Social media influencers are credible influential personalities in various industries who are able to exert influence on others based on their recommendations. They are able to attract many viewers and followers on social media platforms. Local and international brands would also seek after famous social media influencers to partner with them in advertising their services and products. In this edition of Know the Top 10, Top 10 of Malaysia shares part 2 of its list of top 10 influencers (listed in random order) with over a ten thousand to a million followers on Instagram.
Chan Won is a blogger, fashion and travel influencer who has travelled across six continents, covering places such as the city of love, that is, Italy, New York City, Japan and the snow-clad tier-to-tier mountains of the swiss Alps. Conjugated with her passion for teaching and sharing knowledge to others, she decided to start her blog spot to share her many travel insights. Because Chan is also a well-known fashionista in the industry, she also actively writes and shares about the newest wrinkles in fashion as well as several industry trade secrets that not many can easily stumble upon. Chan is often invited to grace fashion shows and talk shows and has been endorsed by multiple globally well-renowned brands.
Farah Dinana is a fashion and hijab stylist and a fashion influencer from UiTM Shah Alam. She started out her career as a stylist assistant for Min Luna, one of Malaysia’s most recognised fashion gurus that has an impeccable sense of fashion and repertoire of styling local celebrities. Farah participated in the Milan & Paris Fashion Week as a hijab stylist for one of Malaysia’s famous artistes that attended the show. Farah has styled some top celebrities such as Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza Tarudin, Nurul Izzah Anwar, Neelofa, Ella, Amyra Rosli, Mira Filzah, Zahirah MacWilson, Lisa Surihani, Siti Sarah Raisuddin, Nabila Razali, Amira Othman, Zizan Razak and Sonaone. Farah has also worked on projects with some local and international brands for campaigns such as Nescafe, Estee Lauder, Garnier, Safi, Uniqlo, Softlan, Fashion Valet and Simplysiti.
Fatin Afeefa is a celebrity influencer who started her career in acting at the very young age of 8 through the teenage hit movie called “Tentang Bulan” back in 2006. Since then, she has been actively acting in different roles in different TV series and movies. In 2017, Fatin landed a role in “Red Velvet” alongside Neelofa and Alif Satar. Besides acting, she has been actively singing covers on You Tube and has grown a fan base of over 80,000 subscribers.
Fyza Kadir is 34-year old multi-talented celebrity influencer. The Johorean who graduated from Malaysian Institute of Art in Fashion and textile was also the best student in MIA Creative Art Works. While in college, she participated in the Piala Seri Endon Competition and won the consolation prize in 2008 for Fashion and Batik Design. Her competition batik design has captured the eyes of Her Majesty, the Raja Permaisuri Agong and was purchased by Her Majesty right after the event ended. After graduation in 2009, she worked as a fashion designer in a fashion boutique in Kuala Lumpur. In 2010 she had an offer to be an actress and starred in few movies under MIG Productions. She retired from her acting career after her marriage in 2013 and since then she started her influencer career in Instagram by doing postings in promoting beauty, fashion and lifestyle. Fyza was invited as a Malaysian Influencer to New York Fashion Week for Michael Kors, Tory Burch and Kate Spade.
Hailing from the southern state of Johor, Intan Najuwa started her career as a blogger. Her popularity in the online sphere gained her the opportunity to be casted for a TV series called “Hantu Punya Boss” in 2015 in which she subsequently landed the role. Intan soon grew a passion for acting and she took on a lead role in “Kekasih Paksa Rela”, a prime time TV series which immediately boosted her presence and popularity in the industry. In 2019, the petite and bubbly Intan challenged herself into taking up heavier roles on television to further enhance her presence in the industry.
Liya Maisarah is a student and brand owner of EEVOK Cosmetics based in Malaysia. She appeared in TV shows such as Salam Squad. At a young age, Liya has already over a million followers on her Instagram as she provides products reviews on her Instagram page.
Sharifah Sakinah is an award-winning actress, fitness advocate and entrepreneur. She started her acting career starring in the 2010 hit TV series “Hotel Mania” and a handful list of supporting roles before making her breakthrough in 2013 “Girlfriend Aku Dari Neraka” telemovie, commercial success and applaud for her first leading role performance. She is highly regarded for her versatility with roles in influential film and TV productions titles such as “Pekak”, “Racun Menantu”, “Maria Terindah”, “Voice Note” and “Redhaku Untukmu”. Many global brands have chosen Sharifah to represent them. Her vast fit and fabulous brand affiliations including being the regional brand face of Reebok, Adidas, Garmin, Nestlé & SK-II.
Noor Neelofa , familiarly known as Neelofa has over eight million followers on Instagram. She is a fashion icon for many Muslim women who wear the hijab. She has fronted campaigns for brands such as Dior, Lancome and Swarovski while also representing modest fashion at shows in New York, Milan and Paris. Neelofa is also an entrepreneur and she is the founder of NH Prima International Sdn Bhd. Neelofa is also involved in several other businesses such as Lofalens, Beautea Slim Pills and Naelofar Hijab.
Mira Filzah is an actress, host, model and women entrepreneur in Malaysia. She acted in dramas such as “Eksperimen Cinta”, “Cinta Si Wedding Planner” and “Meh Sandar Pada Aku”. In addition to acting, she also has her own beauty product, Mora Essential and her own brand of scarf collection, MF Shawls. She is a popular TV host of Nona. Mira was invited to model an outfit for the New York Modest Couture Fashion Week.
Janna Nick is a Malaysian actress and singer. Starting her career in entertainment, she is highly known for her roles in television credits such as “Syurga Nur”, “Kau Aku Kita” and “Suami Tanpa Cinta”. Nick began her feature film debut with “Kimchi Untuk Awak” which was released in March 2017. In 2016, she began her music career with the release of her debut single, “Mungkin Saja”, followed by her follow-up single, “Akan Bercinta”.