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Ryan was born in Singapore on 1 August 1988. During his teenage years at Kent Ridge Secondary School, Ryan's studies were affected by the souring relationship between his parents. He was also involved in a gang and had been arrested on one occasion.<ref name=":0">Ryan Sylvia. "Draw My Life - Ryan Sylvia". ''YouTube.'' April 9, 2016. Accessed on 27 February 2019. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ0AK4gJ7GM</ref> After completing his secondary education, Ryan enrolled in the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) but left after six months.<ref>Ryan Sylvia. "Draw My Life - Ryan Sylvia". ''YouTube.'' April 9, 2016. Accessed on 27 February 2019. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ0AK4gJ7GM</ref> Subsequently, he worked as a model and dabbled in model management.<ref>Ryan Sylvia. "Draw My Life - Ryan Sylvia". ''YouTube.'' April 9, 2016. Accessed on 27 February 2019. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ0AK4gJ7GM</ref>
 
Ryan was born in Singapore on 1 August 1988. During his teenage years at Kent Ridge Secondary School, Ryan's studies were affected by the souring relationship between his parents. He was also involved in a gang and had been arrested on one occasion.<ref name=":0">Ryan Sylvia. "Draw My Life - Ryan Sylvia". ''YouTube.'' April 9, 2016. Accessed on 27 February 2019. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ0AK4gJ7GM</ref> After completing his secondary education, Ryan enrolled in the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) but left after six months.<ref>Ryan Sylvia. "Draw My Life - Ryan Sylvia". ''YouTube.'' April 9, 2016. Accessed on 27 February 2019. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ0AK4gJ7GM</ref> Subsequently, he worked as a model and dabbled in model management.<ref>Ryan Sylvia. "Draw My Life - Ryan Sylvia". ''YouTube.'' April 9, 2016. Accessed on 27 February 2019. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ0AK4gJ7GM</ref>
 
===Early career - Business ventures===
 
===Early career - Business ventures===
After completing his National Service, Ryan ran the food and beverage (F&B) franchise ''New York New York''.<ref>"[https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/singaporean-youtube-stars-make-their-mark-online-and-offline Singaporean YouTube stars make their mark online and offline]". ''The Straits Times.'' April 13, 2014. Accessed on 20 November 2019.</ref> He also set up ''Shi Wei Tian'' at Joo Chiat Place<ref>"[https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/singaporean-youtube-stars-make-their-mark-online-and-offline Singaporean YouTube stars make their mark online and offline]". ''The Straits Times.'' April 13, 2014. Accessed on 20 November 2019.</ref> which eventually closed down due to high rental costs and manpower issues.<ref>Ryan Sylvia. "Draw My Life - Ryan Sylvia". ''YouTube.'' April 9, 2016. Accessed on 27 February 2019. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ0AK4gJ7GM</ref> In an interview with Adrian Tan that was published in 2016, Ryan shared that following the failure of his two businesses, he was at "rock bottom" when Sylvia suggested that he pursue videography.<ref>Tan, Adrian. "[https://adriantan.com.sg/media-entrepreneur-ryan-tan/ Interview With Media Entrepreneur Ryan Tan]". ''Adian Tan''. May 24, 2016. Accessed on 20 November 2019.</ref> Additionally, the failed business ventures had left him in debt.<ref>Chow, Pamela. "[https://weekender.com.sg/w/events_entertainment/star-of-the-week/nocs-xi-guay-ong-actually-runs-whole-show/ Who’s The Boss Of Night Owl Cinematics? Hint: It’s Gotta Do With Xi Guay Ong]". ''Weekender''. April 5, 2016. Accessed on 20 November 2019.</ref>
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After completing his National Service, Ryan ran the food and beverage (F&B) franchise ''New York New York''.<ref>"[https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/singaporean-youtube-stars-make-their-mark-online-and-offline Singaporean YouTube stars make their mark online and offline]". ''The Straits Times.'' April 13, 2014. Accessed on 20 November 2019.</ref> He also set up ''Shi Wei Tian'' at Joo Chiat Place<ref>"[https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/singaporean-youtube-stars-make-their-mark-online-and-offline Singaporean YouTube stars make their mark online and offline]". ''The Straits Times.'' April 13, 2014. Accessed on 20 November 2019.</ref> which eventually closed down due to high rental costs and manpower issues.<ref>Ryan Sylvia. "Draw My Life - Ryan Sylvia". ''YouTube.'' April 9, 2016. Accessed on 27 February 2019. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ0AK4gJ7GM</ref> In an interview with Adrian Tan that was published in 2016, Ryan shared that following the failure of his two businesses, he was at "rock bottom" before Sylvia suggested for him to pursue videography.<ref>Tan, Adrian. "[https://adriantan.com.sg/media-entrepreneur-ryan-tan/ Interview With Media Entrepreneur Ryan Tan]". ''Adian Tan''. May 24, 2016. Accessed on 20 November 2019.</ref> Additionally, the failed business ventures had left him in debt.<ref>Chow, Pamela. "[https://weekender.com.sg/w/events_entertainment/star-of-the-week/nocs-xi-guay-ong-actually-runs-whole-show/ Who’s The Boss Of Night Owl Cinematics? Hint: It’s Gotta Do With Xi Guay Ong]". ''Weekender''. April 5, 2016. Accessed on 20 November 2019.</ref>
  
 
==Personal life==
 
==Personal life==

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