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Charmian Tan
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Born
Tan Yu Xuan Charmian

29 June 1993
EducationDiploma in Media Communications, Degree in Communication Studies
Alma materPair Ris Crest Secondary School, Singapore Polytechnic, National Technological University (WKWSCI)
Parent(s)
  • Cathy Chng (mother)

Charmian Tan is a Singaporean radio presenter at 987FM alongside colleagues like Joakim Gomez and Sonia Chew. As of 2019, she hosts the weekday show ‘Hot 20 Countdown’ from 8 PM to 12 AM.[1][2] When she was an intern at 987FM, Charmian co-hosted radio shows alongside Kimberly Wang and Gerald Koh.[3][4] In 2014, Charmian was the first runner-up in 987FM’s ‘Radio Star’ competition, which propelled her into a full-time radio career.[5][6] On top of being a radio show host, Charmian has experience in television hosting and acting. In 2018, she co-starred in a Chinese film titled: 'The Big Day (简单的婚礼)'.[7]

Background

Charmian Tan circa 2016/ 2017. Photo from WKWSCI Alumni Magazine.

Charmian Tan attended Pasir Ris Crest Secondary School.[8] In 2013, she graduated from Singapore Polytechnic (SP) with a Diploma in Media Communications. During her time at SP, she was the pioneer Programme Director for the campus radio station ‘SPACE’ for one and a half years.[9]


Charmian pursued a degree in Communication Studies at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI) in Nanyang Technological University (NTU). She graduated from university in 2017.[10] In university, she was involved in ‘Paparazzi’ — a student-run theatre production house. In 2014, she played the role of ‘Mrs. Bonniface’ in ‘The Beaux Stratagem’.[11][12][13] In 2019, Charmian completed a Summer Intensive program at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts.[14][15]


During her university days, Charmian interned at 987FM where she was a part of the radio shows ‘The Pantry Dash’ and ‘Hotdogs and a Bun’.

Personal life

Born as Tan Yu Xuan Charmian on 29 June 1993, Charmian Tan is the elder of two siblings.[16][17] She has a younger brother named Cleon Tan and her mother is Cathy Chng.[18]


Charmian Tan is a fan of the American singer-songwriter, Taylor Swift.[19] As part of her university module, Charmian created a Youtube video titled "How To Be Like Taylor Swift".[20] In a 2017 interview with 8 Days, Charmian mentioned that watching ‘The Lizzie McGuire Movie' as a young girl inspired her to follow her ambitions.[21]

Personal advocacy

Charmian acting in a social experiment for the 'After Words' campaign. Screengrab from YouTube video.

After Words

As part of her final year university project, Charmian was involved in a social campaign titled ‘After Words’ in 2016. The project started a dialogue around the verbally aggressive behaviour observed among Singaporean couples. The campaign spanned a total of nine months and comprised of a social experiment, an experiential pop-up and an online video series featuring dialogues between couples.[22][23][24]

Other campaigns

Year Campaign Notes
2018 How are you today? Pledged support to the “How are you today?” campaign that was organised by Samaritans of Singapore.[25]
2018 The Big Heart Participated in a celebrity shoe design auction. The proceeds from the shoe sales went to the Community Chest.[26][27]

Career highlights

Radio

Charmian has been an on-air radio presenter for 987 FM since 2014. Photo from Charmian's Instagram.

In 2014, Charmian came in first runner up for 987 FM's 'Radio Star'. Her success in this competition kickstarted her career as a radio presenter.

Year Show segment Radio station
2017 - Present[28] Hot 20 Countdown

(co-hosted with Preetipls from 2017 - 2018)[29][30][31][32]

987FM
August 2017 Make A Date with Charmian Tan[33] 987FM
January 2017 - July 2017 Rise and Grind with Kimberly Wang[34] 987FM
2016 - 2017 Hotdogs and a Bun with Gerald Koh and Adam Piperdy[35] 987FM
2016 - January 2017[36] Pantry Dash[37] 987FM
July 2015 - 2016 Say It With Music[38] 987FM
2013 Intern[39][40] HOT FM 91.3

Hosting (Events)

Charmian hosting the Shiseido WASO launch in 2017. Photo from Shiseido Singapore's Facebook page.
Year Event
2019 “The Power of No” —  Character and Citizenship Education lesson with students from SOTA[41]
2017 Shiseido WASO launch at The Summerhouse[42]
2017 Clarke Quay - A Wander Soireé: Countdown by the Quay[43]
2017 Preview screening of ‘The Break Up List’ (directed by Tree Potatoes) with Joakim Gomez at Singapore Polytechnic[44]
2016 #987NandosOnWheels event at Westgate[45]
2015 The Kidz Academy 2015 — A children’s education fair[46]
2015 Cornetto Shake It Off Battle with Kimberly Wang[47]

Hosting (Television)

Joakim Gomez and Charmian Tan on the set of Make It Count - a children's television series about Mathematics. Photo from Comfort Design.
Year TV Channel Programme
2018 OKTO The Nationals[48][49][50]
2018 OKTO Make It Count[51]

Media appearances & collaborations

Year Event / Appearance
2019 A part of Nike x AW LAB #WMNSTOGETHER campaign[52]
2019 Sharing session with students of TPemcees at Temasek Polytechnic[53]
2019 Guest bartender at Almost Famous Craft Beer Bar[54]
2018 Appeared on Channel News Asia's 'Challenge Tomorrow' S2 Ep1: Media Revolution[55]
2018 Voice over project for FAM! — Mediacorp sitcom series[56]
2017 Featured on 8 Days magazine[57]
2014 A part of ‘Train of Dreams’ — a series of live performances at MRT stations, supported by the National Youth Council[58]
2012 Part of [email protected] 2012[59][60]

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