Kualalumpur: Felixia Yeap a former Playboy bunny and a top Malaysian model has embraced Islam .Interestingly the day of her conversion to Islam was her birthday and she termed her transition to a new life as her ‘ rebirth’.
In comments translated by the Malaysia Star, the 28-year-old added: “I hope everyone will pray that I will be steadfast and committed in my new journey.
“Only Allah can repay all those who prayed for my new life.”
Yeap’s modelling career took off two years ago after a stint at the Playboy Club Sands in Macau. She had previously worked as a kindergarten teacher.
Meanwhile, in her blog posting titled “Hari ini saya akan pulang” (Today, I am going home), Yeap expressed her sentiments about life and her journey before discovering Islam.
“I went to Catholic church every Sunday evening for 2 years. I’ve tried to understand Christianity. I’ve tried to find meaning in worshipping Kuan Yin and others.
“I also tried to adopt Buddhist practices.
“But my heart never felt close to God. My heart never felt touched.
“Today is a historic date for me. It’s like a rebirth.
“Incidentally, this year, my birthday falls on the 5th of Ramadan.
“I’m more excited to know that this date falls on a Thursday, the Prophet Muhammad’s favourite day,” she wrote.