Malaysian-Chinese model Raisyyah Rania 叶静仪
A model from the country of Malaysia named Felixia Yeap has converted to the religion of Islam. Thus, she’s going to no longer show off her skin and will instead wear clothing from head to toe. Before the burqa totally destroys our memories, scroll through the above pictures to remember her glorious past.
Felixia Yeap, Malaysia’s very first Chinese Playboy model has publicly announced that she will officially embrace Islam as her religion this coming Thursday, 3 July 2014.
The reason why Yeap had chose that particular date to embrace the religion is because it happens to also be her birth date; as to show that she is being ‘reborn’ as whole new person.
This is quite a change for a woman who didn’t have any problem appearing naked in print. However, she reportedly studied Christianity, Buddhism and other religions before she found one she connected with. Despite the drastic change in philosophy, that is something we should respect.
Ramifications of her new Muslim faith have been instant. She is in the middle of taking away all the interesting images off of her social media profiles. Her Instagram remains interesting but you better take a look before she deletes it all.
Felixia Yeap Chin Yee (simplified Chinese: 叶静仪; traditional Chinese: 枼靜儀; pinyin: Yè Jìngyí; born 3 July 1986) is a Malaysian model. She was Malaysia’s first and only Playboy Bunny. Since December 2013, she has sported a hijab, sparking controversy among the country’s Muslim and non-Muslim communities. On 3 July 2014, she said she had converted to Islam.
Felicia was born in Kuala Lumpur and raised in Ipoh, Perak, West Malaysia. Prior to her modelling career, she worked as a kindergarten teacher. Yeap started her modelling career in 2005 after becoming one of the finalists of the Dewi Remaja contest.
She appeared on the third season of I Wanna Be a Model as a finalist and listed in the Hall of Fame for Miss Malaysia Tourism 2007 at the age of 19. She was also the 1st runner-up for Miss Chinese World Malaysia 2006 and a finalist for Dewi Remaja Malaysia.
In 2008, Yeap was chosen to represent Malaysia in the 2008 Beijing Olympic – Olympics Beauty and followed up as the finalist for FHM Girl Next Door 2009 and was crowned Velocity Angels-Model of The Year 2009 before being a finalist for Miss Universe Malaysia 2010. Yeap had quit from the Miss Malaysia World 2009 beauty pageant earlier as she disagreed with the terms and conditions of the competition. She was seen hosting the AQUARIUS Fashion Show in conjunction with WWF Malaysia along with Sam Insanity and is rumoured to be going out with him.
Yeap was chosen to be among Playboy Macau’s first batch of Bunnies. She posed in a non-nude pictorial in the July–August 2013 issue of Playboy Philippines. Yeap’s career at the Playboy Macau club lasted only a month.
In December 2013, Yeap started donning a hijab. She explained in her blog: “I believe I am worth more than just showing off my body. I am more than this. And I don’t feel proud if attention- or fame-seeking model wannabes out there look at me as their idol or role model.” Her new fashion sparked outrage among non-Muslim communities, Chinese especially, calling it disrespectful towards Islam. Yeap officially converted to Islam on 3 July 2014.