Ben Yeo Worked Part-Time As A Pest Control Technician When He Started His First Business As He Wasn’t Making Enough Money
The 43-year-old, who's the guest on this week’s episode of Hear U Out, calls that period the happiest yet toughest time of his life.
Ben Yeo has had a career like no other.
The 43-year-old star, who once dreamed of being a policeman, chef and air steward at different points of his life, would never have imagined himself in showbiz before he was scouted on now defunct TV station SPH MediaWorks' talent search Snap in 2001.
According to Ben, who was the guest on this week's episode of Hear U Out, his career as a celebrity was going well until he announced that he was getting married in 2004.
His popularity then apparently took a nosedive because, according to Ben, “all [his] young fans suddenly disappeared”.
Ben, who now has two sons, Javier, 12, and Jarius, nine, with his wife Claudia, persevered and went on to forge his own path.
Not only has he done well for himself in showbiz, he has also found success as an entrepreneur. Ben is the boss of the popular Singapore Chee Cheong Fun brand as well as two F&B stalls. And who can forget his National Day collab with McDonald's?