6 months after his divorce from ex-wife Sylvia Chan, Ryan Tan of Night Owl Cinematics got a puppy with a 21-year-old influencer named Cherylene Chan. Fans are now going wild with dating speculations - and everyone’s curious about the sweet young thing that might possibly be 32-year-old Ryan’s new girlfriend.
Here are 9 facts about Cherylene Chan so all you nosy fans can get to know a little bit more about her.
#1: She DOES have a boyfriend and they met IRL, not via a dating app
In her “About Me” highlight reel on Instagram, Cherylene reveals that she is happily attached to an unspecified person. She says that she was “lucky enough” to meet her current boyfriend organically in a face-to-face setting, as dating apps really scare her.
The stories are very recent, posted just a couple of days ago from time of writing - around the same time Ryan and Cherylene posted photos of Mantou Honey, their new shared puppy. Might Ryan be the mystery man in question? After all, they did meet through their common industry...
#2: She’s part of Titan Digital Media, not Night Owl Cinematics
Despite her closeness to Ryan - close enough to share a dog with him, at least - Cherylene is not part of Night Owl Cinematics. Instead, she is signed to Titan Digital Media, which is owned by Singaporean YouTuber Jian Hao Tan.
In it, she’s part of the cast of Class T1T5, a series of listicle-style videos centred around a bunch of schoolkids played by fully-grown adults.
She also regularly appears on Ladies First TV, a female-centric YouTube series that’s also under Titan.
#3: With a 3.95 Poly GPA, she’s really smart and always scored well in school
Don't be too quick to brush Cherylene off as a “bimbo” just because she's an influencer. In fact, she's a smart cookie; She achieved an above-average score of 258 points for PSLE at Tao Nan School, and an L1R5 of 7 points for her “O” Levels at Tanjong Katong Girls’ School.
She then went on to obtain a Diploma in Marketing at Temasek Polytechnic, where she scored an almost-perfect GPA of 3.95 and made it to the Dean’s List more than once. On top of that, she was the Class President and bagged multiple awards for her various school projects.
Those grades are what some of us could only dream of during our school days. Looks like she isn't just a pretty face after all.
#4: Currently, she’s pursuing her degree at Singapore Management University
Cherylene is still in University, and is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Business Management degree at SMU. According to her LinkedIn page, she’s interested in the Marketing, Finance, and Management Consulting sectors - which means she may not choose to be a full-time influencer after she graduates.
#5: She had already started joining pageants in her early teens
Cherylene is no stranger to the spotlight. Even in her early teens, she had been joining pageants and beauty competitions.
At the tender age of 15 in 2014, she was one of the youngest finalists of Teenage Magazine’s “Teenage Mission: Gorgeous You” pageant, and bravely pitted herself against older adolescents in their late teens and early twenties. Above is her old photo submission for the pageant’s SelfieQueen Award.
The exposure she’s gained in the past has certainly done her good, judging from how confident and comfortable she appears to be on camera. And despite being thrust into the limelight from such a young age, it’s heartening to see how she’s still very much a humble “girl next door”.
#6: Hammy, her pet hamster, is well-pampered with a super aesthetically-pleasing tank
Mantou Honey isn’t Cherylene’s only pet. In 2019, she got a super cute Yellow Pudding Dwarf Hamster that she calls Hammy. Hammy is an extremely pampered little critter with an aesthetically-pleasing tank decorated with mini wooden houses and hidey holes, and Cherylene loves showering her with kisses and strokes.
For Hammy's first birthday in August, Cherylene even got her a little hamster cake made of seeds and grains.
#7: Her favourite food is fried chicken and she doesn’t diet or exercise
It’s no secret that Cherylene is a big foodie; She constantly posts Instagram Stories featuring the stuff she’s eating, and even has a whole highlight reel specially labelled “Food”.
Her favourite dish? Fried chicken.
Her secret to staying slim? Do nothing.
“I gave up on any diet/workout LOL, food makes me too happy,” she says. Food makes us happy too, but if only we could all magically maintain a good figure like hers without having to put in any effort!
#8: She did Digital Marketing for Titan in 2017
Other than being a talent who werks it for the camera, Cherylene also has good knowledge in what goes on in the backend of a social media company. Though she’s now most known as one of the faces of Titan, she also did a Digital Marketing internship with them for 8 months in 2017, where she did copywriting and met clients to propose marketing solutions for them.
In total, she’s been with Titan for over 4 years at time of writing, since 2016. That’s a pretty long time for someone who’s just 21!
#9: Along MBS is where she loves hanging out the most
Cherylene loves taking strolls along the Marina Bay Sands area, so that’s probably where you can catch her hanging out (or perhaps having a date?) on her free days. “The skyline is really beautiful and it uplifts my mood,” she shares.
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