What you didn’t see on TV at #SA2016SG Part 2

Behind-the-scenes of Star Awards 2016 Part 2: backstage shenanigans, selfies, last minute touch-ups and more

Love is in the air at Star Awards 2016 Part 2
Love is in the air at Star Awards 2016 Part 2
25 Apr 2016

Love is in the air at Star Awards 2016 Part 2

There was plenty of kissing on stage – and off stage – between couples (including a rumoured pair) and co-stars, and we even heard a few love confessions too. Here’s one of Mr and Mrs Qi Yuwu sharing a loving glance and a kiss on the lips when he was announced the Best Actor winner.

Mrs Qi recording her husband's winning moment on stage
Mrs Qi recording her husband's winning moment on stage
25 Apr 2016

Mrs Qi recording her husband's winning moment on stage

Aww, how sweet!

BFF support from Rui En to Dennis Chew
BFF support from Rui En to Dennis Chew
25 Apr 2016

BFF support from Rui En to Dennis Chew

Guess who was as nervous as Dennis when his name was yet to be announced for the Top 10 Most Popular Male Artiste award? Don’t you love this moment between the Toggle Most Beloved Celebrity BFF winners? 

PS: We were told Rui En was absent during the post-party segment as her gastric problem ("a long term problem which was recently triggered by stress") acted up and went home to rest after "trying to hold on for the whole night," said her manager. Yikes. Rest up, Rui En!

C.L.I.F. 4 co-stars Ya Hui and Rui En snap a picture together
C.L.I.F. 4 co-stars Ya Hui and Rui En snap a picture together
25 Apr 2016

C.L.I.F. 4 co-stars Ya Hui and Rui En snap a picture together

Where would we all be without Ellen DeGeneres and her infamous Oscar selfie? 

Toilet break touch-up for You Yi
Toilet break touch-up for You Yi
25 Apr 2016

Toilet break touch-up for You Yi

This is the secret to looking picture-perfect on camera.

Media scrum backstage with Ah Jie Zoe Tay
Media scrum backstage with Ah Jie Zoe Tay
25 Apr 2016

Media scrum backstage with Ah Jie Zoe Tay

Of course, everyone wants to know whether Ah Jie had to go on a diet before wearing her figure-hugging gown of the night. In case you’re wondering, she had to abstain from sweet and oily food – including snacks. 

Children performers are star-struck by Zoe
Children performers are star-struck by Zoe
25 Apr 2016

Children performers are star-struck by Zoe

Everyone wants a picture with Ah Jie – including these child performers who were doing a dance segment prior to this picture.

Rui En’s gracious reply to Pornsak’s ‘do you know who am I’ dig at her
Rui En’s gracious reply to Pornsak’s ‘do you know who am I’ dig at her
25 Apr 2016

Rui En’s gracious reply to Pornsak’s ‘do you know who am I’ dig at her

The Ice Queen plays it cool and takes it all in stride. Nice one.

In case you’re wondering what goes on backstage at the make-up area
In case you’re wondering what goes on backstage at the make-up area
25 Apr 2016

In case you’re wondering what goes on backstage at the make-up area

When the celebs are all suited up and ready to go, it’s de rigeur to pose for the media first. Thanks, Aloysius and Xu Bin!

Huang Biren looking like a glamazon backstage
Huang Biren looking like a glamazon backstage
25 Apr 2016

Huang Biren looking like a glamazon backstage

Don’t you love how she went from power suit last weekend to frilly dream frock yesterday? 

Bonnie Loo gets extra tender loving care from her stylists
Bonnie Loo gets extra tender loving care from her stylists
25 Apr 2016

Bonnie Loo gets extra tender loving care from her stylists

Whoever said maintaining straight hair was easy should take a leaf out of these stylists’ books. You won’t believe how many hours they spend on getting the artistes’ hair crinkle-free.

Selfie time with Priscelia Chan and Quan Yi Fong
Selfie time with Priscelia Chan and Quan Yi Fong
25 Apr 2016

Selfie time with Priscelia Chan and Quan Yi Fong

When you’re all made up and ready to go, there’s always time for selfies.

Chase Tan’s gentlemanly deed
Chase Tan’s gentlemanly deed
25 Apr 2016

Chase Tan’s gentlemanly deed

Guys, when you’re too tall, this is what you do to accommodate a petite lady (that's Michelle Wong) when doing an interview together on camera. Watch and learn.

Pro-tip: the secret to having your hair stay in place as demonstrated by Desmond Tan
Pro-tip: the secret to having your hair stay in place as demonstrated by Desmond Tan
25 Apr 2016

Pro-tip: the secret to having your hair stay in place as demonstrated by Desmond Tan

Yup, nothing tissue paper and hairclips won’t fix. Desmond tells us his hair is “neither long nor short” and is hard to keep in place so his stylist had to resort to this method. 

How to change without getting makeup on your clothes
How to change without getting makeup on your clothes
25 Apr 2016

How to change without getting makeup on your clothes

Now you see him, now you don’t. 

Elvin Ng gets ready backstage
Elvin Ng gets ready backstage
25 Apr 2016

Elvin Ng gets ready backstage

This is the day Elvin has been waiting for the past 10 years – of course he has to look extra good for it.

Chua Enlai takes a quick bite in-between hair and make-up
Chua Enlai takes a quick bite in-between hair and make-up
25 Apr 2016

Chua Enlai takes a quick bite in-between hair and make-up

If you haven’t seen this funnyman’s hilarious video introducing their dinner meals for the night, click here.

Guo Liang looking fine and dandy in a tux
Guo Liang looking fine and dandy in a tux
25 Apr 2016

Guo Liang looking fine and dandy in a tux

Zhu Houren getting ready backstage
Zhu Houren getting ready backstage
25 Apr 2016

Zhu Houren getting ready backstage

Hong Hui Fang’s little assistant helps mum with her touch-ups
Hong Hui Fang’s little assistant helps mum with her touch-ups
25 Apr 2016

Hong Hui Fang’s little assistant helps mum with her touch-ups

Front-facing cameras are the best inventions – they’re good for selfies and for doubling up as mirrors when you don’t have one.

Best Supporting Actor nominees Edwin Goh and Ian Fang catch-up backstage
Best Supporting Actor nominees Edwin Goh and Ian Fang catch-up backstage
25 Apr 2016

Best Supporting Actor nominees Edwin Goh and Ian Fang catch-up backstage

Anyone still remember their first drama together – On The Fringe? Ah, the good ol’ days.

Jeanette Aw’s good luck message from a friend
Jeanette Aw’s good luck message from a friend
25 Apr 2016

Jeanette Aw’s good luck message from a friend

We spotted a lovely message written on her Starbucks cup (her choice of caffeine is Caramel Macchiato, by the way) and Jeanette tells us it was a little gift from a friend who wanted to cheer her on. How sweet!

BFF Rebecca Lim and Ian Fang on their egg tart gifts to Zoe: How coincidental!
BFF Rebecca Lim and Ian Fang on their egg tart gifts to Zoe: How coincidental!
25 Apr 2016

BFF Rebecca Lim and Ian Fang on their egg tart gifts to Zoe: How coincidental!

In case you don’t already know, both Ian and Becks each gave Zoe a box of egg tarts that were bought from the same store. When quizzed about their similar gifts, Becks chirped: “I think it's fate!” You don’t say…

Jesseca Liu and her glam squad
Jesseca Liu and her glam squad
25 Apr 2016

Jesseca Liu and her glam squad

After her warrior princess getup last week, Jesseca morphs into a princess this week with a dreamy pastel gown.

Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it?
Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it?
25 Apr 2016

Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it?

Power couple Joanne and Yuwu were spotted eating from the same plate together – with Joanne feeding her husband with a few spoons of her birthday cake that was bought for her by the crew. So if they’re out tonight, who’s taking care of baby Qi? “We’ve got a babysitter to help look after her,” said Ah Wu.

Joanne morphs into a shy little girl when all eyes are on them
Joanne morphs into a shy little girl when all eyes are on them
25 Apr 2016

Joanne morphs into a shy little girl when all eyes are on them

Julie shows off her sexy back
Julie shows off her sexy back
25 Apr 2016

Julie shows off her sexy back

Straws are a lady’s best friend, especially when they can’t risk smudging their makeup.

Priscelia goes round snapping selfies with her fellow colleagues
Priscelia goes round snapping selfies with her fellow colleagues
25 Apr 2016

Priscelia goes round snapping selfies with her fellow colleagues

Paige Chua studies her script at one corner of the room
Paige Chua studies her script at one corner of the room
25 Apr 2016

Paige Chua studies her script at one corner of the room

After her hair and makeup was done, we spotted Paige reading and studying her script quietly at the table. We were told that she was getting ready for an early morning shoot for Mercurial Men today.

Rebecca snaps a picture with her glam squad
Rebecca snaps a picture with her glam squad
25 Apr 2016

Rebecca snaps a picture with her glam squad

The men who are responsible for making her look good – 24/7.

Rebecca and her little fan backstage
Rebecca and her little fan backstage
25 Apr 2016

Rebecca and her little fan backstage

Sora Ma taking a selfie with her co-stars
Sora Ma taking a selfie with her co-stars
25 Apr 2016

Sora Ma taking a selfie with her co-stars

Vivian cheers on her fellow All-Time Favourite Artiste Jeanette
Vivian cheers on her fellow All-Time Favourite Artiste Jeanette
25 Apr 2016

Vivian cheers on her fellow All-Time Favourite Artiste Jeanette

Ya Hui looking glam in red and killer heels
Ya Hui looking glam in red and killer heels
25 Apr 2016

Ya Hui looking glam in red and killer heels

Ya Hui catches up with David Gan backstage
Ya Hui catches up with David Gan backstage
25 Apr 2016

Ya Hui catches up with David Gan backstage

And that’s a bottle of bird’s nest she’s holding too.

Toggle BFF nominees Chen Han Wei and Zoe Tay getting prepped together
Toggle BFF nominees Chen Han Wei and Zoe Tay getting prepped together
25 Apr 2016

Toggle BFF nominees Chen Han Wei and Zoe Tay getting prepped together

Pan Ling Ling “borrows” the toilet in Zoe’s changing room
Pan Ling Ling “borrows” the toilet in Zoe’s changing room
25 Apr 2016

Pan Ling Ling “borrows” the toilet in Zoe’s changing room

Felicia needs help tottering around in her killer stilettos
Felicia needs help tottering around in her killer stilettos
25 Apr 2016

Felicia needs help tottering around in her killer stilettos

Carrie Wong getting prepped by her team of people
Carrie Wong getting prepped by her team of people
25 Apr 2016

Carrie Wong getting prepped by her team of people

How many pair of hands are required to get a person ready for Star Awards?

Rebecca taking a small break after finishing hair and make-up
Rebecca taking a small break after finishing hair and make-up
25 Apr 2016

Rebecca taking a small break after finishing hair and make-up

Is Xiang Yun giving Chen Tian Wen some feedback on his choice of tie?
Is Xiang Yun giving Chen Tian Wen some feedback on his choice of tie?
25 Apr 2016

Is Xiang Yun giving Chen Tian Wen some feedback on his choice of tie?

Onscreen sisters from The Dream Makers 2 pose for a picture together backstage
Onscreen sisters from The Dream Makers 2 pose for a picture together backstage
25 Apr 2016

Onscreen sisters from The Dream Makers 2 pose for a picture together backstage

What’s Carrie wearing underneath her floor-length gown?
What’s Carrie wearing underneath her floor-length gown?
25 Apr 2016

What’s Carrie wearing underneath her floor-length gown?

Those are limited edition NMD sneakers from Adidas

Can you count how many hairclips Chase has on his head?
Can you count how many hairclips Chase has on his head?
25 Apr 2016

Can you count how many hairclips Chase has on his head?

In case you think all that’s required to a good pompadour is hairspray and tousling – there’s more to it than meets the eye.

There’s always time to pose for a quick picture, even when you’re not done wearing shoes
There’s always time to pose for a quick picture, even when you’re not done wearing shoes
25 Apr 2016

There’s always time to pose for a quick picture, even when you’re not done wearing shoes

Gowns all laid out, ready for the actresses
Gowns all laid out, ready for the actresses
25 Apr 2016

Gowns all laid out, ready for the actresses

Spotted: Hong Ling getting ready at the exact same spot as last week
Spotted: Hong Ling getting ready at the exact same spot as last week
25 Apr 2016

Spotted: Hong Ling getting ready at the exact same spot as last week

Joanne with her birthday cake
Joanne with her birthday cake
25 Apr 2016

Joanne with her birthday cake

Happy birthday, Joanne!

Kym Ng tries to stay warm by layering a jacket over her dress
Kym Ng tries to stay warm by layering a jacket over her dress
25 Apr 2016

Kym Ng tries to stay warm by layering a jacket over her dress

“It feels colder than last week!” she chortled, before putting a jacket over her sweet pink outfit for tonight.

Paige Chua grabs a tiny nibble before dinner
Paige Chua grabs a tiny nibble before dinner
25 Apr 2016

Paige Chua grabs a tiny nibble before dinner

We thought that was all she was having for dinner tonight but Paige quickly reassures us that those biscuits are just her “snacks”.

Paige looking smokin’ hot in red…
Paige looking smokin’ hot in red…
25 Apr 2016

Paige looking smokin’ hot in red…

With flaming red lips to match her outfit for the night.

Becks airing her freshly painted nails
Becks airing her freshly painted nails
25 Apr 2016

Becks airing her freshly painted nails

In case you’re wondering what Becks is doing with her hands on the table, she’s “air drying” her freshly-painted pink nails.

Ya Hui poses with flowers from her fanclub
Ya Hui poses with flowers from her fanclub
25 Apr 2016

Ya Hui poses with flowers from her fanclub

Ah Jie and her egg tart gifts from Ian and Rebecca
Ah Jie and her egg tart gifts from Ian and Rebecca
25 Apr 2016

Ah Jie and her egg tart gifts from Ian and Rebecca

(Notice how it’s from the same shop?)

Zoe and Ling Ling
Zoe and Ling Ling
25 Apr 2016

Zoe and Ling Ling

The nominees for the Young Talent Award gather backstage with Wang Weiliang
The nominees for the Young Talent Award gather backstage with Wang Weiliang
25 Apr 2016

The nominees for the Young Talent Award gather backstage with Wang Weiliang

Tong Bingyu gets dressed up with $210k worth of jewellery on her
Tong Bingyu gets dressed up with $210k worth of jewellery on her
25 Apr 2016

Tong Bingyu gets dressed up with $210k worth of jewellery on her

Chen Tian Wen making some last minute votes for himself?
Chen Tian Wen making some last minute votes for himself?
25 Apr 2016

Chen Tian Wen making some last minute votes for himself?

Hayley Woo and Edwin Goh
Hayley Woo and Edwin Goh
25 Apr 2016

Hayley Woo and Edwin Goh

Hong Hui Fang, Georgina Chang, Vivian Lai and Aileen Tan
Hong Hui Fang, Georgina Chang, Vivian Lai and Aileen Tan
25 Apr 2016

Hong Hui Fang, Georgina Chang, Vivian Lai and Aileen Tan

Quan Yi Fong, Bryan Wong and Kym Ng
Quan Yi Fong, Bryan Wong and Kym Ng
25 Apr 2016

Quan Yi Fong, Bryan Wong and Kym Ng

Xu Bin, Priscelia Chan and Aloysius Pang
Xu Bin, Priscelia Chan and Aloysius Pang
25 Apr 2016

Xu Bin, Priscelia Chan and Aloysius Pang

Group picture before the artistes head to the theatre
Group picture before the artistes head to the theatre
25 Apr 2016

Group picture before the artistes head to the theatre

L-R: Vivian Lai, Pierre Png, Georgina Chang, Guo Liang, Zhang Yaodong, Xiang Yun, Quan Yi Fong, Zhang Zhen Huan, Andrew Cheng

A little alcohol to sooth those nerves
A little alcohol to sooth those nerves
25 Apr 2016

A little alcohol to sooth those nerves

Xiang Yun, Hong Hui Fang, Georgina Chang, Zheng Ge Ping, Aileen Tan and Tong Bingyu taking a quick sip before the live show.

Xiang Yun and the wardrobe folks who dressed her up last night
Xiang Yun and the wardrobe folks who dressed her up last night
25 Apr 2016

Xiang Yun and the wardrobe folks who dressed her up last night

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Pan Lingling: JJ Lin used to say that he is my fan!
What dirty trick did Ya Hui use to drive Sora Ma out of the changing room?

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