About a year ago, a local entertainment magazine had He Ying Ying on its cover, touting her as the next big thing and "the new Joanne Peh".
By coincidence, Joanne was on our cover two months ago, and now, this bubbly 24-year-old graces this month's. No longer a neophyte, she already has a Best Newcomer win in the 2018 Star Awards, and a nom for Best Supporting Actress (A Million Dollar Dream) in this year's edition.
Not too bad for someone who originally had no intention of entering showbiz.
Ever since she joined the industry in 2015, this National University of Singapore alum has been every bit the rising star.