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Malaysian Gorgeous Model Hanlibubu


Malaysian Gorgeous Model Hanlibubu

Hi Hanlibubu thank you for taking the time to answer our questions on SimplySxy.  Please share with our readers a little about yourself and where you’re from?

Hi guys, I am sure many of you are curious on why I call myself Hanlibubu. Well, my real name is Merveen Tan Hunn Li, but I have gotten a lot of feedback saying that it is supposed to be a guy’s name, so I thought Hanlibubu would be more feminine. Why Bubu? It’s just easier to remember (it’s quite cute actually, isn’t it? haha).  I am a Penang girl, but I grew up in KL city. So, don’t ask me about Penang because I wouldn’t know too much about the place now. Despite that, I do miss my hometown a lot! I do go back for CNY and other occasions. I am passionate about dancing, diving, traveling, and eating! Well, who doesn’t anyway? Believe it or not, I have travelled to more than 10 countries, some of them are sponsored and others by my own expenses. How did I do that? Visit my blog to find out the answer! (Links are below)


How did you get started into modeling and what do you enjoy about it?

I started modeling when I was 18 years old. I graduated from CHKL and felt like I had no direction. I did not know what major to venture in because all I wanted to do is travel and dance. So I decided to work part time while getting my career path figured out. While doing that, I was saving up money to pay for my own school tuition fees. I was proud that I was able to graduate by supporting myself. Modeling became a part of my life, or should I say is my life! I enjoy every bit of it even when I occasionally get scolded badly by the manager (Now, I am the manager myself, haha!). In life, we fail, and we rise. That molds us into a better and stronger individual. After 6 years in this modeling world, I have encountered many ups and downs, happy and sad moments, new friends, colleagues, real friendships, and most importantly, I finally realized what life is for me and who I want to be in the future.


Which is the best compliment you have received?

I represented Malaysia to Korea to compete in a pageant (World Miss University, famous in Korea). I won the “Miss Asia” title and I felt that I have made my family proud. I was only 19 years old that time. That would be the best compliment I’ve gotten from my friends and family. I did not expect to achieve something big at such a young age.


Where do you usually shop from and which are your favourite brands?

To be honest, I am not much of a shopping person. (Which girl doesn’t shop you might wonder? Well, me!) I only shop perhaps once a year, via online boutique or e-stores. When I shop, I can shop up to 20 pieces of clothes at a time and stock up for the year. My wardrobe consists if mostly sponsored clothing by online boutiques. I am extremely grateful to all of them. I wouldn’t have all these pretty clothes without their trust towards me to be their ambassador.


What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I enjoy sitting in cafés and observe from the sides. Then, I’d imagine how these people led their lives. I would create a story board in my mind for each person in the café. (It might sound a little creepy, but I guess I am not the only one who loves doing this). I also like spicing up my life with a little adventure. Hiking, ATV, diving, gym, movie are some of the things I enjoy doing in my free time.


If you had the chance to learn any skill, what will it be?

I have always wanted to learn ice-skating. I could imagine myself dancing gracefully on the ice. Unfortunately, due to my busy schedule, I am barely able to squeeze out some time to learn ice-skating. It is not a touch and go skill after all. It requires patience and time.


What is the funniest or weirdest attempt a guy has tried to get to know you?

I do get a lot of cheesy notes with their names and numbers when I chill in Starbucks, sitting alone. But the weirdest attempt a guy ever did was texting me non-stop even though I never replied to any single messages. Desperate much? I guess action speaks louder than words.


One major turn off a guy can do in a date is?

I did not bring enough cash”. That is absolutely unacceptable because if you ask me out on a date and I’ve blocked my date for you, dressed to the night, put on makeup, smell good for you, it better not end with me picking the bill as well. It is only acceptable after getting official. Boyfriends get a little more patience and perks.


It’s a pleasure to feature you Hanlibubu. One question before we end, how do you define “sexy”? 

Smile and be confident. Girls, don’t define sexy by showing your boobs or cleavage. I answered this question with the same exact answer in a competition before and I won it. That says a lot. Sexy is not how we look outside. It is who we are inside and people often underestimate that and define sexy in shapes and sizes. Sexy is basically as simple as a smile.

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My upcoming schedule is to Korea, sponsored by AirAsiaGo and Gyeonggi-do Tourism. Traveling from 7th November till 11th November 2017. See you guys when I am back! Follow me on my social media platforms to witness the “Descendent of the Sun” campsite visit!

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