She’s a Watsons Celebrity Friend and sports presenter on TV, but away from the cameras, Michelle Lee’s life is less about glamour than living healthily and happily.
If there’s one thing that interests Astro Supersports presenter Michelle Lee more than football, it’s keeping fit. Whether it’s rock climbing, running or hitting the gym, the 22-year-old likes to push her body. This being the World Cup season, however, Lee – who’s currently pulling double duty as host to three different programmes on TV – has zero time to indulge in her hobby.
“I haven’t been to the gym in a month!” she says in between gulps of fruit tea. She’s making up for it by watching what she eats. Today, over a plate of vege roll, she announces that it’s all about portion control and watching her carb and protein intake.
“As much as I love a good steak, I go vegetarian once in a while as a form of detox. I believe food can either be the best form of medicine or slowest form of poison.”
Which explains why she’s at Beyond Veggie. This latest culinary venture by the folks at Secret Recipe is all about meat-free dining, from its delectable pai tees to mushroom-laden spaghetti.
Located in Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall – a food destination in its own right, with over 160 eateries – the restaurant is one of numerous F&B outlets in the mall that’s participating in the Watsons Dining Privileges programme that offers pampering treats to Watsons VIP Card members like Lee. Just by flashing her card, she’s rewarded with discounts of up to 20% at these outlets.
As a Watsons VIP Card member, Lee gets to enjoy Members Only Price and accumulate points which can be redeemed against products at Watsons stores, no reload fee for Touch ‘n Go, and also the dining privileges with more than 45 popular F&B brands with over 250 outlets nationwide.
And on her birthday month, Lee enjoys 5x points on her purchases at Watsons store.
That’s just some of the many benefits of becoming a Watsons card member. The brand is taking a lifestyle approach to their loyalty programme, and promotions and discounts will soon apply to travel, entertainment and leisure services.
Lee’s obsession with health and fitness, however, extends beyond what she consumes. “Your body is a temple. Whatever you put in it or on it will affect it,” she says.
Lee is a big believer in beauty products that are organic. Some of her favourite products come from the Argan Oil Range of Naturals by Watsons, a new premium haircare and bodycare line.
The range’s primary ingredient, argan oil, is rich in Vitamin E and essential fatty acids, and has been used by Moroccan women for hundreds of years to nourish their skin and hair.
Naturals by Watsons is one of the many product lines available at Watsons.
Lee also shops at MUSE by Watsons, the premium beauty retail store with its first flagship outlet nestled in the mall.
Home to 12 exclusive skincare brands and cosmetic products for both women and men, including Mary Quant, Cremorlab, and Cliv, and of course the Argan Oil Range, among others, MUSE by Watsons also offers personalised services by professional beauty consultants, qualified skin specialists and well-trained nail colour service assistants, all under one roof.
As for Lee, she has one final word of advice: “I think it’s important to be happy in life. Working out and eating shouldn’t be stressful. If not, it detracts from its original purpose.”
The month of July isn’t just the height of summer, it’s also a time when Watsons VIP Card members get to treat themselves to some fun and excitement, thanks to the store’s interesting line-up of activities and promotions.
Members just have to spend a minimum of RM30 in a Watsons store and get a pack of green packets with three unique designs by celebrity cartoonist, Reggie Lee.
Watsons is also the main presenter for the upcoming Raya Mesti Kahwin drama on TV3. Members who spend RM80 and above will get the opportunity to get up close and personal with cast members such as Nina Iskandar, Amar Asyraf and Azlee Khairi at designated Watsons stores.
There will also be a contest hosted on the Watsons Facebook page aptly titled Siapa Nak Kahwin Raya Ini!
Check out the Watsons Malaysia Facebook Page at www.fb.com/watsonsmalaysia.