Samantha Katie James

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Samantha James
Born
Samantha Katie James

(1994-11-02) 2 November 1994 (age 25)
OccupationActress, Model, Beauty Queen
Years active2012–present
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)[1]
TitleMiss Universe Malaysia 2017
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colourDark Brown
Eye colourBrown
Major
competition(s)
Miss Universe Malaysia 2013
(Top 8)
Miss Universe Malaysia 2017
(Winner)
Miss Universe 2017
(Unplaced)

Samantha Katie James (born 2 November 1994) is a Malaysian actress, model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe Malaysia 2017.[2] She represented her country in Miss Universe 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Samantha is of mixed ethnicity, Chinese and Brazilian international model and actress who hails from Klang, Selangor.[2][4] James has never met her biological father, and her biological mother left her in a foster care from the age of 2 to 17.[5] She has worked as a model since the age of 17.[2] James speaks fluent English and Malay, and she also understands Tamil and Mandarin Chinese.[6] She is a pescatarian.[6]

Career[edit]

Acting[edit]

She was one of the main actors for Indonesian-Malaysian horror movie, "Kastil Tua" (2015) based on old abandoned Kellie's Castle. She also played a role in an upcoming Chinese international movie, "Huang", where she spoke fluent Chinese. In 2017, she acted in a Malaysian telemovie, "Wanita Terindah" along Fattah Amin and Fazura. The telemovie premiered at GSC Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and was aired on Astro First Channel beginning 2 November 2017.[7]

Pageantry[edit]

Miss Universe Malaysia 2013[edit]

James competed in Miss Universe Malaysia 2013, and was placed in the top 8.[1]

Miss Universe Malaysia 2017[edit]

On her second attempt James was crowned as Miss Universe Malaysia 2017 on February 23, 2017 at The Majestic Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.[2] She was crowned by outgoing titleholder Kiran Jassal.[4]

Miss Universe 2017[edit]

James competed in the Miss Universe 2017 Pageant at Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. She was considered as one of the fan favorites to win but she failed to make a placement.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Language Role Notes
2015 "Kastil Tua" Indonesian Angie Indonesia production
2017 "Huang" Mandarin Chinese Released only in China[8]

Telemovie[edit]

Year Title Language Role Channel
2017 "Wanita Terindah" Malay Melissa Astro First Ekslusif

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Brazilian-Chinese model is Miss Universe Malaysia 2017". Malay Mail Online. 28 February 2017. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "Chinese-Brazilian Model, Samantha Katie James Will Represent Malaysia In Miss Universe 2017". Malaysia Digest. 28 February 2017. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  3. ^ Vijaindren, Audrey (26 February 2017). "Miss Universe M'sia 2017: 'I want to share how I overcame obstacles'". New Straits Times. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  4. ^ a b Michael, Kathleen (27 February 2017). "Samantha wins on second try". The Star. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  5. ^ Chong, Sarah (20 September 2017). "Miss Malaysia Universe 2017 Samantha Katie James Is Proof That Age, Beauty And Wisdom Aren't Mutually Exclusive". Esquire Malaysia. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  6. ^ a b Kee, William K.C. (20 March 2017). "Sassy Samantha speaks her mind". The Star. Retrieved 21 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Wanita Terindah Cast: Behind The Scenes". FastyleAsia. 28 October 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  8. ^ ANGELIN YEOH (13 November 2017). "Why did Samantha Katie James throw a shoe at actor Fattah Amin?". star2.com. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Kiran Jassal
Miss Universe Malaysia
2017
Succeeded by
Jane Teoh