Actor Elvin Ng knows he looked like a bandung drink at the Star Awards
And he's also able to poke fun at himself by posting a photo of him posing with a bandung drink on Instagram, saying, "Fashion also means not taking ourselves too seriously, and having a sense of humour".
Local celebrities were out in the freshest and finest threads on Sunday (Apr 18) for Star Awards 2021. As is common with such events, though, it was also time for the fashion police to bear down on those whose outfits were deemed to have broken style rules.
One particular outfit bore the brunt of jokes as it resembled that ubiquitous drink – bandung. Fortunately, the wearer of said ombre Alexander McQueen outfit – Elvin Ng – knows how to laugh at himself.
The 40-year-old actor leaned into the joke and posted a picture of himself with a cup of ice-cold bandung on Monday (Apr 19). He captioned the shot: “Fashion also means not taking ourselves too seriously, and having a sense of humour. Craving for #bandung last night, I wonder why.” He added the hashtags #whysoserious and #ilovebandung and laughing emojis.
Many netizens were amused at his post and some commented that he still looked very handsome despite being compared to the pink drink made of rose syrup and evaporated milk. Even his celebrity friends like Romeo Tan, Ian Fang, and Jia Qi Woo joined in the fun and commented with laughing emojis, calling him “Mr Bandung”.
Class95 DJ Jean Danker also commented: “Can’t say enough how much I love this post babe, you’re a trooper! And the suit was fun!!”
Elvin went on to do a poll on Instagram where he posted a photo of his outfit with the caption, “Can someone tell me now if the bandung was hot or not? #hotbandung”, and let his followers select, “Hot” or “Not”.
Apparently, Elvin was not the only celebrity to wear the suit in recent times. American comedian Kevin Hart shared a photo of himself on Instagram wearing the exact outfit as Elvin on Apr 19. While he didn’t get called out fans for looking like bandung, he did get comments that likened his suit to a feminine sanitary product.
Anyone craving bandung now?