Ever wondered what our former CLEO’s Most Eligible Bachelors have been up to? From businessmen to television personalities and models, many of them have launched or furthered successful careers in various fields. In fact, some of your favourite stars may have been part of the competition’s impressive roster of alumni. Click through the gallery to check out what the bachelors have achieved (and if they’re still on the market!).
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When Joakim entered CLEO’s Most Eligible Bachelors 10 years ago, the then 20-year-old theatre student was known for placing 5th on Season 2 of Singapore Idol. He has since went on to carve out a career for himself in the entertainment scene, becoming a well-known radio personality. The popular 987FM DJ has also done some acting for TV and theatre, as well as hosting events like the National Day Parade.
When we first met Christopher in 2016, the entrepreneur already had a few businesses to his name – despite still being in law school. Most recently, the co-founder of salted egg yolk chips brand The Golden Duck Co. was also named on the Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list.
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The then-national handball player was only 22 years-old when he beat out the competition and took home the CLEO Most Eligible Bachelor trophy. Since then, the fitness enthusiast had gone on to launch a career in modelling, even snagging the title as iFitness Cover’s Best Abs in 2016. Having graduated from NTU College of Engineering in 2017, he’s currently working and living in Tokyo.
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This homegrown heartthrob won the title of CLEO’s Most Eligible Bachelor shortly after he shot to fame in Jack Neo’s hit film, Ah Boys To Men. The then-22-year-old proceeded to reprise his role as protagonist Ken Chow in ABTM 2 and 3, while juggling his pursuit of a Bachelor of Arts degree at Monash University in Melbourne. The multi-talented artiste is also the ambassador for Reach Community Services (RCSS) and has starred in web and TV series like Lion Mums and A Selfie’s Tale. He recently made his theatrical debut in FLYING Through Time, an original theatre production by Resorts World Sentosa.
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The Australian-born-Chinese won the hearts of many young ladies back in 2011, when he took home the title of CLEO Most Eligible Bachelor. As an aspiring actor, he then made his fame by landing roles on shows like Magic Camp, NCIS: Los Angeles and most recently — The Shannara Chronicles. Desmond has also graduated as one of the top three students of the Masters in Screenwriting program at the University of Southern California.
Since winning the contest in 2009, this New Zealand-Chinese hunk has gone from fitness professional to acting and modelling on an international level. Vivian made his debut in Double Trouble and gained popularity through the high-grossing Chinese films, Tiny Times 3 and 4. He’s also known for his high-profile romance with Taiwanese singer Jolin Tsai, which ended in late 2016.
After debuting in the critically acclaimed police procedural series C.L.I.F., Romeo’s regular appearances on popular Channel 8 dramas like The Dream Makers II and The Journey: Tumultuous Times have made him a household name. Armed with his loyal fanclub, The Juliet Club, Romeo’s versatility as an actor has allowed him to tackle a wide variety of roles — including ones from web series and films. Romeo was recently nominated for Star Awards 2018 for his role in Life Less Ordinary.
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The Sam Willows’ Benjamin Kheng requires no introduction. The dapper star had already played at places like LA, South Korea and Perth at the time of his participation in CLEO Bachelors, and has only enjoyed more success with numerous film, television and theatre roles. His most recent works include The Breakup List and Dick Lee biopic Wonder Boy. After being signed to Sony Music Singapore in 2015, The Sam Willows have opened shows for acts like The Script and Little Mix on top of selling out their headlining show. They are currently working on their sophomore album.
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Shane entered CLEO’s Most Eligible Bachelor back in 2013 with his friend and fellow actor Joshua Tan. Since then, he’s accumulated a long list of television roles and awards. Shane has a sizeable fan club called Shanetics and is one of the 7 Dukes of Mediacorp — he went on to win consecutive Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes Awards in 2015, 2016 and 2017. He was recently nominated for best supporting actor for this year’s Star Awards for his role in When Duty Calls.
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Andie Chen was a formidable Bachelor in CLEO’s 2008 contest, having already won Star Search 2007. Thanks to his acting capabilities, Andie has taken on a multitude of roles throughout his acting career, though he is best known for his roles in shows like The Little Nyonya, C.L.I.F., and If Only I Could. He married Taiwanese actress and fellow Mediacorp artiste Kate Pang, and the two have an adorable son and daughter together. The couple now runs a Youtube channel, called Kandie Family.
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Theatre buffs may recognise Lian Sutton from local plays like Those Who Can’t, Teach and A Twisted Kingdom. The Malaysian-born British freelance actor had only graduated from LASALLE with a Bachelors in Acting at the time of his run with CLEO Bachelors, but he’s definitely gone far. You can catch him in an upcoming dark comedy play, Sub II: The Art Of Exploitation, that’s playing on March 3 and 4.
When he joined CLEO Bachelors in 2015, Gareth was not only an undergrad, but also a singer. Which is why it was only apt that he showed off his skills in the band segment at our Finals Party! Since then, he has released new songs, including his recent one, “My Heartbreak Song”. Watch the music video here.