Malaysian Dreamgirl

This blog entry is not an ad.

This is a sneak peek on a little side project I’m working on which I’m really very excited to share it with you guys.
Remember how at the beginning of last year, I said I wanted to take part in a reality TV show? Well, the closest I got to achieving that resolution was a cameo in one of the episodes for Nescafe Kickstart and that dismal performance in Deal Or No Deal.
But! It’s more than a year since I made that statement, and finally, I have gotten my wish!
Coming soon, I will be appearing on a brand new reality show. The only thing is, this new show is NOT gonna be shown on TV. And I’m not gonna be involved as a contestant.
I will be involved in this brand new reality show…

The show is called Malaysian Dreamgirl, and it’s a model search contest with an unconventional twist.
As I mentioned earlier, this show will NOT come to a TV screen near you.
That’s because we will be delivering Malaysian Dreamgirl straight to your computer – direct via The Internet.

Ladies and gentlemen, Malaysian Dreamgirl is coming soon to a computer screen near you.
It is the FIRST EVER online reality model search in Malaysia, and we are making entertainment history.
Never before in this country has a reality contest show been created and shown exclusively on the Internet. Malaysian Dreamgirl will be Malaysia’s first ever online reality model search. And I can guarantee you – it is gonna be big.

Check out the trailer

This ain’t some cheap RTM production.
The team behind the show has got everything sorted out. We’ve got sponsors covering all grounds, the finalists will be treated like princesses, stay in a beautiful mansion, be trained by seasoned professionals, and the eventual winner stands to win up to RM100,000 in prizes.
Malaysian Dreamgirl will be hosted by the sizzling Sazzy Falak.
Joining me on the judging table is A-list celebrity stylist Jimmy Lim, as well as model/actress/lawyer and former Miss Malaysia Universe herself Elaine Daly.
Like I said, we’ve got everything covered.

But here’s an interesting bit about the three of us judges. Elaine Daly is female, I am a male and Jimmy Lim is gay.
You know what that means?
That means I will be the only straight hot-blooded male in the judging panel for the search for our first Malaysian Dreamgirl! ๐Ÿ˜‰
Oh my. What a tough job I’m gonna have.

So that’s what I’ll be working on as a mini-side project for the next few weeks.
At this juncture, people are gonna have a lot of questions about Malaysian Dreamgirl
First of all, what the hell is Kenny Sia doing on the judging panel for a model search competition?
Heck. How am I even qualified to be a judge? Jimmy Lim is a stylist and Elaine Daly is a famous model, so fine. But what the fcuk FrenchConnectionUK does stupid Kenny Sia know about fashion?

Part of the team behind

Well, I know nuts about fashion. And the only modelling experience I had for OSIM uZap.
The parody version of OSIM uZap.
But hey, I am still very qualified, ok?!
For example, I have a lot experience looking at pretty girls.

Actually the real reason I’m on the judging panel to represent the Average Joes.
We’ve all seen beauty pageants where the winner turns out uglier than your grandmother, right? Like many others, I’m sick of those pageant judges that choose personality over looks. We don’t want some ugly cow emerged the winner. No way in hell am I gonna let that happen for Malaysian Dreamgirl.
As much as I’m sure Elaine and Jimmy are great in their respective fields, they’re inside the world of fashion and I’m not. The general public see things differently when it comes to fashion.
Remember that time when David Beckham went to a nightclub wearing a sarong?

I don’t know why all the fashionistas out there hailed “David Beckham Wearing A Sarong” as one of the greatest moment in male modelling history.
Personally, I thought David Beckham shit in his pants on his way out.
Whatever it was, I am in the judging panel to make sure that the views of the public count. We’ve all heard the saying “judges must be blind.” That’s not gonna happen when you have me as one of the judges.

Our Malaysian Dreamgirl feature in New Man magazine January 08 issue.

The second question people might ask is, “Why put the show up online?”
Why not?
The whole world is going online these days. If your schedule is as packed as mine, you’ll hardly the find time to watch TV at all. Putting the show on the Internet makes it easier for you to watch it whenever you want, wherever you want.
Another good thing about putting the show on the Internet is that we don’t just restrict our audiences to within Malaysia anymore. So even if you’re stuck in Singapore, Thailand, Australia, UK, America or as far as Saudi Arabia, you too could log into and catch all the action as it unfolds.

Sneak peak into the Malaysian Dreamgirl house

There’s also another reason why we put it on the Internet that is not immediately obvious to everyone.
In Malaysia, the censors guarding our TV content are so restrictive to the point of being ridiculous. Look at that Faizal guy who took his shirt off during a rock concert. Poor dude gets banned for three months. If a guy like him could be banned for showing some skin, what more the girls?
Show some skin on TV, and some crazy nutcase from Cyberjaya is gonna go all Nazi on your ass and make a big fuss. Why? Because showing too much skin on TV will make them have all sorts of funny feelings in their lower body parts, and those feelings can lead to all sorts of horrible things like rape and diseases and people killing cute unwanted fluffy little babies.

Which one do you prefer?

Same thing goes for our local FHM magazine. In other countries, guys buy lad mags like FHM to see babes in skimpy bikinis. But here, we got them all covered up and till there’s nothing left to show.
We got a lot of hot babes in here Malaysia. But we don’t see them in magazines. It’s so sad that they have to travel all the way to Singapore to pose in magazines the way they want it. Posing tastefully in bikinis is all part of modelling and there’s nothing crude about it. The guys love it, the girls think its sexy. Some girls even buy those men’s mags to admire the sex appeal of their models.
Could you imagine watching a modelling show where we gotta be so conservative until all the girls look like this?

What’s the point of watching the show if you cannot see hot girls in bikinis right? Might as well go watch a plant grow lah liddat.
So that’s another reason why we’re putting the show up online. The Nazis can censor the TV all they want, but they can’t touch us. Because if they’re gonna kick up a fuss about our finalists appearing in bikinis, then they’re gonna have to shut down Friendster, Facebook, Blogspot and everywhere else online you’re able to find a bikini picture.
Well, the runway is set and the judges are ready. All that’s left are contestants to take part in the search for our first ever Malaysian Dreamgirl.

We are looking for females of all races, aged between 18 to 28, to audition for Malaysian Dreamgirl. No prior modelling experience is required, and only those who have never been professional models or TV/movie artistes are eligible.
If you ever wanted to open up your career options, live the high life, taste the glitz and glamour of a rewarding modelling career, then this is your chance. Join us as we create our moment in Malaysian internet history.
12 finalists, 10 weeks, 3 judges, 1 house, 1 Malaysian Dreamgirl.

The eventual winner will win a 1.8L Nissan Latio, RM10,000 in AmBank prepaid Mastercard, a RM3,000 Wella hamper, a RM1,000 Escada fragrance hamper, and a date with Kenny Sia. In total, the prizes are worth up to RM100,000.
Even winning Miss Malaysia also cannot guarantee you prizes as good as that.

Online registration for auditions is now open, so please come and show us some support!
Help us spread the word too, and get your friends to audition if you think they have potential. You catch the show on I’ll let you know when the show goes to air in March.

On a much more personal note, as much as I’m excited about the project because I have never done something like this before, I’m also a little scared. We are all crossing our fingers hoping that this will work out well. The production team is ready. The casting talents are ready. This is gonna be the first time we broadcast a reality show entirely through the internet. Whether or not the public is receptive to our product is entirely up to us.
If this works, we will be one of the success stories of commercial online video broadcasting in Malaysia. If not, then well, let’s not think about that. ๐Ÿ˜‰ We can plan and plan all we want. Truth is, we have no idea what to really expect.

Sazzy Falak, Elaine Daly and me

One thing for sure, this is gonna be fun.

Blog Plug of the Day: M. Zulkifli (or “Zul” as I call him) was the editor of FHM, New Man, Malay Mail and now His blog is simple, but he gives pretty good insights into the everyday life of a media publishing extraordinaire.
No, I’m not plugging his blog just because he put me as one of The 7 Coolest Malaysian of 2007 on Gua. Haha!

131 Replies to “Malaysian Dreamgirl”

  1. wakaka! 3rd~ that’s a good try kenny, i hope it works, u either get the show successful, or the ‘gobermen’ success in first ever banning project like this…show us some hot stuff!

  2. wow..this is so cool. i must catch this online.sazzy falak is my fav local actress..and she’s so hot.hehe..sumore kenny sia will be one of te judges.this should be interesting.hehe..

  3. COOL. i am age eligible but not physically eligible. so count me out. LOL
    so after the dreamgirls, are you going to make another show like “the biggest loser” or “extreme make-over” .count me in for that.

  4. I also find banning Faizal thingy totally ridiculous. Why don’t they ban the use to swimming pool instead? Tons of guys showing skin.

  5. HAHAHHAA omg, ur kind of heaven lah hor. lucky you. im gonna catch the show ๐Ÿ™‚ hehe.. congrats lah you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Good luck with it mate!
    I would audition ๐Ÿ™‚ but I’m not Malaysian, and I don’t think people really want to see a real girl in a bikini ๐Ÿ˜€ hahahahaha

  7. I think this is going to be the coolest kick-ass show ever in this year!!!! Can’t wait to watch it!!!
    and this is so unbelievable that you’re chosen to become the JUDGE!!!!!??? I hope you judge properly and don’t let the talented ones get kick out!

  8. Hie Mate,
    Well i guess this will be a ice braking event!
    All the best for it! With you publishing it on the net and those reading your blog,you’ve got a hit blog am sure u;ll do well!Seen a lot of ppl putting it up on the net d.. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. “We don’t want some ugly cow emerged the winner. No way in hell am I gonna let that happen for Malaysian Dreamgirl.”
    But.. but.. but.. you’re ugly as well, Kenny. Irony much?

  10. Of cos fun lah! lol. u’ll be seeing so many beautiful girls mah! hehehe.. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    What a coincidence… i asked Nicole to join the other day. Hopefully she will.

  11. good luck for the show. so cool! i like such reality shows! remember to update abt the show here and i will definitely catch it online. Lol…

  12. woww.. u got close n personal with 2 of the most beautiful girl in malaysia… oh my… i am jealous… woww… really loved those 2

  13. haha.. cool.. is this gonna b like ‘america’s nxt top model’? i mean the photographing and stuff.. and watching the competitors’ growth.. or are there gonna b stage modelings?

  14. Kenny.. you are the king man! nobody can beat u lol!
    can’t wait to see you judge all the beautiful girls! lol.. you are making all the guys envy for your place!! so make sure you don’t disappoint all the guys in Malaysia! lol

  15. kenny you can be the bi sexual judge lol
    Good luck and hopefully content isn’t blocked from countries blocking content originating from a Mulsim country.

  16. Excuse me. You being the judge can guarantee the girls would be hot ah ?
    Ok here’s the first reality check lah.
    The 5 girls used for the dreamgirls advertisement.
    Please change them to better quality ones.
    Thank you.

  17. I agree Internet TV give more freedom on content in M’sia…BUT, our Tee EMM Net still stick with 512K on basic plan, Sellcom & Magzis mobile broadband service still sucks, then the others ISP provide low speed broadband….How we going to watch the live streaming??? just watch and wait it buffering during playing…nobody will watch it, how many percent of users still in 512k broadband??
    I’m currently staying in Singapore, using mobile 3.5G broadband and price even cheaper than Tee Emm Net 512k plan after convert the currency rate! 1Mbps in Singapore only $26+, still cheaper than RM60 512K plan for ADSL broadband…

  18. I hope I won’t miss it. So you got to remind me to watch. Also hope broadcast will be smooth-running and clear. Cause things don’t really run so smooth once they’re online. If it gets stuck and more of a chore than fun to watch, sorry I will rather go mop the entire house than wait to watch some stuck movie on a blur screen.

  19. LOL. kenny sia is going to judge the models. I can’t imagine what comments he will give them. Maybe those which end up with eggs and bottles being threw back to him. anyway, what an opportunity you have to meet and judge models. about it being show only on9, i guess the lao apeks will start crowding the cybercafes or fighting with their grandchildren to use the internet.LOLZ

  20. no postponing of the audition? interested but its never gonna happen coz im curently stuck in india… sigh… =(

  21. omg!omg! this will be the next ANTM!!! except in msia lah, of coz. anyway, this is so gonna be fun!!!
    btw, is the audition site down due to heavy traffic or wad?

  22. Hello Kenny,
    Congratulations to the “Malaysian Dreamgirl” team putting ideas into reality. Great concept. You don’t have to worry about the success of this project. It will definitely hit the roof and break records for Malaysian Entertainment.
    With online viral marketing thru the popular networking sites e.g. Facebook, Friendster, MySpace,… you will be able to capture millions of viewers. In return for the investors/sponsors, they will get their monies worth and beyond.
    It’s always refreshing to see Malaysians do something different and pioneering worthwhile/innovative activities.
    SC Chong

  23. I reckon the only reason why you are a judge is because of the concept of the show being shown on the internet only. It is through your blog that you are able to get people to watch the show. It is not that they trust your judgment or you being able to represent the views of the public…though I do not deny your capabilities of judging.
    I am very curious to see how this show goes although I dont expect much. The Malaysian concept of beauty is really narrow. I feel like it is sterotypical. There are so many gorgeous women out there that are not considered beautiful due to the pathetic mentalities of most Malaysians. It is time to look beyond the concept of stick thin body, pale white skin and long hair being the ideal of beauty. There is more to this. Look at Kate Moss and Alek Wek…majority of Malaysians will never relate to this kind of beauty and it is really sad

  24. Celebrity blogger? Wow… you’re making a transition into show business, aren’t you? Good luck Kenny! You’re meant to be famous… haha…

  25. This is such a copycat of america’s next top model! Fark man Malaysia got no other programme to copycat again ?? Explore Race,Conneto bachelor something,malaysian idol ( which turn out to be a major disaster when that chinese guy got it, no wonder malaysia is banned from the idol thingy ),punk’d malaysian version, and now malaysian dreamgirl? Alang alang just put Malaysia’s next top model la

  26. congrats kenny!
    remember to keep true to your motto during your entire show ya, looks > personality ! heheheehe.

  27. hey I need to have some feedback on this.
    I seriously seriously seriously (infinity ~ ) want to participate in Malaysian dreamgirl but I am only fifteen. I am mature enough and have parental consent and I seriously want to make this my perpetual big break. I was wondering if i could be exempted from the age barrier. Please mail me.

  28. Kenny, Have ur team consult those people in Cyberjaya & Putrajaya? its a good idea to have them know what MDG is all about. they still can go after you guys even its a .tv domain & the materials are from M’sia.

  29. dam, only females can join. when are they gonna come out with the male version? anyway i will be looking forward to see it being broadcast online. bet it will be much more interesting without all the censorship board interference. cheers dude

  30. Lets hope its as big as u say it is =P But with 100K prize money , there better be some quality! Not our bs miss tourism , miss cheong sam.. miss this miss that.

  31. hmm… I heard that beauty pageant contestants will try to seduce the judges to get an advantage. Seeing as you’re the only straight guy… DO IT FOR THE AVERAGE JOE MATE!

  32. “Kenny, Have ur team consult those people in Cyberjaya & Putrajaya? its a good idea to have them know what MDG is all about. they still can go after you guys even its a .tv domain & the materials are from M’sia.”
    I have a friend working in a local company that checks the internet everyday for anything controversial, racial, etc. Best to be sure i say.

  33. GUys and gals, just be prepared for another SMS killing to rob u of ur hard earned money. They will probably throw in viewers’ voting mechanism and suck u dry!

  34. Maybe u should make downloadable to psp or ipod, then people can download it and watch it on their portable and pass around. This will make a bigger and wider spread, rather then just watching in on the web. I like to watch my movie in my PSP, when I on the move.

  35. u lucky bastard…… all the skin… make sure u dont have a massive er**tion when ur on the panel… all the best…

  36. you’ve got all my support for something like this and I hope this can show some competition to those cheap RTM production. Go Kenny!

  37. but getting judged by elaine daly is a real put off. what the fuck she got other than some lameass miss malaysia title to be a judge for a modelling contest?

  38. Oh my goodness….. U really make people envy you a lot, Kenny! Being a judge for a malaysian reality show? Goodness… u’re a big time celebrity now, Kenny!!!

  39. Joyce, still a dreamgirl!
    GulaKL, I wanted to! I submitted my application last year but they rejected it. ๐Ÿ™
    Abby, see ya at the auditions! ๐Ÿ˜€
    alia, !!!!!!

  40. Your blog is getting pretty boring these is so comercialised..with full of endless adverts…there is nothing “close to home” anymore. All the adverts..are influencing the readers on how to spend more and more money by buying the new gadgets..or purchasing any concert tickets..junk food keropok like twisties or that fattening cornetto..expensive ..and etc. Pls write something nice and articles with the old Kenny’s touch.

  41. the last time u became a judge in a battle of the bands, u said gave a good comment on a lousy band. hopefully bikini girls bring out a better judge in u :)looking forward to the show.

  42. Hey Gay is not man meh? Ur a lucky bastard you know that???? Well done . Look forward to the show. Next time, how about Malaysia’s Best Porno-girl????? hehehe

  43. Hi,
    wahahaha…..look so ‘en dau’ oh!
    hehe….actually that ‘malaysian dreamgirl’ logo is me to design!
    wah…no wonder, u’re a judge!

  44. No prizes for guessing that the winner won’t be a Chinese, Malay or Indian.
    It’s going to be a girl who’s sure to have that “little bit ang moh, little bit Malay” mixed look. Malaysians are always trying to convince themselves that that’s the look of the average Malaysian girl. Too bad it’s not.

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