Hi Lishan it is a pleasure to feature you on SimplySxy. Please share with our readers a little about yourself and where you’re from?
I am a Singaporean Chinese actress, model and yoga teacher. My passion is in the performing arts and I am a certified rescue scuba diver and reiki Master. Since I was a child, I loved arts and craft, writing and was in dance and the choir. Afterwhich I pursued my studies in theatre, drama, media and communications. I love surfing and free diving too and can also hold my breath for over 3 minutes!
I would love to host yoga and detox retreats all over the world as wellness and travel are what I believe in. The holistic healing arts have helped my recovery from bulimia and depression. Ever since, I have faciliated numerous workshops and taught in Bali, Philippines and Mongolia.
When did your interest in modeling start?
It started five years ago when I was 19 and my friends who were amateur photographers wanted to practise their craft on a model. And they asked me and so I tried! My first few shoots were in a Cheongsam at Chinese Gardens in a group photoshoot with multiple models and photographers, in beachwear at Siloso Beach and fashion at Haji Lane by Darren Ong, as well as in a kimono and the Nonya Kebaya by Frank Ho.
Which is your most memorable photoshoot experience so far?
I’ve had many fun and crazy shoots but if I had to pick one, it would be the bathtub floral shoot with film maker and producer Arthur Keng @arthurkeng.mov. We bought 5 litres of fresh milk and tons of fake flowers. I was so cold and so hot from trying to figure out the right water temperature in the tub. Nevertheless, I enjoy unique shoots and have also shot an action trailer with him involving fight choreography.
A close second would be a shoot for Audaash @audaash with creative hair and makeup by Yvonne @vonnylang in a studio setting. I love the Korean inspired trends and working with looks that are extraordinary.
How do you spend your free time and weekends?
My weekends are usually packed with teaching yoga, castings, auditions, filming, photoshoots, event modelling and brand ambassador jobs. I also was a scare actress at Universal Studios Singapore for Halloween and was nominated the best swing for my house. For my free time, I enjoy catching up with friends over a good meal, watching art house films, reading books, penning poetry, unwinding with music, playing with my rescue tabby Bobby Brown and planning my next vacation.
Where do you usually love to shop from?
These days I enjoy shopping in Bangkok where there are lots of up and coming designers and a cool fashion scene. Otherwise, I have many clothes from TopShop, Brandy Melville, A&F where I first worked and my Instagram sponsors. Since I teach yoga and love the island life, I have items from Lululemon, Teeki, Pink Salt Swim, KBlu and more.
If you could have a superpower, what will it be?
I would love invisibility as one and telepathy as another. A little greedy here haha. Wouldn’t it be cool if we could observe what we wanted unnoticed or sneak around? And to communicate without words or mediums.
Which movie did you watch recently and was it good?
I watched a period film The Beguiled and Thai film Bad Genius on cheating in exams. Yes they were awesome! I love watching movies alone and I enjoy indie and less mainstream ones that make me think deeply which might not be very palatable to most people. My favourite genre would be psychological thrillers. If a movie gets me thinking and sticks in my mind for a long time, I believe it is worth watching.
What is the funniest or lamest attempt a guy has tried to know you?
Hmm I’ve had too many to even choose the best example…
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions Lishan. One question before we end, how do you define “sexy”?
Living fully in the present, accepting oneself unconditionally without judgement and being confident and comfortable in one’s skin.
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