Second-gen celeb Tay Ying, 25, is now colleagues with her parents Hong Huifang, 60, and Zheng Geping, 57.
Mediacorp’s artiste management arm, The Celebrity Agency, announced today (Jan 4) that Tay Ying is now part of the Mediacorp family.
She graduated with a degree in marketing from RMIT in 2019, and has been active as an actress since 2017, when she appeared in While We Are Young.
In 2018, it was reported that Tay Ying aced her audition for a three-month acting course at Motown, a Chinese entertainment training academy. The next year, she jetted off to Shanghai to attend the course.
Since then, she has appeared in a number of projects, including martial arts drama The Good Fight and English drama Slow Dancing. She also made it into the Top 30 shortlist for the Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes award at Star Awards 2021.
In a post on Instagram to announce the good news, Tay Ying wrote that she’s "thankful for the opportunity to step out of my comfort zone”.
Tay Ying also thanked her previous agency, Artiste Co, with whom her younger brother, Calvert Tay, 21, is signed to.
"Thank you for giving me a great head start to my career as an artiste, I can safely say that I definitely would not be where I am without you,” she wrote.
Lastly, Tay Ying shared her thoughts on the journey ahead of her, writing: "This is indeed just the beginning to a new phase of my life. The road ahead is long, but regardless of the obstacles I may face, I will always take courage and never give up. This is my promise to the ones who love and believe in me”.