Soo Wincci: A woman of many talents
Education provides the motivation and encouragement to those who want to achieve memorable success in every stage of life.
For Soo Wincci, 30, who is a singer, actress, composer, chef, host, model, former beauty queen, and entrepreneur, it was the only essential ingredient for her to progress and build her career as an artist.
In 2008, she embarked on building a career in the local entertainment industry after being crowned Miss Malaysia.
Today, Soo Wincci is based in Taiwan and hopes to achieve more success in life with various projects to make the nation proud.
When met at the P1 Super Drive Party organised by My FM on Nov 16, Soo said that she wanted to kick-start her ‘Malaysian Pop’ project next year which will be targeted at the younger generation.
“Education is important to all of us, including entertainers like me as it helps individuals grow and develop for the betterment of themselves, their community and their country.
“As for me, I am now in my last semester of a doctorate (PhD) in Business Administration at Open University Malaysia. I wish to be known as Dr Soo in the near future.”
She hopes to continue her passion and go on to the US, Hollywood in particular, to study acting, become a film director and create her own production house for local talents to be marketed abroad.
She also owns a company in Kuala Lumpur – Beyond Artistes Sdn Bhd – that manages new artists but stressed that her work is on branding and promotion.
Soo’s trip to Sarawak and Sabah is also part of her efforts to promote a new drama she stars in that will be aired on NTV7 from Mondays to Thursdays called ‘Injustice Stranger’.
Next year she plans to organise the ‘Asia Tour Concert’ to be brought to the US.
Currently, she is busy with acting offers and will launch an accessory line in the China market soon.
“As an artist that has been on the frontlines, there will be a day when you will have to give way to newcomers from the much younger generation and only want to contribute to your country. It is important to educate yourself more so that you will be able to lead the future generations.”
She reminded Malaysian artists not to rely heavily on sponsorships alone, but to stand on their own feet and brand themselves.
“What is more important is to be a good ambassador for your own country and start from the ground to succeed and never forget where you come from and give back to the community and country as a whole.”