Debbie Soon

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Debbie Soon
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Born3 April 1997
Alma materQueenstown Secondary School
Height165 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Spouse(s)JianHao Tan (m. 2019)
ChildrenStarley Tan (b. 2019)

Debbie Soon (born 3 April 1997) is a Singaporean influencer under Titan Digital Media.[1] She is married to the Singaporean YouTuber, JianHao Tan.[2][3] As of September 2022, Debbie has over 415,000 followers on Instagram.[4]

Background[edit | edit source]

Education[edit | edit source]

After achieving a score of 219 for her Primary School Leaving examinations (PSLE),[5] Debbie enrolled in Queensway Secondary School.[6] She then furthered her studies in Hotel Management[7] at Singapore Polytechnic.[8][9] Debbie eventually withdrew from the polytechnic course, having stated that she had not enjoyed it.[5]

Marriage to Jianhao Tan[edit | edit source]

JianHao and Debbie pictured at their solemnisation ceremony in 2019. Photo from Instagram.

The couple first met at the pet grooming salon where Debbie had been working at.[10] At the time, JianHao had intended to bring his pet Pomeranian for grooming. Debbie and JianHao started dating in 2015 and by March 2019, the two were engaged.[2][10][11][12] JianHao proposed to Debbie by pranking her into attending a fake Skechers launch event that he orchestrated.[13] The couple had their solemnisation ceremony at Rasa Sentosa in Singapore on 21 May 2019.[14][15]

Children[edit | edit source]

On 14 April 2019, the couple announced that they were pregnant with their first child.[16] When the announcement was made, Debbie was already sixteen weeks pregnant.[17] Debbie and JianHao organised a gender reveal party, announcing that they were having a daughter.[18] Debbie gave birth to Starley on 19 September 2019.[3][19] The family owns a vlogging channel, JEBBEY FAMILY, which was previously under the name KINGHAO. As of September 2022, the channel currently has 763,000 subscribers.[20]

Career[edit | edit source]

Early Career - Pet groomer and baker[edit | edit source]

One of the custom dog-friendly cakes by Debbie when she was running The Woof Barkery. Photo from Instagram.

Before becoming an influencer, Debbie worked as a pet groomer.[21][22] She also used to run a pet bakery called The Woof Barkery[23] having been skilled in making baked goods for dogs.[22] In an interview on The Team Titan Show, Debbie shared that she stopped running the business because her lifestyle involved impromptu travel plans that left little time for entertaining potential customers.[22]

Influencer[edit | edit source]

Debbie has advertised for brands like Shopee[24], London Weight Management[25] and Somethinc[26] on her Instagram page.

Titan Digital Media - Actress and host[edit | edit source]

Debbie pictured in the thumbnail for one of her Expecting Soon episodes. Photo from YouTube.

As a personality under Titan Digital Media, Debbie is often featured in videos on the following YouTube channels - JianHao Tan, LADIES FIRST, THE IN CENTRAL, TITAN GAMERS, and PLAYTIME TV.[1] These channels are under Titan Digital Media.

Debbie plays the eponymous character 'Debbie' in The Titan Academy (School Series), also known as Class T1T5, on the JianHao Tan YouTube channel. On LADIES FIRST, Debbie was one of the hosts for Bridesmaid Duties and the main host for Expecting Soon.

Collaborations[edit | edit source]

Debbie has made video appearances on YouTube channels like Night Owl Cinematics and Ridhwan Azman.[27][28] She was the guest star in the sixteenth episode of the meWATCH series Prank It! which aired on 24 January 2020.[29]

Other ventures[edit | edit source]

WooW - Dessert Bar Manager (2016 - 2017)[edit | edit source]

Debbie was the manager at WooW - a dessert bar that was founded by JianHao and two other partners in August 2016.[30] By September 2017, JianHao and Debbie were no longer working with WooW due to internal conflicts with the other partners.[10] In the interview, Debbie also mentioned that she had prior experience working in the F&B industry before joining WooW.

The Starry Co - Founder (2020 - Present)[edit | edit source]

In 2020, Debbie established the online jewellery brand, The Starry Co.[31] According to the store’s website, they produce locally-designed Diamond Simulant pieces for everyday wear.[32] The brand’s name was inspired by her daughter, Starley.[32]

Media coverage[edit | edit source]

Mustshare News (2019)[edit | edit source]

On 21 March 2019, Mustshare News ran an article on Debbie, detailing facts about her early career and relationship with Jianhao Tan.[8] In it, she reveals that she met Jianhao while working as a pet groomer for his Pomeranian, Buncha.[8] The two would later publicly reveal their relationship in 2016 through a YouTube video.[8][11]

Yahoo! Singapore (2019)[edit | edit source]

Debbie was featured in a Yahoo!Singapore article on 17 April 2019 with her husband Jianhao Tan, which covered her pregnancy and the couple’s preparations as they welcomed their first child.[17] In this article, she shared how she had suspicions that she was pregnant after her period tracker notified her that her period was 57 days late.[17] Following a pregnancy test, the couple scheduled a doctor’s appointment to confirm the pregnancy.[17]

The couple also revealed that building a family together was their “ultimate goal”, and while this pregnancy “came a little bit earlier than expected”, they were still “really excited”.[16][17]

References/ Citations[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Our Influencers”. Titan Digital Media. n.d. Accessed on 23 September 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Singsaver.com.sg. “YouTuber Tan JianHao on his marriage plans and relationship finances”. AsiaOne. March 2, 2019. Accessed on 20 April 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Lee, Mavis. "YouTuber Jianhao Tan & His Wife Are Giving Birth Now, The Internet Is Freaking Out With Them". MustShare News. September 19, 2019. Accessed on 5 May 2020.
  4. “@debbwie”. Instagram. n.d. Accessed 23 September 2022.
  5. 5.0 5.1 JEBBEY FAMILY. “Assumptions About Me… (Debbie)”. YouTube. March 24, 2020. Accessed on 23 September 2022.
  6. qss queensway. “QSS magazine 2013”. issuu. October 24, 2013. Accessed on 21 April 2020.
  7. Abdullah, Alfieyah. “YouTuber to serial entrepreneur: Debbie Soon on starting her own jewellery brand at only 25”. Vulcan Post. August 1, 2022. Accessed on 23 September 2022.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 7 Things About Debbie Soon, Besides Her Becoming Mrs JianHao Tan Soon”. MS News. March 21, 2019. Accessed on 20 April 2020.
  9. Singsaver. “Youtube Star Tan Jianhao Shares His Marriage Plans And How He Manages Relationship Finances”. Her World. March 4, 2019. Accessed on 22 April 2020.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 TEAM TITAN. “How JianHao and Debbie Met and What Happened to WooW? - The Team Titan Show”. YouTube. April 21, 2020. Accessed on 21 April 2020.
  11. 11.0 11.1 JianHao Tan. “MEET MY NEW GIRLFRIEND”. YouTube. August 6, 2017. Accessed on 20 April 2020.
  12. @debbwie”. Instagram. March 17, 2019. Accessed on 20 April 2020.
  13. JianHao Tan. “The Big Surprise Proposal - JianHao Tan & Debbie” . YouTube. March 17, 2019. Accessed on 20 April 2020.
  14. JianHao Tan. “JianHao Tan and Debbie’s Wedding”. YouTube. July 14, 2019. Accessed on 20 April 2020.
  15. Ruth Y. “JianHao Tan and Debbie Soon want tech-free childhood for their daughter”. ALVINOLOGY. August 23, 2019. Accessed on 21 April 2020.
  16. 16.0 16.1 JianHao Tan. “We're Having a Baby!”. YouTube. April 14, 2019. Accessed on 30 May 2019.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 Ang, Wenting. “Singapore YouTuber and celebrity couple Jianhao Tan and Debbie Soon expecting first Child”. Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore. April 17, 2019. Accessed on 21 April 2020.
  18. JianHao Tan. “Boy or Girl? - Gender Reveal Party”.YouTube. May 5, 2019. Accessed on 20 April 2020.
  19. debbwie. "Happy Birthday my little tofu princess 👸🏻 thank you for cooperating with me and making my entire pregnancy journey so smooth and happy 💖👶🏻⭐️ you are more than we could ever ask for! We love you forever and always 👨‍👩‍👧 19.09.19". Instagram. September 19, 2019. Accessed on 20 April 2020.
  20. JEBBEY FAMILY. “JEBBEY FAMILY”. YouTube. n.d. Accessed on 23 September 2022.
  21. YouTube star Jianhao Tan, fiancee Debbie Soon: We’re having a baby!”. Young Parents. April 15, 2019. Accessed on 22 April 2020.
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 TEAM TITAN. “Debbie on Marriage, Quarantine and Being a Young Mom”. YouTube. April 15, 2020. Accessed on 21 April 2020.
  23. @thewoofbarkery”. Instagram. Accessed on 21 April 2020
  24. @debbwie”. Instagram. November 29, 2019. Accessed on 21 April 2020.
  25. @debbwie”. Instagram. December 12, 2019. Accessed on 21 April 2020.
  26. @debbwie”. Instagram. July 7, 2022. Accessed on 23 September 2022.
  27. Ryan Sylvia. “12 Types of Classmates!”. YouTube. May 6, 2018. Accessed on 22 April 2020.
  28. Ridhwan Azman. “Types of People You Meet After Break Up”. YouTube. October 7, 2018. Accessed on 22 April 2020.
  29. meWATCH. “Prank It! 这个是不是Prank?! EP16”. YouTube. January 24, 2020. Accessed on 22 April 2020.
  30. @thejianhaotan”. Instagram. November 3, 2017. Accessed on 21 April 2020.
  31. @thestarry.co”. Instagram. n.d. Accessed on 23 September 2022.
  32. 32.0 32.1 Our Starry Story”. The Starry Co. n.d. Accessed on 23 September 2022.