Janice Tan. Everything. Anything. But Never Nothing
Fuuwah! recently whisked displaced island beauty Janice Tan to a private chalet out of town and made a casual and sensual set of photos in the natural surroundings. Enjoy our quick chat with the quirky pageant queen.
Q: Where did you grow up? Small town girl next door or big city hustler?
A: I grew up in Labuan, so I’m kinda part island part small town girl next door, but I have this Moana thing; I couldn’t wait to leave home. I prefer city lights over sunsets anytime but home will always be home. (Breaks out singing “How far I’ll go?”)
Q: Modelling suits you well. How did you end up getting into this industry?
A: I’m not a model. I’m a freelancer who takes on jobs that require a certain built. But I’m a pageant queen. I started freelancing when some random person PMed me on Facebook asking if I would be interested to work as a Honda Brand Ambassador in my hometown when I was 14.
So it kinda kicked slowly from there, till I came to KL, when I won Miss Mean Machines at 18… to being Miss Eco International Malaysia going to Egypt before I turned 21. I’ll try anything as long is goes with the principles and ethics I carry with me.
Q: You’re in such great shape. What’s your secret? Good genes or a killer workout routine? As the saying goes… good girls diet but bad girls squat.
A: HAHA, I’m not in a bad shape, but I’m also far from being in good shape. Well I’m neither good neither bad, am I? I’m like the in between of both, I eat like crazy (Ilovefoodlikereallly). But when I have something important coming up, I run like LITERALLY 3min , 2 days a week to make myself feel better. Don’t judge me! I’m the girl you can’t put a label on, I’m everything and anything and nothing.
Q: Let’s be honest, most women are the hangry (angry when hungry) type. So, to avoid the fury of a hungry woman, what should we feed you? Any favourites?
A: Ahh, you got me. Well, the solution would just be to feed me. If you want specifics, it would depend on the craving on that day. Like for now, I am feeling Hangry, and I want wet buttermilk chicken skin, the McDonalds Curry Shaker Fries (off season now), paired with sweet and sour crabs, and the fried rice from my fav steamboat place and their curry stingray and cheese milk tea with grass jelly. Yo. So…. HAHAHAHA. My favourite would be anything seafood.
Q: It’s the weekend, you’ve got no shoots and your girls are dying to head out. Pub, club or pillow talk and grub at home? We’d prefer the last one and an invite please.
A: I prefer pub that is set up at home, with pillow talks (it’s not that cute as it sounds you know, it’ll be like everyone screaming hate at something or someone in the most unladylike manner but satisfying, and food.
Sorry my invites are limited, I have like only a few friends I really talk to.
Q: Everyone’s good at something. Do you have a skill that all your friends think is lame but you’re proud of?
A: Drumroll please, I need applause for this. I can bark like a pro. Yes, you did not see that wrong. I can out bark my dog.
Q: Being a model with stunning looks, I imagine the guys must be forming a not-so-orderly queue to make an impression. How do you separate the men from the boys? What does a guy have to do to get your attention (we’re asking for a friend)?
A: To be honest, like really, really honest. No. I don’t have that (queue of guys). Trust me. I don’t get that.
I mean you get a lot of guys, boys whatever, telling you sweet nothings, asking you random no point questions like “what are doing?” which is worst question ever. It just feels annoying. And yes, I get easily annoyed by people, it’s like I only have a 30 second attention span (Ed-wow, longer than a goldfish! Impressive). As to how to get my attention, nothing really, it’s like when I feel it I feel it, when I don’t, I just don’t.
Q: Smoothest pick up like ever laid on you?
A: Ok. This happened recently, so it was fresh, I was shooting a commercial. Another cast member was shooting with a hover-board (which he did not know how to use), I was waiting in a room for my turn, so when he was done, he was casually talking to the other cast members saying “I HAVE NEVER FALLEN SO MANY TIMES”. Then he turns to me and say, “I MEAN I FALL FOR YOU EVERYTIME JANICE”. That was smooth.
Q: Says he gets your number and you give him the time of day. What’s your perfect first date like?
A: Just cause he’s smooth, doesn’t mean he gets a date. (Breaks out laughing)
But my perfect first date would be anything as long it involves food. Even mamak food would do. Just that the whole day has to be perfectly planned, like what you gonna say, when you gonna hug me and to every detail. And yes, I said whole day. I don’t do dinner dates and stuff, that’s not a date. By date, it means I get the whole “date” like whole day. #psychogirlfriendspotted
Q: Any last words?
A: Love me or hate me, nahhh… who am I kidding. You can’t choose neither, you are gonna love me and hate me. (She then proceeded to make the shape of a gun with her fingers and exclaimed “Bang! Fuuwah!”)
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