Meet The 7 Ambassadors Of This Popular Korean Brand, Including Malaysia's First Astronaut

The impressive line-up even includes Datuk Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar!

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This Spotlight is sponsored by CUCKOO.

Ready or not, the new year is here and it's officially 2019!

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To kick-off the year, CUCKOO has unveiled its star-studded line-up of CUCKOO Friends, featuring seven brand ambassadors who embody its philosophy of going Beyond Standards

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CUCKOO, one of the top home appliance brands from South Korea, is best known for its water purifiers, multi-cookers, and air purifiers. CUCKOO Friends consists of seven brand ambassadors who are stars in their own right. Together, they'll be making appearances at CUCKOO events and exciting happenings throughout the year.

Here are the people chosen as CUCKOO Friends for 2019:

1. Nicholas Teo | 张栋樑

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You'll probably remember him for songs like '当你孤单你会想起谁' and '寂寞世界', and his irresistible charm has rightfully earned him the nickname of "Smiling Prince". Besides that, he has won 2 Top 10 Golden Melody award-winning songs and 1 Best Mini Album award, while enjoying a prolific, media-spanning career as a host and actor.

Plus, his world-conscious efforts in raising awareness on recycling and pollution make him a true Malaysian pride.

2. Datuk Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar

Best known as Malaysia's very first astronaut, Datuk Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar is also an orthopaedic surgeon and part-time model. In 2007, he went aboard Soyuz TMA-11 and spent 10 days in space, during which he performed experiments relating to the characteristics and growth of liver cancer and leukemia cells.

A proud father of four, Datuk Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar continues to inspire Malaysians to brave their limits and become a new generation of thinkers and tinkers.

3. Nabil Ahmad

Crowned in 2008 as "Raja Lawak", Nabil Ahmad has made a name for himself as a comedian, TV host, actor, singer, and radio DJ. He has won the Asian Academy Creative Award for Best Entertainment Host, and has hosted Astro's MeleTOP and Gegar Vaganza for the past five consecutive years.

A father of three, Nabil Ahmad's excellence in so many roles and raising his children are the perfect embodiment of CUCKOO’s Beyond Standards philosophy.

4. Hetty Sarlene

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Born in Singapore, Hetty Sarlene moved to Kuala Lumpur in 2002, which was also the same year she won Best Artiste at Anugerah Planet Muzik. After her debut single 'Rindu Aku Rindu' became an instant hit, Hetty Sarlene went into music, film, and reality TV—pausing briefly only to focus wholeheartedly on raising a family.

Having returned to the limelight in 2018’s Gegar Vaganza 5, Hetty Sarlene is poised to take the industry by storm.

5. Sam Mak | 大宝

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If you tune in to Melody FM, you're probably familiar with her voice, but now you'll be seeing more of Sam Mak in person as part of the CUCKOO Friends line-up. Besides being a radio host at Melody FM, Sam intentionally makes time to build a healthy home with her children. A look at her social media will tell you how much she loves experimenting with new dishes and going on family trips with her little ones!

6. Chan Fong, 陈峰

Another well-loved radio host, Chan Fong has 27 years of experience in the industry, making him one of Malaysia's most established DJs. Currently the host of 988’s breakfast show Morning Up and Friday late-night show City Heartbeat, Chan Fong entertains listeners with his heartfelt conversations that often go beyond common courtesy to make his callers feel appreciated.

Something you may not know about Chan Fong is that he is also an entrepreneur and has established an industry-leading Chinese advertising agency.

7. Aanantha

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Aanantha has had a vibrant career in music, TV, and radio. He believes in using his position of fame to spread positivity to people around the world, and has been a champion for culture, human values, and environmental awareness. Aanantha has also been a spokesperson for the Malaysian AIDS Council and a Youth Ambassador for IM4U, and continues to embody the philosophy of going Beyond Standards in all areas of life.

Together, these seven inspiring brand ambassadors will be a part of many events and exciting activities happening in 2019. But until then, CUCKOO wishes you a happy new year!

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