PETALING JAYA: Kris Dayanti is almost like a living Barbie doll. With an hourglass figure and well-sculptured features, she can slip into any attire with ease and glamour.
Her fascination for Barbie dolls has made her the proud collector of these popular dolls. In fact, Kris said, she draws inspiration from the doll's wide range of fashion designs.
Why Barbie dolls? I think I look like one, she said.
Kris said she had spent close to RM5,000 buying these dolls and loves to add more to her collection each time she travels abroad.
The Pop Queen of Indonesia, who will be here for the National Day countdown at First World Plaza in Genting Highlands on Aug 30, will entertain revellers with a wide selection of songs from her previous albums.
The 28-year-old singer started singing professionally in 1984 but only recorded her first solo album in 1990. She did her first recording at nine with Anak-Anak (Children), for which she was only paid 15,000 Indonesian rupiah (RM6.60).
Kris' singing career took off after she won the Asia Bagus Championship in Japan in 1993. While other contestants were decked in glittering outfits, Kris was only garbed in a plain T-shirt and jeans. It turned out to be the ideal image to portray that of dressing to her age.
Kris made her debut in the Malaysian music scene with Menghitung Hari, which topped the charts and has since sold more than 50,000 copies, earning a platinum award.
Those who have watched her show would vouch that her powerful vocals, which go from raspy to soft, energetic and whispery, are rather unique. Kris delivers her own tunes and breaks into English numbers with ease.
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