Celebrities and models aren’t all that we see on TV and social media. Some of them have a soft side, others might even possess unique hidden talents. In this context, we got to interview the recently crowned runner-up of the Miss Chinese World, the only Malaysian amongst the top 3 winners, Aun Li Ying, from Johor. As such, here are 12 things you didn’t know about her:
1. LOVES DRAWING & CREATIVITY, NEVER GROW OLD
Aun Li Ying draws during her free time to calm herself down on stressful days. She has been drawing ever since she was a kid, and she uses drawing as an escape to her own peaceful space. Though she is not an expert in portraits, she enjoys drawing sceneries, attractions, skies, but just not people.
2. SELF-MOTIVATED AND POSITIVE MINDED
The model keeps a cheerful attitude and gives off positive vibes at all times. She never lets any pain linger, rather, she takes control of her life and problems, which allows her to easily forget about unhappy thoughts. Future boyfriends beware, you’ve got to treat her right.
3. ASPIRE TO BE LIKE KENDALL JENNER
Modeling is her passion. Aun Li Ying takes modeling courses and works very hard to one day be an internationally recognized and sought after still/fashion model, just like her role model Kendall Jenner.
4. ENJOYING THE FREEDOM, SINGLE & AVAILABLE
Yes, although she is single and available, she does prefer being single and away from the drama. Being a strong independent woman, she doesn’t need anyone to bring joy to her life and she enjoys being single. Aun Li Ying did mention that she thinks that she might just settle down by the age of 27.
5. AN INFLUENCER AMONGST THE CHINESE FROM MAINLAND CHINA
Given the choice, Aun Li Ying would rather be referred to as a professional model rather than a Key Opinion Leader (KOL) her massive following on social media. Most of her following came from fans and viewers that watch her content on Facebook and Tik Tok.
6. SHE’S A SNACKER
She’s sure to steal your snacks away. Be it keropok assortments, onde-onde, potato chips, she loves em’ all. One of the things that she loves to do is to try new potato chip flavors.
7. LOVES SPICINESS
Korean BBQ, Mala Hotpots, and basically anything spicy will do. This spicy girl can handle her chili. We all know not to mess with a woman like that.
8. GREW UP FROM KAMPUNG PONTIAN RAMBAH
Aun Li Ying was raised by her grandmother ever since she was born. Together, they stayed in a small village where she made special memories during her childhood. The thing she loved most about pontian rambah is that seafood is accessible everywhere, and Aun Li Ying can run along to get delicious seafood at any time.
9. SHE’S A DISCOVERY CHANNEL WANTING TO KNOW JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING
Aun Li Ying has got the wits to match her beauty. For as long as she could remember, she has always been intrigued about the media field and everything that happens behind the scenes. In her free time, she surrounds herself with knowledge and books around advertising, graphic designing, media content, and more.
10. DOESN’T LIKE TO WATCH, BUT LOVED TO BE WATCHED
This rising model doesn’t watch movies, rather, she enjoys watching cartoons, YouTube videos, and Ted Talks. If you don’t believe, check her Facebook, and you’ll know she is an animation fanatic. You’ll be able to witness tons of images portraying her fetish for Doraemon, Angry Bird, and all the Disney animation series.
11. FUTURE MEDIA PERSONALITY, BUT HATE MATH
Though Aun Li Ying loved media studies and pursued a mass communication course, a big reason for it is because she gets to escape from the trenches of Maths. She finds equations intolerable and she claims to be weak on the subject.
12. BUBBLE TEA GIRL
Prior to modeling, the young independent student worked at a bubble tea joint to cover her expenses; soon after, she went on to work as a shop admin. These two jobs instilled her with a completely different set of skills and experience, and she got to meet many different people along the way. Aun Li Ying enjoyed her journey and treasure the moments and experiences that brought her to being the Miss Chinese World runner-up.