In the K-pop world of cookie-cutter music artistes, 25-year-old Lee Chae-lin – better known as CL – stands out by a mile. The frontwoman of South Korean girl group 2NE1, who is our May cover girl, shares the details of her life:
Every morning I: “Take a bath and do a face mask.”
Every night before bed I: “Think about the day I spent.”
Best skincare tip: “Eating clean and drinking lemon water.”
Best hair tip “Leaving it alone.”
My in-flight beauty essential: “Sleep.”
3 beauty must-haves I never leave home without: “Perfume, a brush and lemon water.”
The songs I’m listening to right now: “Songs I’m making for my album.”
Favourite workout: “Zumba with my friends.”
Celebrity crush: “James Dean.”
My favourite restaurant to visit in Seoul: “Ariake at The Shilla Hotel.”
My soul food: “Gum.”
The most beautiful place I’ve visited: “I love all the historical places like old museums and churches in Paris, Myanmar and Kyoto. I still want to visit more places.”
My guilty pleasure: “Trolling people.”
Head inside the world of K-pop star CL and find out why it’s good to be the baddest female in the ELLE Singapore May issue that hits newsstands today.
Photography: Yeong Jun Kim
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