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All Grown Up and Loving Life

Well-loved personality Jamie Yeo balances work, family and health perfectly

edited JamieA familiar face to many, Jamie Yeo has been in the public spotlight since her teens. The starlet shot to stardom as Tammy in the well-known drama series Growing Up on Channel 5, and quickly became a household name. She has come a long way since then, expanding her repertoire in the entertainment industry to include TV host, radio deejay, voiceover talent and emcee.

Fast forward to today and Jamie is all grown up. The busy multi-hyphenate has two more grand achievements under her belt – mother and entrepreneur. That’s right, the ever fresh-faced beauty, who garnered the “Most Popular” and “Favourite DJ” awards, has a favourite personality of her own – her little daughter Alysia. This dedicated yummy mummy sets aside time every day for her personal audience of one. Lucky Aly!

Jamie’s passion for being a mother has in turn given birth to Mums.sg, an online shopping portal and community just for mums that Jamie co-founded.

With so much going on, Jamie still makes her family’s health a top priority, following healthy practices faithfully. Talk about discipline!

Life is certainly full for Jamie at the moment… and very fulfilling. We say, more power to this Power98FM powerhouse! Hear from Jamie as she shares with Ezyhealth more about her work, keeping healthy, and her role of a lifetime, motherhood.

 

Ezyhealth: Please give us a little background about yourself – childhood memories or experiences you want to share, education, family, pet peeves, anything that you feel comfortable sharing with us.

Jamie: I never thought I’d work in the entertainment industry. When I was 15, I wanted to be a Genetic Engineer. I read lots of books on it and did lots of research. Then I left the States for Singapore, started partying and actually having a life. Now look at me, I’ve been a model/actress/TV/radio presenter for almost two decades. Life sometimes turns out unexpectedly. You just have to deal with it as it comes.

I remember my first acting job. I was 17 and landed a bit part in a play called The Singapore Carol. I was paid a pittance – a mere $150 for a month’s work. I took it and enjoyed it and met lots of industry people who later played a big part in my career.

Ezyhealth: You’re an actress, TV presenter, radio personality, director of UpFront Media, founder of Mums.sg, and a mum! How do you manage your time to be all these? 

Jamie: Honestly I don’t know how I do it too! Sometimes I go to bed at the end of the day totally exhausted. I try to catch up on sleep over the weekends. What it is, is that my social life has really taken a backseat the past few months and it’s going to get worse as I will be presenting the World Cup shows (the daily review show) for Singtel Mio soon. That’s going to be tough!

Ezyhealth: I’m sure your top priority now is your family. How has motherhood changed you?

Jamie: It’s made me healthier. I’ve realised that I need to take care of my health if I want to be around for a long time for my daughter. Also, the meals we cook are now consumed by Aly so everything has to be as healthy and non-processed as possible.

Ezyhealth: What do you like most about being a mother? 

Jamie: That I get to be a mother to the most gorgeous, most darling, most incredible little girl. I get to kiss this sweet little girl goodnight every night and take care of her and have her call me Mummy. It is an honour and the best thing I’ve done.

Ezyhealth: What’s your typical day like?Jason Jamie and Sonja

Jamie: I wake up at 5.50am and go do my radio show till 10am. Go to the gym after, then pick Aly up from school. Send her back, settle her lunch and then rush out for meetings/shoots. Come back by evening ideally and if I’m not hosting any events, have dinner with the family, shower Aly and put her to bed by reading her a couple of stories and chatting with her about school and herself. And then settle down in front of my laptop to deal with emails and work.

Ezyhealth: When do you feel the healthiest?

Jamie: After a good night’s rest, a workout at the gym and a healthy meal.

Ezyhealth: How do you ensure that your family is eating and living healthy?

Jamie: I read all labels on the food packaging before buying them. I make sure we eat superfoods like organic blueberries and spinach everyday. I don’t buy food (including vegetables, fruit, etc) from certain countries that I feel don’t have strict pesticide laws. I try to go with hormone-free meats as much as I can, and we don’t eat many processed foods like canned food and stuff like fishcake and bread that lasts forever.

Ezyhealth: Please tell us about Mums.sg. How and why did you start it?

Jamie: I started it with a friend because we saw a market for an online community for mums in Singapore to get connected, market their products and shop.

Ezyhealth: With your busy schedule, how do you manage to keep fit? What’s your secret?

Jamie: I work out at the gym at least twice a week, eat carbs moderately (I eat half the portion of carbs I used to eat in my twenties), drink lots of water, eat blueberries and spinach every day and try to get at least six hours of sleep every night.

Ezyhealth: Any beauty tips for our readers as well? 

Jamie: Drink lots of water. It’s a cliche but it does wonders for your health.

Ezyhealth: What can your fans expect from you in the upcoming months? Any exciting projects in the pipeline?

Jamie: Yes! I will be hosting the World Cup review shows for Singtel Mio every single day of the World Cup. It will be the only show in Singapore where you can get all the highlights, goals of the night’s matches and more. I will also be broadcasting live World Cup updates on Power 98FM throughout the season.

 

Jamie hosts “The Power Breakfast Show”together with Jason and Sonja, weekdays 6am to 10am on Power 98FM.

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