I just spied two interesting comments left on my site by a certain Zhang Man Lu, who at 14, was the youngest and tallest (1.83m) contestant at the Elite Model Look 2003 competition last year.
It was in reference to point 20 of SNE 92, which read:
20. That soon, you will be a promising supermodel at 12, reach the end of your prime by 14, and be considered washed up and over the hill by 16.
'Our daughter's not too young to model'
Parents of Zhang Manlu, 14, are encouraging her to make the most of talent
By Arlina Arshad and Lee Hui Chieh -ST
First of all, I'd like to say, hi, and welcome to my little corner of the web, and secondly, I'd like to say that point 20 was never meant to be directed at her at all.
It was just that the ST article that featured her led me to reflect on how much younger the models entering the model business are these days, and how fast the modelling industry chews up their young talent. An opinion shared by others, even Mick Jagger.
So nobody is even suggesting that you're going to be washed up at 16, young lady. I am sure you will do well enough, you did make quite it far in that model competition. You might want to go easy on the bad language though.
Here are her comments (I had to clean them up a little):
you know what you f**king idiot singapore education who the hell you think you are you education f**king sucks and it is like shit you guys had a group of insane teacher that call student a sex kitten and a supermodel never washed up as once your are famous you will always be remeber as a super model and i am goingh to sue you if i saw another world from you f**king mouth
Posted by: Zhang Man Lu at August 22, 2004 11:44 AM
Mr brown if i hear you bad mouthing me again you will see my lawyer and i will not be wash up at 16 you will be washed up if i see you writing about me again
Posted by: Zhang Man Lu at August 22, 2004 11:47 AM