Sarah Lian – A Homegrown Star
An integration of a natural aptitude for hosting, a flair for acting, and an entrepreneurial spirit; coupled with an effervescent personality, smouldering good looks, and a huskily sultry yet captivating voice, will give you the consummate professional that is Sarah Lian – a remarkably sought after talent from Malaysia, who has carved an illustrious career for herself across the regions of North America and Asia.
With an impressive body of work under her versatile belt, Sarah is a celebrated host, emcee, and television personality, as well as a distinguished actress. After a sensational stint in North America, her renowned rise to prominence in Malaysia instantaneously began only a little over half a year into her return to her home country. Albeit being a relative newcomer, her presence was established upon being named FHM Malaysia’s Most Wanted Woman in 2008 which sealed Sarah Lian as a household name, and her eminence escalated ever since.
Naturally positive in attitude and consistently equipped with professional work ethics, in line with her unrelenting strive for continuous betterment and growth, Sarah Lian is beyond just a talent as she is poised to spread and solidify her merit as the pride of Malaysia across the region of Asia.
A CHARMING EMCEE
Her sophisticated wit and charming persona allows her to be an in demand master of ceremonies at live events of various natures; amongst them being international concerts by Hennessy Artistry, the prestigious grand finale of The Next Miss Universe Malaysia 2015, a 16-hour sweat fuelled Crossfit competition in “The Juggernaut”, in addition to hosting international guests Jay Park for COACH Malaysia, Paris Hilton for Party of the Century, and Shah Rukh Khan for Tag Heuer.
Her other clientele boasts of reputable luxury brands such as Rolex, Lexus, Bvlgari, Johnnie Walker, to fashion and lifestyle brands like Levi’s, Bebe, Hyundai, BMW, not to mention telcos and technology such as Telekom Malaysia, Maxis, and Toshiba, together with many others.
A TELEVISION PERSONALITY
Sarah is a personality to be reckoned with when it comes to the profession of hosting, regardless of whether it is live or pre-recorded, and highlights from her extensive television hosting duties comprised of the revamped “Luxe Asia” on Channel News Asia, History Channel Asia’s reality programme “Canon Photo Face Off Season 2”, ESPN Star Sports’ “MYEG Xtra Time”covering sports entertainment news, hour-long magazine format show “Astro Hitz Radar”, and a multitude of 8TV projects which include (but not limited to) the award winning “Shout Awards 2010”, “The Ultimate Prom Nite 2”, and “Maybelline Simply Fabulous”.
A SHAPESHIFTING ACTRESS
Aside from her hosting repertoire, notable credits from her acting prowess include roles in the festival award winning indie films “Jasmine” (2015), “Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong” (2015); playing an edgy hacker in CSI-creator Anthony E. Zuiker’s “Cybergeddon” as well as a recurring role in the acclaimed television series by Canal+ “XIII: The Series” and sharing on-screen time with lead Piper Perabo onUniversal’s “Covert Affairs”. In 2016, she extended her acting debut to Singapore MediaCorp Ch5’s drama, “The Hush” as a series regular.
A MULTI-FACETED TALENT
More than that, Sarah is blessed with natural yet exotic looks and a distinctively sexy voice, making her a mesmerising commercial talent. Her resume of commercial work for both television and print, consists of global campaigns for Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the Philippines with clients like McDonalds, myeg, Citibank, Tiger Beer, TicTac and Swire Pacific. She’s also a regular face on magazine covers and spreads, along with being a familiar voice on MixFM and HitzFM as well as numerous advertisements on airwaves.
A FITNESS ENTHUSIAST
A healthy lifestyle defined by Sarah is a consistent workout regime that yields results. Her dedication to eating well and living well is a testament to her mindset. Having graced the cover of magazines like Women’s Health and Shape numerous times, she embodies the meaning of “HARD WORK PAYS OFF”. She is currently the face of adidas Stella Sport and part of the #IGOTTHIS campaign with adidas, empowering women to take control and believe in themselves.
A GIVING HEART
Despite her prestige and celebrity, she remains firmly grounded and is known for her great humility, as evident by her volunteering efforts with Generasi Gemilang Foundation with a government-run orphanage. On top of that, through her capacity as brand ambassador of the NGO Hub Asia platform, Sarah is also currently on an active mission to secure as many charitable non-governmental organisations as possible that can help connect volunteers with organisations around Malaysia.
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