What you didn’t see on TV at Star Awards 2018

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What you didn't see at Star Awards 2018
What you didn't see at Star Awards 2018
23 Apr 2018

What you didn't see at Star Awards 2018

Hugs, tears, and kisses that didn’t happen. What does it take to get a celebrity ‘red curtain’ ready? Who had an impromptu haircut backstage by hair maestro David Gan? Why did Jeffrey Xu do a video call with his dad when he was getting ready? Which lucky fan scored a selfie with Shane Pow on the red carpet in the rain? What jaw-dropping deed did Ya Hui do at the red curtain? And who’s the biggest selfie ‘addict’ in whole of Mediacorp?

A quick bite before hitting the red carpet
A quick bite before hitting the red carpet
23 Apr 2018

A quick bite before hitting the red carpet

Young artistes Chen Yixi, Hong Ling, Kayly Loh, He Ying Ying and Nick Teo were spotted digging into their bento boxes before the Arrival of Artistes segment. Overheard at the table: someone joking about Yixi’s waiter-like attire to which the latter good naturedly replied: “Would you like some champagne?” Well-played.

Snip, snip, snip!
Snip, snip, snip!
23 Apr 2018

Snip, snip, snip!

A quick hair fix by the hair maestro himself. David Gan whipped out his scissors to trim off a few centimetres of Joanne’s fringe to ensure she looks picture perfect for the awards ceremony.

Jeffrey Xu calls home
Jeffrey Xu calls home
23 Apr 2018

Jeffrey Xu calls home

The actor told us his dad had wanted to wish his girlfriend Felicia Chin good luck (with her two nominations) and as an obedient son, Jeffrey specially did a video call with his folks back home while Feli was getting ready beside him.

Carrie Wong trying to get into the zone…
Carrie Wong trying to get into the zone…
23 Apr 2018

Carrie Wong trying to get into the zone…

By plugging into her AirPods and drowning out the noise and commotion surrounding her. Hmm, wonder what’s on her playlist.

Romeo Tan’s selfie with his colleagues
Romeo Tan’s selfie with his colleagues
23 Apr 2018

Romeo Tan’s selfie with his colleagues

Four men in black, ready to hit the Arrival of Artistes walk.

What it really looks like backstage
What it really looks like backstage
23 Apr 2018

What it really looks like backstage

When you have more media (than celebs) clambering to get the best pictures of the stars, you only have one word for it: chaos.

Gatecrashing Ah Jie's prep room
Gatecrashing Ah Jie's prep room
23 Apr 2018

Gatecrashing Ah Jie's prep room

We spy with our little eye, Zoe getting fitted with more than S$1mil worth of Chopard bling.

The secret to good skin: Powder
The secret to good skin: Powder
23 Apr 2018

The secret to good skin: Powder

Now you know why female celebrities always look flawless and blemish-free on stage.

How to get a crinkle-free gown
How to get a crinkle-free gown
23 Apr 2018

How to get a crinkle-free gown

Bonnie’s glam squad making sure her pleats look freshly-pressed before she makes an entrance at the red curtain.

Desmond Tan’s ‘hot’ hairdo
Desmond Tan’s ‘hot’ hairdo
23 Apr 2018

Desmond Tan’s ‘hot’ hairdo

We were told everyone could not stop taking pictures of Desmond’s head full of tiny clips. You can’t blame us. It’s not every day we get to see him with 1,001 colourful hairclips. But now you know how much effort goes into getting that Korean-like wavy ‘do.

Huang Biren does gel nails for the very first time
Huang Biren does gel nails for the very first time
23 Apr 2018

Huang Biren does gel nails for the very first time

We spotted plenty of shiny, sparkly things embedded on Biren’s nails last night and learned that she had specially gotten them done for the show.

Ian Fang wants to be ‘one’ with the wall
Ian Fang wants to be ‘one’ with the wall
23 Apr 2018

Ian Fang wants to be ‘one’ with the wall

We have heard of people wanting to hog the limelight… but media backdrop too?

If you’ve got it, flaunt it
If you’ve got it, flaunt it
23 Apr 2018

If you’ve got it, flaunt it

And that was what Ya Hui did as she went all out with her revealing antics at the ‘red curtain’. Check out her very toned legs!

Sunshine in the rain
Sunshine in the rain
23 Apr 2018

Sunshine in the rain

Getting soaked to the skin and waiting in the rain’s all worth it if you get to snap a picture with your favourite actor.

Carrie Wong’s fan support
Carrie Wong’s fan support
23 Apr 2018

Carrie Wong’s fan support

Nothing like a bouquet of flowers to send some cheer Carrie’s way.

Liu Ling Ling’s intricate hairdo
Liu Ling Ling’s intricate hairdo
23 Apr 2018

Liu Ling Ling’s intricate hairdo

Getai maven Liu Ling Ling went all out to impress with her hair-topping ‘do. The purplish round orbs on her head were actually painstakingly put together by her stylist. Each piece of flower had to be pinned individually into the orb to give it a 3D effect. Talk about effort.

Celebs are just like us
Celebs are just like us
23 Apr 2018

Celebs are just like us

Commercial breaks are the best times for the artistes to snap pictures with their colleagues and to live-stream on social media, as demonstrated by Huang Biren and Chen Liping.

Selfies with the Queen
Selfies with the Queen
23 Apr 2018

Selfies with the Queen

Zoe snaps a picture with her longtime BFF Biren when the cameras aren’t rolling. And that’s not all…

A quick picture with Best Newcomer winner Chantalle Ng
A quick picture with Best Newcomer winner Chantalle Ng
23 Apr 2018

A quick picture with Best Newcomer winner Chantalle Ng

Now you know who's the #1 selfie taker in the whole of Mediacorp, right? 

BFFs Zoe and Hanwei cosy in for a picture
BFFs Zoe and Hanwei cosy in for a picture
23 Apr 2018

BFFs Zoe and Hanwei cosy in for a picture

I think we’re beginning to see a pattern here. But you can’t possibly turn down a selfie opp with Zoe, can you?

Shaun Chen getting emotional at Star Awards 2018
Shaun Chen getting emotional at Star Awards 2018
23 Apr 2018

Shaun Chen getting emotional at Star Awards 2018

When Jin Yin Ji picked up her Top 10 win, there was not a dry eye in the house. A few sniffles were also heard at the media corner when the veteran actress recounted how she had waited over 30 years for this trophy. Aww…

Mark Lee was not the only one who went down on bended knee
Mark Lee was not the only one who went down on bended knee
23 Apr 2018

Mark Lee was not the only one who went down on bended knee

Shortly after presenting the award to Jin Jie, Quan Yifong went down on one knee too, to show her utmost respect for a senior she dearly loves.

Vivian Lai cuddles up with Aden
Vivian Lai cuddles up with Aden
23 Apr 2018

Vivian Lai cuddles up with Aden

It almost looks as though Aden’s sending an SOS call to his mummy and daddy: “Get this weird aunty off me!”

Rebecca Lim’s very surprising win
Rebecca Lim’s very surprising win
23 Apr 2018

Rebecca Lim’s very surprising win

Note the look of disbelief on Becks' face. And we spy with our little eye, Ian Fang, who’s seated a few rows behind her, was first to stand up to clap and cheer on for Becks when she was announced the winner. BGB support going strong.

Pierre Png and Desmond Tan chicken out of their ‘kissing’ bet
Pierre Png and Desmond Tan chicken out of their ‘kissing’ bet
23 Apr 2018

Pierre Png and Desmond Tan chicken out of their ‘kissing’ bet

The two cheeky boys initially plotted to ‘kiss’ each other if they emerged victorious at the Top 10 popularity polls, but eventually chickened out at the very last minute. Here’s a shot of their ‘almost’ kiss.

The crowd cheers in unison at Pan Ling Ling’s long-awaited Top 10 win
The crowd cheers in unison at Pan Ling Ling’s long-awaited Top 10 win
23 Apr 2018

The crowd cheers in unison at Pan Ling Ling’s long-awaited Top 10 win

Some people wait a long time before finally winning a Top 10 trophy. In Ling Ling’s case, she waited a good 18 years after last winning it in 2000. Hip hip hooray!

More selfies with Biren
More selfies with Biren
23 Apr 2018

More selfies with Biren

Probably a selfie everyone wants to be a part of – we’ve got a Top 10 Most Popular Male Artiste, a Best Actress winner and three All-Time Favourite Artistes in it.

Kisses for my sweets
Kisses for my sweets
23 Apr 2018

Kisses for my sweets

Jeffrey Xu may have gone home emptyhanded, but he’s already a winner in life with the ‘best trophy’ accompanying him – Felicia Chin.

Group picture with Biren, Zoe, Shaun and Carrie
Group picture with Biren, Zoe, Shaun and Carrie
23 Apr 2018

Group picture with Biren, Zoe, Shaun and Carrie

Say cheese!

A toast to the veterans in the industry
A toast to the veterans in the industry
23 Apr 2018

A toast to the veterans in the industry

Spotted at the post-show party: Quan Yi Fong, Chen Hanwei and Kym Ng
Spotted at the post-show party: Quan Yi Fong, Chen Hanwei and Kym Ng
23 Apr 2018

Spotted at the post-show party: Quan Yi Fong, Chen Hanwei and Kym Ng

Spotted at the post-show party: Richie Koh, Dennis Chew and Chen Shu Cheng
Spotted at the post-show party: Richie Koh, Dennis Chew and Chen Shu Cheng
23 Apr 2018

Spotted at the post-show party: Richie Koh, Dennis Chew and Chen Shu Cheng

Spotted at the end of Star Awards 2018: Romeo Tan, Jeffrey Xu and Felicia Chin
Spotted at the end of Star Awards 2018: Romeo Tan, Jeffrey Xu and Felicia Chin
23 Apr 2018

Spotted at the end of Star Awards 2018: Romeo Tan, Jeffrey Xu and Felicia Chin

Visit the Star Awards 2018 official website for more stories and videos.

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