The Beauty Queen
Maggie Loo is a household name in the world of beauty, fashion, grooming and modelling in Malaysia. She was dubbed by the press as the “Queen Maker” and “Talent Spotter”, and by the fashion designers as the “Queen Of The Catwalk” with her charismatic walk, twirls and turns which linger till today. She is also a Choreographer, Producer, Grooming, Modelling and Beauty Queen Trainer.
Maggie started her modelling career in 1969. In 1973, she won the prestigious “Miss Malaysia” crown and represented Malaysia in Athens, Greece. She also represented the country in the Miss World Tourism in Japan and graced many international events as ambassadress for Malaysia.
Upon returning to Malaysia, she opened her own modelling academy where she has trained countless young talents, both males and females alike to become successful models and household names like herself.
Maggie has also personally trained, groomed and produced many winners of various pageants and competitions. She is proud to say that to-date she has trained more than twenty Miss Malaysia, Super Models and well known celebrities like Datuk Seri Raja Rezza Shah, Datuk Yasmin Yusoff, Nancie Foo, Christine Mary Lim, Callie Liew, Siti Rohani, Puspa Mohd Salleh, Anne Looi, Yeoh Liu Hsiang, Irina Lim, Chloe Chen, Gabriella Robinson, Lee Yvonne, Yong Wan Jun, etc. as her protégé.
Maggie was the first to introduce the luncheon and tea fashion shows, children musical fashion shows and other shows infused with elements of dance and drama to the Malaysian public. She also pioneered modeling and grooming courses, setting the pace and standard for the country in this field.
In 1987, she met up with Madame Eileen Ford, the head of the world famed Ford Models Incorporated New York who granted her the franchise for the Super Model of the World Pageant for Malaysia.
She organized and produced the Super Model of the World Malaysia in 1988 and 1989, which were well received and supported by the modeling industry and the press, which provided opportunities for local models to break into the international modeling scene.
From 2009 to 2011 she served as the ambassador for the “Hope For Children”, a Social Entrepreneurship programme aimed at providing financial aid and welfare support to the less fortunate and under-privileged children of the world, which has brought great relief, cheers, hope and brighter outlook to countless charity organisations and childrens’ homes here in Malaysia and in various countries.
In 2011, she and her husband, Lim Nam Aik produced and run the Miss Malaysia World 2011 Beauty Pageant.
Today, her Maggie Loo Models & Beauties Academy spotting a fresh outlook is providing more extensive training programmes for personal, corporate and youth grooming as well as industry focused courses for aspiring models and beauty queens.