Following your favorite Malaysian celebrities?
In 2019, the title for the most searched celebrity in Google Malaysia went to Vanessa Angel. Vanessa Adzanai, or Vanessa Angel to her loyal fans and followers, is an Indonesian actress who became involved in a prostitution scheme operating online. Other famous celebrities and personalities followed her on the top list. For the year 2020, Google, once again, gathered the data and revealed the list of the top 10 most searched Malaysian celebrities. Based on the gathered data, here is a list of the most searched Malaysian celebrities on Google.
Noor Neelofa Mohd Noor, or Neelofa, is a 31-year old Malaysian TV host and actress who made her way on top in the entertainment industry after she won the Dewi Remaja 2009. She also gained overseas contracts in London and Paris. Aside from the acting projects, she also signed contracts with top international companies for commercial advertisements and endorsements. Recently, she went public and announced her decision to wear and endorse the niqab or purdan as face-covering in the midst of the pandemic. Her decision spiked the discussions among her followers and fans, prompting her name to trend in Google search in 2020.
Henry Ewan Golding or Henry Golding is a British, Malaysian actor who made it to fame after the Hollywood movie, Crazy Rich Asians. After the box-office hit project, he did several movies alongside other famous celebrities. Last year, his name was included in the Time’s 100 Next List of rising stars. For the year 2020, Goldwing continued to rise in stardom that he became one of the top Malaysian celebrities most searched on Google, especially after announcing his latest projects, the G.I. Joe and Snake Eyes.
Mohd Syafiq Shamim bin Abdul Razak, popularly known as Syafiq Kyle, has become one of the top Malaysian celebrities most searched on Google throughout the year. It was after he became the recipient of the 2019 Anugerah Drama Festival Kuala Lumpur Choice Actor for his acting role in Nur, a TV drama series. He also had his own fashion label known as Kylez by Syafiq Kyle. With so many projects lining up for him, more fans and followers continue to add up, making his name among the 2020 Google trending celebrities.
Siti Nurhaliza started her career at a young age. After winning the Bintang HMI 1995 singing competition, she released “Jerat Percintaan” her debut single with which she earned more awards and recognition. Through the years, Siti became famous in the country and in different parts of the world with millions of followers and fans, making her one of the most searched Malaysian celebrities on Google in 2020. She earned the applause of fans and a larger number of followers after posting positive reviews on small vendors selling foods and snacks online. She did this to help business owners during the pandemic.
Datuk Yasmin Yusoff is a veteran radio announcer who made it among the most searched Malaysian celebrities on Google. She was a titled beauty queen and a famous singer in her country. She also had voice-over projects and TV /radio commercials. Through the years of her career, she had won several awards and recognition. But what made her name trending this year was her statement, addressing Samantha Katie James, Malaysia’s ex-Miss Universe, to apologize for commenting on Instagram about the Black Lives Matter. Recently, the developer of Bahasa Malaysia Waze navigation application used her voice for additional voice navigation.
Yunalis binti Mat Zara’ai, or Yuna to her fans and followers, is a Malaysian singer/songwriter based in Los Angeles, USA. Her first single on Myspace gained more than a million plays. After the hit of her first single, she did collaborations with Usher Raymond, an American singer, and actor. More nominations and awards came her way through the years. The management advised her to sing and record Malay songs only, but thankfully, after recording and releasing an album that contains 9 Malay songs and 1 English song, her name became more popular not only in Malaysia but also in the US.
Lawrence Wong is a famous actor who made a name after the Story of Yanxi Palace from which he played the role of Hai Lancha. The drama series was streamed on iQIYI platform and was viewed daily for almost 700 million views across the globe. His popularity in the said platform made iQIYI appoint him to be the first-ever International VIP Ambassador. Because of this, Lawrence Wong became one of the Malaysian celebrities most searched on Google for this year.
Abdul Fattah bin Mohd Amin or Fattah Amin is one of the nominated artists in the prestigious TC Candler’s Annual Independent Critics List of 100 Most Handsome Faces of 2020. The New Strait Times stated that he was the only Malaysian actor nominated for the title. Earlier this year, he announced that he and his wife, Fazura, are expecting their first baby. Before the baby arrived, he released a new single dedicated to the baby. On October 2, 2020, they welcomed a healthy baby girl.
Hannah Sarah Tan is more popular in her screen name Hannah Tan or Hannah T. She started her career as a singer with her first-ever album, Crossing Bridges, in collaboration with renowned songwriters Jorgen Elofsson, Andrew Fromm, Phil Thornalley, and Chris Rojas. She became popular when she released the song Angel in 2010 and did the movie, My Spy, in 2008. This nice and sweet actress has won the heart of millions of fans and followers, making her one of the most Google-searched Malaysian celebrities in 2020. She makes it a point to communicate and connect with her fans through her social media pages.
Soo Wai Ming or Carmen Soo is a Malaysian/Chinese actress and model. She started in the industry in the field of modeling at a young age. Her career brought her to different parts of Asia. Carmen Soo may not be the first choice when it comes to catwalk modeling, but she earned a lot of print advertisements and television commercials, as well as in magazine covers local and international. She also had movie projects and TV series with award-winning Hollywood and international actors and actresses. She also did acting projects in the Philippines, gaining more fans and followers.