Kimberly Wang

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Kimberly Wang
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Born
Kimberly Haley Wang Zhi Hui

26 January 1991
EducationDegree in Public Relations
Alma materTampines Junior College, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
Years active2004 - present day
Partner(s)Shane Pow

Kimberly Haley Wang Zhi Hui (王智荟) is a Singaporean actress, host and radio presenter at 987 FM alongside colleagues Gerald Koh, Charmian Tan, Joakim Gomez and Sonia Chew. As of September 2019, she hosts 'The Bright Side with Gerald and Kim'. She is also the girlfriend of Mediacorp actor, Shane Pow. Kimberly started her radio career in 2012 when she won 987 FM’s contest 'So You Wanna Be A DJ' in 2011.[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

Education[edit | edit source]

Before radio, Kimberly was in and out of the entertainment scene due to her commitments as a student.[2] She majored in public relations in Nanyang Technological University (NTU)’s Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information.[3] While she was in NTU, Kimberly was a student DJ for the university's radio station 'Radio Fusion'.[4] In 2012, she was the manager of the radio station.[5]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Kimberly and her partner, Shane Pow. Photo from 8 DAYS.

Relationship with Shane Pow[edit | edit source]

Kimberly and Mediacorp actor Shane Pow have been together since August 2016. The couple dated each other for a few months before officially getting together. Kimberly and Shane first met when they had to work together for a performance on the President’s Star Charity.[6]

Interests & hobbies[edit | edit source]

Kimberly used to be a netball player in primary school, secondary school and junior college.[7] She is an avid fan of rock climbing and crafts such as writing, photography and calligraphy.[8] Kimberly is also a self-proclaimed sneakerhead. In May 2018, she revealed that she had 130 sneakers in her collection.[9]

Radio (2012 - present day)[edit | edit source]

As of September 2019, Gerald Koh and Kimberly Wang are co-hosts for the segment 'Get Up with Gerald & Kim'.

In 2011, Kimberly participated in ‘So You Wanna Be a DJ’, a contest organised by Mediacorp to seek out talents for radio stations. She emerged the winner out of 400 participants and landed herself a one-year contract with Mediacorp.[10] She started as a part-time deejay on the weekends at 987 FM when the radio station was still at *SCAPE. During this time, she hosted a segment from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturdays.[11] She started her radio career full-time upon completing her degree in 2012.

Year Show segment Radio station Refs.
November 2017 - present day Get Up with Gerald and Kim 987 FM -
September 2017 - November 2017 Get Up with Gerald, Kim and Adam 987 FM [12]
January 2017 - July 2017 Rise and Grind with Charmian Tan 987 FM [13]
March 2015 - August 2017 The Happy Ending with Kim 987 FM [14]
January 2014 - February 2015 The Hit List with Kimberly Wang 987 FM [15]

Acting[edit | edit source]

Kimberly was a theatre actress and performer since she was four years old. At nine years old, she was talent-spotted by Mediacorp’s Channel 8 in a Chinese drama class. She then went on to act in several dramas such as ‘Double Happiness 1’ and ‘Double Happiness 2’ as well as ‘The Shining Star’.[16]

Kimberly Wang (second from left) pictured in a screengrab from Channel 8's drama 'Double Happiness' (2004).

Television[edit | edit source]

Year Channel Television Programme Character/Role Refs.
2019 Channel U Remember Us This Way 到此一游 Rain [17]
2018 Toggle Dance With Me Vanessa -
Love At Cavenagh Bridge 加文纳桥的约定 Juliana [18]
2017 Channel 8 My Teacher Is a Thug 爱不迟疑 Kelly 凯丽 [19][20]
Channel 5 Tanglin Lauren [21]
2016 Toggle TGI...WTF (Thank God It's...Wed, Thu, Fri) Cast -
K.O. Ally [22]
Channel 5 Rojak Patricia -
2015 Channel U Love? 限量爱情 Jiajia -
2006 Channel 8 The Shining Star 星闪闪 Lora [23]
2005 Double Happiness 喜临门 Lana -
2004

Hosting[edit | edit source]

Television[edit | edit source]

Kimberly on the set of 'The Internship'. Photo from Kimberly Wang's Facebook.
Year Channel Television Programme Character/ Role Refs.
2018 Channel 5 The Internship Host -
Our Makan Place: Lost and Found S6
Toggle Star Awards 2018 Teasers 幕后之击 口无遮拦 Voiceover [24]
2017 President’s Challenge President’s Star Charity 2017 Host [25]
Channel 8 Star Awards 2017 Backstage Host [26]
Take A Break! 说走就走 短假游 Host [27][28]
Toggle Hear My Thoughts 混口饭吃而已 Herself [29]
2016 Channel 8 Closet Secrets Episode 4 Participant [30][31]
2015 Okto Youth Celebrate! - SG50 Host [32]
2015 Channel 5 National Science Challenge Host [33]

Events[34][edit | edit source]

Kimberly Wang (middle) hosted the SEA games in 2015 alongside Paul Sng (left) and Shrey Bhargava right). Photo from Kimberly Wang's Facebook.
Gerald Koh and Kimberly Wang visit various schools in Singapore under the video segment, '#987VisitMyCanteen'. Screengrab from 987FM's Facebook video.

Kimberly has hosted events for companies like Pandora, Adidas and Mulberry. She was also a presenter for the 2015 SEA Games.[35]

Year Event Refs.
2019 Ambrosial Launch [36]
Pandora Autumn Collection Launch [37]
Adidas X Parley Run For The Oceans 2019 [38]
MAC Cosmetics’ Every Shade of You Campaign [39]
Mulberry Spring/Summer 2019 Collection Presentation [40]
Nanyang Polytechnic Open House 2019 [41]
Shatec Open House 2019 [42]
2018 Clarke Quay Countdown Block Party 2019 [43]
NYP Jam 2018 Finals [44]
Guinness Great Grill Out [45]
Mercedes Benz A Class Launch [46]
987FM School Invasions (Multiple) [47][48][49]
Adidas VivoCity dual-concept store opening and P.O.D. System sneakers launch [50]
Adidas X Parley Run For The Oceans 2018 [51]
Mulberry Spring/Summer 2018 Collection Presentation [52]
NYP Jam 2017 Finals [53]
2017 Celebrate 2018: Party with the Stars [54][55]
Mamonde Takashimaya S.C. Boutique Grand Opening [56][57]
KENZO World Collection Launch [58]
NUSSU Rag and Flag -
Rep with Steps Challenge Finals [59]
RWS Party In the Park 2017 [60]
2016 987 Radio Star [61]
2015 Youth Celebrate 2015 and Official Opening of Singapore Sports Hub [62]
Toggle Rebranding roadshows (in dual languages) -
Samsung Gear S2 Launch -
SEA Games 2015 [63]
1965 Movie Gala Premiere and Red Carpet -
2010 Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore -
Youth Olympic Games [64]

Other career highlights[edit | edit source]

Brand endorsement[edit | edit source]

Kimberly has run several giveaways on her Instagram account for companies such as Adidas,[65] The Body Shop[66] and Mamonde. In 2019, Kimberly was announced as the first ZOFF ambassador for Singapore.[67]

ohhowstrange x Curious Creatures[edit | edit source]

In 2019, Kimberly collaborated with Curious Creatures, a Singaporean jewellery brand to design a jewellery collection. The collection comprises of a necklace, a pair of ear studs, a bracelet and a necklace.[68]

References / Citations[edit | edit source]

  1. Hon, Jing Yi. “New deejay line-up on MediaCorp radio stations”. Today. January 3, 2019. Accessed 23 September 2019.
  2. Mediacorp. “Kimberly Wang”. Toggle. n.d. Accessed 25 September 2019.
  3. Wang, Meng Meng. “Sounds Like a Perfect 10”. Nanyang Technological University. 2012. Accessed 25 September 2019.
  4. Freeman, Bradley C., and Yokonathan Ramakrishnan. “Education and Campus Radio” in Singapore Radio: Then and Now pp. 83-94. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016.
  5. Wang, Meng Meng. “Sounds Like a Perfect 10”. Nanyang Technological University. 2012. Accessed 25 September 2019.
  6. Lee, Wei Lin. “Shane Pow and 987FM DJ Kimberly Wang are officially together”. Today. August 26, 2016. Accessed 24 September 2019.
  7. Health Promotion Board. “Bouncing to the Finish Line”. HealthHub. Accessed 26 September 2019.
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  9. Chan, Ilsa. “Celeb sneakerheads whose shoe collections are out of control”. Toggle. May 10, 2018. Accessed 23 September 2019.
  10. Yeo, Christie. “Best Things Under S$10: 987FM's Kimberly Wang”. TODAY Online. May 8, 2014. Accessed 26 September 2019.
  11. Wang, Meng Meng. “Sounds Like a Perfect 10”. Nanyang Technological University. 2012. Accessed 25 September 2019.
  12. 987FM. "Get up with Gerald, Kimberly Wang and Adam". Facebook. August 22, 2017. Accessed on 18 October 2019.
  13. 987FM. “Rise & Grind with Kimberly Wang”. Facebook. August 1, 2017. Accessed on 18 October 2019.
  14. Mediacorp. “987FM New Radio Shows”. Facebook. August 18, 2017. Accessed 27 September 2019.
  15. Hon, Jing Yi. “New Deejay Line-up on MediaCorp Radio Stations”. TODAY. January 3, 2014. Accessed 27 September 2019.
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  17. Mediacorp. “Fresh! Takes – Remember Us This Way Fresh! 新登场 – 到此一游”. Toggle. Accessed 25 September 2019.
  18. Mediacorp. “Love At Cavenagh Bridge加文纳桥的约定 Show Info”. Toggle. Accessed 25 September 2019.
  19. Mediacorp. “My Teacher Is a Thug 爱不迟疑”. Toggle. Accessed 26 September 2019.
  20. Wang, Kimberly Haley (@ohhowstrange). “Kimberly’s dedication post to My Teacher Is a Thug”. Instagram. October 1, 2017. Accessed 26 September 2019.
  21. Wang, Kimberly Haley (@ohhowstrange). “Kimberly announces her appearance in Channel 5 and Channel 8 dramas”. Instagram. September 4, 2017. Accessed 26 September 2019.
  22. Mediacorp. “K.O.Toggle. Accessed 25 September 2019.
  23. Mediacorp. “The Shining Star 星闪闪 Show Info”. Toggle. Accessed 26 September 2019.
  24. Mediacorp. “Star Awards 2018 Teasers 幕后之击 口无遮拦 Show Info”. Toggle. Accessed 25 September 2019.
  25. Wang, Kimberly Haley (@ohhowstrange). “Kimberly hosts the President’s Star Challenge alongside Gurmit Singh, Glenda Chong and Paul Foster”. Instagram. September 25, 2019. Accessed 16 September 2019.
  26. Wang, Kimberly Haley (@ohhowstrange). “Kimberly hosts Star Awards Backstage Segment”. Instagram. April 17, 2017. Accessed 26 September 2019.
  27. Mediacorp. “Take A Break! 说走就走 短假游 - EP13”. Toggle. Accessed 26 September 2019.
  28. Wang, Kimberly Haley (@ohhowstrange). “Kimberly hosts Take A Break! 说走就走 短假游 - EP13 with Jeremy Chan, Desmond Ng and Michelle Wong”. Instagram. March 30, 2017. Accessed 26 September 2019.
  29. Mediacorp. “Hear My Thoughts 混口饭吃而已 Show Info”. Toggle. Accessed 25 September 2019.
  30. Mediacorp. “Closet Secrets 衣橱密语 - EP4”. Toggle. Accessed 27 September 2019.
  31. Wang, Kimberly Haley (@ohhowstrange). “Kimberly participates in Closet Secrets Episode 4”. Instagram. November 22, 2016. Accessed 26 September 2019.
  32. Mediacorp. “Youth Celebrate! Show Info".Toggle. Accessed 25 September 2019.
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  35. Page 29 Advertisements Column 1”. Today. June 13, 2015. Accessed September 27, 2019. Retrieved from NewspaperSG.
  36. Wang, Kimberly Haley (@ohhowstrange). “Kimberly hosts Ambrosial Launch Event”. Instagram. September 25, 2019. Accessed 26 September 2019.
  37. Wang, Kimberly Haley (@ohhowstrange). “Kimberly hosts Pandora Autumn Collection Launch Event”. Instagram. September 14, 2019. Accessed 26 September 2019.
  38. Wang, Kimberly Haley (@ohhowstrange). “Adidas X Parley Run For The Oceans Event”. Instagram. June 9, 2019. Accessed 26 September 2019.
  39. Wang, Kimberly Haley (@ohhowstrange). “MAC Cosmetics’ Every Shade of You Campaign”. Instagram. April 7, 2019. Accessed September 26, 2019. Retrieved from:
  40. Wang, Kimberly Haley (@ohhowstrange). “Kimberly hosts Mulberry Spring/Summer 2019 Collection Presentation”. Instagram. March 31, 2019. Accessed 26 September 2019.
  41. Wang, Kimberly Haley (@ohhowstrange). “Kimberly hosts Nanyang Polytechnic Open House 2019”. Instagram. January 12, 2019. Accessed 26 September 2019.
  42. Wang, Kimberly Haley (@ohhowstrange). “Kimberly hosts Shatec Open House 2019”. Instagram. January 12, 2019. Accessed 26 September 2019.
  43. Koh, En Lin. “Party On”. The Business Times. December 28, 2018. Accessed 26 September 2019.
  44. Wang, Kimberly Haley (@ohhowstrange). “Kimberly hosts NYP Jam 2018”. Instagram. December 14, 2018. Accessed 26 September 2019.
  45. Wang, Kimberly Haley (@ohhowstrange). “Kimberly hosts Guinness Great Grill Out”. Instagram. November 20, 2018. Accessed 26 September 2019.
  46. Wang, Kimberly Haley (@ohhowstrange). “Kimberly hosts Mercedes Benz A Class Launch”. Instagram. November 16, 2018. Accessed 26 September 2019.
  47. Wang, Kimberly Haley (@ohhowstrange). “Kimberly and Gerald hosts 987FM School Invasion to Raffles Institution”. Instagram. February 21, 2018. Accessed 26 September 2019.
  48. Wang, Kimberly Haley (@ohhowstrange). “Kimberly and Gerald hosts 987FM School Invasion to Kent Ridge Secondary School”. Instagram. August 14, 2018. Accessed 26 September 2019.
  49. Wang, Kimberly Haley (@ohhowstrange). “Kimberly and Gerald hosts 987FM School Invasion to SCGS”. Instagram. September 19, 2018. Accessed 26 September 2019.
  50. Wang, Kimberly Haley (@ohhowstrange). “Kimberly hosts adidas VivoCity dual-concept store opening and P.O.D. System sneakers launch”. Instagram. June 17, 2018. Accessed 26 September 2019.
  51. Wang, Kimberly Haley (@ohhowstrange). “Kimberly hosts adidas X Parley Run For The Oceans". Instagram. June 17, 2018. Accessed 26 September 2019.
  52. Wang, Kimberly Haley (@ohhowstrange). “Kimberly hosts Mulberry Spring/Summer 2018 Collection Presentation”. Instagram. April 19, 2018. Accessed 26 September 2019.
  53. Wang, Kimberly Haley (@ohhowstrange). “Kimberly hosts NYP Jam 2017”. Instagram. January 4, 2018. Accessed 26 September 2019.
  54. Wang, Kimberly Haley (@ohhowstrange). “Kimberly hosts Celebrate 2018: Party with the Stars with The Muttons and Natasha”. Instagram. December 31, 2017. Accessed 26 September 2019.
  55. The Honeycombers. “Celebrate 2018: Party with the Stars”. Honeycombers. Accessed 26 September 2019.
  56. Wang, Kimberly Haley (@ohhowstrange). “Kimberly hosts Mamonde Takashimaya S.C. Boutique Grand Opening”. Instagram. November 24, 2017. Accessed 26 September 2019.
  57. Mamonde Singapore. “Kimberly hosts Mamonde Takashimaya S.C. Boutique Grand Opening”. Facebook. November 25, 2017. Accessed 26 September 2019.
  58. Wang, Kimberly Haley (@ohhowstrange). “Kimberly hosts KENZO World Collection Launch”. Instagram. August 31, 2017. Accessed 26 September 2019.
  59. Health Promotion Board. “Bouncing to the Finish Line”. HealthHub. Accessed 26 September 2019.
  60. Wang, Kimberly Haley (@ohhowstrange). “Kimberly hosts RWS Party In the Park 2017”. Instagram. January 13, 2017. Accessed 26 September 2019.
  61. Wang, Kimberly Haley (@ohhowstrange). “Kimberly hosts 987 Radio Star”. Instagram. June 30, 2016. Accessed 26 September 2019.
  62. Wang, Kimberly Haley (@ohhowstrange). “Youth Celebrate 2015 and Official Opening of Singapore Sports Hub”. Instagram. July 26, 2015. Accessed 26 September 2019.
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  65. Wang, Kimberly Haley (@ohhowstrange). “Kimberly hosts giveaway for adidas products”. Instagram. December 20, 2018. Accessed September 26, 2019. Retrieved from: https://www.instagram.com/p/Brm7E9zHs8k/
  66. Wang, Kimberly Haley (@ohhowstrange). “Kimberly hosts giveaway for The Body Shop products”. Instagram. December 21, 2018. Accessed September 26, 2019. Retrieved from: https://www.instagram.com/p/BrpjIGJnjWz/
  67. Wang, Kimberly Haley (@ohhowstrange). “Kimberly announced as first ZOFF ambassador for Singapore”. Instagram. April 3, 2019. Accessed 26 September 2019.
  68. Curious Creatures. “Strange x Curious - 4-Piece Set - Cranberry Tourmaline in Rose Gold”. Curious Creatures. Accessed 26 September 2019.