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'Nude photo won't affect my chances'

She was recently involved in a spat between two photographers which landed her in a bit of a fix.

One photographer had taken a nude picture of her off another photographer's Flickr account and posted it on his Facebook page.

Which led to it being splashed all over the Internet.

Ms Eileen Yap, 24, a beauty consultant, had agreed to model in the nude for her photographer.

She said she was paid $1,000 for two hours' work, and that she gave permission for her pictures - which were taken on a beach on St John's Island - to be uploaded on her photographer's Facebook page and Flickr account.

She did not, she said, expect to be circulated so widely after that.

Since Miss Singapore World (MSW) has traditionally been associated with a squeaky clean image, isn't she afraid that the picture will affect her chances in the contest?

Ms Yap, who signed up for MSW 2012 before her nude picture was leaked, told The New Paper: "No, I'm not worried at all.

"I was prepared to...drop out of the competition if they decided to ban me.

"But they came to talk to me instead. They said they saw the picture and as it wasn't the sleazy type, they didn't think it would affect my taking part in the pageant."

She added that she had taken the nude pictures to prove they could be done in good taste, thereby championing her belief that "modelling is a decent job".

But when her picture made the headlines, Ms Yap admitted that her mother, boyfriend and relatives were in shock.

It wasn't so much that she had done the nude shoot (which she had told them about beforehand), but that her pictures were being exposed to the public.

Said Ms Yap, who added that she is taking the debacle in her stride: "Honestly, I didn't join this pageant to win.

"I have stage fright, so this was a good opportunity for me to overcome it.

"I'm just so happy that I have already made it into the finals."

This article was first published in The New Paper.

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readers' comments
Ugh. Dont think its the nude photos that are going to stop you....
Posted by WhatDidYouSay on Thu, 10 May 2012 at 09:28 AM
Aya ... this also happened frequently in Singapore political system lah.

Before you enter their ring and promoted to MP or Minister, some how there are a group of evil-masterminds plotted the "sex-scandal" for the future potential candidate.

They may used his or her friends to lure the candidate to go have fun.

At the same time, they would create an environment to collect "sex-scandal" evidence or other proof to hold against this "new potential" President or Prime Minister so the mastermind can shoot him down in future if needed.

Politic in the country had been around and controlled by those Veterans scam-bags since 1920.

You know who they are, right ? :D They just put up a show.

Not too hard to figure that out.
Posted by SotSotTay1 on Thu, 10 May 2012 at 01:44 AM
The pictures don't seems like the same person leh??!! (goodness, RRB is going to be disappointed on the so-called 'nude')

S$1000 to do this?:
Posted by mystrawberry on Wed, 9 May 2012 at 22:41 PM

Look at face... CMI.

But maybe the dress hides her body... so give her 2nd chance.

But with nude photos... wah! Confirm (guaranteed plus chop) CMI. ROFL!
Posted by deathknight2210 on Wed, 9 May 2012 at 16:12 PM
The nude photo surely will affect her chance .... she demonstrated such high caliber as potential high-charging "service provider" ... maybe the boss & management team from the organisers will want to test her out privately to kelong for her winning titles ... :D :D :D

Ms Lion World just a rounding up of sl.uts to facilitate their price hike using their "service"... ;)
Posted by Small Fly on Wed, 9 May 2012 at 11:57 AM
thought the organiser only wants those with ang moh look?
Posted by perceivedtobe on Wed, 9 May 2012 at 10:03 AM

u mean u still using dial-up plan? wahahaha.... :p
Posted by jsinchina on Wed, 9 May 2012 at 09:57 AM
Where is the darn photo? Where? where? where?
How much bandwidth I wasted clicking this url just to be disappointed...
Darn it...

Posted by roadrunerboi on Wed, 9 May 2012 at 09:32 AM
Another CMI sg girl.........
Posted by exportset23 on Wed, 9 May 2012 at 08:34 AM
Your nude photo is in black and white is it??!! Buahahahaha
Posted by mystrawberry on Wed, 9 May 2012 at 08:30 AM

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