The Tao of Gao

July 03, 2014

SK-II’s brand ambassador charms Robinsons’ shoppers at his meet-and-greet.

Actor-model and SK-II brand ambassador Godfrey Gao meeting fans at Robinsons Orchard VIP lounge.

The month of May has been an exciting one for Robinsons. From magazine parties to fashion festivals, we’ve been part of a few events that have made May worth the wait.

We hosted SK-ll’s official brand ambassador Godfrey Gao for an exclusive fashion cocktail party held at Robinsons Orchard on the 14th of May as part of August Man’s showcase of A-lister men. Ten lucky ladies from Robinsons’ Facebook contest were even given the opportunity to rub shoulders with the model-actor at the store’s VIP lounge.

"He has such a commanding presence for someone so introverted. For one of Asia’s top male models, he’s very down to earth”

Gao captures a memory of his time here with a selfie with fans and shoppers at Robinsons.

Gao and host Oon Shu doing a little Q&A on stage for fans to get to know the SK-II brand ambassador at Robinsons The Space

Having already made his mark on Hollywood recently, Gao is by no means your typical Taiwanese actor. The bona fide Canadian-Taiwanese heartthrob is NBA-worthy tall and has made headlines for shaking up the racial homogeneity in the men’s fashion industry when he became the first Asian male model to front a campaign by famed fashion house Louis Vuitton.

“He has such a commanding presence for someone so introverted. For one of Asia’s top male models, he’s very down to earth,” said Jennifer, one of Robinsons Facebook contest winners, of the soft-spoken Gao, who recently stared in the 2013 action-adventure sci-fi film, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.

According to another one of Robinsons’ Facebook timeline contest winners, who wanted to be known only as Venus, the die-hard Gao fan shared some little-known facts she learnt about the star – Gao is an avid basketball player and often gets homesick whenever he travels.

Knowing this, she put together a secret gift box to help remind him of home (all together now: Aww). The dapper Gao shared his SK-ll skincare regime before closing the night with an obliging and thoughtful group selfie with the fans.

Gao captivates shoppers at Robinsons during his appearance for SK-II at the Orchard store.