Chanel Lyn

The model and former stewardess tells us a funny joke.

BY EDITORS | Jul 1, 2015 | Funny Jokes From Beautiful Women

Video by Jach Chua. Photograph by Elvina Farkas/Anue Management. Styling by Eugene Lim. Hair and make-up by Alex T using YSL BeautÉ assisted by Jerlin Toh. Lamb shearling coat by Coach. Silk lingerie by La Perla.


The joke: How did the Italian chef die? “He pasta way.”


What Chanel Lyn—speaking in a carefully clipped tone with the ghost of a Singlish lilt— misses most about flying with Singapore Airlines is the unpredictability of meeting people. “Humans surprise you all the time,” she says.

During Lyn’s first month of flying, a passenger of perhaps Nordic background gestured to her and asked for a carpet. A quick burst of the synapses deduced that the man was asking for a blanket, but Lyn still couldn’t contain herself as she walked over to the chief steward with the request.

“And when I returned with the blanket for him, the passenger next to him also asked for a ‘carpet’.” Dividing her time between modelling and studies in tourism and events, Lyn hopes to be “based outside Singapore for a while”.

“Not that I don’t like Singapore,” she quickly adds, “but I like the idea that living elsewhere on your own shapes you as a person.” And it shows—Lyn is stronger and wiser, an adult chiselled out of a block of adolescence from her tenure in the sky.

First published in Esquire Singapore's July issue.