Models Nina Amin And Suganya Reflect On Female Friendships And Familial Bonds

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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Nina Amin wears top and trousers by Nurita Harith. Jewellery, all from Tiffany & Co.


How would you describe each other?

NA: Suganya, my girl. Whenever I get to work with her, I can always see how determined and disciplined she is. Before a runway show or a shoot, I’ll always catch her practising her walk and her facial expressions. And yes, can we talk about her walk please?? She slays the runway. Honestly, I can see her in Milan, New York and all in no time. I still can’t believe the first time we met earlier last year, she told me she had just started modelling. She’s a natural! I’m so happy for how much she has grown and achieved. She has so much potential and I believe that she has so much to offer. With that said, excuse me world, make way for Miss Suganya. #SuganyaSlay.

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S: I’ve worked with Nina only a couple number of times, but I’ve always found her to be true to the kind of person she is. She walks into a room and she immediately radiates this vibrant burst of energy. It’s fun being around someone as cheerful and funny as her. Most may not know this, but if you get to work with Nina, a bonus would be her kindness and generosity. She’s gotten me food and drinks EVERY TIME I’ve worked with her and I have never seen another model do that before. In fact, she treats everyone around her! If anyone knows the way to someone’s heart, it’s definitely Nina.



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