DJ Tenashar: I wear lingerie...so what?

DJ Tenashar:  I wear lingerie...so what?

Few club DJs have caused as much controversy in as short a time as Tenashar.

Last month, the 26-year-old model-DJ was slammed by netizens for a video in which she got close to waves whipped up by Typhoon Usagi in Hong Kong.

On October 19, British magazine DJ Mag ranked her 87th on the Top 100 DJs in the world.

The criticism moved from recklessness to lack of DJ-ing skills.

Another female DJ voiced her disappointment in seeing the only woman on the Top 100 with a campaign video that puts her cleavage to the fore. There was even a comment suggesting that Tenashar would be better suited to the porn industry.

The Hong Kong-based DJ gives her side of the story to The New Paper on Sunday.


Has your life changed since you got listed in the Top 100?

Life goes on. It was just a milestone.

The last three years I have been pretty much on tour. For this achievement, I gave myself a two-week holiday.

But I actually stayed in Hong Kong. For someone who travels a lot, a holiday is to stay in one place.

My last booking? Good question. Err, I can't really remember.

Next week is Bangkok, if I'm not wrong.


You spent the early part of your life in Spain. How did that affect your development?

Growing up in Singapore makes you a very hard working person. It's a good place to mould success.

Spain was very good for me to realise my passions.


When did you decide on a music career?

I played the drums when I was six, so I had a passion for big beats and bass. I guess the DJ console is just a natural progression from the drum set.

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