Lately I am sure you guys do notice me wearing a lot of Malay (Muslimah) clothing, which is covered up and decent looking.
And I had declared openly in my Facebook fan page regarding the fact that I am obsessed with the way Malay women wear their "tutup aurat" type of wear, and that I don't really care if people are staring at me in a weird manner.
Before you read the following statements about myself, I would advise you to swallow down the coffee you just sipped, or any type of liquid that's in your mouth to prevent anything from splashing onto your laptop/smartphone/computer screens...
I am a Playboy magazine model.
I am a former Playboy Bunny.
I am FHM cover girl this month.
I am an ambassador for Momo, a breast firming health drink.
I am also well known to be photographed in my lingerie, bikinis and sexy race queen outfits.
Pretty much of these things that I do require not more than a metre of fabric.
But ironically, I secretly love to dress up like those girls who wear tudung, selendang, turban and baju kurung, kaftan, abaya, jubah and kebaya.
Now...don't get me wrong, I am a Malaysian-Chinese, not converted into Islam, not trying to make anyone happy or impressed, not trying to convert (well, unless my future husband happens to be a Muslim, I'd be happy to convert!) and not trying to pull a publicity stunt.
What I do is just my work as a model, but it does not decide my personal lifestyle and preferences.
Just because I am a model, does NOT mean I smoke, I drink, I party until the wee hours of dawn, and certainly does not mean I am always showing cleavages or thighs.
You must be wondering on why do I like Muslimah's wear.
Simple. Because it feels so much better to be respected, looked upon and taken seriously when you are attracting people with the real beauty of a woman's soft facial features, your personality, your grace and your elegance.
I simply believe that a true beauty is when you cover her body and hair (which with the correct styling plays a major role in beautifying a woman's entire look), and you still see a beautiful person, regardlessly. That...is true beauty. =)
Undeniably, I love Muslimah clothing because of they are actually really well designed, comfortable and elegant. I love how they are decorated with manik-manik, labuci, diamantes, laces with really traditional motives. Its actually pretty amazing how good our local designers are with their creativity, in making their designs traditionally decent yet somehow still subtly seductive, conservative yet modern, and all covered up yet still able to be comfortable to wear.
Personally, I love designs from Jovian Mandagie, Radzuan Radziwill, Yadotsa, and Rizalman.
So people are gonna keep staring...but I am still gonna keep wearing.
Hmm...still rasa pelik tak?