Four Project M 2018 finalists share their festive plans
Cop some holiday look or gift inspo, or just find out what Aw Yizhong, Caen Loh, Dustin Lim and Meredith Goh have been up to since you last saw them
What do millennials (and the odd Gen Zer who’s moving up in society) really want for Christmas? There’s no better way to find out than to ask them! We catch up with four Project M 2018 finalists – Aw Yizhong, Caen Loh, Dustin Lim and Meredith Goh – to find out what they’ve been up to, and get them to spill the tea on how they actually spend the festive season in sunny Singapore, as well as on the items and people
on their gift lists.

Aw Yizhong

Between the Project M model search, earning a contract with NOW Model Management and walking the runways for Givenchy and Hugo Boss, this 24-year-old has had a busy year. Now he’s ready to unwind, which he usually does with his extended family over the Christmas break. He shares: “We usually have a family dinner at my aunt’s place, then play some family games and have a gift exchange.”


Not one to take dressing up too seriously, he’s always game for a theme party. Otherwise, his go-to party look is a colourful ensemble topped off with a Santa hat to keep things stylish, but still full of personality. This year end, he’s on the hunt for a pair of good running shoes to keep his fitness-buff dad comfortable on his workout trail. No prizes for guessing where the athletic genes come from!

Get gift inspo:
1. HOVR SLK men’s trainers, $169, Under Armour
Caen Loh

She was born with it – a set of killer cheekbones that helped her emerge runner-up in the competition. However, this 19-year-old, who’s currently juggling her second year in Child Psychology and Early Education alongside her contract with NOW Model Management, will tell you that “you can never go wrong with highlights” to get you that chiselled and glistening look that makes for those perfect #beautygoals IG posts she uploads – probably handy for all those wefies she’ll be taking as she takes the chance at Christmas to catch up with friends she hasn’t met in a while.

GET HER HOLIDAY LOOK:
1. NYX Professional Makeup Born to Glow Highlighting Palette, $39
Dustin Lim
He’s one of Singapore’s most eligible bachelors, according to our sister mag CLEO), runner-up in this year’s Project M model search, and an all-round nice guy. The 26-year-old creative design manager, who is signed to Nu Models, has his two nieces at the top of his Christmas shopping list, and he plans to indulge their penchant for unicorns, rainbows and pretty things at his yearly family staycation.
Get gift inspo:
1. Unicorn “Believe In Us” pillow, $12, Danzyl
Meredith Goh

For this 23-year-old, nothing says Christmas like a slew of gatherings and parties with family and friends. She counts on a strong lip to keep her looking fresh and fierce while she dances with abandon all through the night. Currently signed to NOW Model Management, the finance and marketing graduate loves “the warm, fuzzy feeling of seeing the smiles on my family and friends’ faces” when they open gifts from her, so it’s no wonder that she’ll be spending some time in Adidas stores this holiday season seeking the perfect gift for her sweetheart.

Get her holiday look:
1. M.A.C Shiny Pretty Things Holiday Colour Lipstick in Straight Fire, $33
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