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by seto kit yan
Multi-talented Malaysian actress Candy Ice will be venturing into music next.
Her slender figure sheathed in a figure-hugging golden dress, Candy Ice looked just like a glittering trophy.
Looking at her slim physique, you’d never believe what the bubbly Malaysian artiste eats every night before she retires to bed. As her stage name implies, Candy Ice (real name Lim Peng Peng) loves sweets and desserts and eats a few servings of chocolate candy every night before she goes to sleep.
But wait, she has a very good reason for eating like that. “I used to be anaemic, and suffer from low blood sugar as well. And since I like chocolate so much, there couldn’t be a better reason to indulge in my favourite snack. I actually have a rack full of chocolates right next to my bed. And, every day, I’d go pick something that caught my fancy,” clarified the pretty lass who simply loves to eat and can down up to eight meals a day yet never puts on weight.
Recently appointed the brand ambassador for Japanese beauty centre Dr. Joe Shigemoto and Coeur Esthetique at The Intermark, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, Lim is a multi-talented artiste who has donned many hats. She first burst onto the entertainment scene as a contestant on 8TV reality show I Wanna Be A Model Season 1 in 2007; then went on to host 8TV’s beauty and fashion magazine 8-Style in 2008.
Her acting credits include local tv series like Age Of Glory (2008), The Iron Lady (2009) and Good Night DJ, as well as in Malaysian movies like Aniu’s Ice Kacang Puppy Love (2010), James Wong’s The Cycle Of Love (2010), as well as international movies such as Hong Kong action comedy I Love Wing Chun (2011) and Singaporean horror comedy Twisted (2011).
Currently, she is really excited about producing her own single and making her own music video. “I’ve gotten my brother to help arrange for some Taiwanese composers to pen a suitable song for me. I’m listening to one now, by a composer who has written for the likes of (Taiwanese pop diva) Jolin Tsai,” said the Malaysian-born lass, whose mother is Thai, and grandfather is Taiwanese.
Lim has enlisted the help of Dick Chua to work on her music video, having collaborated with the Malaysian filmmaker on his 15-minute short film Murdered, which won the Grand Prize at the 6th BMW Shorties Short Film competition in 2012, as well as awards for screenplay, sound design, cinematography, editing, production design and best actor.
“I like working with young people like Dick Chua. He is very daring, and willing to try anything,” said Lim, adding that Chua has also worked with Hong Kong actor Simon Yam to produce Canon television commercials.
“My outfit will be designed by the multi-talented Jimmy Wong, who can also do hairstyling and makeup. I’d like for him to choreograph my dance steps as well, if he can find the time,” Lim gushed about the Australian-based Malaysian designer, who even participated in So You Think You Can Dance Malaysia Season 1 in 2007.
“Everything will be tailor-made for me, from the set design to the costume to the song to the choreography.
We’d conceptualise, then produce 3D drawings before actually going ahead to make anything,” she said, adding that the single will be a dance pop song, and will be release this month if all goes well.
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