JUGGLING between being an emcee, model and fashion blog entrepreneur may be tough, but that has not stopped Miss World Malaysia 2012 Lee Yvonne from leading a full life
The 25-year-old Klang-born believes that one should give their best.
“While we are young and energetic, we should try doing as many things as we can.
“I will put all my energy into chasing my dreams.
“Although it is difficult to keep a perfect balance between work and family, I will always make sure that I have time for my family,” she said.
Crowned in July last year, Lee shared that she learnt a lot during the Miss World 2012 contest held in August in Ordos, Inner Mongolia.
“I went with the intention of gaining experience and making new friends.
“I was crowned barely a week before flying off to compete on the international stage.
“I enjoyed the friendships I made with the other participants representing 115 countries.
“The experience also made me more independent and grow as a person.”
Lee became best friends with China’s Wenxia Yu and said they helped each other a lot during the pageant.
“I still keep in contact with Yu and we occasionally update each other on what’s going on in our lives,” she said.
Lee learnt that it was important to believe in oneself and said the pageant had boosted her confidence.
“From the pageant, I learnt that you must not judge a book by its cover.
“There were many beautiful contestants in the Miss World pageant and I was rather quiet during the first few days.
“However, after speaking to them, I realised they were actually nice and friendly.
“If you are sincere, people will lend a hand when you need help,” she said, adding that the pageant has given her more opportunities and a wider network.
Currently, she is involved in an ongoing charity project called “Now Every Child Can Write by Lee Yvonne” to encourage poor children to read and write.
She will be going to Penang soon to distribute pencils to the children and help them choose books.
“I had the opportunity to further my studies with the support of my family. Education promises everyone a brighter future.”
Lee is proud to be an ambassador for the National Cancer Society Malaysia and is also sponsoring a child.
She is currently focusing on her emceeing career and trying her hand at acting.
“I would love to be a TV host one day and I really admire those who are good at their jobs.
As if that’s not enough to keep her super busy, Lee also has a fashion blog at www.atvamp.com
“Some of the clothes are inspired by my fashion idol, Victoria Beckham who has an edgy and feminine style,” she said.
Lee was featured in an episode of the The Apprentice Asia and has done a cameo in a Taiwanese movie.