Here's a side of Ris Low we have not seen before.
Previously, in her interviews with The New Paper, the 22-year-old dethroned local beauty queen had always projected a perky, confident image.
Even when the news wasn't exactly in her favour - for example that there were rumours she was moonlighting at a local escort agency and that she was allegedly molested in a taxi queue - she never failed to maintain her feistiness.
But Low, who made headlines two years ago when she stepped down as Miss Singapore World 2009 after her credit card fraud conviction was exposed in the media, appears to have eaten a slice of humble pie.
In an e-mail interview with The New Paper, she shared her struggles and frustrations over finding a job - to no avail - in the last three years.
She has been looking for a part-time job while she was studying at the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS).
Her lack of qualifications didn't help.
Low admitted that she did not graduate from MDIS, where she had been pursuing a diploma in health science since 2009.
Low said: "I failed a couple of exams and, hence, gave up."
She added: "I couldn't keep up in class with accounts, that was awful. Everyone else just sped by me...
"They could answer all the questions at one shot without pause. I was the only one in class with my jaw hitting the floor and looking perpetually stunned."
Her subsequent job hunt was no easier, especially with her reputation and the fact that "there is some fame" tagged to her.
She declined to reveal what type of positions she has been applying for or in what industries.
"It's a very tough thing trying to get back on track again," she said, adding that her job search was "filled with setbacks".
"I guess that's the thing about being 'notoriously famous'," she said. "I've been given some chances, but sadly, I have not managed to get past the interview stages."
In September 2009, Low was found guilty of five charges of misappropriation, cheating using illegally obtained credit cards and impersonating their users' identities. The first-time offender was sentenced to 24 months of supervised probation.
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