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You might have seen Alicia Tan from her acting roles in local Youtube videos. Today, she's the beauty and the brains behind a following of more than 76.8k on Instagram and 11.8k on Youtube. With her signature sweet smile and humble personality, we recently had the opportunity to sit down and get to know more about this Ipoh-born fashion, travel and lifestyle influencer. Here, we give our top 5 reasons why we absolutely love her! (Trust us, there are many more to that 😉)

 

Alicia Tan in the Drascia Organza Cold Shoulder Top with Graphic Prints in Light Pink & Fleur Wrap Front Skort in Light Denim
On Alicia: The Drascia Organza Cold Shoulder Top with Graphic Prints in Light Pink

(Click to Shop) & Fleur Wrap Front Skort in Light Denim (Launching Soon)

 

 1. She's One To Follow Her Dreams

Alicia Tan in the Eloise Organza Panel Sleeveless Top in White & Charlize Contrast Panel Tapered Pants in Black with White Stripe
On Alicia: The Eloise Organza Panel Sleeveless Top in White & Charlize Contrast Panel Tapered Pants in Black with White Stripe (Click to Shop)

was brought up in a small, but amazing town - Ipoh, and was never exposed to the media industry when I was in high school. I would say that I was quite a nerd in school, and I did pretty well academically. Hence, I pursued my studies with intentions of becoming a banker or a chartered accountant.  However, when I came to KL to further my studies, I started getting modelling and commercial gigs, and also started collaborating with local YouTubers and acting in their videos. Through YouTube and modelling, I became more exposed to the social media and media industry, where I found my passion. But that didn’t stop me from finishing my studies, so I finished my Accounting, Finance, & Management degree in the UK, and came back to follow my dreams in the media industry. I started my career in Dubai as a model for Abercrombie and Fitch, and now I’m back in Malaysia to build my own career as a content creator.

Alicia Tan in the Daenerys Short Sleeves Sheath Dress in White

On Alicia: The Daenerys Short Sleeves Sheath Dress in White (Click to Shop)

 


2. She Works Hard

My typical day is pretty unpredictable. Some days, I will be doing photoshoots for brands and clients I work with, or going to fashion and beauty events. Other days, I will be home filming my own videos and editing them. As a social media influencer, I will curate my Instagram posts, and that’s where I can share my work and life with my followers.


In the future, I hope I can continue to make videos and make more content! I’m also going to start my own streetwear clothing label this year! That’s really exciting for me, as I have so much passion for fashion!


3. She's Not Afraid To Be Herself

Alicia Tan in the Jacquelina Off Shoulder Long Sleeves Top with Floral Embroidery in Pinstripes
On Alicia: The Jacquelina Off Shoulder Long Sleeves Top with Floral Embroidery in Pinstripes Judith Frayed Hem High Waist Shorts in Denim (Click to Shop)

There are days where I do not feel confident about myself, and I just think that I’m not good enough. Being in the media industry is competitive enough, and sometimes we are regarded as people who should be sociable and outgoing. Not many people know this but, I’m an introvert. I get nervous meeting new people and being in a public event, and I would always prefer to spend time at home and with just my closest friends. But I always tell myself to just be myself, and be me! To be reminded of what I love to do, and pursue it. 

Alicia Tan in the Alexandrite Contrast Panel Cold Shoulder Shift Dress in Navy Blue
On Alicia: The Alexandrite Contrast Panel Cold Shoulder Shift Dress in Navy Blue
(Click to Shop)

 

4. She Loves Her Fans, Truly

One of my favourite things about doing what I do is having my followers and subscribers, whom I call my family. I love that I have the ability to express my own creativity, my own words, my own voice and my own story through my social media and YouTube. I love that I can engage with my followers and the world, that I can be their online friend, and I can use my voice and my life to make a difference in their lives to a certain extent. I hope to share my story to empower and support them, just as they have shown me love and support. It’s the most rewarding feeling when my readers tell me that I have inspired them one way or another, and I hope to continue to bring this joy and love to them!
 

Alicia Tan in the Demelza Cold Shoulder Shift Dress with Floral Embroidery in Pinstripes
On Alicia: The Demelza Cold Shoulder Shift Dress with Floral Embroidery in Pinstripes (Launching Soon)

 

 5. She's Got The Best Advice 

Alicia Tan in the Arcene Lace-up Detail Shift Dress in Navy Blue
On Alicia: The Arcene Lace-up Detail Shift Dress in Navy Blue (Launching Soon)

Do not undermine yourself. You are one of a kind, and we are all gifted in our own ways! Success does not come overnight, so work hard, work smart, and keep trying! Do not fear failure, because without failure, there is no success. It is better to try and fail, than not to try at all! So go, get it girls! We can do this :D



Yes, we can! Wherever we are, may we all empower ourselves and each other to fight for our dreams, no matter the odds.

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