She’s a social media personality, an entrepreneur, and model. Venice Min kicked off her modelling career even before graduating from high school.
In the span of a decade, the Penang-born beauty has walked on international runways, become the face of top skincare brands and appeared on countless media platforms. Her latest project? Finding a new star for The Face Shop. But before that, let’s get to know her a little better.
1. She started working at the tender age of 15!
Having learnt ballet since she was 4 years old, Venice started teaching ballet classes at the young age of 15 as a professional ballet graduate. Point those toes, girl! Working hard has always been a big part of her life, whether it was modelling or studying – Venice’s modelling career began even before she graduated from high school but she also realised that education was as important. Not one to give excuses, Venice self-funded her way through college by working very, very hard and taking up a PTPTN loan.
2. She loves being a female entrepreneur and believes in women empowerment.
Venice started investing in businesses when she was 20 years old and has always been fascinated with the corporate world. Her role model is her aunt, whom she admires as a smart, capable and independent businesswoman.
At 23, she started her first advertising and production agency. When she faced some obstacles due to some unforeseen circumstances, Venice did not give up, picked herself up and started all over without any assistance from others – that’s the kind of ‘can-do’ spirit she has! What’s more, she’s proud to be an example to other women entrepreneurs as she understands how hard it can be, what failure looks like, and how to pull yourself back up!
3. She has a secret talent… or two… or three.
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I think I could adapt to driving different cars now, both left and right hand driving every time I travel. 😏 This time, Perth in Mustang GT 5.0! Which car should I drive next? 😏 (picture was taken right before I left Perth city to Mandurah!) _ @hertz #hertz #rentalcar #CarEnthusiast #Sp #Westernaustralia #justanotherdayinwa #justanotherdayinwamy #undiscoverwesternaustralia #undiscoveraustralia #shotoniphoneXR #VeniceMinAndCars
Venice was an experienced school athlete, always achieving the top three positions for track events like 4x100m. Her love for speed eventually led her to racing cars, and until today she is still a car enthusiast. Plus, not only is she a successful business woman, Venice also knows how to whip up a delicious curry chicken dish from scratch!
4. She has a ‘super cool’ skincare routine.
In Malaysia’s hot weather, Venice loves to keep her face masks in the fridge so they feel deliciously cold when she puts them on and freshens up her face. Thumbs up if you do the same?
5. She’s not just a pretty face but works very hard to achieve her dreams!
Venice Min calls herself a “kuli” behind the scenes and is a self-confessed “super workaholic who works 7 days a week”. She believes that hard work, determination and perseverance are the keys to success.
From her early days of travelling back and forth between KL and Penang for photoshoots, to starting her business all over again, she is a real powerhouse who achieved her dreams and more – just look at where she is now! In fact, seeing her business grow only motivates her to work harder every day!
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humbled and honored to be collaborating with @thefaceshopmalaysia as the mentor of The Face Shop Eco Beauty Squad! I hope to be able to share my experiences, whatever I’ve learnt through out my career the past 10 years, and help you on this journey to be the new star of the Eco Beauty Squad. I am so happy and looking forward to meet some of you who’ve already sent in your entries. Nevertheless, we’re also looking forward for more participants to join this squad! Don’t be shy! How to join? Just follow the steps below : 1) Upload a photo or video of yourself on your IG 2) In the post caption or video, tell us one interesting fact about yourself! (Make sure your profile is public) 3) Tag @thefaceshopmalaysia and include #EcoBeautySquadMY & #THEFACESHOPMalaysia 4) Fill up the google form (link in my bio)
Now, you can kick-start your own dream with The Face Shop and the #EcoBeautySquadMY Campaign, a nationwide search for a new local star right here in Malaysia! The campaign encourages everyone to “Dare to Be” – no prior experience is required so it’s an amazing opportunity for anyone who believes in real, natural beauty.
Open to all Malaysian residents 18 years and above, all you need to do is:
- upload a photo or video (no longer than 1 minute) of yourself on Instagram, with one interesting fact about yourself that makes you a top choice to be the next Eco Beauty Star!
- fill up a google form at bit.ly/EcoBeautySquadMY
- hashtag #EcoBeautySquadMY and tag @thefaceshopmalaysia
- set your profile to public
The dateline is on 16th August. For more info, click here.