For nearly a decade, Maggy was widely known as a radio host with a full-time show called '10 to 4 with Maggy' on Fly FM. However, that wasn't the job that first got her into the entertainment industry. Over 12 years ago, she moved
from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur. "At 19 years old, coming from a small town, the big city felt intimidating and was a bit of a cultural shock," she says. It was then that she was scouted for Miss Universe Malaysia 2012.
was walking around Sunway Pyramid and got recruited to participate in the pageant. It was their first year running a reality TV show, so I had to be in front of the camera quite a bit. I didn't win, but it gave me a taste of
my career possibilities. I spoke to Andrea Fonseka, the pageant's National Director at the time, and told her, 'I don't want to waste this by just being contracted as a finalist. I'm sure there are more things that I can do.'
She suggested doing radio so I could practise how I speak and take my time to hone my hosting skills. I got through the auditions, and that's how it worked out."
Wanting to broaden her horizons, Maggy then moved on
to new opportunities, such as launching her own podcast, Head Over Heels
and co-founding boutique fitness studio Motion Lab. "I used to have this bio describing myself as an eager beaver because I always want to try new things. I'm very ambitious so I'm always down to try new stuff, which is why
I dabbled in so many different areas of my career. I'm always looking for the next thing I can do or something I can be better at," she states.