Samantha Katie James

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Samantha James
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
Miss Universe Malaysia 2013
(Top 8)
Miss Universe Malaysia 2017
Miss Universe 2017

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]



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]


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.



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


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


  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?". Retrieved 18 November 2017.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Kiran Jassal
Miss Universe Malaysia
Succeeded by
Jane Teoh