Malaysia's Rising Male Models
We’re so used to the faces of International Male Models crowding advertisement billboards and TV Cologne commercials, but let me tell you: Our Malaysian Model Industry has some of the best and fresh faces to offer. Plus, on top of their extraordinary skill and eyecandy appeal, a lot of them are rising quickly into the year, making us see them at almost every fashion event and every fashion photo shoot -- leaving us thinking “I’ve seen this face before.”
So here’s a tribute to the Top 6 Rising Male Models in Malaysia. We scouted Instagram pages, campaign photoshoots, and magazines just to find some of the best right here.
Fresh faced and absolutely glowing, Jack Goh brings some of the strongest faces to our homegrown industry. He began about a year ago, beginning his career through the modelling competition Face of Malaysia 2018. With the sharp angles of his face and the boyish charm, he took home the champion position which kicked off his modelling journey. He’s got a heart for meeting people, and so modelling has allowed him to meet and work with lots of different, interesting, and talented people. With a face and attitude like that, it’s no wonder he’s one to look out for in the coming year. Check out his instagram @jackgohr for more of his photos!
A mere 22 years old, Afeq has gone to achieve what the rest of us wannabe models could only dream of! He’s got strong features and a unique face, which is probably why Jiman Casablancas of Tarik Jeans and @TTFGA (Ridduan Ismail) scouted him on Instagram. Since then, he’s walked the runway of Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week, done campaign shoots for a variety of homegrown designers, and is consistently growing in the industry. It’s indefinite that we’ve got to keep an eye out for this stunner! You can check out his instagram for more at @afeqveins
18 years old and stunning on the runway, Adiq Rahman was scouted by Ridduan TTFGA Ismail. His career launched only quite recently, beginning March this year. From then he joined the Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week Model Casting, and he’s been rocking the modelling scene since. His dynamic of fierce and gentle features call out a tough yet captivating model to look at. You can check out his Instagram at @xdiq
If we’re all honest with ourselves, it’s undeniable that K-Pop is the new in thing. Jason Loo brings to the Malaysian Mamak table, what all of us didn’t know we need -- a strong Asian representative of power in the Fashion Industry. Jason has lately been making his way around, and shows strong features that give him that fresh boy-next-door feel. He’s almost like any one of us, only he knows how to angle his face for the camera, making him a chameleon in photoshoots, bouncing from masculinity to femininity in a heartbeat. Talk about diverse beauty standards! Take a look at his Instagram at @jae_loo
Relatively new in the industry, Prince has been modelling on and off for the past couple of months but that hasn’t kept him from rocking up some stunning images! He loves the camera and uses it as a tool to express himself. His recent modeling career has allowed him to meet tons of fun and creative people, opening his mind to learn more about surviving and flourishing in the fashion industry. A true lover of the industry, Prince can’t choose between the Runway or the Photoshoots, saying they are two different forms of art on two very opposite spectrums. On one end, walking the runway gives him “unreal self-fulfillment and satisfaction.” While on the other end, photo shoots he believes with the right execution there are so many stories to tell through the images. Definitely check out his instagram @itsprince7
Amirul started off 2 years ago, where he joined a local pageant. Although he didn’t win, it brought in opportunities from others who scouted talent much like his, and soon he had photoshoots and gigs to attend. While studying a degree in Chemical Engineering, he still manages to balance the work life of a model (which can be hectic) and studying a degree (just as hectic), and we’re sure his photoshoots and runway walks are absolutely stunning despite it all. Through all of this, he won Man of the Year 2018. What a stunning multi-tasker! You can check out his Instagram at @amirulfahd
Needless, to say, our Malaysian fashion industry is continuously growing in all its different fields. We’re seeing fresher and more Malaysian faces every day, and it makes us proud to see it. So go ahead and keep a look out for all these amazing faces and don’t forget to support local!