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With 21.7 thousand followers on Instagram, our featured personality today sure has her fans captivated with her lifestyle and amicable personality. Perhaps she was influenced by her mother, Singaporean entrepreneur Jamie Chua, who has 237 thousand followers on her account.

Many might think that Calista is riding upon her mother’s popularity — the latter is known for her past marriage with Indonesian tycoon Nurdian Cuaca — but I beg to differ.

Nowadays, 15-year-old Calista seems to be slowly developing her own sense of style and identity, keeping her followers engaged with beauty recommendations and her personal thoughts on life. Browse through her photos, and you’ll come to find that her youthful looks belie a more mature, worldly soul.


When asked to share a motto she holds close to her heart, she said:

Life isn’t about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself.

Today, we are excited to take a peek into the homescreen of Calista to discover the apps she lives by as a lifestyle Instagrammer!

(Image Credit: Calista Cuaca)
Image Credit: Calista Cuaca

1. Foodpanda

“I use this app quite a few times a week, especially if I don’t feel up to cooking a dinner for myself. My favourite to order from is Pastamania! It’s so much easier because you don’t even have to find out the number of a restaurant or find its menu.”

2. Shazam

“Don’t you hate it when you hear a catchy song but you don’t know the name or artist? Well you can use this app to find out, it basically ‘listens’ to it and gives you information on the song.”

3. GrabTaxi

“My lifesaver app. Sometimes, when there are really no taxis available even after you try to call a taxi a few times, this app can be really be useful. You just type in your location and destination and you get a taxi quite quickly.”

4. Instagram

“My favorite app of course! I always like to post random photos of my life and how I’m feeling at @xcalikins. Also, I love finding new products or clothes that I can buy online.”

Thank you Calista for sharing with us so readily!

For those who are interested in finding out more about Calista, feel free to check out her Instagram account @xcalikins, where she shares her latest discoveries in beauty and life. She also frequently shows support for her mother, Jamie Chua, whose account can be found here.

Apps I Live By is a series where we take sneak peeks into the smartphones of influential personalities. Should you have a story or want us to feature someone, do not hesitate to talk to me at dawn@vulcanpost.com.

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