No-fuss Fussi: L'Oreal's new face juggles modelling and exams

No-fuss Fussi: L'Oreal's new face juggles modelling and exams
Fiona Fussi, winner of Elite Model Look Singapore 2011, has become the first non-celebrity model ambassador from Singapore to represent global beauty brand, L’Oreal Paris, in Asia.

At 18, she has become the first non-celebrity model ambassador from Singapore to represent global beauty brand L'Oreal Paris in Asia.

Fiona Fussi, winner of Elite Model Look Singapore 2011, has come a long way in the last three years.

The stunning 1.76m-tall United World College graduate and part-time model with Basic Models Management joins the ranks of L'Oreal's famous Asian faces - local actress Rui En, Chinese actresses Fan Bingbing and Li Bingbing, and Indian actresses Aishwarya Rai and Sonam Kapoor.

Fussi has already done her parents proud by scoring As for all her six International Baccalaureate subjects -psychology, business, biology, English, maths and Chinese.

So clinching her first major endorsement deal is simply the icing on the cake.

Fussi, whose father is Austrian and whose mum Hong Kong-Chinese, has an Austrian passport, but is a Singapore permanent resident who has lived here her whole life.

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She told The New Paper: "I had to keep the news a secret since January so I'm so excited and happy to be able to finally share it with everyone.

"This is such a big opportunity and I think it hasn't sunk in fully yet.

"The people from L'Oreal Paris who interviewed me weren't too explicit about it, but they said they liked the vibe I was giving."

Last December, Fussi said, a representative of L'Oreal Paris had contacted her agent and that the cosmetic giant's bosses had expressed interest in meeting her in person.

Fussi flew to Shanghai with her mum, 53-year-old businesswoman Mona Fussi, where they were both interviewed by a panel of VIPs who had flown in from Europe.

Mrs Fussi said she was asked to describe her daughter and they were impressed by what she said.

"I told them that (Fiona) has a positive, good image and that she has straddled both her studies and modelling well.

"Not only can she dance and sing, she also has many friends and she does charity work at hospitals and old folks' homes.

"From what I gather, I think they liked her personality very much."

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