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Mabel Lau named the winner of this year’s Singtel Grid Girls Competition

The 18-year-old secures her place at the front of the starting grid at the 2010 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX along with runners-up Shahnaz Nazimuddeen and Kelly Arrow Tan

Singapore, 17 September 2010 – Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel) has announced the winner of the Singtel Grid Girls 2010 Finals, which was held at Shanghai Dolly at Clarke Quay last evening.

Mabel Lau, an 18-year-old student, walked away with $10,000 in cash and the chance to represent Singapore at the grids. She will have the honour of holding the Singapore flag at this year’s night race which will be held on 26 September.

Shahnaz, 19, and Kelly Arrow Tan, 22, took second and third place, winning $5,000 and $3,000 respectively.

The search for the beautiful ladies who will flag off this year’s race began in April and almost 300 girls signed up to vie for one of 51 spots on the starting grid. 12 girls were eventually selected as finalists to vie for the top spot.

The 12 ladies at the Crowning Party, hosted by Soo Kui Jien and Melody Chen, showed their wit and ability to think on their feet as they were put through a series of question-and-answer segments. They also put up entertaining dance performances in their mini groups which divided the girls into three groups of four.

The results were determined by a combination of votes and a panel of four judges – Mobile Communication Director, LG, Augustine Lim, model and host Ms Junita Simon, fashion director Mr Daniel Boey and Chief of Content and Media Services, Singtel, Mr Edward Ying.

All 51 Singtel Grid Girls will be on the track on race day, guiding the drivers to their cars and adding more than a touch of glamour to the event. For more details, please visit

All videos chronicling the ‘Singtel Grid Girls’ from auditions to challenges are available on-demand free-of-charge to all mio TV customers. 



About Singtel

Singtel is Asia's leading communications group providing a portfolio of services including voice and data solutions over fixed, wireless and Internet platforms as well as infocomm technology and pay TV. The Group has presence in Asia and Africa reaching more than 351 million mobile customers in 25 countries, including Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines and Thailand. It also has a network of 36 offices in 19 countries and territories throughout Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States.