Side Hustler In Singapore: Freelance Model

by Wei Ying  April 8, 2022
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“Back then, working multiple jobs was necessary. More work equals more money. ”

Getting paid for how you look (you have to look good, of course) is literally a dream come true for anyone. However, this did not satisfy charming 28-year-old Indian freelance model and talent, Poobalan, who looks just like a Greek statue in a museum. He has bigger plans for his future.

Throughout your life, how many different types of side hustles have you had? What is your main hustle?

My friends and I had to pool money to buy a drink after street soccer.

– POOBALAN

Despite Poobalan’s hipster dressing, coupled with his air of confidence, he actually comes from a humble background.

Why do you choose to side hustle?

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A couple of kids playing soccer

How did you land in modelling?

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A side profile of Poobalan

How has your view about modelling changed since when you first started out?

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Poobalan featured in a print ad for Sentosa

Modelling and financial advising are two very different industries. How did modelling lead to the latter? Do the two work hand in hand for you?

I feel strongly about representing myself, my community, and the people that look like me, who were not as looked at in the past for modelling jobs and TVCs.

– POOBALAN

Do you find it hard to juggle modelling and financial advising?

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Poobalan was featured in an ad for Citibank

What is your all-time favourite shoot or commercial?

Glamorising that no rest is needed is not the way to go.

– POOBALAN

What is your take on the common ideology of hustle culture?

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Poobalan was featured in a television commercial for Mac Donald’s

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