So said Desiree Yong, one of the F1 gird girls in the top 10 (and the one who received the most number of online votes). She had been posed the question: “If Lewis Hamilton touches your a**, what would you do?”
And if you think that was the raunchy highlight of the F1 Grid Girl Finals on 21 September, you could not be more wrong.
The finals got off on a great start with cheers for each girl as they strutted their stuff in front of the judges. Dressed in their grid girl uniforms, they waved the checkered flags as they wove their way through the audience, causing quite a stir.
The noise level in the MediaCorp Studio was overwhelming. “CORDELIA!” One group screamed as they waved huge banners. “CONSTANCE!” Another group blasted back amid a cacophony of whistles and foghorns.
The girls were judged on poise, confidence and good communication. It appeared that most of them had the “poise” part down, especially in the catwalk segments, where they showed off lovely outfits to the sounds of SLEEQ, an R&B duo from Singapore. Then, in what was probably the highlight for both male and female viewers, the girls sashayed in wearing elegant evening gowns, accompanied by the strapping young men from the hotbod series Polo Boys. Poise? Check. Confidence? Check.
Then came the ultimate test: the Q&A. In the wake of the speak-bad-English debacle of recent weeks, the question was on everybody’s mind: Would the girls be eloquent in speech?
Miss Photogenic, Sara Herve was asked: “Which F1 driver needs facial enhancement?” She cheekily answered, “Lewis Hamilton”, explaining that all he needed was a sharp nose to make him even cuter. Lewis Hamilton seemed to be the driver of choice among the Grid Girls; Hazwani Ahmad said he could be described as a chilli padi, before Yong famously revealed she would not hesitate to put her hand on his bottom.
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Low Shu Min, the eventual winner of the competition, belted out a few lines of Bon Jovi’s rock anthem ‘It’s My Life’ to describe her experience in the competition. That, and her intelligent wit and good looks won her an OCBC Titanium card with $20,000 credit, and the opportunity to hoist the flag at the F1 race.
She said, “It was very unexpected because I usually have stage fright — but I sang on stage, so looks like I’ve overcome that!”
The generous winner will be giving her fellow contestants a treat — a buffet meal for all.
For Low, the highlight of the F1 Grid Girls competition, which was aired as a reality TV show, was making the friends that she did, and of course, all the traveling she got to do as the show took the girls across the globe.
Plus, last weekend she got her “grand prize”: Flagging the F1 drivers off at the start of the race track.
The Singapore Grand Prix took place on 25-27 September. Lewis Hamilton emerged the winner of the Singapore race.