Malaysian Asia’s Next Top Model Asks Critics – Why Now?

Malaysian model Tuti has responded to critics who said it was un-Islamic for her to compete in a modelling show on TV, BBC reported.

Tuti, whose real name is Nuraini Noor, was quoted as saying that she did not face such controversy before when she participated and won modelling competitions in Malaysia.

“Different people have different points of view and I am not in control of that. I respect each and everyone’s opinion.

“I don’t like to put labels on anything. I’m a citizen of the world. I’m that kind of girl who chases her dreams,” Tuti said.

Tuti is one of the 14 contestants in the latest season of Asia’s Next Top Model, scheduled to begin airing across the region on Wednesday.

The 24-year-old model is said to be one of the show’s first ethnic Malay contender.

Other Malaysians who have competed on the show was Shareeta Selvaraj and Melissa Tan Li Hsia in the third season, while Sheena Liam was the winner for the second Asia’s Next Top Model, The Star reported. – March 7, 2016.



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