YBRS ZULKIFLY MD SAID, DIRECTOR GENERAL OF TOURISM MALAYSIA HONORS 80 OVER FASHION, MODELING AND PAGEANTRY INDUSTRY LEADERS AT 6,000 FT ABOVE SEA LEVEL

Published by Kevin Chong @ 20/01/2021

Amber Chia and Bon Zainal Harun at the MFMP Awards

Miss Malaysia Kebaya (MMK) organized the Malaysia Fashion, Modelling, and Pageant Awards (MFMPA) on 7 January 2021 at the Grand Ion Delemen Hotel, Genting Highlands. Divided into six categories, the MFMP Awards recognizes contributions towards the fashion industry. A panel of reputable and credible judges assess and determine the award winners from the following categories- Fashion, Modelling, Pageant, Ancillary, Merit, and Industry Icons.

Nicole Fe Lynne, Founder of Selangor Fashion Week and The Next Look; Zulkifly Md Said, Director-General of Tourism Malaysia; Dr. Jason Hee, Founder and President of Miss Malaysia Kebaya (MMK)

Zulkifly Md Said, Director-General of Tourism Malaysia, said, “Through our differences, Malaysia holds an advantage in the fashion industry. We are blessed with an abundance of inspiration and influence through our diversity, modesty, and the cultures that we have come to learn and cherish. From fabrics to patterns and techniques, the fashion world is our oyster.”

At the MFMP Awards, over 80 deserving personalities and organizations proudly received the awards for their contributions. The MFMP Awards took place under strict Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and was held before the Movement Control Order (MCO) 2.0 was announced. MMK deserves to be commended for its efforts to organize such an event safely, despite the pandemic. They are truly an example to many that despite the challenges - with proper planning, anything is possible.

Dr. Jason Hee, Founder and President of Miss Malaysia Kebaya (MMK)

Dr. Jason Hee, Founder and President of Miss Malaysia Kebaya (MMK) said, “Covid-19 will not stop or discourage MMK. We know that we are not alone because we have you, the industry players, to support us in facing challenges ahead and adapting to new changes. MMK will continue in our journey to organize many more meaningful events using new concepts of digitalization and education and enhance our skills as we move into a new era.”

Sharon Gill - MFMPA Model of the Year; Sharon Jasmin - MFMPA Style and Image Personality of the Year; Sunshine Aileen Devi Eric – MFMPA Model-preneur of the Year; Nirmala Balasubramaniam MFMPA 2020 Examplary Award (Education)

Among the MFMP award-winners are:

  • Winnie K – Entertainer of the Year
  • Sharminidevi @ Sharwita – Runway Choreographer of the Year
  • Leng Yein – Social Media Influencer of the Year
  • Dato’ Aaron Von Jolly – Ethno Fashion Designer of the Year
  • Prof. Dato’ Wah Idris – Icon Award for Music Composition
  • Datin Winnie Loo – Icon Award for Hairstyling
  • Carrie Lee – Icon Award for Pageantry
  • Amber Chia – Icon Award for Modelling
  • Bon Zainal Harun – Icon Award for Fashion
  • Rasta Rashid – Merit Award for Batik Industry Development
  • Sunshine Aileen Devi Eric – Model-preneur of the Year
  • Alexis Sue Ann Seow – Pageant Queen of the Year

The MFMP Awards is supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture (MoTAC) and Cuti-Cuti Malaysia; being unable to attend the event, representing the minister was Zulkifly Md Said, Director-General of Tourism Malaysia, who officiated the event. Platinum sponsors - MMK Couture, DKing, BRANDAVISION, Fahrenheit, Damen; Gold Sponsors - UV eCARE and LOMO Pictures; Silver Sponsors - Harry International Talents, Target Fitness, MoveKids Catwalk, Le Fashion Secret, EDUCASHION, GKL; Venue and Presenter - Grand Ion Delemen Hotel, and Gloria Residences, has shown tremendous support in growing the fashion industry in Malaysia.

Rasta Rashid – Merit Award for Batik Industry Development

Nicole Fe Lynne, Founder of Selangor Fashion Week and The Next Look with Angela Low, MFMPA Senior Kid Model of Year 2019-2020

Nicole Fe Lynne, Founder of Selangor Fashion Week and The Next Look said, ”Creating a platform such as the MFMP Awards gives us great pleasure to boost the tourism industry. Although we faced many obstacles throughout the entire 2020, especially not being able to organize events, we are confident that with the support of our partners and sponsors, we will be able to work continuously and passionately for our nation.”

Group Photo at the MFMP Awards

Dato' Nelson Young - MFMPA 2020 Merit Award for ASEAN America Tourism Outreach; Yih Fung Tee, General Manager of Grand Ion Delemen Hotel; Datuk Rashidi Hasbullah, Former Secretary-General of MoTAC; Dato' Dr. Ammar Abd Ghapar, Senior Director - Domestic & Events Division, Tourism Malaysia

Leng Yein - MFMPA Social Media Influencer of the Year 2019-2020 and Dato' Kee Hua Chee - MFMPA Social Blogger of the Year 2019-2020

Alex Lim - MFMPA 2020 Merit Award for Hair Designer

Dr, Julian Lee - MFMPA Young Musician of the Year 2019-2020