SINGAPORE - It was perhaps their last chance to have some fun together before the real work begins.
This year's The New Paper New Face Top 20 girls made their final public appearance before a winner is crowned this week.
In the midst of rehearsals, they made their way to the Levi's Roadshow for the fashion brand's new line of jeans for women, Levi's Revel jeans, at Ion Orchard last Saturday.
The finals, an invite-only affair, will be held at Takashimaya Square on Thursday at 7pm.
The New Paper New Face is presented by Subaru MotorImage and co-sponsored by Levi's and New Look.
Customers were allowed to take photos in the Levi's Revel photobooth with the girls and were treated to games - hosted by HOT FM 91.3 DJs Boy Thunder and Charmaine Yee - where they could win $200 worth of Levi's shopping vouchers.
Decked in their jeans sponsored by Levi's, the girls mingled with guests and took turns at getting their photos taken in the photobooth.
"The event was crazy. Everyone who was walking past just stopped and stared at you, and you have this extra pressure. You start wondering if they think you are not fit enough to be in the Top 20," said 19-year-old finalist Ong Qian Ni, who is studying sports and leisure management at Republic Polytechnic.
"But I'm glad that some people we know actually came down and supported us."
The event was teeming with photographers snapping away, and judging by the way Samantha Tan, an early childhood student at Temasek Polytechnic, posed effortlessly for the camera, it was impossible to tell that she had once been camera-shy.