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IT show model convinced product knowledge helped her get hired

Posted on 17 April 2017

She believes meritocracy was at work and it was not just her looks that sealed the deal.


Brought up from young in a meritocratic environment where people are supposedly rewarded according to the amount of effort and hard work they put in, local 18-year-old teenager Moh De Er said she is convinced she had been hired as an IT show model based on how well-versed she was in the details of the product she was selling.

“During the interview, I tried my best to recollect the facts about the keyboard I was tasked with marketing: It is wireless and Bluetooth-enabled and can work at a range of 20 metres,” the lanky teenager said.

“I know all these facts like the back of my hand. I spent some time memorising it. That probably impressed the IT fair organisers.”

Moh, whose slender figure lends itself well to a tight-fitting qi pao, then went on to dismiss talk that she was picked for the role primarily because of her youthful good looks and toothy smile, qualities that are sure to please the predominantly male clientele at the geek fair.

“I believe that hard work pays off,” she said in response, sounding somewhat annoyed.

At press time, sources confirmed the hiring of the dozen or so models for the IT fair was outsourced to a modelling recruitment agency that picked the cheapest models at S$12 an hour, who were available over the weekend for at least six hours, were at least 165cm tall and were comfortable wearing heels and qi pao, and would accept a transport allowance of S$20.







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