Felixia Yeap Biography
Felixia Yeap (Felixia Yeap Chin Yee) was a Malaysian model born on 3rd July 1986 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and raised in Ipoh, Perak. She is the third Malaysian who has ever been featured on Playboy magazine. She converted to Muslim on 3rd July 2014.
Felixia Yeap Age
- Felixia Yeap was born on 3rd July 1986 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ( 32 years as at 2018)
Felixia Yeap Career
Felixia Yeap worked as a kindergarten teacher before she began her modelling career in 2005 after finishing as one of the finalists of the Dewi Remaja contest.
Felixia Yeap was also the 1st runner-up for Miss Chinese World Malaysia 2006. At the age of 19 she appeared on the third season of ‘I Wanna Be a Model’ as a finalist and listed in the Hall of Fame for Miss Malaysia Tourism 2007.
In 2008, Felixia Yeap was chosen to represent Malaysia in the 2008 Beijing Olympic – Olympics Beauty and followed up as the finalist for FHM Girl Next Door 2009 and was crowned Velocity Angels-Model of The Year 2009 before being a finalist for Miss Universe Malaysia 2010. Yeap had quit from the Miss Malaysia World 2009 beauty pageant earlier as she disagreed with the terms and conditions of the competition.
Felixia Yeap hosted the AQUARIUS Fashion Show in conjunction with WWF Malaysia along with Sam Insanity.
Felixia Yeap Playboy
Felixia Yeap was chosen to be among Playboy Macau’s first batch of Bunnies. She posed in a non-nude pictorial in the July–August 2013 issue of Playboy Philippines. Yeap’s career at the Playboy Macau club lasted only a month.
Felixia Yeap Conversion to Islam
In December 2013 Felixia Yeap started donning a hijab. She explained in her blog:
“I believe I am more worthy than showing off my body.
I am MORE than this.
And I don’t feel proud if any of those attention or fame seeking model wannabes out there look at me as idol or role model.
I don’t want you to be blaming me when your career is pretty much done and you feel empty, used, lost and hollow after all those exposures and exploitations.
Honestly speaking…I am doing quite well in managing my modelling career besides having a portfolio that includes international exposures and recognitions…
….but I am slowing down, slowly.
I yearn for more to life than this.
I KNOW there is more to life than this.
And honestly, I had never asked for fame, dramas, marrying some rich guy and brag about wealth and all…
I was really just passionate about posing in front of camera and strutting down the runway.
Yeah…I do admit I like bags, cars and jewelries…but I don’t ask for much, and I am never a collector or trend chasing kinda girl…I am happy enough to own one Chanel classic bag that I used years to save up for (which is a vintage, by the way, not brand new)…and that’s all…I am sated…any extra Chanel bags would be an extra blessing…
I am happy enough to able to own a car on my own… (which is slowly breaking down, and I am the third hand owner of)…
I am even happy enough to be able to stay in a studio unit of less than 500sqft which I am moving in, soon…
And due to my career as a model…I got used and played by men who only look for fun instead of a wife for marriage…I crumbled times, after times…I picked up myself just to crumble all over again…
Because I was never the one looking for fun when I fall in love, or when I allow myself to fall in love…despite of my image and how I look and how people assume me as.
Because of the way I was always portrayed for work purposes, people assume that I am a party person who drinks, smokes and do casual sex.
Which I strictly DON’T.
I have always been someone who believes in happily-ever-after and that one true love who would be my hero ’til-death-do-us-part-and-beyond, protector, guidance, a great father of my future child, a husband to a beautiful, loving marriage and most importantly, love me enough to take me away from all these nightmares that are repeating themselves…
I was naive…and unfortunately I still am.
And then, I started to look for something deeper…a religion, a God, a better way of living life.
I wanted to cover myself up more…be respected and known for who I am inside…not for how much flesh I am showing outside…
I fell in love with traditional Malay baju kurungs due to the fact that they are really comfortable to wear…and the first time I put on a hijab was when I went for local telco company TVC casting…
…and I looked at myself, and I feel liberated…I feel so happy and protected…I feel safe…
…and it almost made me cry when I looked into the mirror with that very blue little hijab.
I feel special, and deserving.
And then during Hari Raya this year, I was modeling for a Muslimah boutique fashion show…and I was so happy to be able to cover up myself and put on the hijab again…
Then secretly I realized…that I actually longed for it.
As much as I am proud of my modeling portfolio and achievements both local and international…I am also proud that I am insaf, peaceful and more toned down now.
That I am heading towards a better way of living life.
Like every human beings, I like beautiful things in life. If a religion could show me the beauty of life and living, why not try to understand it? Why detest it just because a few confused racists and extremists try to twist things around? Are they in the religion to begin with?
Are they rightful enough or greater themselves to judge another human being?
Well…unless they are Gods. Which…based on how they curse, insult and behave…I wouldn’t think so.
They are the ones who make this religion that I am trying to learn and understand look more beautiful and peaceful. And…I feel sorry and fear for what their religions have taught them.
Yet, I am also really happy to be able to inspire people, make them analyse themselves and remind them of their religions…at least, in the path of trying to learn something good and be a better person, I actually did something good to the society too.
On the side note, recently I started practising a pescetarian diet and way of eating too…because I want to stop eating meat of other living beings…although I still keep a minimal intake of fish and seafood in my diet.
I guess I feel much better, and more of myself now.”
Felixia Yeap Husband
On 6th June 2015 Felixia Yeap tired the knot according to her Instagram and Facebook page. She shared a photo that showed her ring. In a statement she said, “It was a simple ceremony and I did my own makeup.” She did not show the photos of her husband but but an internet search revealed photos of Yeap and her husband at their ceremony. Her husband name is Dr Rezal Khairi Ahmad.
Felixia Yeap also showed photos of her wedding lunch, and a photo which blurred her husband’s face.
“Our first day together, and for the rest of our lives,” she captioned the photos.