21 Apr '15, 9am

This 91-year-old grandmother was Miss Singapore for 3 years. She used to dead lift 109kg.

This 91-year-old grandmother was Miss Singapore for 3 years. She used to dead lift 109kg.

Contented.cc , a website with writers who are guilty of pleonasm, has done justice to the profligate use of words with this uber interesting profile piece on a feisty grandmother Madam Ho Lye Toh. Ho’s fascinating past — as told to their writer Alyssa Woo — includes being a former weightlifter, taking part in a beauty pageant unknowingly and going on to become a three-time Miss Singapore winner in 1941, 1946 and 1947. The grandmother is turning 92 this year. Some of the photos in the article include: Madam Ho pictured at the beauty pageant on the far left: Madam Ho doing a snatch lift: Regarding how she got into the whole beauty queen thing, it was her father, Ho Peng Khoen, a former Malayan Weight Lifting Champion who had signed her and her cousin up for the Miss Singapore contest in 1941 — when Ho was 18. Her dad frequently did public weight lifting demonstrations and th...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2015/04/this-91-year-old-grandmother...

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