Hubert Burda Media

BTS: Dato' Elaine Teh

Channelling the same determination and discipline she did as a school athlete, Dato' Elaine Teh was a relentless ball of energy throughout her cover shoot.

BTS: Dato' Elaine Teh
Hubert Burda Media

Channelling the same determination and discipline she did as a star athlete in school, Dato' Elaine Teh was a relentless ball of energy throughout her day-long cover shoot. When our ever-perfectionist fashion director Eddie has her try on outfit after outfit for just one shot, she does so obligingly — and with enthusiasm. And when our photographer Brendan has her lounging on uncomfortable wooden blocks (of various heights) for nearly an hour, she does so with Zen-like ease. Ask if she needs to take a break and she replies: “I'm having so much fun! There is no time to be tired.” Did we manage to capture her verve? You be the judge.