SINGAPORE : Singapore’s top entertainment magazine “8 Days” held its first-ever “Celebrity Car Boot Flea Market” on Sunday afternoon.
Proceeds will go to one of MediaCorp’s adopted charities – the Rainbow Centre Balestier Special School.
It’s kissing for a good cause as fans of Elvin Ng and Jade Seah paid S$10 each for a chance to kiss their favourite personalities.
“I liked him (Elvin Ng) since the time he was on TV. He’s very cute. It’s for charity and for the fun of it,” said one member of the public who was at the flea market.
“I was very nervous, but it’s just a picture so it’s okay,” said another.
And it’s not just the fans who were shy.
“Actually, I’m quite (conservative) and very shy. So last year, when they came up with the idea, I’m like … I don’t want to do this. Then I thought it’s for charity, so I’ll do it,” said MediaCorp Artiste Elvin Ng.
While “8 Days” hopes to make the event an annual affair, Elvin said he will only lend his cheeks for today.
Other MediaCorp celebrities were also there to support the event.
They included Jacelyn Tay, Adam Chen, Felicia Chin and Julian Hee, as well as Front’s hosts Eunice Olsen and Debbie Wong.
Eunice Olsen, presenter of MediaCorp Central’s “Front” programme donated her golf clubs and bags worth over S$2,400.
“It’s a very interesting event, and it’s going out for a very good cause, for the Rainbow Centre Balestier School. I think everybody here is trying to raise as much (funds) as possible,” said Olsen.
While Fann Wong was not at the flea market, her two-seater sofa was put up for auction. Another MediaCorp artiste, Bryan Wong, also donated a chair for auction.
Over 300 celebrity items were put up for sale. – CNA /ls
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