YM Che Puan Amelia Thripura Henderson (known as Amelia Henderson on TV) has been in the industry since she was 10 months old. She’s now a TV host on GoAsean, and an emcee, actress and model. Amelia is hosting a new TV show on health and wellness on Astro’s Bella HD and Mustika HD channels.

    What’s new with you? “I am hosting a new English-language TV show called B Healthy, about health and wellness. I enjoyed filming it because I feel like the fitness industry in Malaysia is getting bigger, so if anyone out there wants to revamp their lifestyle and wants to adopt a healthier approach, the show would be perfect for them.”

     Hosting or emceeing? “Both! Coming from a theatre background, being an emcee is quite familiar to me. When I’m emceeing, I love the feedback from the audience and interacting with them while TV hosting is all about you, the camera and the crew, which means there is less pressure and you can work on it for as many takes as you need to.”

    How do you spend your weekends? “I always have something to do on the weekend. If it’s not filming, there are usually events to attend. But whenever I really am free, which is quite rare, I’ll spend time with the family or go for a movie and hang out.”

     What’s your fitness routine? “I’ve always loved dancing! So every now and then, I’ll try to slot in a dance class into my schedule. Other days, I go for a run with my family. But for the most part, I try to incorporate movements into my daily routine, like taking the stairs instead of the lift.”

     Your best version of a healthy diet? “I try my best to always make a healthier choice. I’ll pack my own meals to work or, whenever I eat outside, go for the steamed option instead of fried. I don’t believe in micro-managing my food intake or obsessing over my weight. I know my limits. So if I really want a sweet treat, I won’t deny myself.”

    What’s your skin care regime like? “Honestly, I have quite fussy skin! It can be very sensitive to pretty much everything and, to top that off, I have eczema! So I choose my products carefully. I go for a gentle skin cleanser, followed by a toner and a moisturiser. And I always (ALWAYS!) take my makeup off as soon as I am done with it.”

     Three must-haves in your handbag? “My phone! (of course), camera and lip balm.”

     Who inspires you? “My mum! She inspires me in life, generally in everything. I admire her work ethic, her brilliance, kindness and, the best part is, she is always right! I love how she has the ability to know what’s best for me and I can always seek her advice, regardless whether it’s about work or anything else.”

     What is your mantra? “Carpé Diem, which means seize the day! I love it because I think no matter who you are and what you’re doing, in order to be successful and be in a happy place, all you have to do is to adopt a positive mindset and apply 200% to whatever you choose to do. With good intentions and a good heart, you will eventually get there.”

     What is your most memorable moment? “When I played the role of Karen in Speed the Plow at KLPAC. It was very challenging as there were only three characters and my character was the main antagonist. I remember having a three-page-long monologue to accomplish and I’m so glad that I managed to pull it off and that everything went really well.”

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