Vanessa comes across as the girl-next-door... very sweet & charming. We saw her profile - like it, but one more deciding factor is her determination (she took the effort to meet up & also sent us some audition tapes). So yes, she was in!
We like Vanessa for her demure & sweet look - exactly what we were looking for for the 3rd Nyonya... someone who can 'sweeten' the spice of the other 2 characters.
Vanessa did well on that, both on set & off. In fact, she can pull off like a Little Nyonya Princess - very demure & ladylike... Bibiks would definitely find her a suitable daughter-in-law!
And with Justin's styling, she does resemble very close to one of Singapore's most popular actress at the moment, Jeanette Aw. And we say, Awwww!
But of course, although flattered, like most artistes, resemblance is one thing they'd like to be known for...
Apart from having the cool sweet looks, Vanessa is also into music. And this is where things get interesting.
When I first met this medical student (talk about brains), she mentions she is into a medical career. But maybe after this short stint on with us on her 1st acting job, she is now considering to go into the media industry.
And the thing is - it may not be just acting alone. She after all, has performed in gigs & also compose her own music! Now who would have thought that heh? But if given a chance, go listen to her compositions - it's quite amazing! (Vanessa, if ur reading this, where can the readers listen to your songs?).
So, model now actor, and next musician... guys, take note. She might just be the next big thing from Singapore (& Asia!).
*Btw, do u know - as much as we think she is the demure lady-like girl-next-door, she says she's not...! Haha.
*Vanessa blogs too! http://xraxsielx.blogspot.com/