Next Up… Paul Lee
Esquire Singapore|Winter 2021
The up-and-coming actor is more than just his hair.
Joy Ling
It shouldn’t be too difficult to identify the 27-year-old actor or what makes him stand out. Earning the typical ‘Tarzan’ and ‘Asian Jesus’ nicknames, Paul Lee began his commercial journey precisely because of his luscious locks. He has since been involved in modelling and acting in short films and local drama series, which is a far cry from his previous career in environmental engineering and renewable energy. Though he’s no longer climbing rooftops to manage solar panel projects, the tree-hugging tendencies still remain via his own sustainability start-up The Plastic Project. Of half-Taiwanese descent, Lee also grew up in Bangkok but returned to Singapore to complete his studies and national service. He tells us via e-mail why he was cut out for the ‘one with space buns’ role.

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