Hello Mentor EP6 | Melissa Tan on Resilience, Timing and Zero-waste Living

“The light was getting dimmer and dimmer and I was getting older. I got rejected each time but I still throw my name in the hat every year.”

About the episode

Melissa Tan is a climate-action and sustainability advocate, TV host and model. In this episode, she talks about her transition from working in a corporation to breaking into the entertainment industry.

She also gives us the inside scoop on competing in Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 3 and her tried-and-true tips on reducing and recycling waste.

Getting to know Melissa Tan

Melissa Tan is a passionate advocate for sustainable living and the #zerowaste movement. She is part of The Green Guerrilla – a Malaysian green collective that celebrates and shares sustainable ways of living.

She has worked with Greenpeace for the Rainbow Warrior Ship’s Southeast Asia tour, and is a long-standing volunteer at the PAWS Animal Welfare Society. She writes about zero-waste living and other areas of sustainability on her website, heymelissatan.com

Since joining Asia’s Next Top Model, Melissa has worked in commercials, magazines, and catwalks in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. She hosts various programs from sports to tech and was most recently on The Apartment Season 7.

Hello Mentor is a podcast show that platforms raw discussions on career, ambition and success with inspiring individuals who are accomplished in their own rights.

Hello Mentor is hosted by Derek Toh, Founder and CEO of Hiredly.

Check out all our episodes on Spotify for your dose of inspiration and career advice from real people who have been there!