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Photography by Hazmiljapilus. Styling by Abdul Aziz Draim. Suganya and Nina Amin wear Tiffany Lock bracelets and assorted jewellery from Tiffany & Co. throughout.

Comrade in arms Nina Amin and Suganya of The Models Lab KL lead us into a brand new year with our digital cover editorial for the month of January 2023. Bangsar-born Nina Amin, now 27, began modelling at the tender age of 16 and has since lent her serene beauty and elegance to beauty campaigns for brands the likes of Duck Cosmetics, and Young And Glow, as well as fashion campaigns for labels the likes of Mimpi Kita, Lilit, Jovian Mandagie, and Anaabu, the latter of which she is a mainstay. (She even came to the shoot looking chic in the brand's Ireng skants).

Newer to the industry, in a short time Penang lass Suganya, 25, has already established herself as a favourite for high fashion editorials and runway presentations thanks to her sharp features, strong walk and natural affinity for creating dramatic poses. Now residing in Perak as she pursues a bachelor’s degree, her diehard commitment to her vocation was evident as she boarded the 5 am train from Perak to Kuala Lumpur to make it for our shoot, all fresh-faced and energised.

Ready to embrace the new year, the two talented models talk to BAZAAR as they take us through their personal modelling journeys, their hopes for 2023 and the strong bonds that define who they are today.

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Suganya & Nina Amin

On Suganya: dress, Nurita Harith; shoes, Gucci. On Nina Amin: dress, Afiq M. Jewellery, all from Tiffany & Co.


What are you looking forward to most in 2023?

NA: I usually take one day at a time but I am curious with what 2023 will bring me. Maybe a little modelling gig overseas? Or maybe venturing into new adventures? Hey, a dream is never too big, right? 

But putting that aside, everything that happens or will happen has a reason or lesson, right? So for me now, I’m looking forward to learning new things, taking on new opportunities, enjoying good health and just living life in the moment. 

S: Well, firstly, I am excited to travel to Jakarta soon to be part of Wynn Models, a modelling agency that I recently became a part of. It’s going to be my first time leaving Malaysia. So as much as I am a little nervous, I am also very excited to see what this new experience is going to bring me. I am also looking forward to graduating this year. I am actually super grateful to be starting the year off by being on the digital cover of Harper’s BAZAAR Malaysia and also to have done a fashion editorial for GLAM’s January issue. That’s two blessings in a month! Hopefully, 2023 will be the year I get to do more campaign shoots as well as open or close runway shows. And maybe even travel more to pursue modelling on an international scale.

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