6 Malaysian models who are rocking it internationally

6 Malaysian models who are rocking it internationally

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Text: 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, her recent works include being the face of Arket's Pre-Fall 2019 and Nike's Style Guide'19 campaigns, modelling for & Other Stories and Anine Bing's sites, and starring in Yuna's Blank Marquee music video.

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. Having starred in local designers Afiq M and Alia Bastamam's campaigns this year, she's definitely one of our hottest rising stars. The 18-year-old is currently making a name for herself in London—to begin with, spot her on British online retailer, ASOS.

Agency: Elite in London


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, Muse Management in New York, 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. A scroll through her Instagram and you'll find her campaign and editorial works. It's impossible to pick a favourite.

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, Soraya Jansen rocks an edgy short fringed 'do that really sets her apart from the pack. She recently walked the GmbH Spring/Summer 2019 show during Men's Paris Fashion Week in June. When she isn't modelling, the 22-year-old channels her creativity into fine art photography.

Agency: Anti Agency in London