Rebecca Lim is on a winning streak. And we’re not just talking about her bagging the Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste award for eight years running. Throughout her 10-year career, Rebecca has swept multiple acting awards, locally and regionally. She’s a regular face on television screens, and holds court on Instagram with over 380,000 followers. She’s inked long-standing deals with brands like Mercedes-Benz (seven years), Goldheart (six years), and Swisse (six years). She’s everywhere – from our screens to outdoor ads and magazine covers.
She has the ROI to back it up too. When she appeared on our May cover sporting a Longines DolceVita stainless steel watch with an orange leather strap, women flocked to the boutiques asking for “the Rebecca Lim watch”.
It’s easy to see the key to her bankability. It’s how Jennifer Aniston popularised “The Rachel” haircut – with her girl-next-door appeal. This label is one that Rebecca readily accepts, although she points out that at 34, she’s hardly a girl anymore. But there’s no denying that she is extremely relatable. She’s close to her family. She laments about how difficult dating is because of her focus on career. She confesses that she practically lived in three sets of pyjamas during the Circuit Breaker. She then laughs about how she’s still struggling to lose the 4kg that she gained during it.
Yes, she is a celebrity, but she could very well be your best friend too.