#MYSUPERFEMALE: 5 Things We Learnt From Elizabeth Tan

The first thing that attracted me to this bubbly personality is her confidence, which is reflected in her deep convincing voice. Despite claiming to be an introvert, Elizabeth Tan exudes a highly-positive aura.

Her passion for singing came about as she was completing her last year of studies in Texas, USA, in 2013. As her friends who are older had all graduated, she used her free time to perform Malay songs and started sharing them on YouTube. Little did she know that would springboard her into the well-known singer she is in Malaysia today. Among the awards she’s won since 2015 include the Artis Baru Terbaik Wanita at the Anugerah Planet Muzik ke-14, Artis Wanita Terbaik at the Anugerah MET10 and Top 10 Karaoke Melayu Popular at the Anugerah Red Box Media Appreciation and K-20 Night.

Here are five things we learnt from this young, enthusiastic lady:

Always go with the flow

“Since young, I’ve changed my mind a lot. I wanted to be a scientist, then designer and even an automotive engineer. But then in 2013, followers started to pick up after I came up with the cover for the song Pencuri by Mark Adam. I never planned to be in this industry, but since I’m already in it, I’m going to learn as much as I can and also learn from my experiences along the way.”

Photography Robin Liew, Styling Joan Kong, Art Direction Gan Yew Chin Makeup Cat Yong using Laneige Outfit Uniqlo Hair Ckay Liow

Photography Robin Liew, Styling Joan Kong, Art Direction Gan Yew Chin Makeup Cat Yong using Laneige Outfit Uniqlo Hair Ckay Liow

Photography Robin Liew, Styling Joan Kong, Art Direction Gan Yew Chin Makeup Cat Yong using Laneige Outfit Uniqlo Hair Ckay Liow

Listen to your instincts

“When I came back from Texas, I had two options. It was either to continue my studies in Mass Communication or continue singing. When I decided to give myself a year to see if singing worked out, my mother asked me if I was sure of what I was doing. I told my mum I had a good feeling about my decision and I’ve never looked back.”

Give new things a shot

“YouTube helped me on how to carry myself in front of the camera. At the start, my eyes used to be wide open as I was nervous. But after awhile, I got the hang of it and learnt how to overcome this fear and look more natural. I don’t regret using YouTube as a platform to get my music out there.”

Hard work pays off

“When I recorded my first video, I only got 200 to 300 views, but as time went by, the numbers rose. To put yourself out there, you can’t give up. Take the initiative to try and learn new things and come out of your comfort zone.”

Never give up

“Honestly, in today’s world, you need to be rajin. As much as people say I’m lucky, the truth is you just have to be determined and confident in whatever you do. People think being a YouTuber is easy but each video that’s uploaded takes about four hours to record. It is all about having faith in what you do, fighting for what you want and not giving up.”

 

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