Cynthia Koh To Her Younger Self: “Keep Evolving And Adapting”

If you had the opportunity to write to your younger self, what would you say? Six celebrities share heartfelt, honest notes to their younger selves, filled with advice, anecdotes and observations of how they’ve learnt, changed and grown over the years. Welcome to their letters!

This letter is from Cynthia Koh, who was our March 2000 and October 2003 cover girl.

Cynthia Koh To Her Younger Self: "Keep Evolving And Adapting"

Dear me,

Hey, you’ve done great so far! Don’t hesitate too much or overthink things.

After all, you’ve always been one to follow your heart over your head, and your intuition has always served you well.

You like to reinvent yourself – that’s a good habit. Keep evolving and adapting.

As American writer Alvin Toffler says, “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”

You may not see it yet, but all the past lessons in your life have a purpose, and in time to come, you’ll connect the dots and realise that this is all leading you towards fulfilling your higher purpose.


Cynthia was featured for our 20th Anniversary special in the October 2017 issue. Here’s how to recreate her look worn in ‘Glam Squad’, which featured our favourite cover girls over the last two decades: