Olympic medallist Pandelela Rinong featured in Malaysia Tatler
[KUALA LUMPUR, AUGUST 9, 2017] – With the preparation of Malaysia’s 60th Independence being well underway, plus in conjunction with the nation hosting the 29th SEA Games, the Malaysia Tatler team is revelling in the fact that its August cover is garnering never-before-seen publicity through local media and readers regarding its cover star, Pandelela Rinong.
The national star diver, who rose to fame as the first female athlete to have won an Olympic medal, was seen in a 12-page high-fashion spread donning international brands such as Burberry, Gucci, Michael Kors, Fendi, Corum, and Bally – poles apart from the orange Team Malaysia jersey she is often recognised in. The exclusive cover, fashion spread and interview with Malaysia Tatler had her posing like a model, and the feature was quick to be noticed on social media.
Over 15 local media outlets have also picked up the story; among notable ones being Astro Awani, Sin Chew Daily (translated into Chinese for their audiences), The Borneo Post, The Sun Daily and Malaysian Digest. Other media who have shared the story on their website include Media Hiburan, Rojak Daily, Lipstiq, Klick, Hanasuva, Babab.net, Hot FM, Media Lantang, Hangat.com, Pepatung and Suara.tv, marking this occurrence as a first of its kind for Malaysia Tatler.
“We are extremely thrilled with the publicity our cover story has been getting,” says Elizabeth Soong, managing editor of Malaysia Tatler. “Pandelela has always been reticent about revealing much about herself in interviews, but I am glad she trusted us enough to be able to get more personal and open up to us. We are very proud that Malaysia Tatler managed to show that different side of her.”
The photos and story posted on the Malaysia Tatler website and its Facebook page garnered 41,000 hits in its first week alone. Plus, being shared among users and readers, it left a trail of positive comments on her remarkable transformation, and accompanying interview on the harsh reality of being a public figure, the indelicate effects of social media and the pressure to perform, while also facing unforgiving criticism from some members of the general public.
Visit MalaysiaTatler.com to check out the full story on Pandelela Rinong.
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