When you swim with guppies, you only swim as fast as a guppy. But when you swim with sharks, you’ll start to swim as fast as them,” says Star Search 2007 champ Andie Chen matter-of-factly as he recounts to 8days.sg his days as a talent contest hopeful.

What the 33-year-old is trying to say with his guppy-shark reference is how joining (and subsequently winning) the talent competition, which is making its comeback this year, helped him become a better actor, a job that he tells us that he’s wanted since he was 11. "It’s been my passion since I was young and if I can, I want to commit my life to acting," he muses. 

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