I’m not proud of it, but it took me a full year before I could convince my boyfriend to use face wash. He belonged to the select group of people that had naturally good skin, so remnant shampoo became his de facto facial foam.
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Which is why I’m glad that people like George Young exist. The 34-year-old actor advocates his fellow men have a proper skincare regime (SPF moisturiser only, please), and is not one to shy away from a challenge. After bravely proving his manhood by applying false eyelashes for Dolly Wink’s Guinness Book of Records attempt (which they accomplished!), I sit down with the FLY Entertainment artiste to suss him out.
MR SMARTY PANTS
If you don’t already know, George read law and psychology in England before his pursuit of acting. Born to a Chinese father and Greek mother, his real name is George Ng; he only adopted the name George Young for his on-screen projects.
HE IS ALWAYS UP FOR A CHALLENGE
This is pretty self-explanatory. George gamely put his hand up when Dolly Wink asked him to be a part of it’s Guinness Book of Records attempt (which was a tremendous success!). Without having any prior experience in eye makeup, the hunk said he knew he would be saying yes to potentially stabbing his eye with an eyelash curler, liner or false eyelashes.
What’s more, the actor bravely attempted doing the entire act on his own. Only after a multitude of hilarious (and failed) attempts that were caught on camera, did he finally concede and accept some help from eyelash queen Xiaxue and beauty guru Shu An.
HE TAKES CARE OF HIMSELF
The Eurasian actor is a brand influencer with SK-II Men, but before you think this is just some money-fuelled endorsement, George does really takes care of his skin. When I asked him about his skincare routine, the actor was more than happy to rattle of the products he used. The suave host revealed that he absolutely loves his SPF moisturiser, which he believes is his saviour for anti-ageing – don’t you just love a guy in the know?
IN TOTAL CONTROL
Perhaps this was one of the reasons why George knew he was born to be an actor. The 34-year-old can control almost every muscle on his face. Whether its wiggling his ears or twitching a corner of his mouth, George can move his face any direction he fancies. Which makes him part of a small percentage of the entire world’s population that can do so!
ANYWHERE, EVERY TIME
When I asked what he and his girlfriend Janet loved to do when they spend time together, I was expecting some answer like “oh we love to stroll along the beach or play board games!”. Instead, what I got was a cheeky reply that they’re favourite pastime involves “A lot of YouTube watching, everywhere, anytime, in every position possible”. Oh George. I should have known better.
Dolly Wink’s Guinness Book of Records attempt was organised in collaboration with the Breast Cancer Foundation. From 20 September to 30 November, the brand will donate $2 for every Dolly WinkLash, Dolly Wink Eyelash Fix, Dolly Wink Eyelash Case and Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner in Black sold in at least 50 Watsons stores to the Breast Cancer Foundation.