Dare to Win
Our hardest-working FHM Models winner, Jamie Ang, takes us on her tireless campaign trail
Words: Dennis Yin
Art direction: Tony Law
Photography: Joel Low
Styling: Cheryl Chan
If you were at Tab for the FHM Models 2012 finals on 8 June, you'd remember it as a night of possibilities for our gorgeous contestants -- because all nine girls had what it takes to snag the title. With each of them gamely winning the crowd over in a lingerie parade, Q&A and even a pole-dancing segment, the final was like a Man U-versus- Chelsea match -- no one could outright predict the winner. But at the end of the evening, it was that one girl who wanted it more than the others, who gave her best on stage and who took the extra step of canvassing for votes (legitimately, of course) that won the contest. And let's give it to Jamie Ang: She looks smokin' hot in lingerie.
When you first joined the FHM Models 2012 search, did you expect to win the title at all?
Yes; I came in very focused and competitive.
What does winning this title mean to you?
It's only the start of soaring to greater heights in the future, in line with my life motto: "Scoring my best in everything I do".
We heard you went all out to drum up support for yourself and canvass for votes. It obviously worked. Tell us more about your "campaign trail".
[Laughs] Yes! While juggling my precious time with final exams in the same period, the contest pressure certainly got to me! I knew that some of the other finalists are full-time freelance models or have a relatively free schedule from school; that pressured me further and spurred me on to garner votes in order to keep up. It was very taxing physically and mentally, but I'm glad it paid off. I'd spend a few hours in between revising to send out private Facebook messages to friends and fans, as mass messaging is usually regarded as spam and doesn't work. I also started tagging along for lunches with friends and got their groups of colleagues to vote for me.
Did you receive any illicit propositions along the way?
Mainly from Facebook messages; I'd get various pick-up lines and random guys offering creepy proposals (some involving cash). I simply ignored them.