WOMEN'S DAY 2020 SPECIAL: 10 Inspiring Asian Women In Pop-Culture







Hello dearies,

Women's Day is just around the corner. Yup, Women's Day is this Sunday, 8th of March 2020. So today I am gonna share with you a Women's Day 2020 special post. This post is a listicle post about 10 Inspiring Asian Women In Pop-Culture. So let's begin with the list.........


#1 Neelofa



Neelofa is Malaysia's TV host, actress, entrepreneur, and fashion icon. She is one of the most inspiring and influential women in the Malaysian entertainment industry. Neelofa is a creative genius and a go-getter-girl. Her enthusiasm and zest make her one of the best role models for young girls.  


#2 IU



IU is South Korea's singer, songwriter, and actress. She is one of the most successful celebrities in Hallyu entertainment and already been listed by Forbes as one of the most influential Asian artists. Besides her talent in singing, songwriting, and acting, IU is also famous for her kindness. Lates, this beautiful lady donated 20 million Korean won (USD 16,903.47) for Covid-19 relief efforts to Yangpyeong County in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. IU is known as the Donation Goddess in Hallyu entertainment. Plus, her life story and journey to success inspire youngsters to work hard, have courage, and be patient to achieve success.


#3 Gemma Chan



This Scottish-born-Chinese actress is also known for her brains and beauty. Chan was a lawyer turn actress. She has a Law Degree from Worcester College, Oxford. But she chooses acting instead of practicing law. Besides, her perfect visual, good acting skill, and intelligence, Chan is also known as a charity queen. She is now one of the ambassadors for Unicef.



#4  Song Hye Kyo



Song Hye Kyo is one of the most successful actresses in Hallyu entertainment. Besides being well known in Hallyu, she is also known internationally. She is well known for her beauty, talent, charisma, elegance, X-Factor, and hard work. Like IU, Song Hye Kyo is also very generous and loves doing charity.



#5 Awkwafina



Awkwafina is an American-born-Chinese actress and rapper. She is adored for her talent, charisma, and X-Factor. She is known as the woman who redefines beauty. This makes Awkwafina a role model for young girls. Awkwafina recently won Best Actress at the Golden Globe Awards 2020. Awkwafina is the first Asian actress to win the best actress award at the Golden Globe.


#6 Yuna Zarai



Yuna Zarai is a Malaysian singer and songwriter. She is one of the most successful Malaysian artists. Besides being successful in the Malaysian entertainment industry, Yuna is also famous internationally. Her songs have entered the American Billboard charts, and she once sang a duet with RnB famous singer -Usher. Yuna proved to her fans that it all takes hard work and confidence to be successful in your craft. This makes Yuna one of the most inspiring Asian women in pop-culture.


#7 Lisa Surihani



Lisa Surihani is a Malaysian actress. She is also known as one of the brains and beauty in the Malaysian entertainment industry. Lisa has a Law Degree from Aberystwyth University, Wales, United Kingdom. She is now married to singer, songwriter, actor, and entrepreneur - Yusry Abdul Halim. Although Lisa is now not that active in acting, she is still remembered and adored by her fans. Lisa is now appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador for Unicef Malaysia.



#8 Maudy Ayunda



Maudy Ayunda is Indonesia's singer, songwriter, actress, and activist for education and youth-related interest. She is one of the most influential young women in Indonesia. She speaks four different languages - Indonesian, English, Mandarin, and Spanish, and was a runner-up in speech competition at her school. Maudy Ayunda attended British School Jakarta, and she also graduated from the University of Oxford in 2016. She majored in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE). Besides show business, Maudy Ayunda is also active in social, political, and economic issues in Indonesia.



#9 Dr. Soo Wincci



Dr. Soo Wincci is a Chinese-Malaysian singer and songwriter. She was once crown as Miss World Malaysia in 2008. Dr. Soo Wincci is not just a pretty face. She also has brains to go with her perfect visuals. Dr. Soo Wincci is a Ph.D. holder in Business Administration from the Open University Malaysia. Before achieving her Ph.D., Dr. Soo Wincci also has an MBA from the University of Sunshine Coast, Australia, and a Degree in Law from the University of Reading, United Kingdom. Dr. Soo Wincci is known as a knowledge-seeker. She also loves to share intellectual and inspirational stuff on her IG @dr.soowincci. She is one of my role models. Dr. Soo Wincci, if you are reading this post, I would like to say thank you for reposting my illustration of you on your IG. That means a lot to me ^_^


#10 Datuk Siti Nurhaliza



She is known as Malaysia's all-time favorite celebrity and no.1 singing sensation. Datuk Siti rose to stardom when she was only 17 years old (the year 1997). She made a phenomenon after her debut by winning numerous awards in the Malaysian entertainment industry. Datuk Siti is now in her early 40's, she is still active in singing, a wife and mother, and also a businesswoman. She now has her own fashion brand - Creacion by Siti Nurhaliza, and cosmetic brand - Simplysiti.



Okay,..............so these are the 10 inspiring Asian women in pop-culture to me. What do you guys think? So who is the most inspiring woman to you guys? Pls, share your answer with me.

Okay, that's all for now. Happy Women's Day 2020. Thank you for reading.

XoXo,

Fadima Mooneira ^_^


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Comments

  1. Thank you so much for sharing all of these wonderful and inspirational women! It's so nice to see more Asian representation, as I feel like we don't get a lot of it at the moment! Happy IWD!

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    1. Hi there, nice to know another Asian blogger and thank you for your comment. I write a lot about Asian celebrities in my blog. I am always rooting for Asians. Happy Women’s Day to you too. Take care.

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  2. All these are really an inspiration, for me particularly IU, she's close to a role model for me. Great list~

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    1. Yeah! IU is my favourite girl too. She’s talented, beautiful, excellent and n her craft, charismatic, smart, kind, courageous, and hard working. She is a true alpha woman.

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  3. I know next to nothing about pop culture, let alone Asian pop culture, but are there any Asian intellectual women forgotten by history or ignored in the present for their achievements?

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    1. Of course there are. One of them is Malaysia’s former First Lady- Tun Siti Hasmah. She is one of the most inspiring Asian intellectual women to me. Others I’m not sure.

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  4. This is a wonderful post! These women are beautiful inside and out, and they can inspire so many women. I don't know a whole lot about Asian pop-culture, so I love learning about it! Happy Women's Day, Fadima!

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    1. Thank you. Happy International Women’s Day to you too. Nice to know you.

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    2. IU? I known her in the K Drama series Hotel Del Luna. Love her fashion. Really suit her. Happy Women's Day to you :)

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    3. IU is my favorite girls too. She is so inspiring. Happy Women's Day to you dear.

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  5. Great choices there babe and I agree with your selections. All the ladies out there worthy of every appreciation coming their ways because ladies nowadays are stronger in every way possible

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    1. Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Like your opinion Rawlins. You are the coolest dude.

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  6. Great post! All these ladies are so inspirational!

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  7. Happy Women's Day 2020 ;). semua wanita ni berjaya dalam bidang mereka, kita pun boleh jadi seperti mereka dan lakukan yang terbaik untuk realisasikannya

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    1. Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I second that. Let's hit our goals and never ever give up.

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  8. Thanks for sharing dear!
    For me, all women are powerful and amazing.
    Even me as a single mom of a 2 years old daughter, the road of being a single mom is not easy.
    All women regardless if they are famous or infamous , they are all powerful.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Oh Vee............ i don't know that your a single mom. You look so young. I though you are a collage freshmen. Yeah, you are an alpha woman babe. Stay strong.

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  9. Beautiful ladies inside and out! This is a wonderful tribute for Women's Day. Thank you for sharing.

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  10. Love this! Thanks for sharing all of these inspiring women :) Happy women's day!!

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  11. aida salute is soo wincii la. educated.
    yg lain to more to glamour. if takde rupa, they are nothing kot. if tak glamour, nothing jugak. so glamour tu platform diorang utk bisnes, utk jadi host programme. ni utk wanita malaysia dlm entri ni. yg lain tu, saya tak brape kenal.
    sgt kagum dgn wanita yg berpendidikan tinggi. and gunakannya secara profesional. as for yuna, dia berani. keluar da kotak Malaysia = ohsem!

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    1. Yeah........... Dr. Soo Wincci! Brains and beauty! Yg. lain pun hebat juga. Lisa Surihani pun educated wat. Neelofa is magnificent.

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  12. no doubt neelofa is one of the success women. i really salute her hardwork and determination

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    1. Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!! Me too. Plus, she is brave enough to be herself. Biarlah apa org kata pun. Janji dia x kaco hidup org.

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  13. These women in the list are surely no doubt beauty with the brain!

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    1. Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's why they are inspiring to me.

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  14. Selamat hari wanita kepada semua wanita yang ada dalam hidup ini iaitu ibu tercinta dan juga kawan-kawan yang banyak membantu kita untuk terus menjadi insan berjaya. Wahhh bila lak nak ada hari lelaki ni wakakakaka..

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    1. Hehehe............ nanti i cer google men's day. Nak juga buat tribute post for all my men crushes.

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  15. Awkwafina is my favorite. I just watched her yesterday in Jumanji 2. Good post. Thanks.

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    1. Oh............ i haven't watch Jumanji 2 yet. I love Awkwafina in Crazy Rich Asians. She still the show as Goh Peik Lin.

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  16. Semua hebat-hebat belaka!
    Paling kita suka opkos no 10 dan no 1. Moga semua mereka ini terus maju jaya!

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    1. Neelofa and Datuk Siti? Yeah, they are inspiring. But my no.1 favorite is no.2. hehehe................

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  17. semuanya hebat2 belaka terutamanya dato seri siti nurhaliza! dari kampung sehinggalah berjaya membuka mata dunia. :)

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    1. Yeah! Have you watched her documentary on History Channel? It’s available on YouRube too. I am proud of Datuk Siti man.

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  18. Nak berjaya kita perlu ada motivasi kan...dah jangan sesekali pernah kenal erti putus asa. Disebalik kegagalan juga akan ada kejayaan.

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    1. Agree! Failure is the beginning of success. There is no point to give up.

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  19. Ye diaorg ni semua sgt inspiring tp i paling suka lofa sebab dlm usia muda macam2 dia dah capai

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  20. Lot’s of inspirational ladies, thank you for sharing.

    Leigh xo

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  21. wow so inspiring. happy women day

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