Hey andrea i heard you had to ask the people at the 8 days shoot to photoshop the flabs and rolls off your stomach! Hahaha and not forgetting all those stretch marks! Long live the dugong!!
June 7, 2007 3:19 PM "
As we can see, I've managed to get myself some detractors. But I'll not remove their posts as I have nothing to hide - you guys can judge for yourselves. Its true I was 'bigger' before - I'm only human and I worked hard to overcome it - both mentally and physically.
There's nothing I can do about the past - I'm just looking forward. In fact, I'm thankful to have my history: it makes me appreciate things so much more now. I have 'been there' and 'done that' in terms of my weight: and I know what every other female in a similar situation is going through. In a way I think that makes me more 'real' even.
But anyway, here's the story:
My mother was Miss Malaysia Univese 1970: and as I admired her so much I always wanted to emulate her. On a whim I joined Miss Malaysia Universe; even though I was well aware that I did not have a model's body. I was just an ordinary everday teenager. When I won, the judges said that it was because I had a personality and charisma that reflected very well on Malaysia, and that was more important to them than sending a lady who may be skinny but inefficient in other areas. I didn't expect what happened to me in the press in Malaysia; all they were focusing on was how I wasn't the stereotypical Kate Moss.
When Marie France approached me to undergo their treatments, I saw it as a great opportunity to slim down the right way. Then everything happened so fast after that - FHM covers etc; I was SO overwhelmed when FHM Malaysia chose ME to be on their 100th Issue as the covergirl.
Female Magazine Singapore at around the same time nomimated me to be Top 50 Most Gorgeous in Singapore, which I won 'most photogenic' and 'best catwalk' for. That was cool. ;)
I don't know why people are attacking me now but I guess that comes with the territory, eh? ;)
I can assure you that what you see with me is what you get - 8 Days is all me (as is FHM) :) and I'm not sure how you can have flab AND stretch marks but I guess that just goes to show how untrue 'anonymous's' statement is.
What matters most to me now is that I've done it the right way - through hard work and perseverance. And people may say what they wish: They cant take anything away from me. I hope people will appreciate and focus on the work that I done that has brough me to this point, it's been hard but hopefully women out there with that might be unhappy with their weight can look at what I've been through for inspiration. That would make it all worthwhile.