On the surface, He Yingying appears to have enjoyed a very smooth-sailing rise to stardom.
After emerging as one of the runner-ups of talent scouting competition Hey Gorgeous in 2015, the doe-eyed 26-year-old signed a contract with Mediacorp the following year and became a full-time actress after graduating from the National University of Singapore in 2017.
That same year, she scored her first Top 10 nomination at the Star Awards, which was followed by a Best Newcomer nod in 2018. Then, in 2019, she found herself contending against respected veterans like Cynthia Koh and Lin Meijiao for Best Supporting Actress.
Most recently, she took on her first lead role in Mediacorp drama Soul Old Yet So Young alongside Romeo Tan. Oh, and she’s got endorsement deals with beauty brand Kinohimitsu and the Land Transport Authority under her belt too.