The desire to be the next K-pop star runs deep in her.
So much so that failing to win last year's K-pop Star Hunt Singapore auditions did not deter Miss Yvonne Chua from joining the same talent search competition again this year.
And perseverance has paid off for the 23-yearold.
Miss Chua is one of the top two winners of the Singapore leg of K-pop Star Hunt 3's public auditions, which were held at Bugis+ mall from 11am to 8pm on Sunday.
From the 406 people who applied for the auditions, 63 were initially selected.
Then, after more than two hours of intense competition, the 12 finalists were selected.
They had to go through another round of singing and dancing, as well as a short question-and-answer segment, before the top two winners were picked.
Miss Chua, a freelance dance instructor, had been shortlisted as a finalist last year.
She wowed the judges with a sincere rendition of Rihanna's Take A Bow and an energetic masculine dance cover of K-pop boy band EXO's new single Growl.
The elated winner, who was in tears on stage when the results were announced, told The New Paper afterwards: "Over the past year, I have been working a lot on my dance skills by taking many dance lessons, as well as teaching dance classes.
"I would say that my dance skills have definitely improved quite a bit."