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Deborah Henry Won Asia Star Model Award 2012



KMA hosted the main event of the 7th AMFA 2012, where multiple awards of excellence were given out during a gala ceremony, most notably the Asia Model Star Award. Potential recipients of this award were recommended by their respective countries, and the eventual winners were determined through the strict but fair evaluation from KMA experts, based on the model’s body of work, portfolio, activities and achievements.

Each (Asian) country is entitled to one female and one male Asia Star Model Award and this year, the recipients for Malaysia is acclaimed beauty queen and model Deborah Henry, as well as model and actor KS Tan. “I’m incredibly happy and deeply honoured to be representing Malaysia in receiving this award,” said Henry. “This award and recognition will only serve as a boost for me to work even harder for further success,” added Tan.

Henry and Tan were honoured alongside their peers from Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Vietnam, India, Mongolia, Indonesia, Japan, China, and Korea. Amongst other prominent figures receiving awards at the 7th AMFA 2012 were renowned Hong Kong singer and actor Leo Ku, and also South Korean girl group KARA.

The gala event was infused with further grandiose by star-studded performances by South Korea’s finest. Guests were entertained by girl groups Rainbow and A Pink, boy bands Beast and MBLAQ, singer and actress IU, as well as Korean-American recording artist Jay Park, among others. The event was broadcasted by SBS Plus, Arirang TV, China Guangxi TV, China CCTVCH2, Philippines GMA TV, Mongolia UBS TV, and Korea Christian Broadcasting, just to name a few.

Notable faces from the Malaysian entourage spotted at the event were Chia, homegrown catwalk guru Benjamin Toong, as well as fashion designer and couturier Keith Kee. Chia, as one of the guests of honour, lso went on stage to present South Korean girl group Rainbow with the Asia New Star Award.

The 7th AMFA 2012 is sponsored by the Korean Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Korea Tourism Organisation, Korean Modeling and Talent Association, Korea Commercial Film Maker Union, Korean Fashion Association, Korea Broadcasting Actors Association, Republic of Philippines GMA Artist Center, Japan Model Agency Association, China Model Association, China Bentley Culture Development Co. Ltd., and America Global One.
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