Top 10 Local Stars Who Had Surprising Jobs Before They Became Famous

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10.Lee Teng

What he learned: How to approach strangers

Where he learned it: Working as a scout for a timeshare company

Lee Teng put his gift of the gab to good use when he worked as a scout for a travel timeshare company after his A-Level exams. His job involved distributing pamphlets and convincing couples to attend the sales pitch by the company. While speaking to strangers didn’t always come easy to the then-18-year-old, he relished the chance to step out of his comfort zone.

“This job taught me how to approach and speak to strangers, which laid the foundation for my [showbiz] career. When you are in school, you are in your comfort zone, so this is about stepping out of your comfort zone and doing something different,” he said.

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“You also need to be thick skinned and be able to face rejection. It is a numbers game. If you are okay with being rejected then good but some people take it very personally. They will be demoralised.”

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