Interviews & Media || 媒体

Rachel has been profiled by international newspapers, TV programs, and magazines for cross-cultural perspectives, global careers, youth leadership and service, as well as beauty, fashion, travel and lifestyle. 

To date, she has been featured in interviews across Singapore, China, the U.S., South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Japan, and Taiwan. 



Documentary feature film with Rachel Leng for Homeward Bound Episode 9《我家在这里》. October 2015. Mediacorp Channel U. 

Currently residing in Korea, Miss Singapore finalist Rachel Leng has lived in various countries since she was 6, but no matter where she is, she proudly introduces herself as Singaporean. She decides to give her brother a surprise visit back home before he leaves for his studies overseas. 
 [Watch on Toggle] 

Interview for Home Away from Home 《异乡,驿客》. August 2015. Mediacorp Channel U. 


Through Singapore artistes and Singaporeans living in the different countries, the programme brings out the cultural differences between Singapore and their residing countries. It’s an “overseas survival and integration kit” and by observing the basic necessities of the locals, we will have a better understanding of their living habits and taboos.

Rachel Leng Miss Singapore Channel.jpg

Lecture on Academic Presentations in English for University of Tokyo. May 2019. UTokyo TV (東大TV)

In this academic presentation video series, I provide a guide to students on how to create and deliver presentations in 1) the Humanities and Social Sciences as well as 2) the Natural Sciences. The videos introduce and demonstrate some tools that can be used to make academic presentations over four chapters: content and organization, delivery, visual aids, and audience engagement.


Watch on UTokyo TV website:
[Click here for the Blog Post]


《しながわのチカラ》 ("The Power of Shinagawa"). November 2017. 
品川区公式チャンネル しながわネットTV (Shinagawa Cable TV)

  • 艶やかに彩る!華のおいらん道中品川の伝統と文化遺産を伝える『しながわ宿場まつり』。 その初日を飾るのが『おいらん道中』。花魁(おいらん)に扮した女性たちが旧東海道を艶やかに彩る。

Documentary short on the Oiran Dochu parade at the 2017 Shinagawa Shukuba Festival featuring Rachel Leng as the first foreigner and festival star. Aired on local Japanese cable TV. 

NDP Singaporean Pledge in Tokyo, Japan 2018. August 2018. Video by Ciel Liu.

Promotional Video for the Overseas Singaporean Unit and Singapore Associations in Japan (SAIJ and SSAJ) featuring Singaporeans living and working in Tokyo, Japan. 

Watch on Youtube:  


[News Media]

The Japan Times (April 20, 2020). "Japan Network Updates: Rachel Leng." [PDF]

The Straits Times (Jan 4, 2018). "Home Truly: The place that nurtured me for abroad." [PDF]


Junten High School 順天高校. (March 1, 2018). "Harvard Prize Book 2019". [as PDF] [Harvard Scholar Blog Post]

Junten High School 順天高校. (March 1, 2018). "Harvard Prize Book 2017年度授与式" (2017 Harvard Prize Book Presentation Ceremony). [as PDF] [Harvard Scholar Blog Post]

Mothership (Oct 17, 2017) "S’porean Harvard scholar & equity fund associate takes to Tokyo streets as Japan’s 1st foreign oiran" [PDF]

Channel 8 News 8频道新闻及事情节目 (Oct 16, 2017) "前新加坡世界小姐 成日本传统庆典内首名外籍花魁表演者" [PDF]

The Japan News ジャパン・ニュース【by Yomiuri Shimbun 読売新聞】(Sept 24, 2017). "Singaporean becomes 1st foreign oiran festival star." [Web PDF] || [Newspaper PDF]

Featured as front page headline, #1 most read newspaper in Japan 

Featured on Yomiuri_News SNS

Republished on Asia News Network (ANN) (Oct 9, 2017) [PDF]

Republished on AsiaOne News (Oct 16, 2017) [PDF]

Japanese Translation


Sankei News 産経新聞 (Sept 24, 2017). 「外国人おいらん登場 しながわ宿場まつり」"Foreigner Oiran Debuts, Shinagawa Shukuba Festival." [Web PDF] || [Newspaper PDF] || [Screenshot Image]


Shinagawa Business News 品川経済新聞. (Sept 20, 2017). ”旧東海道沿いの「しながわ宿場まつり」開催迫る おいらん役に初の海外出身者も” [Web PDF]


That's Shenzhen. (July 18, 2016). “The New Silk Road: Entrepreneurship and Innovation in China" [as PDF]

The China Post. (Aug 15, 2015). "Learning first­hand about Taiwan: History, Urban Space and Society " [Web PDF] || [Newspaper PDF]

The Harvard Crimson. (Apr 11, 2014). "2014-2015 Graduate Student Council Elections." [PDF]

Okezone Indonesia. (Jul 23, 2013). "Miss World Singapura Raih Beasiswa ke Harvard." [as PDF]

Indonesian Newspaper Headline_Rachel Leng Miss Singapore
Featured in newspapers in Indonesia


MyPaper|我报. (Jul 09, 2013). "Pageant allows me to help needy kids." [as PDF]

Q&A Interview with MyPaper|我报


AsiaOne News. (Jul 18, 2013). "AsiaOne News. (Jul 18, 2013). "." [as PDF]


[Other Interview Features]

Duke Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. "Alumni Profile: Rachel Leng." [PDF]

FESO Asia (Nov 28, 2018). "How Rachel Leng Overcame Cultural Shocks and Strived Towards Success." [PDF]

wtplus (Oct 31, 2018). "Singaporean Overseas - Japan Edition" [PDF]

DukeEngage. (July 12, 2018 by Hesper Linger). "Rachel Leng (’13) Continues to Champion Cross-Cultural Communication." [PDF]


Featured by the Overseas Singaporean Unit in the Prime Minister's Office as part of the Singapore government's efforts to engage its citizens overseas (under the Ministry of Culture, Community, and Youth). (07 Mar 2018) "Giving Back Through Mentorship." [PDF]


Duke Association for Business Oriented Women. (Summer 2017). "Spotlight on: Rachel Leng." [as PDF]

Maction Planet. (Oct 12, 2017). "Mac on Tokyo: Rachel Leng on her Oiran Transformation." [as PDF]

Maction Planet. (Sept 12, 2017). "Mac on Tokyo:Rachel Leng." [as PDF]

K-Move Mentoring || K-Move 멘토링. (Dec 31, 2016). "[Rachel Leng 멘토] 여러분이 세계를 선도하는 글로벌 인재가 될 수 있도록 돕고 싶어요." [as PDF]

Interviewed in Seoul by the Human Resources Development Service of Korea


Ignite Academy || 致知学堂. (July 21, 2016). "明明可以靠脸,却偏偏要靠才华." [as PDF]

Rachel Leng Ignite Academy Interview
Interview with Ignite Academy on importance of a global mindset


Ignite Academy || 致知学堂. (July 16, 2016). "新丝绸之路—中外高峰论坛" [as PDF]

Rachel Leng Ignite Academy Interview.jpg


HerCampus Harvard. (Oct 15, 2014). "Campus Celeb: Rachel Leng." [as PDF]

The Eagle Review. (Summer 2014). "Beyond Beauty: A Conversation with Rachel Leng." [Web PDF] [Magazine PDF]

China Hands Magazine. (Nov 13, 2013). "25 Under 25: Leaders in US-China Relations." [SNS link] [Text only]

rachel leng China Hands writeup

PrisChew. (Jul 11, 2013). "A Beauty with Brains." [as PDF]

PrisChew. (Jul 23, 2013). "A Beauty with a Heart." [as PDF]

PrisChew. (Aug 03, 2013). "A Beauty Bound for Harvard." [as PDF]

Photo Gallery on


[Miss Singapore 2013 and Other Profiles]



Official Finalist Profile with "Beautiful Singapore" - Miss World Singapore home page [as PDF]

Official Finalist Video Interview

Rachel Leng Miss Singapore TV

Miss World Singapore 2013 Photo Gallery [Facebook album]

Highlights on Public Page

Yahoo! SG slideshow for Miss World Singapore 2013 finalists 

MSN Lifestyle Asia Photos [screenshot]

(July 6, 2013). "Exclusive Interview at Gym n Tonic with Finalists of Miss World Singapore 2013."

Quikforce. (Nov 06, 2016). "Humans on the Move: Rachel." [as PDF]


Front Page News Headline on The Japan News