Style Evolution: Kym Ng

In light of Kym Ng's birthday, we look back at the actress-host's most memorable looks

Style Evolution: Kym Ng
Style Evolution: Kym Ng
27 Jun 2019

Style Evolution: Kym Ng

Happy birthday, Kym Ng! Though the spunky actress-host is notoriously secretive about her age, she looks like she's barely aged since she first debuted as a singer in the ‘90s and is still beloved by aunties and kids alike. Check out her style evolution over the years.

1999
1999
30 Jun 2016

1999

Can you believe that Kym was already 32 when she posed for this photo? The youthful-looking star has looked ageless since forever, apparently. (We also love how Kym’s 90s outfit would look right at home with what teens are trying to recapture today.) 

Photo: National Library Board

2004 and PS I Luv U press conference (2005)
2004 and PS I Luv U press conference (2005)
30 Jun 2016

2004 and PS I Luv U press conference (2005)

Kym must have liked this dress a lot to wear it to more than one event. 

Channel U press conference (2005)
Channel U press conference (2005)
30 Jun 2016

Channel U press conference (2005)

Those arched eyebrows and bright red lips give Kym the look of a seductive screen siren.

Channel U trade show (2005)
Channel U trade show (2005)
30 Jun 2016

Channel U trade show (2005)

Kym’s wardrobe isn’t the only thing that’s improved over the years – you’d be hard-pressed to catch her wearing mismatched foundation and overdone blush these days (it's not Kym's fault -- the mid-2000s really were a dark time for makeup). 

Asian Television Awards (2005)
Asian Television Awards (2005)
30 Jun 2016

Asian Television Awards (2005)

Maybe we should have called this “makeup evolution” instead – Kym is practically unrecognisable with her smoky eyes and overly curly hair.

Photo: Dasmond Koh 

Pretty Woman press conference (2005)
Pretty Woman press conference (2005)
30 Jun 2016

Pretty Woman press conference (2005)

Kym’s long black hair and arched eyebrows make the bubbly host look uncharacteristically intimidating. 

2005
2005
30 Jun 2016

2005

While this look is a little closer to Kym’s currently quirky style, the clashing colours and hemlines are a complete eyesore. 

Love Bites (2005)
Love Bites (2005)
30 Jun 2016

Love Bites (2005)

Believe it or not, this angel costume is not even close to the strangest thing Kym has had to wear for work. 

Supreme Matron (2008)
Supreme Matron (2008)
30 Jun 2016

Supreme Matron (2008)

See? We told you.

Star Awards 2005
Star Awards 2005
30 Jun 2016

Star Awards 2005

This was 11 years ago? It’s official, Kym is ageing backwards. 

HDB Tai Tai press conference (2006)
HDB Tai Tai press conference (2006)
30 Jun 2016

HDB Tai Tai press conference (2006)

Boy, do that top and belt bring back some memories. (And sometime between 2005 and 2006, Kym underwent a much-needed eyebrow makeover.) 

Star Awards 2006
Star Awards 2006
30 Jun 2016

Star Awards 2006

Kym’s rebonded hair was all the rage in the noughties.

Star Awards 2007 Show 2
Star Awards 2007 Show 2
30 Jun 2016

Star Awards 2007 Show 2

Not the most flattering Star Awards outfit, but certainly one of the most comfortable-looking. 

Omega event (2007)
Omega event (2007)
30 Jun 2016

Omega event (2007)

How cute does Kym look with her chin-length bob? As much as we love her current pixie, we’d push for this hairstyle if she ever decided to grow out her hair again. 

Photo: Omega

Mid-2000s
Mid-2000s
30 Jun 2016

Mid-2000s

Kym gave off major bridal vibes in a mid-2000s issue of iWeekly.

Photo: iWeekly

2009
2009
30 Jun 2016

2009

The outfit is cute, but sorry Kym, glossy tights belong in ‘80s aerobics videos.

Star Awards 2010 Show 1
Star Awards 2010 Show 1
30 Jun 2016

Star Awards 2010 Show 1

Though we are not fans of short poofy dresses, not many ladies in their mid-forties can carry them off well like Kym.

Star Awards 2011 Show 2
Star Awards 2011 Show 2
30 Jun 2016

Star Awards 2011 Show 2

Only Kym could make a dress that resembles a pile of cupcake liners look this adorable. 

Star Awards 2012 Show 2
Star Awards 2012 Show 2
30 Jun 2016

Star Awards 2012 Show 2

Kym swapped her usual short dresses for a long and stunning sequined gown at the 2012 Star Awards. 

Dance Dance Dragon gala premiere (2012)
Dance Dance Dragon gala premiere (2012)
30 Jun 2016

Dance Dance Dragon gala premiere (2012)

Kym looks ethereal in this blush frilly number at the Dance Dance Dragon gala premiere.

Star Awards 2013 Show 2
Star Awards 2013 Show 2
30 Jun 2016

Star Awards 2013 Show 2

Who can forget Kym’s Barbie pink hair? She pulls it off so well, we wish she would try colours like blue or purple. 

Star Awards 2015 Show 2
Star Awards 2015 Show 2
30 Jun 2016

Star Awards 2015 Show 2

The cropped platinum blonde locks make Kym look more spunky and edgy, don’t you think?

2015
2015
30 Jun 2016

2015

Maybe it’s the way her hair was styled but we’re not lovin’ the Ronald McDonald red do.

Star Awards 2016 Part 2
Star Awards 2016 Part 2
30 Jun 2016

Star Awards 2016 Part 2

This was one of our favourite looks from Star Awards Part 2 – Kym was just a pair of fairy wings away from becoming a real-life Tinkerbell. 

Star Awards 2017
Star Awards 2017
30 Jun 2017

Star Awards 2017

Guess Kym loved the dress too. Here she is in a similar gown at the Star Awards the following year, this time, channelling a mermaid. 

Star Awards 2018
Star Awards 2018
29 Jun 2018

Star Awards 2018

While this gown is a little voluminous for Kym's petite frame, its neutral colour keeps it from overwhelming her completely.

Chinese New Year music video (2019)
Chinese New Year music video (2019)
26 Mar 2019

Chinese New Year music video (2019)

Kym looked like an old Hollywood starlet in the Mediacorp Chinese New Year MV in her off shoulder navy gown, red lip and hair done in finger waves.  

Photo: Instagram/@kym_ng 

River Hongbao (2019)
River Hongbao (2019)
26 Mar 2019

River Hongbao (2019)

Kym hosted the River Hongbao show looking as pretty as the peonies on her dress. 

Photo: Instagram/@kym_ng 

Asia Rainbow Awards (2019)
Asia Rainbow Awards (2019)
26 Mar 2019

Asia Rainbow Awards (2019)

Isn't Kym a vision of elegance in this lace bustier gown Rebecca Caroline? The petite host loved the dress so much that she got the bridal boutique to design her Star Awards gown this year. We can't wait to see it! 

Photo: Instagram/@kym_ng

Star Awards 2019
Star Awards 2019
27 Jun 2019

Star Awards 2019

While most female stars opted for gala-worthy gowns for this year's Star Awards red carpet, Kym bucked the trend and opted for a light blue pantsuit by Q Menswear. 

Star Awards 2019
Star Awards 2019
27 Jun 2019

Star Awards 2019

Kym switched into a strapless shimmery number to accept her All-Time Favourite Award on stage, looking every inch like a superstar.

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