Let’s hear how Lovell Tan steps out of her comfort zone to take on new challenges.
Adele: Hello Lovell.
Lovell Tan: Hello everyone, I’m Lovell and now I’m a host and also a KOL. Then I debuted in Ifeel Girls. Have you read Ifeel magazine before?
Adele: Yes Yes Yes.
Lovell Tan: Yes, I was the champion of one of those years.
Adele: Really all the way, I really don’t think it’s easy. So today I really invited Lovell and I just wanted to have a chat with you. Along the way, in this influencer, performing arts industry, how did you do it？Every step of the way, participate in Ifeel, beauty pageant. What is the most memorable thing?
Lovell Tan: I think the most memorable thing is when I was in a beauty pageant. Because at that time, a beauty pageant, it’s just that when the champion is announced, maybe the top five come out and call their names, then announce the third place, the second place and the first place. Then when I walked out, declaring third place OK, it’s okay I’m not in. No second place for me, then I thought to myself the champion is definitely not me because I’m not tall enough.
Many of my family and friends are here, so I was very touched. Because in fact, during the months, when I was in the beauty pageant, I didn’t even contact them. This is because I’m closing myself off and then practice on your own. Then exercise and participate in activities, it’s really disconnected from the outside world. Then they actively help me print clothes, making a fan club.
And then when I didn’t get the championship because they shouted exaggeratedly. When my pageant is over I go out to take a group photo with them. The way I see them is very disappointing, that is they are more disappointed than me, and I feel that such a supportive group of people are supporting.
Adele: Then when it comes to beauty pageants, I feel like coming to Lovell, I really see you are already in this industry more than five or six years. Do you feel like you’re on this journey, what do you think you did to achieve what you have today? Because I believe maybe there are younger girls who want to go in this direction, they may all feel. Actually, I want to know some tips on how you can get to where you are today.
Lovell Tan: To be honest, I really didn’t have any dreams before, I just didn’t have any dream of participating in a beauty pageant and any dream of being a host. Really don’t have. It’s just that I used to like chasing celebrities. When I like chasing celebrities, I will have a role model. I think I want to be Angelababy and I want to learn how to dress from her. So at the time I thought that made me who I am.
The first is fate, I think God gave me a chance. It’s just that I have many opportunities along the way. After the pageant, then join the radio station, then suddenly a lot of people like me, the followers increase. The second is I think if you see there is a role model, you have to learn from him. Hence, if you want to be a Youtuber, just find a Youtuber you want to imitate. Because many people may say imitation may not be so good, but if you can imitate maybe 40%, in fact, you are very successful, right? I don’t think it’s a negative thing.
Adele: Imitation is always the first step. If you can be in the path of imitation, find the concept you like. This is because many people have an illusion that, as soon as I debut I knew it, what kind of person do I want to be or I’ve known it since I started beauty pageants. Really dare to let you go out and do it yourself.
Lovell Tan: Well, it’s time to practice, you’ve been practicing all your life.
Adele: Lovell you really do a lot of this like hosting, content and like today you are also attending an event. How do you usually go look for inspiration, because on different occasions you must bring out a different Lovell, right?
Lovell Tan: I like to look at different things, It’s OK now, no more exaggeration. I go to the toilet for a long time. Wherever I go, I keep watching YouTube, then watch a different video. In short, you just want to let your brain have many pictures. because I am not such a creative person. My creativity and my box, it’s not like others always can jump out of the box.
No, you can copy the ideas of many people and put your own ideas down. In fact, everyone does this, and you just need to see more. Don’t just say I like beauty makeup so I’ve been looking at makeup only. This way you go to different places, you can put what you have seen on your content.
Adele: In other words, it is actually being prepared. Recently I saw that you and your boyfriend are very sweet, right? I want to ask about relationships, do you feel that you and your other half are exposed. For you, do you feel there is something that you realized? Because some influencers may think that I don’t want to post my other half.
Lovell Tan: Actually, I feel happy because I think if there is no post, I may not be able to share things in my life. This is because if you are a lifestyle influencer, you can’t share what you’re doing, if you want to hide it, it will be more difficult to make content, right? And just because my other half is in this industry, so maybe we have more in common, then feel that we can accept being exposed. If he is a normal office worker, maybe I won’t post it.
Adele: I am a viewer, I also think it’s OK to post a little more. Then maybe you can share with everyone, it’s 2022 and we’re coming to an end. Then I think 2022 is really a very different year. Because the pandemic became endemic and suddenly became busy like WOW, going abroad, flying, and events. If I ask you Lovell, what it looks like in 2022 and what would you like to say to yourself?
Lovell Tan: I have to tell myself that I worked hard. I also want to tell everyone that you have worked hard. To be honest, I feel quite happy in the new year because I have changed a lot this year. I quit my job for the first time in my life so I think it is difficult to take that step. Thank myself for stepping out of my comfort zone for being so brave and going to explore more, so don’t be afraid.
If you feel like you are now not so happy or you think this choice is probably not what you want then you just change. Really don’t feel your age, Oh, I’m in my 20s and 30s and I can’t change anymore. No, there is no such statement. I’m just afraid that you dare not step out of that comfort zone. I’m telling y’all you’re probably better off than you were when you stepped out.
Adele: Many times the road ahead of you is not very clear, but just don’t give up. it’s just that sometimes you just have to keep going and keep trying. Covid, pandemic, it’s really hard like losing money in business and workers are also very hard. Everyone is in the same situation, it’s just that I don’t know what to do and I get stuck like this. But I want to use this opportunity to encourage everyone, even though a pandemic will have an end one day.
Lovell Tan: Just be happy. It’s very important to be happier in 2023.
Adele: Share with everyone, what’s the best advice have you ever heard from someone else?
Lovell Tan: Put yourself first, but I think people in KL especially can’t do it now. This is because we’re always thinking about work. For example, what is the boss asking us to do? Then what are the goals that we need to hit? How much money can I make this year? It’s the things you put first but you never thought that you are busy every day from Monday to Saturday. Maybe Sunday I have a little time, then run off to do something that might be home stuff, then forget about yourself.
I think forgetting yourself is a terrible thing. I also forgot myself for a while, so that’s when I started getting sick. Then slowly adjust back now. You know when a person is sick, you can see a lot of things. You see you make a lot of money but you have been sick, then you are in pain every day, you buy more medicine it won’t cure your pain. At this time you are wondering what reason you have to be happy, really no reason to be happy. When you’re sick, you find out it’s really important to be happy, your own health is very important. Thus, I think we need to think about these things thoroughly, I just hope you don’t experience the illness then only you realized.
Adele: In a hardworking journey, I think everyone is working very hard, the thing is not to work hard until you forget yourself. One thing I always say to my team is “The best gift you can give to your loved ones is a healthy you”. A healthy you is not just about your body, it’s your mental, your emotional. I was also very stressed for a while, then work stress and then motherhood.
After that, I have great demands on myself and then compare, I just saw how online mothers can be so skinny. They are successful, making money, taking beautiful pictures, accompanying the child every day and breastfeeding. I’m just thinking, I can’t, I really can’t. Although I understand online postings not 100%, right? We all know this industry. But it will still be affected, then I found that when I get home every time I have a bad temper. Then my husband said something and I got angry again.
Then I really felt that at that time, I’m not showing my best self, and I was showing the worst side only to my husband. This doesn’t feel right, more money, more gifts, more dinners, lunch but I can’t give the other party that love if you are unhealthy.
Lovell Tan: And I think girls are more likely to get nervous, right?
Adele: Exactly! I think it’s because of mental health, anxiety, and depression. These things are very real…..
Lovell Tan: I actually recommend it to everyone to go see a psychiatrist just if you feel like you recently really stressed to a climax and already exploded. Sometimes I feel like talking to your friends, talking to your family. Because we actually usually say “don’t think too much, it’s fine”. These kinds of words in a person with mental problems are unhelpful. Hence, it’s time to find a professional to help you. You see a psychiatrist that doesn’t mean you’re really mentally ill, this is the same principle as when we visit a clinic.
Adele: Myself two years ago, I’ve also seen a psychiatrist, I’m really looking for a professional to talk to. I remember before I had a baby, my child was born in November. I met the same person the other day, I told him “I’m fine now, I just want to process my feelings”. This is because I’m going to be a mother, then he told me that I’m perfectly fine. He also analyzed and let me know, I actually have grown and healthy. At that time, I will also be more aware of my own emotions. Thank you Lovell for your time. So if you like today’s podcast, remember to share and follow Lovell, bye.
Lovell Tan: Thank you Adele, bye bye.
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