987 DJ Germaine Tan Doesn’t Mind Everyone Knowing Her Dad Paid For Her $500k Tesla
“I don’t discount my blessings and I don’t take anything for granted,” says the 25-year-old.
“I look like I am selling the car at the Singapore Motorshow,” Germaine Tan tells us as she smizes and poses, leaning seductively against the hood of the vehicle during a shoot with 8days.sg. But instead of the Singapore Motorshow, we are at the 987 deejay’s home, a bungalow built in the shape of a figure ‘8’ if you had a bird’s eye view of it, and the car she is “selling” us is her swanky — but environmentally friendly — Tesla Model X.
Not that she has to. We fell in love with the one-year-old electric SUV (sport utility vehicle) as soon as we laid eyes on its strikingly cool falcon wing doors. But that’s not the only cool thing about her ride. Like a proud mama, the 25-year-old tells us about its ultra-smart features like collision detection and auto-pilot mode. It even comes with a dose of toilet humour too.
“I really like that [Tesla CEO] Elon Musk is so eccentric that he programmes weird things for the car. There’s this feature where you can activate a fart sound to come from any seat so it sounds like your passenger farted. It’s so funny! Who would think of something like that to put in a car?" she laughs.