The 28-year-old, a former Playboy bunny and model, Felixia Yeap, sparked controversy among Muslim and non-Muslim communities when she started sporting a hijab. And just recently, she announced that she was embracing Islam this Ramadan.
Miss Yeap, was invited to speak at a programme in Shah Alam in conjunction with the Islamic holy month, said she would officially recite the Muslim declaration of faith on July 3, which is her birthday, adding that the fifth day of Ramadan was Prophet Muhammad’s favourite date.
“My friends have distanced themselves from me, thinking that I wear the hijab to become a Malay, but the fact is I am attracted to Islam,” she said, adding that she has support from her parents, especially her mother.
Yeap would announce her Muslim name later, saying she preferred not to reveal the place where she would recite the shahadah or oath taken by a new Muslim.
We wish her all the best!