Martell recently announced this year’s Martell VSOP Rising Personalities Awards 2009 at a media launch hosted by Shout Awards 2009’s ‘Hot Chick’ Marion Caunter at Studio 99 on Jalan Liew Weng Chee. Last year, professional violinist and lecturer, Joanne Yeoh won the title, this year a new group of people have come forward and are ready to take the throne. No small potatoes, the winner gets a RM20,000 cash prize, a trip to Martell’s Cognac distillery and 10 bottles of Martell VSOP. Sweet!
The 10 personalities were chosen based on their potential toÂ earn greater success, so you can’t just be anybody. You’ve got to at least carry some sort of cred to bag a spot. In previous years we’veÂ seen a variety of ‘rising personalities’, among them DJ Blink, songstress Jaclyn Victor, fashion designer and stylist Cris Yong and many more.
This year, the finalists are Cecilia Yong (dancer), Chelsia Ng (singer and actress), Chong Chin Yew (artist), Chow Hon Lam (illustrator and t-shirt designer), Douglas Lim (comedian and actor), Nick Chia (DJ Gururu), Nycholle Leong (DJ Nikki, 2007’s JUICE DJ Quest winner), Tan Sze Yoong (jewelry designer) Teresa Thian (fashion designer) and Will Quah (TV host). What an impressive list!
Voting runs from 1-31 October on the Rise Above website and the eventual winner will be determined by a panel of judges and the public. If you vote youÂ also stand a chance of winning a party worth RM10,000 for you and your friends.