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Q&A with Erika Tham of Nickelodeon’s ‘Make It Pop’

Get to know more about Erika Tham, the book smart Corki on Nickelodeon’s “Make It Pop.”

Erika Tham

FAST FACTS:

– Full name: Jacqueline Erika Tham
– Birthday: December 15th 1999
– Age: 16
– Birthplace: Singapore
– Heritage: Chinese, Malaysian, Dutch, Ukrainian
– Hobbies: Boxing, volleyball, photography
– Motto: Be kind, work hard and look good doing it.

Although Tham was born in Singapore, she is of Malaysian, Chinese, Dutch and Ukrainian heritage, and has lived in seven different countries in her 15 years. Nickelodeon’s Make It Pop is her first television starring role.

Tham plans to study fashion and business in college. Through her love of fashion she hopes to one day start her own clothing line, as well as continue her acting and singing career. In her free time, she loves to travel and create art.

Erika Tham (Corki) with co-stars Louriza Tronco (Jodi) and Megan Lee (Sun Hi)  in “Make It Pop” Season 2

Erika Tham (Corki) with co-stars Louriza Tronco (Jodi) and Megan Lee (Sun Hi) in “Make It Pop” Season 2

Q&A:

What are the three (3) things that you do every day?
Homework, exercise and smile.

What do you value most: free time, recognition or money? Why?
I think I’d have to say recognition. For me, this choice came from a process of elimination; my job is what I love to do at the moment and I’d rather be working than have free time and I wouldn’t consider money something I value most.

What are the three (3) things that your friends don’t know about you?
My best friends know almost everything about me! I couldn’t tell you before I tell them!

Who do you consider your hero and why?
Amal Clooney is one of my heroes. I greatly admire her grace, bravery and humanity.

Would you consider yourself an introvert, extrovert or ambivert?
An ambivert!

Do you have physical features that you try to cloak or hide? How come?
I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have any insecurities, but as I get older I’m starting to learn how important it is to love yourself just the way you are and to work hard to become the best version of yourself you can possibly be.

Before this, what was your very first job?
Make It Pop is my very first job!

Erika Tham (Corki) with co-stars Louriza Tronco (Jodi) and Megan Lee (Sun Hi)  in “Make It Pop” Season 2

Erika Tham (Corki) with co-stars Louriza Tronco (Jodi) and Megan Lee (Sun Hi) in “Make It Pop” Season 2

Megan Lee (Sun Hi) with co-stars Louriza Tronco (Jodi) and Erika Tham (Corki) in "Make It Pop" Season 2

Erika Tham (Corki) with co-stars Louriza Tronco (Jodi) and Megan Lee (Sun Hi) in “Make It Pop” Season 2

ON LOVE:

Do you think love is chemical, intellectual, spiritual or completely indefinable?
All of the above!

Do you believe that everyone deserves redemption and forgiveness?
No.

Erika Tham (Corki) with co-stars Louriza Tronco (Jodi) and Megan Lee (Sun Hi)  in “Make It Pop” Season 2

Erika Tham (Corki) with co-stars Louriza Tronco (Jodi) and Megan Lee (Sun Hi) in “Make It Pop” Season 2

Erika Tham with other "Make It Pop" cast members

Erika Tham with other “Make It Pop” cast members

ON MAKE IT POP:

In the new season of ‘Make it Pop’, what do we (viewers) expect from the show?
There is a lot of romance and drama this season! Jorki fans are in for a whirlwind!

Check out Erika’s best moments on the show:

Catch Erika on the second season of the music-infused daily series “Make It Pop” from Monday to Friday at 6:00pm on Nickelodeon.

If you haven’t seen the show’s first season yet, you can catch-up and watch it at www.nick-asia.com.

“Make It Pop” Season 2 Trailer:

Images courtesy of Steve Wilke and Nickelodeon

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