• Dennis Toh

[PART 2] Mr World Singapore 2022: Q&A with Joshua Hee, Stanley Ho and Joel Chua

Updated: Aug 5

The ifitness team will be introducing all the Mr World Singapore 2022 contestants in batches. In this second part of the interview, we talk to three more contestants who are contesting in the junior category.


Joshua Hee Age: 24 Height: 174 cm Weight: 71 kg Occupation: Student Instagram: instagram.com/joshuaheejd/

Joshua is a final-year undergraduate in NTU, pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering. He has an avid interest in crypto & blockchain and plans to pursue a career at the intersection of crypto & finance.

Also, he has been always been keen on innovation and creation hence an interest in the venture capital sector as well.

His hobbies include working out, and doing sports such as ultimate Frisbee and dragon boating. Anything that includes outdoors and nature would fall into 'fun' for him. He does not have inspirational quotes or figures that he sticks by but rather, focuses on the goal in mind and treasures the process of getting to it.

Share with us one interesting fun fact about yourself

I'm volunteering at an animal shelter


Complete this sentence.. 2022 is a year…

Of exploration and embarking on the pursuit of true happiness


What do you hope to achieve by joining Mr World Singapore 2022?

To be able to embrace my flaws and create a positive influence for Gen Zs.


Share with us a secret weapon that might help you in this competition.

Humility


Complete this sentence, mental health is…

Managing expectations, especially yourself.


If there’s one thing that you could change, what would that be ?

I would definitely like to say "Nothing", as everyone is perfect in their own special way. But, there is always room for improvement. In my case, I would want to be less of a "yes man" and consider my options wisely before making any decision.


Share with us one influencer whom you look up to and why?

Obi Vincent. A cross-lifter (does crossfit and bodybuilding), entrepreneurship, makes fitness to be a priority. Started out from nothing but now he has 700k youtube subscribers.


Do you think social media is good or bad for the society ?

It's good until it takes over your time of day and situational awareness. It is a good source for recording memories and sharing them with people. It's also a good marketing platform, to be able to put time and effort into something that will reach millions of people. What's not so great is that it can be intrusive into someone's personal life. It all boils down to controlling what you share online and also keeping it real.


What would be your strategy in winning Mr Would Singapore 2022?

Take it easy and enjoy the process. Make as many friends as possible (keep your enemies closest to you). I'm kidding. But really, just having quality conversations with everyone and making friends would be my strategy.



Stanley Ho Age: 27 Height: 169 cm Weight: 63 kg Occupation: Student Instagram: instagram.com/stanleyhoyp/


Stanley has a happy-go-lucky personality and a free spirit. Due to his likeable nature, he likes to interact with people and can converse on a wide range of topics. His close friends also describe him as a great listener. Due to his curious and outgoing personality, he is always keen to try new adventurous activities such as paragliding and scuba diving.

Currently, as a chemical engineering undergraduate, he would spend his free time by spending time with his family members, catching up with his friends, watching movies and anime, and playing computer games.

He was inspired by secondary school friends who represented Singapore and won the 10th International Dragonboat Festival Race at Tampa and decided to join Dragonboat as a Co-Curriculum Activity (CCA). Even though he did not win any medals throughout his 5 years in the CCA, he decided to join the Singapore National Dragonboat team in 2016 to represent Singapore in the Macau International Dragonboat Race. He had to train almost every day while juggling his schoolwork but managed to push on with determination. On 30 May 2017, it was a very emotional day for him as Singapore clinched 3rd position. The discipline, integrity, loyalty, respect, and resilience earned through those 5 years which shaped him into who he is now.

Besides Dragonboat, he started to have an interest in the media industry and started dabbling in modelling and acting gigs. It was a dream since when he was 19 years old but was unable to pursue it due to his commitment to Dragonboat and also a lack of confidence. After some encouragement from his friends, he decided to step out of his comfort zone and publicise his social media account. During his holiday last year, he was fortunate enough to be approached by several photographers to model for projects and he also applied for acting shoots appearing in small roles. He was a host on a lifestyle live streaming application where he connected with his viewers through casual interaction and participated in events such as lemon eating competitions and cosplaying, and even performing terrible dances that put a smile on everyone’s face.

What would be your strategy in winning Mr Would Singapore 2022?

Through this competition of Mr World Singapore 2022, Stanley will do his best and have fun while experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity because by being fixated on success, one could lose oneself. He rather regrets trying the activities than regretting not experiencing them.

Share with us one interesting fun fact more about yourself

In my 10 years of dragon boating, I have never won a medal when I was studying in my tertiary schools (ITE & Polytechnic ) which was the first 5 years. Hence, I decided to join the national team the following year. Fortunately, we did Singapore proud by clinging to an international bronze medal for the competition. This taught me to be relentless and not let go of my dream which I believe everyone should learn.


Complete this sentence.. 2022 is a year…

that I will start my next phase of life as I will be graduating from university and intend to propose to my girlfriend of 9 years. It would also be the best year of my life as I am living life to the fullest by stepping out of my comfort zone to learn new skills and interests. Furthermore, I won a Gold medal in an annual dragon boat competition while representing my school.


What do you hope to achieve by joining Mr World Singapore 2022?

I hope to achieve some exposure to the media industry as I have some interest in this industry, and learn the professional and appropriate skills from Team Beam.


Share with us a secret weapon which might help you in this competition.

It would probably be the willingness to learn, being coachable, being positive, and not being afraid of failure.


Complete this sentence, mental health is…

important as I have witnessed people who attempted to or already ended their life due to depression and we would not like that to happen to our families and friends. Hence, everyone should create awareness to reduce these incidents and everyone will live a happier life.


If there’s one thing that you could change, what would that be ?

If I could change myself, It would be stepping out of my comfort zone and trying out as many skills as I could at an earlier stage of life such as singing, dancing, and learning a new language.


Share with us one influencer whom you look up to and why?

It would be Derek Chew from Beam because he was the one that inspired me to step out of my comfort zone when we first met at a holding area for a shoot. At that point in time, I was on taking subtle steps to explore more skills and interests. After conversing with him and listening to his story for a short 15 to 20 minutes, I was motivated to try everything without being afraid to fail. I "unprivated" my socials immediately and that opened up opportunities to collaborate with others. I am really grateful that I met him as I might still be in my comfort zone today.


Do you think social media is good or bad for the society ?

Personally, I think that social media is good for society as one could gain knowledge from others and learn from other's mistakes so you will not replicate the same mistakes. Aside from personal usage, It could also improve the positivity of the world because it could be easily accessed.


What would be your strategy in winning Mr Would Singapore 2022?
By presenting a positive image of myself and being a better version of myself every day. Of course, not forget to inspire others to step out of their comfort zone to be a better version of themselves.




Joel Chua Age: 26 Height: 184 cm Weight: 84 kg Occupation: Naval Officer Instagram: instagram.com/doggyisfit/


Joel graduated from NTU in 2020 studying Maritime Studies. Currently, he is working in the Republic of Singapore Navy as a Naval Officer.

Joel is an avid sportsperson. He started competitive swimming at the age of 7 years old till 12 years old, where he transitioned to canoeing during his secondary school days in Saint Joseph's Institution. Afterwards, he went on to pick up rugby while he was in Saint Andrew's Junior Collage and continued playing competitive rugby through University. Currently, Joel is focusing on learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and takes parts in both local and overseas competitions. Joel believes that anything is possible if you set your mind to it and are willing to put in the work. During his free time, Joel likes to work out at the gym, go for BJJ training and watch TV. People are often surprised by the fact that Joel is also is an avid fan of anime and enjoys playing “League of Legends”. His all time favourite anime is Naruto and his inspiration for hard work is a character in Naruto, "Rock Lee".

Joel is introverted by nature and soft spoken. However, once he warms up to people, he shines by being a natural born leader whom people can turn to. Joel's fitness routine mostly consists of traditional bodybuilding paired with functional strength exercises so he is able to not only look good but perform well in his sports.

Joel is also an avid traveller and backpacker, having been to over 20 countries with many of them as a sole traveller. Out of all the countries visited, his favourite country is Thailand due to its amazing food and friendly locals.

Share with us one interesting fun fact more about yourself

When I'm interested in something, I'll get so sucked into that topic that I'll learn so much about that topic in a short time.


Complete this sentence.. 2022 is a year…

To explore myself and make changes.


What do you hope to achieve by joining Mr World Singapore 2022?

I hope to gain more self confidence, make good friends and challenge myself in things i rarely do


Share with us a secret weapon which might help you in this competition.
I feel that I'm pretty likeable as a person :)

Complete this sentence, mental health is…

The key to sustainable living


If there’s one thing that you could change, what would that be ?

Being more wise.


Share with us one influencer whom you look up to and why?

Keanu Reeves. He is extremely talented yet humble and is always very polite and giving. It is a good thing if people are able to control and use the outlet properly.


Do you think social media is good or bad for the society ?

Social media if used properly, can be used to inspire and motivate people around the world, even across generations for a good cause. Yet at the same time, if in the wrong hands, can be used to cause much negativity and destruction in our society.


What would be your strategy in winning Mr Would Singapore 2022?

Just try to be the best version of myself.




Readers can follow the finalists on social media and get the latest profiles, news and videos on Mr World Singapore’s official Facebook PageandInstagram account.

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