Top 5 models


Tengku Azura

Gwen Loo

Tinie

Carla Soong



Tinie

Standing at 1.78m, she possesses a slender silhouette. The glamorous model won Model of the Year at the Malaysia International Fashion Week (M-IFW) 2007 for the second consecutive year. Starting out only as a part-time model, she has catwalked in Russia, China, Bangkok, Singapore and Germany. Her most memorable fashion showcase was at the Prada fashion show in Hongkong a few years ago. She was one of the 40 girls shortlisted out of 400 models who auditioned.

Amber Chia

Tengku Azura

This talented model won the Asian Model Competition several years ago. In 2000, she was Dior’s first official model for Asia and she was soon featured in an advertisement campaign for Dior. Azura’s exotic beauty and charm embodied the modern spirit of the French fashion house. Her talents and glamorous poses also won her the Stylo-Model Of The Year Award in 2008.

Gwen Loo

The 24-year-old from Penang is now strutting the runway with the prestigious Elite Model Management New York. It was not a "bed of roses" during her early attempts to enter the industry as they were nothing but disappointments. Loo finally got her big break when she won the Elite Model Look competition in 2005 and represented Malaysia at the international round in Shanghai. She has not looked back since. She recently won Model of the Year at the Malaysia International Fashion Week 2008.

Amber Chia

She shot to international fame when she won the 2004 Guess Watches Timeless Beauty Contest. The win also meant that Chia became the first Asian model ever to win a top global professional modelling contest. Chia was subsequently voted Model of the Year by the Malaysian International Fashion Awards in 2004 and 2005. She has appeared in countless advertisements and endorsed numerous brands since her famous win.

Carla Soong

A familiar face in the local modelling industry, Carla started modelling at 14. She has worked in Singapore, Hongkong, Taiwan, Shanghai, Thailand, Indonesia and Australia, and even went as far as Italy and Greece for photo shoots. She has also taken part in the Malaysia International Fashion Week 2004 and 2005 and STYLO 2008. Her most memorable fashion showcase was the Chanel fashion showcase at the Taipei Airport in Taiwan in 2006. It is not every day that one gets to strut on a runway set-up at an airport. - Compiled by Soo Wern Jun

Note: The above models were shortlisted after a quick survey with a few modelling agencies, fashion designers and people in the fashion industry.

(from left) Amber Chia, Carla Soong and Tinie.