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Amber Chia

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Amber Chia
Amber Chia Lee Peng
Amber Chia in 2008.
Chia Lee Peng

(1981-12-14) 14 December 1981 (age 42)
Teluk Intan, Perak, Malaysia
Occupation(s)Model, actress, TV host, brand ambassador
Adrian Wong
(m. 2010)
Modelling information
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Hair colourBlack
Eye colourDark Brown
AgencyAmber Chia Academy (founder)

Amber Chia (simplified Chinese: 谢丽萍; traditional Chinese: 謝麗萍; Jyutping: Ze6 Lai6 Ping4; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Chiā Lê-phêng, pinyin: Xiè Lìpíng; born 14 December 1981) is a Malaysian model, actress, TV host and brand ambassador. She was born in Teluk Intan, Malaysia but grew up in the town of Tawau in Sabah, East Malaysia. Chia started her own company Amber Creations in mid-2009 and a modelling school Amber Chia Academy in August 2010.[citation needed]

Early life[edit]

Chia was born in Teluk Intan, Perak. Due to her parents' hardship, she was taken care by foster parents at eight years old. When she turned 12, Chia moved back to Tawau, Sabah. She stopped schooling at 15, to work full-time in order to help her family. In an interview with iMoney.my, Chia worked three jobs; selling fish at the market in the morning, salesgirl at a small mall in the day and a cashier at a pub at night.[1]


Winner of the Guess Watches Timeless Beauty International Model Search 2004 title, Chia became the first Asian model to campaign for Guess Watches worldwide.[2] Victoria Beckham selected her to present the Victoria Beckham Autumn/Winter 2009 Ready to Wear Collection during the New York Fashion Week.[2]

Personal life[edit]

She married her business partner manager Adrian Wong in March 2010.[3] Wong is the founder and director of CMG Absolute[4] and has two children from a previous marriage.[5] The couple has a son named Ashton Wong; born September 2010.[6] Ashton Wong is a child model.[7][8]


  1. ^ "Amber Chia Interview: A Model of Determination". imoney.my. 9 February 2015. Archived from the original on 11 February 2015. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b "8 Life Lessons To Learn From Amber Chia, The Malaysian Supermodel-Turned-Entrepreneur". Vulcan Post. 21 October 2015. Archived from the original on 25 August 2016. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
  3. ^ "The model and her man". The Star (Malaysia). 2 April 2010. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
  4. ^ TEH, JO (1 November 2007). "Local firm signs on US rapper". The Star Online. Archived from the original on 3 December 2019.
  5. ^ MAJID, NOORSILA ABD (31 March 2010). "Amber's hubby is her manager". The Star Online. Archived from the original on 3 December 2019.
  6. ^ "Amber Chia: 1Malaysia won't happen in a day". The Nut Graph. 26 September 2011. Archived from the original on 7 August 2016. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
  7. ^ Tan, Thomas (11 May 2012). "Kids steal limelight at Amber Chia Academy show". Citizen Journalists Malaysia. Archived from the original on 3 December 2019.
  8. ^ "Amber Chia's baby boy to follow in mum's footsteps". The Star Online. 19 October 2010. Archived from the original on 3 December 2019.

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