We’ve seen Lady Gaga, Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt and many more Hollywood folks douse themselves in buckets of ice water; now Singapore stars George Young, Jade Seah and Rebecca Lim, as well as a bunch of K-pop stars have taken up the challenge too.
Actor-host George Young, who got drenched in support of the ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) Ice Bucket Challenge. Image: George Young/ Facebook
The idea behind the “ice bucket challenge” is to raise awareness of the ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) disease, with the nominees challenged to either douse themselves in ice-cold water or donate $100 to the ALS Association in the United States. They keep the challenge going by nominating friends and more to do the same, within 24 hours.
ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, causes the rapid loss of voluntary movement; the inflicted may lose the ability to move, speak or even breathe. The degenerative neurological disorder has been compared to Parkinson’s, except that it’s even more fast-acting.
Since the ALS Association has already raised some US$15.6 million (approximately S$19.45 million) to date, why not chip in for other causes just as worthy of our attention too? Some stars like Rebecca Lim have opted to donate to the Singapore Cancer Society, while getting drenched.
Get inspiration for how you can take on the ice bucket challenge too from these celebs:
1. Pick an almost impossible nominee like George Young
Of all people, this gutsy actor chose to nominate our very own Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
“I think it’s the ice talking, but let’s try it. Let’s bring in Singapore, let’s keep it in Singapore,” quipped the star. We’re doubtful that the nominee will take up the challenge; the US president Barack Obama for instance, chose to make a charitable donation instead of dousing himself in ice water.
2. Donate to an equally worthy cause like Rebecca Lim
Besides getting so soaking wet for a good cause, this Singapore actress will be donating a total of $1,310 to the Singapore Cancer Society, based on her initial pledge to match a donation of $0.10 for every ‘like’ on Instagram. Fellow Singapore star Jade Seah did the same by making a donation to the Society for the Physically Disabled.
3. Get ‘pranked’ like Chris Pratt
The Guardians of the Galaxy actor joked about drinking vodka in lieu of getting doused in ice; which still did happen to him not once, but six times thanks to his wife Anna Faris and a friend.
4. Get drenched in front of screaming fans like Siwon
Korean pop group Super Junior‘s Siwon did just that in front of many shrieking fangirls; he also “brings it forward” by nominating his fellow bandmates Donghae and Eunhyuk, along with Sungil Park.
5. Get soaking wet together with a friend like Donghae and Eunhyuk
The Super Junior stars gamely took the challenge together, in white tees and all; all the better to flaunt those abs and please the fans, right? You’re most likely to see the other Super Junior boys join in; the two nominated Leeteuk, Shindong and Heechul to repeat the challenge too.
6. Do it in that unflinchingly cool way, like Lady Gaga
The pop queen known as “Mother Monster” barely bats an eyelid while getting drenched.
7. Take it for the team like Tom Cruise
The actor, together with director Chris McQuarrie got doused eight times on behalf of their absent Mission: Impossible 5 crew while donating on their behalf too.
8. Slow-mo the moment like Amber from f(X)
… With all that hip-hop swagger while you’re getting drenched too.
9. “Up-size” the challenge like Dave Bautista
If you think that a single bucket is too easy (because Singapore’s so warm right?), why not up the sakes like Bautista. The former pro-wrestler and Guardians of the Galaxy star says ice water is “what I do”. So he goes ahead and soaks in a bathtub filled with ice water, followed by a dunk of that requisite bucket after.
10. Grab a crowd to do it with you like Taylor Swift
“We’re not just casually holding these $100 bills; we’re actually going to put our money where our mouths are. Every single person you see here, we’re going to donate on their behalf, to the cause,” proclaims this pop star; right before she gets soaked with Jamie King and said crowd.
11. Slyly rope your boyfriend in like Emma Stone
“I accept the nomination for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and I hereby nominated Bill Murray, Andrew Gar-Field of Dreams, and Dame Maggie Smith,” says the star, while throwing in that cute moniker for her man.
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