Teenage Gorgeous You! (TGY!) has come a long way since its fetus pageant days, and we’ve seen more than our fair share of talented TGY-hopefuls. In lieu of the upcoming TGY! 2017, we decided to check up on some of our #TGYFamFavourites, starting with our finalists from the most recent 2016 edition! 

#1 Chelsea Teng 

Since winning TGY! 2016, Chelsea has not only been steadily growing her social media following; she has also been keeping busy with a steady stream of freelance assignments, ranging from writing, to social media and events management. Spot her guest appearance on Eden Ang’s 12 Types Of Singaporean Male Clubbers!

#2 Leon Markcus 


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Our resident musician, Leon Markcus blew us away with an a capella rendition of ‘Killer Clowns’, off his debut EP, Mannequin. The TGY! 2016 finalist is hard at work promoting his music through various social media platforms – he released the MV for ‘Killer Clowns’ a couple of months back. Check it out here and remember to #SupportLocal! 

#3 Low Xinyi 


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Xinyi might have joined TGY! 2016, but her best talent lies in dancing. Part of an amazing K-pop dance crew named HTL (Hate To Love),  we first met her through the Teenage Dance Challenge – you could say she danced her way into our hearts. HTL is pretty active in the local dance scene, but seeing as Xinyi’s currently on an overseas study trip, fans would just have to wait patiently till she’s back! 

#4 Johnstan Chua 


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Should we even be surprised at the level of makeup skills our TGY! 2016 Gorgeous Skin winner, has? A simple click onto Johnstan’s Instagram feed shows off his amazing ability to transform into any K-drama/anime/mythical character you can imagine. Apart from his cosplaying, Johnstan has been dabbling with acting, snagging his first minor role on Channel 8’s Mightest Mother-In-Law.   

#5 Benjamin Tan 


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Our TGY! 2016 first runner-up is a man of many ambitions. Aside from being a content creator for his platforms, Ben is also currently studying while providing brands with PR and social media management services. Talk about being well-rounded!  

Wait, we’re not done.  Stay tuned for more TGY Hall of Famers – but in the meantime, click this link to sign up for Teenage Gorgeous You! 2017. We’d love to welcome you into our TGY fam!

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#BuySingLit So Lit, You Just Can't Miss It

23 Feb 2017 by Chew Hui Ling

Let’s face it: as much as we are obsessed with new technology, there’s nothing quite like burying your nose in a good ol’ book. From 24 to 26 February, avid bookworms can revel in the literary playground that is #BuySingLit – a #SupportLocal movement where you can indulge in storytelling sessions, go on book treasure hunts, watch stories come to life through interactive installations and more. With over 40 programmes for you to choose from, there’s plenty to satisfy your inner bibliophile. Here’s our pick of exciting activities you shouldn’t miss out on!

Whisper through the telephones

#BuySingLit The Whispering Wallpaper

Relive the old-fashioned days of tin can telephones (aka lover’s phone) with this interactive collage of whimsical illustrations adapted from local authors. The magic lies within each character on the wall, which allows visitors to hear whispers of an excerpt from the picture book where the character is from via a ‘listening cup’. Plus, it totally makes for a relationship goals-worthy shot!

The Whispering Wallpaper
Date: 24 – 26 Feb
Venue: Plaza Singapura
Admission: Free

Stitch your heart out

#BuySingLit SingLit Stitch BooksActually

Pop by BooksActually and check out the beautiful artworks displayed around the book store, each featuring a quote from a work of Singapore literature – all meticulously stitched up by embroidery artist Jamie Teo.

SingLit Stitch
24 Feb, 6pm – 9pm
Venue: BooksActually, 9 Yong Siak Street
Admission: Free

Discover poems on the streets

#BuySingLit Singapore Poetry on the Sidewalks

When it rains and you’re taking a stroll along the Singapore Art Museum, stop and look down; you might just stumble upon secret poems of well-loved local verses stamped on the sidewalk, which will only magically show itself when it pours. Try spotting as many as you can!

Singapore Poetry on the Sidewalk
From 20 Feb
Venue: Singapore Art Museum
Admission: Free

Design your own story

#BuySingLit StoryCards Games Club

Not your ordinary deck of cards, aspiring writers can enjoy dreaming up your own story based on the imagery – planting metaphors, foreshadowing the next plot twist… oh, and don’t forget that annoying cliffhanger. Who knows, perhaps it won’t be long before you get to pen an actual novel!

StoryCards Games Club
26 Feb, 1pm – 2pm; 6 – 8 pm
Venue: VivoCity, West Boulevard; National Library Building, Plaza
Admission: Free 

Take home a piece of lit

#BuySingLit Buy SingLit Festival

You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy books and that’s kinda the same thing, amirite? At this two-day book fair, not only are you able to get your hands on literary works from established and independent authors, you can also sit in for programmed talks which offers you a cohesive perspective of Singapore’s literature scene.

Buy SingLit Festival
25 & 26 Feb, 10am – 7pm
Venue: Gillman Barracks, Block 7
Admission: Free 

There’s a treasure trove of hidden literary gems waiting to be discovered, so be sure to show your love for Singaporean authors and content makers by supporting local! #BuySinglit is happening from 24 to 26 February. Head over to www.buysinglit.sg to find out more info!

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Teenage Gorgeous You! Social Challenge 2017

15 Feb 2017 by Teenage

Teenage Gorgeous You! Social Challenge is back! If you think you have what it takes to be an influencer, we want you! Open to both genders, aged 16 to 25 years old, register now and get ready for an exciting journey!

Teenage Gorgeous You! 2016

See what happened during the Teenage Gorgeous You! 2016 Finale here!


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Teenage February Issue: Seeing Red

7 Feb 2017 by Teenage

Gigi Hadid: Next-gen supermodel, style icon, and all round #Girlboss. Needless to say, she’s so much more than a pretty face. This issue, we rewrite the model’s most scathing headlines, from the likes of “Furious Supermodel Lashes Out At Prankster” to “Fearless Supermodel Defends Herself Against Attacker”. Haters gonna hate? Not if we have anything to say about it. 


Love is in the air this month as we explore matters of the heart. Check out our unique date ideas, budget-friendly gifts and best local dining spots – we’ve got you lovebirds covered. And because love ain’t all about romance, we feature Instagram personality Yafiq Yusman on chasing his passions for photography and more. In month’s What’s Your Story column, millennials share touching letters to ‘The One I Love The Most’. These aren’t your usual love confessions.

Also inside, Park Bo Gum, Ed Sheeran, BIGBANG, EXID, AOA, Girl’s Day, Selena Gomez and more.

Grab your copy of Teenage magazine, out on news stands, Magzter or click here to subscribe to us. 

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Teenage Dance Challenge 2016: The Final Roundup

31 Dec 2016 by Johanna Teo

Rounding off 2016 with our ever-popular Teenage Dance Challenge (TDC), we saw tons of amazingly talented dance crews for both the Rookie (13 to 16 years old) and the Open category (13 to 25 years old).  And with both local and regional dance crews in the mix, TDC 2016 was a nail-biting one from start to finish – here’s what went down! 



Meeting their fellow competitors in the flesh, the dance crews gathered for the auditions held at Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS). 




Dabbing their way to the finals!


Who says competitors can’t be friendly?


Four dynamic dance groups – Mad.G, HEROINE, DXM and Double R.Squad – scored the coveted golden tickets and headed straight to the finals. Ultimately, a total of 15 finalists were selected.


The stage was set for the ultimate showdown at Junction 8. From their improved dance routines down to their elaborate costumes, the dance crews brought their A-game and turned up the heat!


The crowd gathered to watch each team battle it out onstage, and boy were they enthusiastic!




The finalists of the Rookie Category doing their thing!


The finalists of the Open Category took over and totally raised the roof with their epic dance moves!


While the judges were deliberating, it was the audience’s time to shine! We invited a few (also super talented) audience members to show off their moves in an epic dance battle and a lip sync-off. And of course, they walked away with an awesome Teenage goodie bag!



The former runner-up of our Teenage K-pop Dance Battle 2010STARREseconds, dominated the stage during their special guest appearance and drove the crowd wild with their high-octane performance. 


And we kicked things up a notch by challenging everyone present (even the audience) to the Mannequin Challenge! Look out for it on our YouTube channel.


Before announcing the results of TDC 2016, the winners of the ‘Most Popular Dance Group‘ award were revealed. And… the winner is Full Out Squad


And the moment all the groups have been waiting for. First up, was the Rookie Category

2nd Runner-up: Girlz Vibe!


1st Runner-up: Sparklez!


Winner of the TDC 2016 Rookie Category: STEP YOUTH CREW! 



Finally, the time came to announce the TDC 2016 Open Category winners.

4th Runner-up: J2BIT2.0!


3rd Runner-up: Urban Hype! 


2nd Runner-up: Mad.G! 


1st Runner-up: HEROINE! 


And the winner of the TDC 2016 Open Category is… Double R.Squad



Wrapping up TDC 2016 with the mandatory group shot!


We’d like to congratulate all our participants, finalists and winners of Teenage Dance Challenge 2016. It was a pleasure to witness the insane level of talent! Goodbye for now, and see you guys at Teenage Dance Challenge 2017


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