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Top Instagram influencers in Malaysia [Part 2]

Social media has become one of the main mode of communications used by almost everyone on earth, giving birth to the existence of ‘influencers’ who aim to sway the public’s opinion with their social media postings.

An influencer’s role on social media is not limited to entrepreneurship, but also encompasses topics related to beauty, technology, fashion and many more. We previously listed down 10 popular Instagram influencers in Malaysia, here we return with another 10 who are the idols of their legion of followers on social media!

Hawa Rizwana

With a pretty face that bears a resemblance to popular celebrity Neelofa, it’s no surprise that Hawa Rizwana easily attracted everyone’s attention on social media. The news anchor, who is of Arab, Siam and Aceh descents, is the daughter of former “Selamat Pagi Malaysia” host, Prof. Dato' Dr. Ahmad Redzuan. Apart from being talented in broadcast and journalism, Hawa is also a talented dancer who previously represented Malaysia in Hungary. Hawa now has more than 605 thousand followers on Instagram.

Maryam You Narae

Who would’ve thought that this Korean woman named Maryam You Narae is able to fluently speak the Malay language, even in the Kelantanese dialect? Maryam now lives in Malaysia, married to a Malay man, Nik Muhammad Ryzal. Not only that, Maryam has also started wearing tudung (headscarf). Doesn’t she look sweet? Maryam and Ryzal has a YouTube channel called DurianKimchi, on which they often share their daily activities. Maryam has more than 567 thousand Instagram followers.

Naddy Sushi

With her cute voice and petite frame, Nadhirah Zamani – more popularly known as Naddy Sushi – often attracts netizens’ attention. She is also often compared to the Disney princess, Merida, from the movie “Brave” due to her curly hair. Who would’ve thought that Naddy was able to gain fame by producing comedic videos on the once-popular Vine. Naddy, who has more than 480 thousand followers on Instagram, is now a mother after getting married to Epul Eusoff in 2018.

Cupcake Aisyah

Despite being born into a wealthy family, Nur Aisyah Mohd Razip, or more famously known as Cupcake Aisyah, is more comfortable making her own money, having started her own business since the tender age of 15. She started gaining fame on YouTube and Instagram as a vlogger who often uploaded videos of her daily lives as well as of her travels to foreign countries. Aisyah, who was a recipient of the Instafamous Paling Ohsem Hurr.TV Award, has more than 452 thousand followers on Instagram.


What makes Azfar Firdaus unique is his albinism! Even though he used to suffer body shaming while in school as well as on social media, Azfar let the negativity roll off his back and focused instead on his studies and his career as a part-time model. Apart from that, the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) holder is also an NGO activist who fights for the rights of the differently abled (OKU). The followers on his Instagram has now reached more than 22.7 thousand.

Charis Ow

Charis Ow is a 'vlogger', with a YouTube channel called CharisowTV, who won the first season of the reality show “Beauty Bound Asia” in 2015 and was awarded Top Beauty Influencer when she represented Malaysia at Influence Asia that same year. Since then, her Instagram followers have grown bigger and have now reached 130 thousand. Aside from making her debut as a singer in 2018, the petite and bubbly girl was also picked as the Head Mouseketeer of the Disney’s Club Mickey Mouse in Malaysia.

Intan Hanifiah

Because of her height and her face that bears a resemblance to actress Betty Rahmad, Intan Hanifiah is often confused with Betty wherever she goes. It’s not just their similar looks, Intan is also a talented singer. With more than 357 thousand followers, Intan often shares fashion forward styles and promotes cosmetic and weight loss products on her Instagram.

Adelina Yin Ling

Adelina Chan Yin Ling, a Miss Universe Malaysia 2020 finalist, has more than 40.9 followers on Instagram. Choosing Audrey Hepburn as her idol, Adelina instils in herself to always be prepared for whatever challenges that come her way in order to achieve her dreams. Adelina, who also works as a swim coach and a radio deejay, often shares the skincare products that she uses as well as healthy lifestyle tips on her social media.

Mysara Muhd

Mysara Muhd gained fame for her resemblance to actress Izara Aisyah. Since then, Mysara receives plenty of offers from the entertainment industry, including for acting and modelling, and is often invited to the launch of popular cosmetic and beauty products. Mysara, who has more than 145 thousand Instagram followers, often share her skincare regimen, as well as fashion and cosmetic products on the social media platform.

Nandini Balakrishnan

If you spend a lot of time on social media and YouTube, you’re surely familiar with writer and video producer, Nandini Balakrishnan. Not just friendly and talkative, Nandini is also well known for her bravery in voicing out her thoughts on the current issues in Malaysia, including sensitive issues like racism and sexual harassment faced by women, on her YouTube channel. Nandini has more than 51 thousand followers on Instagram.

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