20 Top Malaysian Men You Have to Follow on Instagram Right Now

Here are the Top Malaysian Men to follow in 2023

With the world at our fingertips, social media allows us to have an insight into the lives of the people around us. From entrepreneurs to actors and models, we tend to follow industry leaders who interest, motivate and inspire us. Through photos and captions, everyone has a story to tell. Here are BAZAARMan’s Top Malaysian Men to follow in 2023.

1. Meerqeen


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Actor, model, and singer Meerqeen caught the eyes of many when he was selected as a contestant for Hero Remaja 2019/2020. This 21-year-old rose to fame after appearing in the Malaysian drama, ‘Melur Untuk Firdaus’, alongside the beautiful Anna Jobling. On social media, he shares photos from his acting career, family, and travels. His great sense of style is evident through his OOTDs, while his friendly and outgoing personality shines through his profile. Meerqeen was recently named a YSL Beauty ambassador, making him the first Malaysian ever to represent the brand. He was also featured on the cover of BAZAARMan earlier this year in January 2023. Find out more about this rising star here.

2. Alvin Chong


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Crossover artist Alvin Chong breaks boundaries as a Malaysian actor who plays Malay roles despite his strong Chinese features. Starting his career as a singer in Astro Star Quest, he recently won the title of ‘Best Supporting Male Performance Actor’ at the 27th Asian Television Awards for the drama series ‘She was Pretty’. On his profile, he shares photos of his solo adventures and minimal yet versatile sense of fashion. He is now under Universal Music Malaysia and made his feature on the latest BAZAARMan’s Cover in March. Read more about this multi-talented star here.

3. Zhen Ning


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Malaysia’s other It boy, Zhen Ning, is one of the most demanded male models in town. This business graduate is also an actor and fitness enthusiast. His style varies day by day and is a combination of various colours and styles. Having worked with multiple fashion brands, aspiring models and actors should definitely check out his profile. Despite being one of the youngest on the list, he is already one of the most successful models in the country and is the perfect representation that age does not matter.

4. Awal Ashaari


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Awal Ashaari is a popular TV host, actor, and model, known by many. Unlike the others on the list, he is also a proud father of two and husband to Scha Alyahya. Sharing his daily life, he posts photos of wholesome moments with his family, cooking, food, and worldwide travels. He is also a business owner of The Great Coffee Club, where coffee lovers can spend time with their loved ones and enjoy tasty beverages.

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5. Han Pin Ma


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Influencer, fitness trainer, and entrepreneur Han Pin Ma was a finance graduate. He started his first business in oil and gas and has since ventured into F&B (Barcade), fitness (Pwrhouse), and male grooming business (Gote). He is also the husband of Jane Chuck, one of the top influencers in the country. On social media, he shares bits and pieces of his daily life. In addition to attending events, sharing insights into his business, and photoshoots, his relaxed personality is portrayed through his street style. Aspiring entrepreneurs should feel inspired through his journey to success.

6. Blink


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He’s no stranger to the KL entertainment scene. Blink has served his residency at Zouk and was the former Head of Content & Entertainment for Zouk Club KL. This well-recognised DJ is an entrepreneur and is the owner of Hejau café and 33.3 creative solutions company. During his day off, he is also a spin instructor at Pwrhouse Fitness Studio and reviews restaurants on ‘#BlinkEats’. As we sat with him during the Peakstorm Festival, he informed us that fans of his music can expect more Mandarin mash-ups during his uplifting performances this year!

7. Nabil Aqil


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Actor and model Nabil Aqil is well-known for being one of the finalists of Hero Remaja 2017. He has acted in various dramas such as Mr. Grey, Ryan Aralyn, Marry Me Senorita, The Maid, and I Love You, Mr. Crown. On social media, he gives his fans insight into his career through live stories, selfies, and photos with his co-stars.

8. Brian See

Brian See kickstarted his career as a fashion, travel, and lifestyle blogger. Also an entrepreneur, he is the founder of his own beauty brand, b/ree, which specialises in eyebrow pencils. On social media, he is an ambassador for multiple brands. Considered a pioneer of men’s fashion, his style is edgy, in-trend, and always fashion-forward.

9. Nazreem Musa


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Known for his impeccable sense of fashion, Nazreem Musa is the definition of androgynous. This fashionista embodies gender-fluid fashion and embraces self-expression with confidence. Never knowing what to expect next, his followers are always in for something exciting. Alongside his outfits, he also shares his love of travelling.

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10. Azfar Herisyam


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Lifestyle content creator and YouTuber, Azfar Heri is known for his humorous videos and cooking content on YouTube and TikTok. He was listed by YouTube as one of the Top 10 most popular content producers in Malaysia in 2020. As an entrepreneur, he is the founder of Nyala, a business which specialises in unique scented candles and linen sprays which are made from essential oils. His friendly and vibrant personality captures hearts, making his content relatable, fun, and entertaining. With his slogan, ‘Love me or Hate me, I’m still gonna love myself’, he continues to inspire and uplift those around him.

11. Jack Gohr


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Jack Gohr is a model and fashion content creator. Known for his oversized fits and laid back style, he shares fashion and lifestyle related content on his feed. If you take a closer look, you may even spot his partner in crime, Nyan. On TikTok he shares relatable content and brings his fans inside his world.

12. Hael Husaini


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Singer and songwriter, Hael Husaini began his career on the reality show One in A Million. In 2013, Husaini and Azhar Osman, established a duo group called Azhael and were crowned the runner-up in Akademi Fantasia Season 10. Now as a soloist, he continues to perform upbeat and electrifying performances on stage. That’s not all. He continues to be an inspiration to many aspiring musicians.

13. Gaston Pong


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Gaston Pong is a singer-songwriter who began his career in 2019 as part of the duo ‘Pong Pong.’ He is a sought-after music producer and has written and produced for various international artists, as well as producing covers in different languages. His songs blend R&B, pop, and hip-hop with catchy melodies and personal stories. Apart from music, his sense of style is fierce and edgy with a vintage flair.

14. Amirul Aiman


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Mierul Aiman made a breakthrough when he scored the role of Nor Fakhri Bin Firdaus Ismet, the main character in the Astro Originals series Projek: High Council in 2023. Kickstarted his career as a contestant of Hero Remaja 2021; he also holds a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering. On his profile, he shares behind-the-scenes footage of his acting career and photos with his cast mates.

15. Ridduan Ismail aka TTFGA


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TTFGA (Tukang Tangkap Foto Gembira Anda) is a photographer and socialite. Having knowledge of both worlds, this photographer has also indulged in the world of fashion design, styling and modelling. Considered one of the masters in his field, he has taken photos of various Malaysian celebrities, including Sofia Jane, Sheena Liam, Vanidah Imran and Sangeeta Krishnasamy. He also runs a modelling agency Topboi Citizen which represents some of the most popular male models in town.

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16. Andre Amir


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Fashion personality Andre Amir shares all things fashion and beauty. With an admiration for colour, textures, prints, and silhouettes, his style is versatile. Always looking chic, he often completes his outfit with a pair of signature shades. Occasionally, he also shares lifestyle and fitness content. Be sure to follow him for the latest style and male beauty trends.

17. Sean Lee


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YouTube personality, actor and host Sean Lee is a well-known name in the industry in Malaysia. He made his breakthrough into the acting industry when he played the role of Joe in Keluarga Pontimau. On social media, he continues to share comedic content while giving his fans an insight into the acting industry. He also made a breakthrough in Hollywood when he landed a role in the DC League of Super-Pets. 

18. Naim Daniel


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Naim Daniel is a Malaysian actor, singer, songwriter, and composer. Throughout his career, he has starred in a myriad of TV dramas like Projek High Council, Love at First Swipe, Lelaki Lingkungan Cinta, and 29 Februari. On his social media, viewers will get to see his uplifting, positive, and comedic personality while he has fun on set.

19. Irvine Quek


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Irvine Quek is the first Malaysian to snag two World Latte Art Championships. On social media, this entrepreneur shares his love of coffee, food, and minimalistic fashion style, and also features his other half, Juwei Teoh. He believes in educating the public about the world of coffee and being a barista. He continues to connect people together one latte art at a time.

20. Daniel Cheang


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Daniel Cheang is a TV host, actor and content creator. Hailing from Penang, he has received the opportunity to interview some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including Paul Rudd from Ant-Man, Benedict Cumberbatch from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Letitia Wright from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and the cast of The Zone: Survival Mission which included Kwangsoo and Yuri. Aspiring content creators should definitely have a look at his journey to gain insight into the industry.