Profile for Amber Chia
Date of birth December 14, 1981 (1981-12-14)
Place of birth Ipoh, Malaysia
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Hair color Brown
Eye color Dark brown
Measurements 32 - 25 - 34
Weight 110 lbs (50 kg)
Amber Chia (Chinese: 谢丽萍, Chinese: 謝麗萍, pinyin: Xiè Lìpíng; born December 14, 1981) is a Malaysian model. She was born in Ipoh, Malaysia, but grew up in the city of Tawau, in Sabah, East Malaysia. She began her modeling career at seventeen in Kuala Lumpur. Chia gained international fame after winning the 2004 Guess Watches Timeless Beauty Contest, which was a global model search for Guess Watch's brand ambassador. Chia became the first Asian model to win a top global, professional modelling contest.
Chia was subsequently voted Model of the Year by the Malaysian International Fashion Awards in 2004 and 2005. One of her most defining features is her pouty lips, which are not typically found in ethnic Malaysian Chinese.
Chia has appeared in Sony, L'Oréal, and Mitsubishi advertisements. Chia was controversial for appearing in the Indonesian version of Playboy Magazine. The photographs were non-nu-de, however, and Chia defends them as "tasteful, stylish and sensuous but not po-rnographic."
Chia has an acting career in Chinese movies and series such as The 3rd Generation, Possessed, and Trio & a Bed. Chia is gradually becoming a well-known actress in Taiwan and China, appearing regularly in TV host shows and sitcoms. She recently starred as co-lead in a CCTV production 热浪岛, currently in post-production and will be broadcast China-wide in 2008.
Amber Chia is currently managed internationally by Looque Models of Singapore.