What you didn’t see on TV at Star Awards 2017

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Say cheese!
17 Apr 2017

Say cheese!

What’s an awards show without a giant group wefie courtesy of Ah Jie Zoe Tay?

Belt up!
17 Apr 2017

Belt up!

Jeffrey Xu gets some help wearing a belt from his fashion stylist – he told us they had to loop the belt around him twice because of its long design.

Elvin Ng chills in a sweater before changing into his tux
17 Apr 2017

Elvin Ng chills in a sweater before changing into his tux

If Elvin was feeling any nervousness before accepting his All-Time Favourite Artiste trophy, he certainly didn’t show it during our chat backstage, which took place before he even got into his suit.

Hong Hui Fang’s little helper
17 Apr 2017

Hong Hui Fang’s little helper

They used to watch mum and dad on the sidelines when they were little, now that they’re all grown up, Tay Ying and her brother Calvert Tay double up as their mum and dad’s respective personal assistants.

Kym Ng’s lucky number 21
17 Apr 2017

Kym Ng’s lucky number 21

According to Kym, it was her stylist’s idea to clip poker cards in her hair while getting her makeup done as a good luck charm. To make the effect extra potent, she deliberately chose the cards 10 and A, which represent the number 21 (Blackjack) as well as her Top 10 telepoll number (2021). Well, it worked like a charm, which probably means we can expect to continue seeing her with cards in her hair in coming years.

Xu Bin feels lonely without Aloysius Pang
17 Apr 2017

Xu Bin feels lonely without Aloysius Pang

Now that his label mate and good friend Aloysius has left Mediacorp, Xu Bin had to attend this year’s Star Awards all by himself, and he admitted that he feels a little lonely and as though something is missing. He also shared that he was disappointed when he learned that Aloysius would not be renewing his contract as he is a very talented actor.

Expectation: Pierre Png working hard on his scripts
17 Apr 2017

Expectation: Pierre Png working hard on his scripts

Guess who was spotted catching up on his scripts and studying his Mandarin lines via his iPad while getting ready for the awards ceremony? But as it turns out…

Reality: Pierre having a spot of fun with his iPad
17 Apr 2017

Reality: Pierre having a spot of fun with his iPad

He was actually gaming away and sheepishly put his iPad down when he spied the media infiltrating the hair and makeup unit.

It’s a family affair for the Chens
17 Apr 2017

It’s a family affair for the Chens

Well, minus the clan’s youngest Avery, of course. Aden quickly became the star of the backstage madness when he showed up with parents Andie Chen and Kate Pang. He’s even mastered the peace sign at his young age!

Romeo Tan takes a selfie for us
17 Apr 2017

Romeo Tan takes a selfie for us

While most of the other artistes showed up to hair and makeup in their own super casual clothes, Romeo had just come from another event and was already looking sharp in a leather and denim jacket. We kind of wish he kept this look for the main show…

The unofficial waiting area
17 Apr 2017

The unofficial waiting area

What do the artistes do while waiting for their turns to get made up? Take selfies (see Nick Teo), slather on some moisturiser (see Hong Ling) or just be really absorbed with your phone (see Bonnie Loo).

Felicia Chin: Jeffrey Xu’s biggest fan girl
17 Apr 2017

Felicia Chin: Jeffrey Xu’s biggest fan girl

While we were checking up with Jeffrey, Felicia suddenly appeared out of nowhere and exclaimed, “So handsome!” before bouncing off again. Of course, we managed to pull her back for a sweet photo with her boyfriend. Who needs oppas anyway?

Best leg forward
17 Apr 2017

Best leg forward

A chirpy Rui En offered to pose for the media’s “before” shots when she arrived at the hair and makeup unit on one condition: “That means there has to be an ‘after’ shot when I’m ready.” For sure.

Lee Teng channels his inner Spock
17 Apr 2017

Lee Teng channels his inner Spock

…but he’s rocking the wrong hand sign. 

Spotted: Kate Pang running for the exit door a la an air stewardess rushing to catch her flight
17 Apr 2017

Spotted: Kate Pang running for the exit door a la an air stewardess rushing to catch her flight

Instead of carrying multiple bags, we must say Kate’s idea of dragging a trolley bag around is, for the lack of a better word, ingenious.

Mark Lee is almost ready for show time
17 Apr 2017

Mark Lee is almost ready for show time

A stylist helps to put the finishing touches on Mark’s outfit, a classy gold watch.

Hui Fang with her two kids, Calvert and Tay Ying
17 Apr 2017

Hui Fang with her two kids, Calvert and Tay Ying

We love how Star Awards is always a family affair for them.

The official waiting area
17 Apr 2017

The official waiting area

What do the artistes do while waiting for their Walk of Fame rides to arrive? Catch-up, take photos and scroll through their social media feeds.

Shane Pow strikes gold with gold
17 Apr 2017

Shane Pow strikes gold with gold

When Shane won his first Top 10 trophy two years ago, his stylist and hairstylist bought him a bracelet and said that if he wins again the following year (which would be last year), they would buy him another one. True to their word, they got him another one after he took home trophy number two, and he wore that new bangle this year for a little bit of luck. Now that he’s won again, we wonder if he’ll get a third bracelet?

David Gan works on Jeffrey Xu’s hair
17 Apr 2017

David Gan works on Jeffrey Xu’s hair

Here we see the noted celebrity hairstylist hard at work on Jeffrey’s tresses. When asked why he was personally dealing with Jeffrey’s hair, he said he wanted to give Jeffrey a wilder look as he normally looks too much like a good boy.

Xiang Yun’s little helper for the day
17 Apr 2017

Xiang Yun’s little helper for the day

With her mum’s handbag and bouquet in hand, Chen Yixin definitely looks the part of an assistant. She told us she was in the office since 12 noon to help her mum and elder brother Chen Yixi get ready for the Star Awards. 

The “after” shot
17 Apr 2017

The “after” shot

Rui En sure looks like a million bucks in her Paule Ka gown and Cartier bling.

Mimi Chu catches up with one of her many onscreen daughters – Jeanette Aw
17 Apr 2017

Mimi Chu catches up with one of her many onscreen daughters – Jeanette Aw

The Hong Kong actress proudly declared that Jeanette played her daughter in Beautiful Connection circa 2002. Now we feel really old too. 

Bonnie Loo shows off her lucky colour
17 Apr 2017

Bonnie Loo shows off her lucky colour

Unfortunately, it looks like Bonnie’s good luck charms – poker cards behind her ears and yellow nails and shoes – were not enough to help her win Best Supporting Actress or a Top 10 trophy this year. Better luck next time!

Monkey see, monkey do
17 Apr 2017

Monkey see, monkey do

Andie Chen’s precocious toddler walked the red carpet with his dad and “God ma” last night. We see that he has picked up a new photo-taking pose, although we’re not quite sure what it is supposed to mean. At least it looks, uh, cute? 

Joanne Peh takes a break backstage
17 Apr 2017

Joanne Peh takes a break backstage

With her tummy hanging low (she’s due anytime!), 38-week pregnant Joanne shared that she tends to get breathless and has difficulty breathing, but she’s no longer worried because Qi Yuwu is finally back in town. Awww… Good luck with baby Qi no. 2! 

Desmond Tan is all dressed up and ready to go
17 Apr 2017

Desmond Tan is all dressed up and ready to go

It looks like Desmond has been spending a little too much time with his fur kids Hoshi and Udon because, would you just look at those puppy dog eyes!

Get a load of Elvin's huge bouquet!
18 Apr 2017

Get a load of Elvin's huge bouquet!

If we are right... this is what Elvin said: "Woah, this is heavy!" Because, would you just look at how huge and tall the bouquet is? 

Rui En's candid expression when her fans presented her a bouquet
18 Apr 2017

Rui En's candid expression when her fans presented her a bouquet

It's like she almost couldn't believe her eyes when her fans presented her with a big bouquet of 99 roses. 

Jeanette Aw is always camera ready
17 Apr 2017

Jeanette Aw is always camera ready

The Best Actress nominee was spotted getting a quick hair fix backstage – but she spied our camera from afar and struck her best come hither smile for us. Nice.

Victory hugs
17 Apr 2017

Victory hugs

Spread the joy: Romeo Tan was engulfed with congratulatory hugs from his managers backstage before he did his media interviews. 

The secret to looking good 24/7, as told by Ah Jie
17 Apr 2017

The secret to looking good 24/7, as told by Ah Jie

Powder, lots of powder and touch ups. 

What’s Jayley Woo doing backstage?
17 Apr 2017

What’s Jayley Woo doing backstage?

Even when caught between expressions (she was about to wave to the camera), Jayley oozes star power by looking oh-so-confident in that peek-a-boo dress.

Rui En comforts a crying Aden
17 Apr 2017

Rui En comforts a crying Aden

Awww, it looks like poor Aden was frightened by the noise and flashy lights inside the MES Theatre, causing him to burst into tears while making his way down the Walk of Fame with dad Andie Chen, who quickly picked him up, and Rui En, who continued comforting him like this all the way to the end of the runway.

Mrs. Qi Yuwu’s personal bodyguard
17 Apr 2017

Mrs. Qi Yuwu’s personal bodyguard

Guess who was patiently waiting backstage (and in the background) as the missus did her winner’s interview with the media? 

Felicia Chin can’t take her eyes off the TV in the media corner
17 Apr 2017

Felicia Chin can’t take her eyes off the TV in the media corner

The actress’ manager shooed her into the theatre a few times, but she had her gaze fixed on the LED screen as it was the Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes’ turn to take the stage and she wanted to know if her boyfriend Jeffrey Xu made the cut.

Roving cameras, actresses waiting around backstage
17 Apr 2017

Roving cameras, actresses waiting around backstage

In case you’re wondering what really goes on backstage at Star Awards…

You can never have enough selfies
17 Apr 2017

You can never have enough selfies

Because let’s face it, the Star Awards also serves as a once-a-year glitzy gathering for the artistes

Pornsak’s face of elation
17 Apr 2017

Pornsak’s face of elation

This was not his expression during his Top 10 Most Popular Male Artiste win. In fact, this was how happy he looked when Hearts and Hugs was announced as the winner for the Best Variety Programme.

Paige Chua's awkward moment in the spotlight
17 Apr 2017

Paige Chua's awkward moment in the spotlight

When her Best Supporting Actress montage was replayed, Paige winced in embarrassment when she was reminded of her coquettish character in Hero

Heart to heart: From one Chen to another
17 Apr 2017

Heart to heart: From one Chen to another

Andie gave Hanwei a standing ovation during the latter’s Best Actor winning speech, where he gave a shout-out to hot favourite Andie.

Sheila celebrates her 118 co-star's win
17 Apr 2017

Sheila celebrates her 118 co-star's win

Another standing ovation came from Hanwei’s 118 co-star Sheila, who plays his onscreen wife in the long-form series. 

The only rose amongst the thorns
17 Apr 2017

The only rose amongst the thorns

Everyone whooped and cheered when Kym Ng’s name was finally announced – the actress-host is now one award away from graduation. Congrats!

More celebratory hugs for Romeo
17 Apr 2017

More celebratory hugs for Romeo

Fellow Best Supporting Actor nominee Ian Fang was delighted at Romeo’s win and enveloped him with a big bear hug.

Ah Jie’s wait is over
17 Apr 2017

Ah Jie’s wait is over

It was definitely a win everyone agreed with.

The look of love…
17 Apr 2017

The look of love…

Saccharine overload.

Ah Jie-ception
17 Apr 2017

Ah Jie-ception

Ah Jie snapping a photo of Bryan Wong snapping a photo of… You get the idea.

Kym channels her best mermaid pose
17 Apr 2017

Kym channels her best mermaid pose

The Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste says her dress makes her feel like a mermaid a.k.a. Jun Ji-hyun in Legend of the Blue Sea. Um, okay…

Smooches for mummy
18 Apr 2017

Smooches for mummy

Guess who was spotted cuddling her son backstage after the award ceremony ended? Ian's mum was all smiles (quite literally).

Victory kisses for the winners
18 Apr 2017

Victory kisses for the winners

Elvin hangs out with Ah Jie after the award ceremony and ham it up for our cameras.

For more stories and videos, visit the Star Awards 2017 official websiteCatch-up on Star Awards and Toggle’s exclusive backstage LIVE coverage.

Related:
Best of Star Awards 2017
Star Awards 2017 Winners List
Star Awards 2017: Walk of Fame
This is my last Star Awards: Julie Tan
Top 10 graduate Joanne Peh “can give birth in peace
Meet Star Awards 2017’s Most Popular Male and Female Artistes
Veterans Zoe Tay, Chen Hanwei, Aileen Tan take centre stage at SA2017
Hot or Not: Star Awards 2017 fashion
What you didn’t see on TV at Star Awards 2017


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Joanne Peh: I can go give birth in peace now!
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Rui En shows her support for Andie Chen
Ben Yeo’s son cried when he received the Top 10 Male Popular Artiste Award!
Lee Teng is surprised that Xu Bin did not get a Top 10 award.
Sora Ma waited 6 years for her Top 10 Female Artiste Award!
Julie Tan says goodbye to Mediacorp and Star Awards
Sora Ma waited 6 years for her Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste Award! 
Will Quan Yi Fong give up her career to join her daughter in China?
Zhang Zhen Huan’s parents attended this year’s Star Awards!
Will Ian Fang be celebrating his win with Rebecca Lim?
Tong Bing Yu got into a car accident on the way to Star Awards?
Desmond Ng is still in shock over his Top 10 win
How will Felicia Chin encourage Jeffrey Xu after missing out on a Top 10 award?

 

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