Soo Wincci

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Soo Wincci
Soo Wincci

(1985-10-26) 26 October 1985 (age 38)
Alma mater
Occupation(s)Associate Professor, Singer, Actress, TV Host, Model, Entrepreneur, Phd Holder, Producer, Speaker, Motivator, Composer
Beauty pageant titleholder
TitleMiss Malaysia World 2008
Years active2008 - present
Hair colourBlack
Eye colourBrown
  • Miss Malaysia Intercontinental 2004 (1st Runner Up)
  • Miss Intercontinental 2004 (1st Runner-up)
  • Miss Malaysia Oriental World 2004 (2nd Runner-up)
  • Miss Chinatown Malaysia 2005 (1st Runner-up)
  • Miss Malaysia Universe 2008 (Top 5)
  • Miss Malaysia World 2008 (Winner)
  • Miss World 2008 (Top 19 Miss World Talent)(Top 32 Top Model)
Soo Wincci
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese蘇盈之
Simplified Chinese苏盈之
Hanyu PinyinSū Yíngzhī
JyutpingSou1 Jing4 Zi1
Hokkien POJSo͘ Êng-chi

Soo Wincci (simplified Chinese: 苏盈之; traditional Chinese: 蘇盈之; pinyin: Sū Yíngzhī; Jyutping: Sou1 Jing4 Zi1; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: So͘ Êng-chi) is a Malaysian singer, recording artist, actress, composer, celebrity chef, host, model and beauty pageant titleholder. She crowned Miss World Malaysia in 2008 and represented Malaysia in the Miss World 2008 beauty pageant.[1] In 2013, she was selected by Hollywood's Independent Critics as one of the 100 most beautiful women in the world.[2] In 2016 she was awarded the "Top 10 Most Outstanding Young Malaysian Award".[3] In 2018 the Chinese media nicknamed her "The Most Beautiful Dr".[4] She has four entries in the Malaysia Book of Records.[5]


Soo is a law graduate from the University of Reading (UK), an MBA holder from the University of Sunshine Coast, and a PhD recipient in Business administration from Open University Malaysia.[6]

In 2018, she graduated with a master's degree in music production, innovation and technology and later 2019 on with a Post master's degree Fellowship from Berklee College of Music in 2019.[7]

Beauty pageants[edit]

Soo Wincci spent almost six years modelling and participated in over twenty pageants until she won her most desired title: Miss World Malaysia in 2008.[8]

In 2004, Wincci won second place in the Miss Malaysia Intercontinental pageant. However, the winner could not join the world pageant so she represented Malaysia in the Miss Intercontinental Pageant in China.[9] She came third in the Miss Malaysia Oriental World pageant in the same year.[9] In 2005, she was the first runner-up in the Miss Chinatown pageant.[8]

In 2008, after she completed her law degree in UK, she won Miss World Malaysia and represented Malaysia in the Miss World beauty pageant in Johannesburg, South Africa.[10] She was a semifinalist for the Miss World Top Model and top finalist for Miss World Talent contests.[11]



In 2009, Soo began her acting career in a local NTV7 Chinese sitcom, titled Mr. Siao's Mandarin Class.[12] On 18 August 2009, Soo released her self-composed singing album Soo Wincci.[10] Samsung appointed her song "Beauty With a Purpose"[13] (which was sung in English, Malay, and Chinese) as the theme for Samsung LED.

Soo starred in the Media Corp Chinese drama titled Injustice as well as the second season of Mr. Siao's Mandarin Class in 2010.[12] Soo was also appointed to be the spokesperson for Avon Anew Skin in Malaysia.[14] She received a PhD scholarship from Open University Malaysia.[15]

Soo released her first full Chinese album titled Ying Guang in 2011.[16] She acted as Hui Ying in the Mediacorp drama Destiny in Her Hands" and NTV7's legal drama Justice in the City.[17] She also starred in Asia's first 3D thriller Hunter playing the role of a host named Hu Jing, aired in Asia in 2012. She composed and sang the movie's theme song.[18] In 2011, she went to the London Media and Film Academy to attend the Acting Masterclass, and the Hosting Masterclass.[18] She also worked on her vocal skills with famous UK singing coach, Kim Chadler.[18]

In 2012, she released her third Chinese album (with her own magazine) titled, In My Heart.[18]

Soo joined the celebrity edition of MasterChef Malaysia, reaching the top-five finalists and became known as the Queen of Desserts.[19] After MasterChef, she launched her Malay EP titled Terus Teranglah.[20]

She launched her first Chinese international album titled Happiness in Taiwan.[21]


In 2013, Soo was selected by Hollywood's Independent Critics for its list the 100 Most Beautiful Face of 2013. She was number 91.[22] In 2014, Soo founded her own talent management company, Beyond Artistes.[23] She acted as the main lead for the drama The Injustice Stranger.[24]


In 2016, she managed to complete her Ph.D. research and passed her viva voce on 31 May 2016.[6]

In 2017 she wrote and produced her first book and audiobook titled Inwinccible X.[25] She also became a music producer by writing, composing and producing her self-created first motivational pop song titled "I Am X A Loser".[26] She held her first motivational speaking tour giving talks at over twenty universities across Malaysia.[27] Her villain role inside "Kau Yang Satu" received good reviews and was successfully released in cinemas.[28]


In 2017 she was accepted by Berklee College of Music Valencia to pursue her second master's degree. She successfully graduated with her second master's & was awarded her post-master's fellowship .[29] She also attended variety shows in China and was being nicknamed by the China media as "The Most Beautiful Dr".[4]


In 2019 upon graduation, she was awarded 2 records by the Malaysia Book of Records, "Beauty Queen with the Most Achieved Degrees" and "Recording Artist with the Most Achieved Degrees".[5] She was also accepted to the University of Polytechnic Valencia in order to pursue her second Ph.D.[30]


At the beginning of the year, she was selected as the cultural ambassador for Thean Hou Temple of Malaysia.[31] In mid-2020, she broke the news of her new comeback song with a Latin Grammy-winning Producer.[32]


She returned back to acting in a Astro new originals series titled "The Queens's Ploy". Besides acting, shewill be producing and composing for the drama theme songs.[33]Apart from that, Soo also a participant The Masked Singer Malaysia in season 4 as Kak Cat.

Awards and recognitions[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Miss World 2008: Soo Wincci heads for South Africa". MalaysiaKini. 6 November 2008. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  2. ^ Mei Mei Chu (27 December 2013). "Soo Wincci Makes Malaysia Proud In Independent Critics' 100 Most Beautiful Faces Of 2013". Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  3. ^ "10 awarded for excellence in their respective fields". The Star. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  4. ^ a b "China". Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  5. ^ a b "World of Buzz". 9 July 2019. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  6. ^ a b Ting, Loong Wai (9 June 2016). "You may call her Dr Soo Wincci now". NST Online. Retrieved 4 January 2024.
  7. ^ a b Bernard Cheah (8 July 2019). "Soo Wincci makes it to Malaysia Book of Records once again with two new entries". The Star. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  8. ^ a b "The Wincci Code". Retrieved 19 May 2018.[dead link]
  9. ^ a b "Dream come true". Archived from the original on 2 December 2010.
  10. ^ a b "Ex-Miss World Malaysia Soo Wincci launches muhibbah-style mini album". Archived from the original on 28 May 2012.
  11. ^ "Artists: Ajai, Soo Wincci & Mistah G". Retrieved 19 May 2018.[dead link]
  12. ^ a b "Mr Siao's Mandarin Class, ni hao ma". Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  13. ^ "Ex-Miss World Malaysia Soo Wincci launches muhibbah-style mini album". Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  14. ^ "Avon goes beyond the simple 'white'". Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  15. ^ Soo is no sleeping beauty Archived 22 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine, The Star (Malaysia), 20 November 2010
  16. ^ "Beauty with brains and talent". Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  17. ^ "Brainy beauty that is Soo Wincci". 11 November 2016. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  18. ^ a b c d "Winsome Wincci". Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  19. ^ Lim, Ruby (21 April 2015). "In the kitchen with Soo Wincci". TheStarOnline. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  20. ^ "Wincci joins Malay fans in fasting amid album launch". Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  21. ^ "Winsome Wincci wins 'em over". Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  22. ^ "Soo Wincci Makes Malaysia Proud In Independent Critics' 100 Most Beautiful Faces Of 2013". 27 December 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  23. ^ "Azam Tahun Kambing - Selebriti - Utusan Online". Archived from the original on 19 February 2015.
  24. ^ "Injustice Stranger". Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  25. ^ "Inwinccible X: The Inwinccible Personal Journey & Strategies". Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  26. ^ "I Am X A Loser (Motivational Pop Song) Dr. Soo Wincci 蘇盈之 全民激励歌「真心不怕輸」主題曲". Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  27. ^ "Find your Inwinccible X-factor". 26 April 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  28. ^ "I superhate isabella watak soo wincci dalam kau yang satu dikecam netizen". (in Malay). Retrieved 4 January 2024.
  29. ^ "The Star". Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  30. ^ "2nd PhD". 16 June 2020. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  31. ^ "Thean Hou". Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  32. ^ "Latin Grammy". Retrieved 18 June 2020.
  33. ^ "苏盈之抛偶包首演妈妈 林德荣暌违十年"出山"拍剧 | 娱乐". 4 February 2023.
  34. ^ "10 awarded for excellence in their respective fields". The Star. 28 November 2016. Retrieved 9 July 2019.

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