Amber Chia started modeling at the age of 17 in year 1998. She break came when she won the Guess Timeless Beauty contract in 2005 and became the first Asian model to win an international modeling contest, and Guess! Watches first Asian Ambassador. Since then, she have been walked the runways for global brands, such as Chanel, Gucci, Fendi and Jimmy Choo just to name a few; including the runways of Europe Fashion Weeks and most recently for Victoria Beckham in New York’s Fashion Week. She has also graced over 500 magazine covers, including those of Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Women’s Weekly, Maxim, FHM, Her World, and various others. In 2010, She started Amber Chia Academy, which today has become Malaysia’s largest modeling school with over 2,000 students so far. She never want to stop learning new things and constantly strive to become better at what she do. Never try, never know…
The name Amber Chia was cemented on the pages of history when she successfully clinched the winner’s title of the Guess Watches Timeless Beauty International Model Search 2004, and simultaneously became the first Asian model ever to triumph at global model searches, which subsequently lead to her fronting worldwide campaigns for Guess Watches.
Her continued rise to modelling excellence was further substantiated when renowned designer Victoria Beckham personally selected Amber as the only Asian, making her one of only four runway models chosen, to prestigiously present the Victoria Beckham Autumn/Winter 2009 Ready to Wear Collection during the glamorous New York Fashion Week.
With an illustrious career -spanning over 15 years and counting -as an established international model and also accomplished actress, Amber has further highlighted her prominent mantle by evolving into a budding entrepreneur in her own right. This is especially notable from 2010 through her founding of Amber Chia Academy -her very own fashion and beauty school.
Born in Ipoh, grew up briefly in Sekinchan and later on in Tawau, this daughter of a fishmonger has, arguably, become one of the most well known public figures to have emerged in Malaysia, and has worked her way up the ranks to now becoming a regular household name.