FHM Malaysia, Malaysia’s leading men’s magazine, has crowned Hannah Tan the hottest woman in the country for 2010 based on its annual poll results. This is the second time that the 29-year-old singer/model/TV presenter has won the coveted title as Malaysia’s sexiest woman. Interestingly, she has always been in the top 5 in the annual FHM (For Him Magazine) poll since her first win in 2006.
“Votes this year were via email, and completely FOC (so, no SMS fees etc). We had a total of 1,153 votes,” says FHM editor, Simon Burgess.
Hannah was pitted against the likes of Andrea Fonseka, Marsha Milan Londoh, Deborah Henry, the Chong sisters and Sarah Lian.
“Hannah polled just over 50% of the votes. It was a landslide victory.”
“I want to thank all my fans for their years of support,” responded Hannah, who is still in Japan promoting her CD, in a recorded message. “This win means so much to me.”
Hannah Tan, aka Hannah T or Hannah Sarah Tan, was born on 25 October 1981 in Penang, Malaysia. She is a Malaysian of Chinese-Kelabit parentage. She holds two music diplomas, the first when she was 13; and she’s a Valedictorian (top college student) and honors graduate in Computer Science and Information.
She first shot into the limelight by winning a series of Beauty Pageants including Miss Penang Pesta Millenium in 2001/2002 and Miss Perak Petite in 2002/2003.
Hannah Tan was catapulted into the limelight when she represented Malaysia in the 2002 Miss Global Petite World Finals in Montreal where she won Second Runner-Up and the “Miss Congeniality” subsidiary title.
The success paved her way to her various modelling roles and TV appearances and she landed her first major TV hosting job in 2005. She also became popular magazine cover girl and product endorser, featuring in commercials for Animax Asia, Nescafe, Digi and Maxis.
Hannah also hosted a number of programs including What Women Want and Ringgit Sense. Hannah has appeared alongside Hong Kong star Karen Mok in a popular Lux TV commercial, and in print advertisements for Pantene, Vanessa Diamonds and Versace Makeup.
Hannah Tan released her debut English album Crossing Bridges in 2007, including three of her self-composed pieces. She made her acting debut in 2008, playing leading roles in two Malay films; and she also released a Malay song Indah the same year.
On 1st December 2007, Hannah Tan took on the Live Earth stage (also known as the biggest stage in the world) for Live&Loud 2007 with a half-hour full fledged performance with her band, dancers and multimedia team right before American Idol’s Eliott Yamin, Shaggy and the legendary Whitney Houston.
In January 2008, Hannah made her debut into the Malay entertainment scene by playing the lead role in her very first Malay television movie, BEZANYA CINTA, directed by the infamous Zulkifli M. Osman. Hannah released an English single Angel in February 2009. Her plans to venture into the Japanese market materialized in September 2010 with the release of her debut Japanese single No More Game.
Hannah Tan is a 21st century woman who has everything – brains, beauty and a great personality. Her plethora of achievements is impressive, to say the least. She is without doubt one of the sexiest and smartest celebrities in Malaysia. Hannah Tan, truly the hottest woman in Malaysia!