I am constantly amazed by the creativity of kennysia.com readers.
A few months ago, I found myself eating potato chips, soaking in toilet waste-infused river water, filming for a TV commercial that was to be on broadcasted on television screens across Malaysia. It was the first time ever a company has engaged a Malaysian blogger to appear in their TV ad, and I am super honoured to be part of that.
Now, as cliche as it may sound, kennysia.com is nothing without the readers.
Which is why to celebrate my 3 seconds of fame on TV, I pitched an idea to Mister Potato for a very special online contest to reward you, my readers.
Three weeks ago, I put the call out to my kennysia.com readers to take part in the 'Eat A Chip Like Kenny Sia' contest. The grand prize was:
(1) A holiday for two to Bangkok
(2) Me as your personal tour guide
(3) A generous amount of shopping money
(4) An everlasting friendship with Kenny Sia
Yes, this is a contest like no other, because this one has my friendship on the booty as the big prize.
To take part in the contest, all that needs to be done is to take a photo of yourself imitating my part in the TV ad.
The contest has ended and the response was jaw-droppingly overwhelming.
I was expecting just a simple "jump and bite" picture.
Something like this.
Instead, what I got in my inbox was utter shock and horror. ;) The extent that people go to abuse someone just to win themselves a free trip to Bangkok is just ridiculous.
First there was Rachel Liew's sister abuse.
Then there was Tee Kean Lam's baby abuse.
Jesselyn Lam brought out her tortoise to her backyard to abuse.
Loh Chan Wai carved out a potato, stick some eyes onto it and abuse.
And JC Veaghen took out her Spongebob plush toy to abuse.
Then there were many good ones who took the slightly more "unconventional" approach.
Susan Low's baby girl is too cute not to post up.
Fiona Lim thought Mister Potato was a Mexican singer and dressed up as one
Douglas Lim got caught with his "Kenny Sia" expression when he violated the fundamental rule of cleanliness in his science laboratory.
Joshua Chng gave his boy Mister Potato chips as motivation to do sit-ups.
Rachel Beh made good use of her double-taping skills to create this Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon Kung Fu chip moment.
Then there's one who thought all I wanted was a hot chick as my travel companion.
Instead of sending me a photo of her eating Mister Potato, she sent me a photo of herself posing like this.
Trust me, I was very tempted to just put her through as the winner.
There were many very good entries, and I had a difficult time short-listing those few for the sponsor.
I'm sure the head honchos at Mister Potato knew the stakes was high. They probably sat down in one of their top level board meetings (along with their Mexican-looking moustached mascot), examining every single photo, until they eventually chose one person as the winner.
Any the winner is...
Joshua Chng with his Mister Potato motivational sit up photo!
Congratulations! Joshua will now get to bring a friend to travel with me on an all-expense paid trip to Bangkok, Thailand!
For all the short-listed entries of the 'Eat A Chip Like Kenny Sia' contest, go to the Mister Potato website and click on Mister Potato Goodies
As much as I appreciate the contribution of all readers, unfortunately there is room for only one winner.
There were many who went through extreme lengths taking part in this contest but didn't managed get anything.
Like Yee Bing, who decided to eat the chip from...
Sorry you didn't win.