The search is finally over! After months of talent scouting and rounds of ‘intensive boot-camps’, 12 lucky ladies were chosen as this year’s top 12 grid girls for the 2011 Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix.
This year's top 12 grid girls were chosen from over 500 applicants, a record number of sign-ups from last year’s competition. They will be part of more than 55 SingTel Grid Girls who will be tasked with holding the national flag of each driver and the number of his car on race day.
The 12 finalists comprise of girls from a diverse racial mix, including ladies of Thai, Taiwanese and even Mongolian heritage.
“It’s really exciting to be a grid girl! I’m really looking forward to meet new people in the coming months. I also gained a lot of new skills during the course of the competition,” says finalist Tabitha Loke, 19.
Another finalist Joanne Alex Yeo, 21, is anticipating the day when she gets the chance to step on the racing grid this September: “I’m really looking forward to the adrenaline rush, the excitement and the thrill of the race.”
“It’s definitely something that I can be proud of as I’m doing a job that I can reflect on when I’m older,” she adds.
And finally, here are all 12 girls unveiled!
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For more photos of the girl,s, check out our image gallery here.
If that's left you panting for more, check out the girls in the flesh in our video:
Starting July 23, you can vote for your favorite grid girl here or via SMS and stand to win a LG Optimus Black mobile phone. The top three girls will win cash prizes, and have the chance to be at the front of the starting grid on race day, holding the Singapore flag, F1 flag and the FIA flag as well as a magazine cover shoot.