equivalent to approximately 500 packets of chicken rice.

So what should I do huh? I really want to be a model leh :(

With Love,
Sibeh Sian

34 Comments:

  • At Thursday, July 27, 2006 12:08:00 AM, Blogger eileen` said…

    it's a scam. why not put the money to better use instead? like, hmm, getting braces to fix your teeth?

    guys with straight, white teeth are hot.

     
  • At Thursday, July 27, 2006 12:23:00 AM, Blogger Adrenaline said…

    Firstly, u know u can never make it as a model. Really. I speak for all that have seen u in person before.

    Secondly, u're stupid to not realise that this is a scam.

    Thirdly, i am too poor to lend u any cash after u've realised it's a scam and have gotten yourself into such dire states where u can't even buy chicken rice to eat.

    So, my advise, don't do it. Pls don't be more stupid than i think you already are.

     
  • At Thursday, July 27, 2006 12:33:00 AM, Blogger dave said…

    save the money to go to the gym [; rippling muscles are your modelling ticket anywhere. hah.

     
  • At Thursday, July 27, 2006 12:36:00 AM, Blogger Sunflower said…

    Firstly, if you can be model, pig can climb tree.

    Second, I tht you are smart. You are only smart for 5 mins of your life, the rest.....hai

    Third, there is no way I can lent money. If yes, I have no money for my dad le.

    My advice, look at mirror again and again to tell yourself, you are not up to tat mark yet. :)))) you are so fat now, how can you be model, OMG!

    This is my 真心话!

    *wink wink* at Adrenaline

     
  • At Thursday, July 27, 2006 12:44:00 AM, Blogger twinkies said…

    Can you ask that "agent" if you could pay by installments? 1 packet of chicken rice for each lesson and every subsequent media appearance you make?

     
  • At Thursday, July 27, 2006 1:10:00 AM, Blogger alien73 said…

    Maybe you can snoop around the agency first, check their website, get an idea of how it goes. Consider how your mum look upon it; asked her opinion yet?

     
  • At Thursday, July 27, 2006 1:25:00 AM, Blogger bochup said…

    if they want alternative faces then why do u need a makeover etc... just model you as u are lor. if they dun appreciate u... then worse case u model on this blog for us la. But remember to put warning signs above such posts in case we just had a meal.

     
  • At Thursday, July 27, 2006 8:08:00 AM, Blogger Le Raine said…

    Get yourself a good camera, pick up some Photoshop skills, and you can be your own modeling agency.

     
  • At Thursday, July 27, 2006 9:18:00 AM, Blogger Green Ogre said…

    Remind me of the people who go around Tokyo asking young girls if they want to be models or actresses and then getting them to act in some AV film.

    Bloody con jobs.

     
  • At Thursday, July 27, 2006 9:19:00 AM, Blogger LemonCloud said…

    Why not u just give me the money and I will help u become a model?

     
  • At Thursday, July 27, 2006 9:36:00 AM, Blogger nekoi said…

    I seriously think that you are being sarcastic in this entry, arent you? :)

     
  • At Thursday, July 27, 2006 10:31:00 AM, Blogger mariameiti said…

    omg that agency guy bak chiew tak stamp man!

    btw leraine, someone from your primary school here HO _____ _____! :D

     
  • At Thursday, July 27, 2006 10:53:00 AM, Blogger Beth said…

    That's obviously a scam.
    I don't think you have a unconventional look/ face.
    Apparently, you have a "come-cheat me and screw-me badly" look/ "I'm a big sucker" look, instead, in order to be approached by them scammers.
    Ouch! Sorry for being so outright frank.

     
  • At Thursday, July 27, 2006 11:16:00 AM, Blogger Jj said…

    scammer, sia!

     
  • At Thursday, July 27, 2006 11:38:00 AM, Blogger SaltPop. said…

    You want to become future gigalo huh? :D

     
  • At Thursday, July 27, 2006 11:58:00 AM, Blogger Spongy said…

    this is rubbish la sibehsian. its a scam like wad every1 said.

    later u pay the 4 figure sum liao the next day news come out headlines " modeling agency run away with cash "

     
  • At Thursday, July 27, 2006 1:22:00 PM, Blogger Winter_Cherrie said…

    haizz...sometimes they want to con also con convincingly ler...

    hehe

     
  • At Thursday, July 27, 2006 3:17:00 PM, Blogger headofklay said…

    hm.. seems like ur friends(those that have seen the actual u) are quite discouraging and all..

    but then again, can't believe that u are actually considering this option knowing that such scammers are common..

     
  • At Thursday, July 27, 2006 3:26:00 PM, Blogger pj said…

    pay me 3 figures-999.99 ONLY.

    and i'll make u a model too.


    u can model in orchard summore.

    live summore. not only that, but ppl will throw munny at you.

    good deal, but becos i like ur blog, i discount u... *thoughtfully raps on calculator*...

    ok final offer: ONLY JUST 999 GBP.

     
  • At Thursday, July 27, 2006 3:27:00 PM, Blogger pj said…

    good deal hor. :D

     
  • At Thursday, July 27, 2006 4:40:00 PM, Blogger sÞ¡ηηєє said…

    all models have to pay agencies first to get a portfolio before they are allowed to get assignments, plus they must sign a contract.

    at the end of the day u are not guaranteed of an assignment, but just an opportunity you may/maynot get an assignment.

    so unless you're ok to spend that 1k (might as well give me better), den go ahead :)

     
  • At Thursday, July 27, 2006 5:54:00 PM, Blogger Sibeh Sian said…

    Eileen: How do you know I have crooked teeth one?!?! Anyway, I don't dare to go for braces because I heard can be very painful, and I'm scared of pain, haha....

    Adrenaline: But the agent say I can be very hamsen when they put make up for me, leh, how huh?

    Dave: I tried gym once! Gave up after a while because my biceps still damn skinny, and because the $2 entrance fee was quite expensive!

    Sunflower: Actually, after hearing the agent's words the other day, I've been admiring myself on the mirror recently :) I also suck in my stomach when I do that, heh.

    Twinkles: I got ask le, cannot installment leh.

    Aileen: I've searched the internet already, but they like don't have website leh :(

    Grace: Haha, better not model myself on this blog, wait all the girls go gaga. MUAHAHAHAH :D!

     
  • At Thursday, July 27, 2006 5:54:00 PM, Blogger Sibeh Sian said…

    Le Raine: My camera 3.2MP only, can?

    Green Ogre: Just between you and me, it's a secret fantasy that someone will one day approach me to be the male lead in an 'artistic' film with lots of hot female leads :)

    LemonCloud: *Gasp!* You are an agent too :D????

    Nekoi: Not only am I sarcastic, I enjoy drinking Sarsi too :)

    Mariameiti: OEI :D!!!!

    Beth: I am crossing my fingers that the 'loser' look will make a big comeback the same way Retro did :)

    JJ: Really? Sian, sia!

     
  • At Thursday, July 27, 2006 5:54:00 PM, Blogger Sibeh Sian said…

    Saltpop: Oh please, not gigolo. I'm gonna be some rich tai-tai's toy-boy :D!

    Spongy: Hmmm... then maybe I will get to appear in the papers :D!

    Yanni: Exactly, they were so convincing I am now very convinced!

    HOK: I wanna be model leh :(....

    PJ: GBP?!?!?!? You think I stupid issit?!??! 999 USD can?

    Spinnee: YES YES! Teh agent did mentioned the portfolio is part of the package :D! Thanks for the reassurance :)

     
  • At Thursday, July 27, 2006 7:26:00 PM, Blogger Lawrence & Alicia said…

    Hey, dun go la.. obviously is a scam lah... :) U jus be ur Mr. Sibeh Sian, I dun wan u to become Mr. Sibeh Suay leh...

     
  • At Thursday, July 27, 2006 9:01:00 PM, Blogger Ang Gu Gu said…

    haha..mr si beh sian...mai hok lang pian~

     
  • At Thursday, July 27, 2006 9:53:00 PM, Blogger tunaflsh loves apple pie... said…

    Well..You should just focus on being a 'happyofficeboy'. Heh.

     
  • At Thursday, July 27, 2006 10:15:00 PM, Blogger Le Raine said…

    mariameiti:
    ying ying?! :D

     
  • At Thursday, July 27, 2006 10:59:00 PM, Blogger Sunflower said…

    piang oi, you need to suck in your stomach..... I wonder how big is that spare tyre!

    hmmm your waist now 29 right... ha ha ha, it very easy to reach 32 for man de.....

     
  • At Thursday, July 27, 2006 11:10:00 PM, Blogger headofklay said…

    hey.. if u wana be a model, try some studio shots at makeover studios first, cheaper.. then u can get ur readers to give u inputs when u show ur pics on e blog

     
  • At Friday, July 28, 2006 12:07:00 AM, Blogger Sibeh Sian said…

    Alicia: I hate to say this, but I am already sibeh suay :(

    AGG: No lah, maybe they are a realy agency, haha....

    TFLEM: I want to be a happymodelboy :D!

    Le Raine: My pillow is called Ling Ling :)

    Sunflower: The 29" was a sad thing of the long-forgotten past :(

    HOK: But if take already, then sign up with the agency have to take again, double cost leh!

     
  • At Friday, July 28, 2006 11:44:00 AM, Blogger mariameiti said…

    leraine: AHHHHHHHHH you're not supposed to say it!

     
  • At Friday, July 28, 2006 11:53:00 AM, Blogger mariameiti said…

    sibehsian: okay i'm changing my name soon, sian sian!

     
  • At Friday, July 28, 2006 5:17:00 PM, Blogger Le Raine said…

    rofl sorry YY.

     

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