Deborah Henry

Deborah Henry

Name: Deborah Priya Henry

Date of birth: 21 July 1985

Occupation: TV host and co-founder of Fugee School

Industry: Entertainment

How she got started: Henry started modelling at the age of 15, and moved to London to further her career in the industry after high school. She took a break from modelling not long after that to further her studies, after which she returned to Malaysia and participated in, and won, Miss Malaysia World 2007. In 2011, she was crowned Miss Universe Malaysia. Beyond beauty pageants and TV hosting, Henry is also known for her humanitarian work. She co-founded Fugee School, a non-profit charity organisation that provides basic education to refugee children.

Notable achievements: In 2013, Henry was included in Forbes' list of top Asian philanthropists. She is also a World Vision's Child's Rights Advocate, and was appointed as Louis Vuitton and UNICEF's local ambassadors alongside Dato' Nicol David.