Lina Teoh

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Lina Teoh
Born Lina Teoh Pick Lim
(1976-07-08) 8 July 1976 (age 42)
Melbourne, Australia
Alma mater Australian Institute of Dramatic Arts
Height 5 ft 7.8 in (1.72 m)
Title Miss World Malaysia 1998
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair color Brunette
Eye color Black
Miss World Malaysia 1998
Miss World 1998
(2nd Runner-Up)

Lina Teoh Pick Lim (born 7 July 1976) is a Malaysian actress, TV Host, model and a former beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned as Miss Malaysia World 1998. She represented Malaysia in the Miss World 1998 pageant in Mahe Island, Seychelles where she placed as second runner up.

Personal life[edit]

Born in Melbourne, Australia, Teoh spent most of her adult life based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Her ethnic background is Chinese Malaysian (father) and Dutch (mother).

In her late teens and 20’s she has traveled extensively throughout South East Asia modeling in TV commercials and print/press ads for many high profile brands, as well as on the runway. Teoh was trained in Show Biz Dance Academy in 1980-1992 where she studied 12 years of jazz ballet. She finished her study in Australian Institute of Dramatic Arts in 1998.

Over the years she have hosted many television programs in Malaysia including Watch-U-Want for Channel V, a Malaysian tourism series, a sports series, a business series, a motivational talk show and a woman’s talk show.

Her favourite music were:[1]

  1. The XX
  2. Bright Eyes
  3. The National
  4. Snow Patrol
  5. Cat Power
  6. Devendra Banhart


Miss World 1998[edit]

Teoh became Miss Malaysia World and went on to represent Malaysia in the international Miss World competition in Seychelles. An amazing experience, Teoh spent a week in Paris and then 3 weeks on the beautiful Island of Mahe, where the finals were held. Competing against 93 other girls from all over the world. Teoh eventually placed as 2nd Runner-Up behind the grand winner Linor Abargil of Israel and 1st Runner-Up Véronique Caloc of France. She was declared as Miss World Asia and Oceania 1998. It is also the highest achievement ever by a Malaysian contestant at the Miss World pageant (as of 2016).[2][3]


Maybeline cosmetics, Nivea skin products, Vidal Sassoon shampoo, HL Milk, Panadol, Coca-Cola and Citibank.

Acting stints[edit]

A leading role in the local English sitcom Kopitiam as Susan Lau, a snooty Singaporean lawyer. Also played a neurotic librarian in theatre production Forever Tyreen and a singer in the multi-media play Light Bulbs. The role gave her the honor of receiving a runners up “Best Actress” award at the Asian Television Awards and a life long friendship with many of the cast and crew and with her castmate Douglas Lim, nominated as "Best Actor".[4]

Teoh also produced documentary A Leader’s Legacy: Tun Abdul Razak on National Geographic Channel.[5]


  1. ^ "about me". Retrieved 2016-10-13.
  2. ^ "Miss Israel wins Miss World pagent". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. 27 November 1998. p. 4A. Retrieved 4 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Blast from the Past". Retrieved 2016-10-13.
  4. ^ "Lina". Retrieved 2016-10-13.
  5. ^ Sean, Ong Han (24 August 2010). "National Geographic documentary on Tun Razak". TheStarOnline. Retrieved 6 November 2016.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
India Diana Hayden
Miss World Asia & Oceania
Succeeded by
India Yukta Mookhey
Preceded by
Arianna Teoh Lai Poh
Miss Malaysia World
Succeeded by
Jaclyn Lee Tze Wey