Kyla Tan, former Miss Singapore International 2010, has now set her sights on another bigger goal: the crown of "Asia's Next Top Model".
The 23-year old entrepreneur is among the 14 finalists who will be part of the first Asian spin-off of the reality TV show made famous by former US supermodel Tyra Banks.
Tan, along with other stunning finalists from Hong Kong, Philippines, Taiwan, Indonesia, India, Japan and Nepal, were unveiled at a press conference on Tuesday morning at Hotel Michael, Resorts World Sentosa.
Speaking to Yahoo! Singapore, the down-to-earth Singaporean Chinese said what sets her apart from the rest of the contestants is her personality.
A "resilient optimist," she called herself.
Tan revealed though that the idea of having cameras on her all the time is intimidating.
"I'm quite a reserved girl, and the thing is at times I'm camera-shy as well. So the biggest challenge [in this competition for me] is to portray my own persona, to be who I am and not just become somebody else because I'm in front of a camera," said the chemistry degree holder who just recently launched her own fashion label as well.
But that is not the only thing the former Nanyang Technological University student has to deal with on this reality TV show.
Despite standing at 1.71-metre tall, the slim model doesn't feel tall enough.
"Once you compare [to other girls on the show], there will be that inferiority complex that comes in. After awhile, it's just learning how to cope who I am and what I have…You have to learn to accept what you have and be who you are."