Mark Tuan — also known mononymously as Mark — is most well known as the lead rapper in the K-pop group GOT7. Over the years, he’s made a name for himself as a singer, songwriter, model, and gamer. Mark’s latest venture? He has partnered with Spark Aligners, a company that offers teeth straightening via aligners that boast a more comfortable, effective, and efficient treatment than competitors. Spark Aligners just announced their #MyTrueSmile campaign, with Mark as their first brand partner. The campaign looks to feature people who “have demonstrated inner strength and vulnerability to inspire their fans.”
We had the opportunity to have a Q&A with Mark and talk about the ethos of this campaign and the admiration of his fans. To coincide with the launch of this campaign, Mark and Spark Aligners are giving away five treatments to Mark’s fans. Find details for entering below.
Very Good Light: The #MyTrueSmile campaign celebrates those who have demonstrated inner strength and vulnerability. In your career, how has vulnerability been an act of courage?
Mark Tuan: Being vulnerable allowed me to step out of my comfort zone and accept the flaws I have. That allowed me to build bridges of connection with people around me.
VGL: Can you walk us through the process of getting your aligners?
MT: It was really quick and easy. I went in the first day and did a full 3D scan of my teeth and talked to my orthodontist about how I wanted to change my smile. Went in the second time to pick up my aligners, and that was it.
VGL: How does the Spark Clear Aligner system fit in with your busy day-to-day schedule?
MT: I chose clear aligners because the hygiene aspect is important to me. I can take them off to brush and floss, so I pretty much just have them on all day and take them off whenever I need to. When I eat or need to sing, I would just take them off.
VGL: What other acts of self-care do you like to practice?
MT: I don't really do much other than some skin care at night sometimes. Maybe I would use a sheet mask before I sleep, but that’s about it.
VGL: A part of this collaboration is gifting five of your fans with a Spark Aligner treatment. How have your fans given you strength through challenging moments in your life or career?
MT: They have brought back the fire in me to continue this path many times. At the end of the day, they are the reason why I continue to do what I do.
VGL: What do your fans mean to you?
MT: They are the reason I am who I am today. Because they support me and listen to my music, it gives me a reason to keep on doing this. So, they mean a lot to me knowing that they just want the best for me.
VGL: Can you give us any sneak peeks into what other projects you’re currently working on?
MT: Right now, the only project that is on my mind is my album. It is coming out real soon, so I hope all my fans look forward to it. I am super excited to get it out for everyone to hear!
For an opportunity to win: Must be 18 years and old
- Must reside in North America (United States & Canada)
- Must be a follower of @marktuan on Instagram, Twitter, or TikTok
- Must follow Spark on Instagram @sparkaligners
- Must tag 2 friends on Spark's campaign announcement post
- Must be qualified by a licensed orthodontist for prescription (provided by Ormco™)
- Complete the submission form at info.ormco.com/mark-tuan-contest-entry
(additional terms and conditions are available on the contest page)
No purchase necessary to enter the "Gifting Smiles" contest.
To learn more about Mark's treatment journey with Spark Aligners, visit https://sparkaligners.com/mark-tuan/. Enter Spark's "Gifting Smiles" contest by visiting https://info.ormco.com/gifting-smiles-contest. The contest will run from June 15th to July 15th, 2022.
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