Monday, April 18, 2011

Biography and More Photos of Deborah Priya Henry, Miss Universe Malaysia 2011

Road to Miss Universe 2011

Born in Dublin, Ireland, Henry grew up in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Her mother is Irish and her father is a Malaysian. Henry was educated at Sayfol International School in Kuala Lumpur. During her school days, she excelled in basketball and volleyball, and also won a gold medal in the Kuala Lumpur International Schools athletics meet. She received a “Sportswoman of the Year” trophy from her school.

Henry began modelling at the age of 15 and modelled in London three years later for seven months. As a model, she appeared in Malaysian rock band Estranged’s music video “Itu Kamu”. She also runs SKEF, an education centre for Somali refugee children. Henry started modelling at 15, as a catwalk and print model in Kuala Lumpur. She moved to London in 2003, where she walked for designers such as Ungaro, YSL and Gucci. She took a hiatus from modelling in 2004 to further her studies in Brisbane. She returned to Malaysia in 2007 and participated in Miss Malaysia World 2007. Henry is the Face of MIFA (Malaysia International Fashion Alliance) 2011.

Henry holds bachelor’s of science degrees in Political Science and Economics from the University of Queensland, in Brisbane, Australia. Her focus is human rights advocacy and sustainable development with a long term goal to eradicate poverty.

Photo Credit to Miss Universe Malaysia.

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