You may have seen her in local ads for brands such as ZALORA, Levi’s, and Xixili and now you get to put a name to the face. Nalisa Alia Amin is no average model. Apart from sashaying down catwalks, she is also an advocate for body acceptance, who has broken barriers and continues to champion a need for change in the Malaysian beauty and fashion industry.

When it comes to standing up for what she believes in, Nalisa is not one to hold her tongue. Scroll through her social media and you’ll find her speaking up about biassed beauty standards and how she brings awareness to other issues women face in Malaysia.

In a recent Chick Chat, Nalisa shared about her early struggles with body image and her journey not just to self-acceptance, but to be a role model as well.

Some of the topics we cover:

  • What it means to really love your body
  • What she does to lift her self-confidence on days she’s not feeling the best
  • What could change in the Malaysian fashion and beauty industry
  • Advice for fellow women who want to be models just like her