Tiaras and babies? City Harvest Church members show how to be married and still have “it.”
CHC’s mission is for its members to shine brightly for God in society and the marketplace, and many have certainly done so in the public arena this past year, with the emergence of numerous pageant and talent contest winners from the congregation.
Kenny Santika Lau, a volunteer charity worker and wife to entrepreneur Kevin Lau emerged Mrs. Singapore World 2010. The pageant saw not only Lau but two of her fellow church mates scooping up awards. Cassandra Zulkarnain, familiar to the church as its drama director and as wife of one of CHC’s pastors, Aries Zulkarnain, was crowned First Runner-Up for Mrs. Singapore World 2010. Goh Wenling, a company director and wife to another CHC pastor, Goh Yock Kiang, was crowned Mrs. Singapore Queen of Hope 2010/11.
All three winners made juggling their professional lives, marriages and kids look like a piece of cake, but each one attributed a large part of their achievements to the strong support of their husbands and families.
The men in City Harvest did not fare poorly in this arena either. Lim Wee Lee, an events program executive and father to a four-year-old boy, did all fathers proud by emerging tops in NUYOU’s Men We Love 2010 list, gaining an edge with his boyish good looks and charming disposition. His competitors included former Manhunt winners and professional models, but Lim beat them all with his unique combination of looks, personality and heart.
These attractive, talented individuals proved that even after being married with young kids and juggling busy careers, they still have what it takes to emerge victorious in such talent contests with the grace of God.
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Other competition winners included Zechariah Koh, the 2010 Teens Model Search winner, as well as CHC contestants in the Miss Earth Singapore 2010 contest and Miss Singapore World 2010 awards.
At the Miss Earth competition, Chloe Lo was named Miss Earth Water and Miss Friendship, while Lavigne Shi was awarded Miss Earth Fire and Shannon Lim was voted Miss Photogenic.
At Miss Singapore World 2010, Keong Hui Shan was bestowed the Miss Singapore Global Beauty award, while Louisa Althea Tay was named Miss Internet Popularity and Miss Lumiere.
More recently, Sally Ng was crowned the “Queen of Queens” by Seventeen magazine, and Wong Yu Lan emerged as the Most Gorgeous Female in Female’s magazine Top 50 Gorgeous People contest.
2010 has evidently been a memorable year for many CHC members and with the onset of 2011, we look forward to seeing many more talented church members emerging to make their mark in nationwide competitions.