Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Joanne Peh 白薇秀 Bái Wêixìu Singaporean actress Profile and Biography

    JOANNE Peh studied at Temasek Secondary School where she was head prefect and subsequently went on to Victoria Junior College then to Nanyang Technological University. She graduated with a Bachelor in Communication Studies (Second-upper class honours) in 2006.

    She was talent-spotted after she won the title of Miss Elegant and Miss Personality in Miss Singapore Universe 2002. Peh has since been involved in hosting and acting projects such as PSC Nite, Miss Singapore Universe Semi Finals 2003, The Lunar New Year Show 2004, I Love My Home and The Ties That Bind.

    Peh landed the coveted and prestigious position as the new LUX girl, alongside Hong Kong star Karen Mok. Her list of endorsements includes Fujifilm, Citigems, Japanese beauty brand Fancl, True Yoga, Bonia, Vagary, Carlsberg. Currently, she has been appointed as ambassador of Jetstar and Laurier.

    Peh describes herself as independent, determined, responsible and an avid reader. She lists her favourite books as Pride & Prejudice, Phantom of the Opera and Great Expectations.

    In the 2004 Star Awards, Peh won the Most Popular Newcomer Award as well as one of the Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes award. The following year, she won her second Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes award, but failed to win the same award in 2006.

    In the 2009 Star Awards, Peh beat hot favorites Jeanette Aw and Chen Liping to win her first ever Best Actress award for her role as the mentally unstable Huang Yuzhu in The Little Nyonya, on the day after her birthday. She also won her third Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes award on the same night.She is placed along the likes of other young actresses such as Jesseca Liu, Jeanette Aw, Fiona Xie, Rui En, Felicia Chin and Dawn Yeoh, widely known as The 7 Princesses of Mediacorp.

    Most recently, Peh represented MediaCorp TV as one of the torchbearers in the passing of the Olympic flame at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games held in Singapore.

    Peh also runs a very popular personal blog at
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