National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS) Chief Executive Officer, YBrs. Professor Dr. Md Nasir Ibrahim, today awarded two local A-Tier celebrities, Diana Danielle and Tong Bing Yu for the “People’s Choice Award – Top Celebrity of the Year” and “Outstanding Actress of the Year Award” respectively, at the Top 100 Talent Awards 2021 and Malaysia Fashion, Modeling & Pageant Awards 2021, organized by Miss Malaysia Kebaya (MMK) & Selangor Fashion.
Dr. Jason Hee, the founder of Top 100 Talent Awards and Malaysia Fashion, Modeling & Pageant Awards, said, “ I am pleased to announce that despite all the ups and downs we have had in our past 2 years during the many phases of the pandemic, we are still able to proudly live and celebrate the core value of being a Malaysian – which is to continue embracing one’s true self through creativity, culture & arts, as well as entertainment.“
MMK, a brand that constantly strives to promote Malaysia’s tourism, culture, and arts through pageantry, embarked on a mission to award deserving individuals, professionals, and brands that upscaled Malaysia as a tourism destination as well as to be a promoter of culture & arts as a Malaysia Ambassador through these awards. This year, many prominent figures turned up to claim the following awards:
- Amber Chia, Outstanding Supermodel of the Year 2021
- Carrie Lee, MFMPA 2021 Icon Award for Pageantry
- Bon Zainal, Outstanding Creative Director (Fashion) of the Year 2021
- Winnie K, Outstanding Singer of the Year 2021
- Datin Winnie Loo, Outstanding Creative Director (Hairstyling) of the Year 2021
- Datuk Nancie Foo, Outstanding Producer of the Year 2021
- Leng Yein, Outstanding Social Media Influencer of the Year 2021
- and many more….
With Malaysia’s enormous list of talented industry players who are capable of bringing Malaysia forward as an admired tourist destination, both Diana Danielle and Tong Bing Yu had shown astounding results in terms of promoting tourism domestically and internationally in a multitude of ways. With three million followers on Instagram, the American-born Malaysian actress and singer, Diana Danielle, has contributed massively to the local entertainment industry through her acting and singing performances since the age of 11, and Tong Bing Yu, well-known all around Malaysia, Singapore, and China for her leading roles in Chinese films, both successfully upheld Malaysia as a tourist destination to a huge audience because of their influence.
YBrs. Professor Dr. Md Nasir Ibrahim, said, “I especially applaud prominent artistes such as Diana Danielle, Tong Bing Yu, Amber Chia, Carrie Lee, Leng Yein, and among many others who have dedicated a life-long career in contributing their talent in the entertainment industry, and further helped promote Malaysian filming locations, as well as our national culture and arts. I strongly agree and support YB Dato’ Sri Hajah Nancy Shukri’s belief that we must work through Malaysian talent influencers such as our celebrities and award recipients to persistently and effectively promote Malaysian tourism, culture, and arts to the entire world.”
As a sneak peek into the upcoming year, Diana Danielle dropped jaws at the awards night when she announced her latest transition into becoming a producer to assist local talents and the entertainment industry as a whole in excelling to greater heights in the next few years. Apart from that, she also revealed that she has signed a brand ambassadorship deal with a multi-million dollar brand that will soon be announced on her social media platforms.
Not to neglect the local art industry, part of the returns from the Top 100 Talent Awards ceremony were directed towards the Rotary Club Of Pantai Valley to aid local artists by purchasing personal artworks, in turn, encouraging more artists to express their artworks.