PETALING JAYA: Seeing children make progress has inspired Carol Lee to set her sights on starting a pre-school of her own one day.
Apart from her stint as a kindergarten teacher, the host of RTM2s morning talkshow Hello on Two has worked as a chief receptionist, model and emcee, but none of these has been as fulfilling as her experience working with children.
I have a passion for news presentation and hosting shows, but I love kids as I share a special bond with them and like their innocence, she said.
In an interview with mStar, The Stars Bahasa Malaysia news portal, Lee, 32, who is also Miss Malaysia China 1995/ 96, said she taught in a kindergarten in Taman Bandaraya here for three years.
She then resigned from her job to pursue a degree in management and marketing.
Prior to that, she had modelled for several years and worked as an emcee for corporate functions, weddings and fashion shows on a freelance basis.
On how she ended up joining RTM in August last year, Lee said it was by coincidence as her friend who was an image consultant for RTM had told her about an audition for newscasters right after she completed her studies.
I decided to give it a shot. It was interesting as Ive learnt quite a fair bit about current issues. It has also made me a more confident person.
And she also loves the challenges in her job.
It gives me a sense of accomplishment. Im always competing with myself to do better, she said.
Lee, who had her early education in Convent Light Street in Penang and in Taman Sri Petaling Girls School in Kuala Lumpur, also loves outdoor activities.
She goes on Hash runs in Ulu Yam and takes part in paintball games at the paintball park in Subang on weekends.
The 173m tall Lee said she took up paintball recently after running into a childhood friend who was taking part in the Asia Pacific Paintball Championship early last month.
Lee, who is still single, has no intention of settling down yet.
Id rather be single than go into a relationship just for the sake of it.
On who her idol is, Lee said she admired her late father, who died of cancer before she turned 21.
I admire him for his personality. He was very humble and respected everyone he encountered.
For more on Lee, go to www.mstar. com.my
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