Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Gerald Wong is one of my favorite models. With those eyes that pierces directly into your soul. Other models wants to achieve those hard cheekbones by artificially putting shades of make up to give the face a well defined look, but these are natural for Gerald Wong. Gerald Wong was handled by the Mannequin Model Agency, along with Alvin Goh in Singapore. I have been searching for more of his pics but to no avail, there are only limited pictures available on the net. I was under the assumption that it could be due to the fact that the data were posted in Mandarin.
So where is he now?
I found out, recently, that Gerald Wong, who's already 30, is now working on a banking industry as mentioned by Noelle Loe. Yes you're reading it right, he is now working on such, it has not been mentioned though as to what is the nature of his work on the said industry. In the article by Noelle Loe entitled "Male model shortage" published in Asia One, it started with the thesis question "Where have Singapore's male models gone?". Lifting from the statement of Watson Tan, managing director of Upfront, he said in Loe's article that 'Many Singaporean guys don't take modelling as a serious career and instead do it for extra money or a way to pass time while waiting for national service.
With those statements, I think I should knock on the heads of these models (lols), no seriously though, we can't blame them if they prefer more security in their life. But for Gerald Wong, with those looks, and with more Asians gracing on the ramps of Milan, New York, Paris and other major fashion centers, Gerald Wong may have attained an international stardom had he pursued his career in the modeling industry. In fact during his time, he was not only hitting the waves, but making storms in the fashion scene in Singapore. To attest, he was the Male Model of the Year for 2001.
So, to summarize, does that mean we won't be seeing him again in the fashion scene? Hmm..well unless someone will run to Singapore perhaps convince him to go back. At least, I am lucky enough that I have managed to keep some pictures of him since 2001 before everything will be lost on the web. And yes, 90% of the links where I got the pictures were already dead links. So just enjoy the pics here.
Gerald Wong on the left with Miguel Goh on the right.
There are hot men, and there are hot Asian men.