Many of us know Ang Junyang as the runner-up in 2005’s Project Superstar, where he charmed the audience with his boyish good looks and melodic voice. Although he did not win the competition, he still walked away a winner — he met his wife Candyce during the competition and they now have an adorable baby girl, Azalea. Find out more about our dad crush of the week here!
Happy Birthday once again to my little sweet heart Azalea. 再一次祝我的小寶貝公主，生日快樂！Daddy愛你 ❤️ @Azalea.ang .. . special thanks to 👇🏻 @abitesg for the dessert table @thelittleredballoon for the balloons @flo.foodloversonly for the venue .. . #abitesg #dontcakecake #thelittleredballoon #FLOsg #foodloversonly #babyazaleaang #azaleaang #1yearold #BabyAzalea1yoBirthdayParty
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Project Superstar first propelled Junyang into the limelight, and he later released a solo album in 2006. Through the years, he has continued pursing his passion for music, even venturing as far as Taiwan to work as a songwriter and music producer. “Taiwan is where Mandarin music is at, and many musicians dream of working in the Taiwan music industry,” he once said.
Though supportive of his decision, Candyce didn’t join him in Taiwan, and the two lovebirds were in a long-distance relationship for most of their dating life and the first few years of their marriage.
The couple have been very open about how their relationship with the public even when they were still dating. Junyang was actually already rather taken by Candyce during the competition and tried doing little things such as offering her throat candy and gazing at her during his performance making her the “thing” he concentrated on during his performances in a bid to win her over. Sparks didn’t fly though but he persevered with his efforts. He was finally successful when he went above and beyond his duties as a friend (they weren’t together yet) to take care of her and make sure she was fine when she broke her arm during a rehearsal for a charity show in 2006 . Candyce sure is lucky to have found someone like him!
4th day of CNY, is also me n Candyce 7th wedding anniversary. Happy anniversary my dear! @candycetoh thank u for all the love n sacrifice for the family, bringing our cutesy loving Azalea @azalea.ang to this world. I will always be your Guardian Angel! 😇Wanna thank my bro Zen, for helping me get this beautiful Angel pendant from Michael Trio @michaeltrio thank u so much! 😊 大年初四，也是我和蕙甹結婚七週年紀念。7週年快樂！謝謝你為家庭的付出和犧牲。😍 謝謝兄弟 Zen 幫我從Michael Trio選了這條美麗的天使項鍊。祝我和蕙甹長長久久，永遠當你的守護天使 😇 #candycetoh #azaleaang #michaeltrio
The pair then went through various rough patches in their relationship – including being physically apart for long periods of time. However, the couple is now reunited as Junyang moved back to Singapore permanently after their daughter was born. Despite his career being very important to him, he is clearly a family man who puts his family above everything. We’re glad that the family is all together now!
The first-time dad and hardcore Manchester United fan is set on making his daughter follow his footsteps, at least in terms of football club allegiances.
He clearly does on his little girl. Just see the number of times she turns up on this Instagram account.
Azalea is so cute in this photo. I have been battling acute bronchitis for the past 2-3 weeks. Still yet to regain my voice. Haven't carried her for a long time. I've been trying to stay away from Azalea n can only stand at a distance to watch her. I will definitely win this battle against this toxic virus 💪🏼✌🏻 Azalea在這張圖裡非常可愛。最後一次這樣抱她應該是兩三週前。我一直在跟輕微的肺炎奮鬥，不敢靠近她，只能遠遠的看她。一定會打敗這非常討人厭的病毒。身體健康真的很重要. @azalea.ang @candycetoh #angjunyang #candycetoh #azaleaang #babyazaleaang
He doesn’t just document her important milestones, such as the first time that she said ‘Papa’, he also writes about the dreams he has for her.
第一次和女兒彈琴互動到她那麼開心。以後妳會是個很棒的音樂家 😘 Enjoying piano playing time with Azalea. She will be a great musician in the future 😍 @candycetoh @azalea.ang #throwback #angjunyang #candycetoh #babyazaleaang #azaleaang #fatheranddaughter #fatheranddaughtertime #fatheranddaughterlove #beforeilostmyvoice #beforeilostmyvoiceandhealth
Now that he’s back in our little red dot for good, we can’t wait to see what Junyang will do next!
For last week’s dad crush, click here.