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Photo by: Uzo Oleh
"I was spotted by a famous local fashion designer
in Malaysia, Michael Ong. He then introduce me to Cilla Foong (a former
top model in the eighties) who became my teacher and mentor. She thought
and guided me..."
Chinese, born in Malaysia, Angie Ng is not just a successful and promising
fashion model, but also a lawyer (yes, a lawyer!). Born in 1987, she
studied law and worked as a model in the UK, where she walked the runaways
at the London Fashion Week in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Currently based in
Hong Kong (but with fashion models it is often difficult to say where
their real base is) she won the FHM "Girl Next Door" competition
in 2008. We interviewed Angie and talked about her career, her projects,
and her private life. Read on.
Photo by: Chin Too
Stylist: Wee Chee
Makeup Artist: Geraldine Loy
Hair stylist: Lois Lee
Let's start with the most important question,
and we will not talk about modeling here. Are you a lawyer? Please tell
us more about it.
I graduated in Law at the University of Reading two years ago. I was
already modeling then but only part time. I fell in love with modeling
and decided I did not want to give that up so I continued my journey
after graduation and I have not regret it one bit. Nonetheless, studying
law has definitely helped me be a much more smarter and become a more
mature person in decision making and facing difficulties while traveling
How did you start modeling?
I was spotted by a famous local fashion designer in Malaysia, Michael
Ong. He then introduce me to Cilla Foong (a former top model in the
eighties) who became my teacher and mentor. She taught, guided and introduce
me to the fashion industry which i knew nothing about at that time.
I cant thank her enough for all the advice and lessons she has
given me over the years. I am really lucky to have her as my mentor.
Where are you currently based?
I am now in Hong Kong but I will probably fly out in a couple of months
time. I really dont know where my base is yet. I guess I am still
traveling to find somewhere I really like and maybe then Ill stay
there longer and call there my base.
What are your plans for your full time modeling
Im really excited for 2011. I have joined an agency in Montreal
and there are also some upcoming projects which I am really looking
forward to. I am going to continue to work hard and cross my fingers
for more interesting projects to come along. I dont want to plan
too much as more often than not things happen last minute so I really
want to go with the flow and make the decisions when the time comes.
And your plans for the future? Are your Law
studies going to come into play sooner or later?
Maybe, maybe not. I am not sure. But I definitely want to start a business
on my own soon.
Your professional dream would be
A successful business women and model.
What do you like the most about your body?
Wow, choices choices choices.. I think if I have to narrow it down,
it will be my wide shoulders and my legs.
Your opinion about plastic surgery
A big no no for me. I think it is fine if the person is comfortable
with it as it is such a modern world now. However for me, I would not
be comfortable at all if I have plastic surgery done.
Which is the city where you would you like
to live if you could choose any, and why?
Malaysia. Firstly, because that is where my family and friends are.
Malaysia has a balance between the hustle and bustle of a city and relaxing
beautiful beaches. On top of that, Malaysia has really tasty and cheap
food! I cant ask for more
Your favorite city for: shopping
Your favorite city for: food
Your favorite city for: partying
London and Paris
What do you like to do in your free time?
Read, Listen to Music, and Watch TV. Simple things keeps me occupied
and happy :)
Who are your best 'model friends'?
I really dont have much best model friends. most of my friends
are not models.
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