Malaysian Model Festival Awards 2012


Headed over to Marriot Putrajaya on 11 December 2012 for the inaugural Malaysian Model Festival Awards. Another night of donning a jacket and a tie…

The awards were bestowed upon esteemed individuals and teams responsible for contributing to the success of Malaysia’s modeling industry. The award winners at this event which was proudly presented by Kronenbourg 1664, were determined by voting from peers, professionals, members of the media and VIPs of the modeling industry.

Among some of the notable celebrity guests were Dato’ Jimmy Choo; top local models Tini, Kelly Jagan, Cassandra Patrick, and Cay Kuijpers; beauty queens Nadine Ann Thomas, Thanuja Anathan, Elaine Daly, and Nadia Heng; fashion designers Amir Luqman, Keith Kee, and Key Ng; as well as celebrities Carmen Soo and Bernie Chan; just to name a few. Emceed by Jojo Struys and Timothy Sangawa

Elaine Daly and Carmen Soo

Elaine Daly and Carmen Soo. Tell you a secret. I used to have a big crush on Carmen Soo when she was doing the ads for Diamonds & Platinum. Shhhh!


Amber Chia and Leng Yein


Lavinne, Louise and MHB’s Miss World Malaysia 2012 Lee Yvonne


MHB’s Miss Cosmos International 1st Runner Up Jennifer Foh (R) with a friend


Dato Jimmy Choo and Andy Kho


No hair and a lot of hair. Andy with MHB and Red FM’s Linora Low


Drinks for the night – Kronenbourg 1664! Pictured here with my fav freelance talents Estelle Chew and Angeline Tan


In conjunction with the MMFA gala night, the grand finale of the Asia New Star Model Contest 2012 – Face of Malaysia (FOM), a nationwide star model search presented by Nestle La Cremeria, saw Gwendolyn Chin Hui Ying and Josh Ho Wei Bing walked away as the female and male winners respectively. Gwendolyn – a 21 year old accounting student who stands at 176cm tall, and Josh – a 24 year old finance executive who towers at 187cm – will be sent to Seoul, Korea, to compete at the international grand finals.


Amber Chia with her award. Check out the full list of winners below.


Tall Eleen with her award – Most Popular Female Catwalk Model of the Year


Blue, white and red – the colours of the French flag and in order too! It’s become a new hobby of mine. Nadia Heng, Lavinne Yap and Amber Chia (L-R)


And I managed to do it again! This time MHB’s Chelsea was the flagpole.


And the winners are:

Most Popular Modeling School of the Year: Amber Chia Academy

Most Popular Beauty Queen Model of the Year: Gabriella Robinson

Most Popular Fashion Show Choreographer of the Year: Benjamin Toong

Most Popular Bridal Model of the Year: Esther Tan

Most Popular Fashion Show Stylist of the Year: Allien Gan

Most Popular Race Queen Model of the Year: Leng Yein

Most Popular Fashion Show Hair Stylist of the Year: Dicksum Low

Most Popular Male Fashion Emcee of the Year: Hansen Lee

Most Popular Female Fashion Emcee of the Year: Serena C

Most Popular Fashion Show Makeup Artist of the Year: Desmond Yoi

Most Popular Foreign Model of the Year: Eliana Efendieva

Most Popular Fashion Show Photographer of the Year: Kelvin Sing

Most Popular Male Catwalk Model of the Year: KS Tan

Most Popular Female Catwalk Model of the Year: Eleen Yong

Most Popular Junior Model of the Year: Caitlyn Low

Most Popular Fashion Show Crew of the Year: Jess Khoo

Most Popular Social Media Model of the Year: Leng Yein

Most Popular Male Sophomore Model of the Year: Aven Chop

Most Popular Female Sophomore Model of the Year: Jennifer Foh

Most Popular Male Face Model of the Year: Wilson Tan

Most Popular Female Face Model of the Year: Josheen Ma

Most Popular Celebrity Model of the Year: Amber Chia

Most Popular Modeling Agency of the Year: Andrews Models

Male Star Model of the Year: Isaac Ong

Male Star Model of the Year: Eryna Salim

Besides that, the MMFA Muse Award was presented to both Amber Chia and Tengku Azura – two names that have achieved modeling excellence in Malaysia – in order to recognise and celebrate their careers which has contibuted imensely to the country’s modeling industry.

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