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6 Malaysian models who are rocking it internationally

6 Malaysian models who are rocking it internationally

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Text: Kelly Lim Su Fen Tan Joan Kong

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From Hong Kong to New York, here are six Malaysian fashion models who are making a name for themselves overseas

Atikah Karim (@tiksg)

 

 

No stranger to the international runways, this New York-based Bajau-Bruneian beauty has a beautiful, exotic look marked by sharp features and tanned skin. No doubt one of the most successful names on the list, she's been slaying the runway in the past few seasons and walking for designers like Rick Owens, Marine Serre and most recently, Peter Do (check out the video she filmed for us backstage!).

Agencies: One Management in New York, Metropolitan / M Management / Makers in Paris, 3mmodels and M + P Models in London, Blow Models in Barcelona, Viva Models in Berlin, IMM Bruxelles in Brussels, Freedom Models in Los Angeles, Book Management in Montreal, and MIKAs in Stokholm.

 

Salomé Das (@salomedasss)

 

 

Born in Germany to a French father and an Indian mother, Salomé's beautiful thick brows and high cheekbones are not to be missed. She's starred in local designers Afiq M and Alia Bastamam's campaigns, been featured in several magazines including Vogue India and Harper's Bazaar Malaysia and continues to make a name for herself between London, Paris and KL.

Agency: Elite World Group

 

Sheena Liam (@sheenaliam)

 

 

Winning Asia's Next Top Model Cycle 2 in 2014 catapulted her name into the limelight, and five years later, Sheena's career has only been going onward and upward. Together with her husband, artist Ernest Zacharevic (check out the beautiful shots from their wedding in Lithuania here), the couple travels the world for their respective careers. Aside from that, she has also made a name for herself as an embroidery artist. Find her work on the Times New Romance account, which has garnered over 313k followers after it went viral two years back.

Agencies: Ludlow Scout, Women/360 Models in Paris, Fashion Model Management in Italy

 

Gwen Lu (@_gwen.lu_)

 

 

Having modelled for almost 15 years now, Gwen Lu continues to thrive in the industry with her androgynous look and razor-sharp cheekbones––her recent appearance in Balenciaga's AW21 Couture debut proves it.

Agencies: Major Model Management in New York, City Models in Paris, M+P Models in London, New Generation Model Management in Amsterdam, d model agency in Athens, View Management in Barcelona, VIVA Models in Berlin, 20 Model Management in Cape Town, Spin Model Management in Hamburg, Ave. Management in Singapore, Brave Models in Tokyo

 

Angie Ng (@angiengcl)

 

 

Born in Penang, Angie Ng has made a name for herself as one of the most recognisable faces in Hong Kong since moving there almost nine years ago. Her signature bob and pouty lips have landed her on TV commercials and big fashion and beauty campaigns. Aside from modelling, Angie is also a law graduate and a boxing instructor—talk about beauty, brains and brawn. Another fun fact: She's the cousin of Friend of Buro, Sarah Lian.

Agency: Model One in Hong Kong

 

Soraya Jansen (sorayaonline_)

 

 

Half German and half Malaysian, Berlin-based Soraya Jansen rocks an edgy short fringed 'do that really sets her apart from the pack. She's a regular on the runways of GmbH and has starred in various fashion editorials. When she isn't modelling, the 24-year-old channels her creativity into photography and music.

Agency: Anti Agency in London