"I Am Truly Malaysian" — Michelle Yeoh Thanks Her Fans For Their Support Post-Oscar Win

"All your support, all your encouragement, always, I feel it even when I'm not in Malaysia," said the actress.

Cover image via @hotfm976_ (TikTok)

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After her historic Oscar Award win for Best Actress in a Leading Role this past March, Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh returned to Malaysia with the coveted statue in hand

Yesterday, 19 April, the actress made an appearance at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur for Pride Of Malaysia: Michelle Yeoh, her first local public fan meet since winning the coveted Oscar award. With thousands flocking to the shopping centre, Malaysians were seen crowding the mall's main entrance for a chance to meet her.

Taking to the makeshift stage placed in the centre court for the fan meet, Yeoh had a chance to speak to the crowd and express her gratitude for their continuous support.

In a clip that was posted to Hot FM's TikTok page, Yeoh displayed her clear emotion towards the pack of people who had come to celebrate her for that brief moment.

"Thank you so much. Thank you. I feel your love and I deeply appreciate it. All your support, all your encouragement, always — I feel it even when I'm not in Malaysia, because wherever I am, you are always in my hearts. I am truly Malaysian," said the actress before lifting her award in the air.

Screen grab from the TikTok.

Image via @hotfm976_ (TikTok)

After receiving much-deserved praise from Malaysian fans in person, others chimed in under the TikTok to express how proud they are of Yeoh too

From wishing her well to praising her for her amazing talents, many applauded the actress for how humble she was despite winning one of the most prestigious acting awards of all time. Others even opined that she officially ranks as a beloved icon.

"Michelle Yeoh, we love you, [we are] so proud of you. Keep grabbing more opportunities in your work and do Malaysia proud, always," wrote on TikTok user.

Image via TikTok
Image via TikTok
Image via TikTok

"That's why she's the goat, the goat!" penned another user, in reference to the acronym Greatest Of All Time (GOAT).

Some users even mentioned how they felt her energy in the video, and were touched by her short speech.

Image via TikTok
Image via TikTok

Continue to let your star shine, Tan Sri! You will always be the pride of Malaysia.

Watch the full TikTok clip below:

@hotfm976_ “I’m truly Malaysian ” - Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh malam ini diraikan dengan satu majlis istimewa, Pride of Malaysia Michelle Yeoh Homecoming Public Fan Meet di Pavilion Kuala Lumpur #hotfm #michelleyeohoscarwinner #michelleyeoh #michelleyeohhomecoming #oscar original sound - Hot FM

Besides Kuala Lumpur, Yeoh also brought the statue home to her mum and late dad in Ipoh, in a touching post she shared on Instagram:

After the wave of popularity that came with the Oscar wins, cute blooper clips from Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022) just made us fall in love with the movie even more:

It has truly been a great couple of years for #MichelleYeoh. Read more stories on the actress' accomplishments:

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