Athletes in Malaysia are celebrities in their own right because of how much joy they bring to the country when they compete and possibly even bring home wins, but sometimes we do appreciate how good they actually look.
Without further ado, we count our own favourite top six current hottest athletes in Malaysia.
6. Brendan Gan
The Australian born Malaysian footballer started his career playing football at Australia’s Sutherland Sharks when he was just 12 years old, and then earning the award for New South Wales Premier League player of the year. The 25 year old now plays for the Kelantan league here in Malaysia.
5. Zandra Aziela
The tiny bowling-powered beauty Zandra Azeila started bowling at the age of eleven, winning the girl’s division of the Peter Yap Memorial cup for under 14s. She won multiple awards including gold medals in the Malaysian Games in Sabah, silver medals in Australia and many many many awards after and is now even an Astro Arena ambassador.
4. Azlan Iskandar
The 31 year old squash player Azlan Iskandar is of Eurasian descent from Kuching, Sarawak and is currently ranked 10th in the Professional Squash Association rankings. He now resides in London, England.
3. Khairul Fahmi Che Mat
Winning the Best Young Player and Best Goalkeeper back in 2010’s Malaysia’s National Football Awards, 25 year old Khairul Fahmi international football goalkeeper career took off to the South East Asian Games with his team and even selected for the 2012 Suzuki Cup.
2. Ann “Athena” Osman
Suitably nicknamed after the Greek goddess and daughter of Zeus, Ann “Athena” Osman is not only the first female pro-MMA fighter, but she is also set to be the first Muslim woman to fight in a Muslim country. The 27 year old is also one of the most requested athletes in the roster despite just having one career fight so far.
1. Peter Davis
The mixed martial artist is also an actor, a model and a television chef, but 26 year old Peter Davis, who was a financial consultant in London before taking up MMA, has competed in programmes such as ONE FC and the Malaysian Fighting Championship and is still fighting hard.