SINGAPORE - They long to be famous. BENITA AW YEONG talks to three people who are waiting for their big break in modelling, TV and theatre The limelight. Miss Jen Koh's waking moments are spent reaching for this.
You might think it is far-fetched, but it will not dampen the spirits of this feisty 28-year-old, who believes there is nothing unrealistic about waiting in the wings for her big break.
She is so serious about pursuing showbiz as a career that she quit her five-year job as an air stewardess in February.
"I enjoyed my job then, and often came into contact with big bosses.
"But I found myself recording songs in the wee hours of the morning after knocking off.
"Sometimes my colleagues told me to stop singing," she says with a laugh.
Miss Koh, who is a fan of Taiwanese singer A-mei, began joining singing competitions and pageants when she was 18.
But she says it does not matter if her path to fame is through singing, acting or modelling.
All that matters is attaining the status of a popular celebrity.
"Once you become famous, you can do anything you want, really," she says matter-of-factly.
She makes a living by working as a ring girl at events like Thai boxing matches, and at corporate presentations.
"If you're hard-working like me, you can earn up to $6,000 a month, or even more on occasion," she says.
Jobs are referred to her via her talent agency, Eleganz Talent Management, as well as acquaintances she meets at events.
She confesses that the nine-to-five office culture has never held any appeal for her.
"I just wouldn't be able to sit still.