Teenage August Issue: Power Up!

31 Jul 2017 by Johanna Teo

With SG52 right around the corner, who better to rock the cover of our August issue than our very own The Sam Willows?

The pop quartet is just one of the many talented acts we have in Singapore – discover more up-and-coming acts and find out what goes on behind the scenes of our local music industry within the pages.In this August issue, we also spotlight next-generation hawkers, share grandfather tales from a pioneer blogger, and speak to It girls Munah Bagharib, Sam Rui and Trishna Goklani

Also inside, BTS, CNBLUE, SHINee, Red Velvet, MAMAMOO, G.E.M, Bastille, Foo Fighters and more! 

Bonus: get a freebie with every copy of Teenage!
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What Happened At The Teenage Gorgeous You! 2017 Finale?

18 Jul 2017 by Johanna Teo

The finale of Teenage Gorgeous You! 2017 was a grand affair, one that involved food, drinks, cool photo booth opportunities and goodie boxes for all. But like our TGY! 2017 finalists, who completed a whopping 7 challenges, we couldn’t resist putting our guests through some brain-busting activities, escape-room style!  

Held at the EBC Lifestyle Hub, the first thing our guests had to do upon their arrival at the TGY! 2017 finals was to score themselves a gorgeous Beauty Map!



Okay, this wasn’t so difficult as all our guests had to do to receive a map was to stroll through our Teenage-lettered doors and register. The map depicted 3 rooms that they had to enter and ‘escape’ from.  

The 3 rooms in question, were the Beauty Room, Entertainment Room, and the Wellness Room. Our guests had to figure out a series of questions in order to escape the room. And upon completion of the map, they would not only gain their ‘freedom’, but also score themselves extra goodies! 


One of the stations in the Fitness Room required our guests to shake the makeshift dumbbell to find the number within. The best way to get in some exercise!


All hands on deck at the Beauty Room! Our guests were supposed to match the respective beauty products, and by the looks of it, they totally breezed through it!


Can you tell what’s the final answer for the Beauty Room? Hint: the word sneakily appears on our Instagram (@TeenageMagazine)!


A hit with K-pop fans and music lovers alike, the Entertainment Room kept its visitors busy with TWICE MVs and Goblin cameos!


Finding the last key to escaping the Entertainment Room!

Upon completion of their Beauty Maps (that wasn’t so hard, now was it?), our guests had a chance at the Lucky Spin! 


Tyler looks quite pleased at his results on the Lucky Spin!


Our guests looking pleased with their loot!

Our guests looking pleased with their loot!

Apart from the activities, our finalists and guests were kept entertained by the food and magazines spread around for their perusal. 



Holding up a piece of their childhood!

As mentioned, the photo booth kept everyone smiling (and busy)! The guests had the chance to try the Casio Exilimex-FR100L camera, complete with 16mm wide-angle lens and makeup art filters! They also received free print-outs from Casio as fun keepsakes from the evening. 

Having oodles of fun posing for the camera!

Having oodles of fun posing for the camera!



Onto the main festivities for the night! Starting out the evening with a performance from former TGY 2016! finalist, Leon Markcus, he performed 3 songs – ‘Mannequin’, ‘Alive’ and Taylor Swift’s ‘Blank Space’ –  to an enraptured audience. 


Check out the videos below to see Leon in action! 

 Before revealing the top 3 finalists, we took a brief trip down memory lane with a couple of videos that showed our TGY! 2017 fam’s growth from the audition through all 7 challenges. Needless to say, our finalists were super amused! (BTW, watch this space for more updates!) 


Gathering the finalists onstage, our TGY! super host, Ervin got to know ’em a little better through random quick-fire questions. While some of them got stuck replying, others showed their quick thinking skills. 


TGY Quiz 2

And finally, the moment of truth! *cue drum roll*

Teenage Gorgeous You! 2017 2nd Runner Up (over $1000 worth of cash and prizes):
Chloe Chan! 

Teenage Gorgeous You! 2017 1st Runner Up (over $1400 worth of cash and prizes):
Joanna Chong! 
Teenage Gorgeous You! 2017 WINNER (over $1900 worth of cash and prizes):
Vivien Yeo!

Our TGY! 2017 fam takes a group shot onstage! 


From left to right: Maya, Derrick, Tyler, Vivien, Syahira, Joanna, Jessica, Chloe, Don, Amyn. Missing from photo: Joyce, who wasn’t able to make it to the finale!   

Leon, Joseph and Johnstan repping the Teenage Gorgeous You! 2016 cycle onstage! 


The Teenage team would like to thank all our finalists for putting in so much effort and impressing us with your submissions! This year was definitely made more memorable with you guys in the competition. And while this officially marks the end of Teenage Gorgeous You! 2017, we’re certain that this isn’t the last you’ll be seeing of the TGY! Fam!

We’ll leave you with this final photo of Maya and Jessica as a remembrance of the friendships forged during TGY! 2017


We can’t wait for Teenage Gorgeous You! 2018

What was your favourite part of Teenage Gorgeous You! 2017? Comment below to let us know! 


 More Teenage Gorgeous You! 2017 related stories: 5 Ways To Stand Out An An AuditionWe Ask Youths About Matters Close To Their Hearts. Here’s What They Shared!How Many Skincare Myths Can You Debunk?8 Millennial-Approved Things To Do At [email protected]7 Ways To Style Your Sneakers Outside The GymMillennial Pickup Lines That Will Up Your Dating Game6 Types of Millennials You’ll Spot At A Cafe

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Teenage July Issue: Trippin' Out

9 Jul 2017 by Teenage

Started from the bottom, now they’re here; how did seven boys go from K-pop underdogs to a global phenomenon in the blink of an eye? We crack the BTS code on the world’s newest boy band obsession, Bangtan Boys.

Indulge your wanderlust with our July issue, where we put together the ultimate travel guide – think IG-approved outfit inspo, iconic K-drama filming spots to visit and even a comprehensive cheat sheet to help you globetrot like a pro. Now go out and conquer the world!

Bonus: Double poster special featuring BTS, CNBLUE, Red Velvet and Hailee Steinfeld!

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Here's What You Could Be Doing This June

9 Jun 2017 by Teenage

This June holidays is expectedly loaded with fun-filled activities for you and your best companions to discover. From entering a polka dotted heaven to cheering MMA warriors on, we recommend what to have on your to-do list this month.

Now to 25 September – Yayoi Kusama’s Life is The Heart of a Rainbow 

You should have already heard the buzz about Yayoi Kusama, the globally acclaimed Japanese artist that has captured hearts everywhere with her art pieces. First getting a sneak peek of her work at the National Gallery Singapore’s Children’s Biennale 2017, the Kusama craze continues with her full-fledged Life Is The Heart Of A Rainbow exhibit! Held from now to 3 September at National Gallery Singapore, the blockbuster exhibit showcases 120 artworks over Yayoi Kusama’s prolific career, with her trademark polka dots, infinity mirror rooms and pumpkins taking center stage. It’s pretty rare for an art exhibit in Singapore to garner this much nationwide craze and hype, but we promise it’s totally worth it – prepare to delve into “70 years of artistic obsession”!  

Tickets from $15 for Singaporeans/PRs, $25 for non-Singaporeans. More info here

Now to 11 June – Doctors Without Borders Film Festival 2017 

Take a break from your typical Hollywood blockbusters and head over to The Projector for an eclectic selection of arthouse flicks as well as local and cult classics. This weekend, the alternative cinema will also be hosting the Doctors Without Borders Film Festival, which will allow the local audience a peek into the intense medical action of Doctors Without Borders through a series of critically acclaimed documentaries. Following the films, there will be post-screening discussions to shed light on what these humanitarian workers face and risk on the front line and the harsh realities of working relentlessly throughout crises. 

Click this link for more information. 

10 June to 22 July – Chef: Bibimbap vs Chilli Crab 

chef bibimbap vs chilli crab

A theatrical show about a cooking competition, this act packs more choreography and madcap antics into the 2011 original Bibap. Get bowled over as you witness the exciting competition between Korean and Singaporean chefs. With performances by local celebrities Jayley and Hayley Woo, the live beatboxing and b-boying performances will keep you on the edge of your seats! Are you #TeamBibimbap or #TeamChilliCrab?

Tickets from $38, www.sistic.com.sg

17 June – Bii With You – Live in Singapore

bii with you 

Come join Korean-Taiwanese heartthrob Bii at his first music showcase of the year, a prelude to his debut large-scale concert in Taipei. Expect an evening of live performances and interactive games – customised by Bii himself – for fans who want a chance to get up close and personal. Talk about dedication!

Tickets from $78, www.sistic.com.sg

17 June – UFC Fight Night  Singapore

ufc fight night

Holding its first live event of the year right here on our shores,  fervent fans of the UFC will get the chance to witness more thrilling MMA action as renowned athletes from around the world compete against each other in a bid to come out on top. Anyone else can’t wait to see Holly Holm take on Bethe Correia in the legendary Octagon? 

Tickets from $58, www.sportshub.com.sg

24 June – Dreamworks Day Run 2017

Dreamworks Day Run

Don’t miss your chance to meet your favourite DreamWorks characters at the first ever DreamWorks Run in Asia! Spend quality time with your friends and family as you take a journey through Gardens by the Bay and Marina Barrage, all while having loveable character mascots cheer you on! 

Tickets from $55, www.dreamworksday.sg

30 June – FLOW – A DJ’s Story of KoFlow 


A major name in the local nightlife scene, DJ KoFlow made the decision to venture into the hip-hop industry in the late ’90s. But just what did he have to endure on the way to getting his big break? With special appearances from ShiGGa Shay, Radikal Forze and more, witness the story of how a young boy shattered expectations and came into his own during the search for his identity.

Tickets from $40, www.sistic.com.sg 

Featured image: National Gallery Singapore

Which event will you be attending? Sound off in the comments below! 


Teenage June Issue: Summer Lovin'

6 Jun 2017 by Teenage

Maknae no more – K-pop’s brightest gem Gong Minzy is striking it out all on her own. As we celebrate her long-awaited solo debut, we look back at her evolution from former 2NE1 star to a one-woman force to be reckoned with.

This June, it’s all about summer lovin’ as we’ve put together the ultimate holiday hit-list – from icy treats to beat the heat, to crazy unicorn-inspired makeup trends to try, to a comprehensive guide on all the hottest hangouts to hit up.

Also inside, Harry Styles, Bii, Paramore, Halsey, The Sam Willows, Dua Lipa and more!

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