No Longer Just A Cooking Icon: Pavithra Has Been Named An 'Ipoh City Icon'

She joins 10 other individuals who have also been awarded the title.

Cover image via Farhan Najib/Malay Mail & Twitter @mbi_citycouncil

There appears to be no stopping 28-year-old Pavithra.

Just yesterday, 20 July, the homegrown YouTube star was named an 'Ipoh City Icon' by mayor Datuk Rumaizi Baharin.

The title, which was previously also awarded to actress Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh, is exclusively given to Ipoh-born individuals in recognition of their successes and contribution to the city. 

Pavithra, who was born in Buntong, Ipoh, earned the title after her and her husband's YouTube channel 'Sugu Pavithra' became an instant hit among locals who fell in love with their easy-to-follow Malaysian recipes and the duo's humble personalities. 

Bernama quoted Datuk Rumaizi as saying during a press conference on Monday, "Ipoh City Council (MBI) is honest in its recognition of Pavithra because she is well known and many are now following their cooking recipes."

Ipoh mayor Datuk Rumaizi (left) awarding a hamper to Pavithra (centre) and Sugu (right).

Image via Farhan Najib/Malay Mail

The mother of two expressed her gratitude to MBI as well as to fans of her shared YouTube channel

"I want to thank all those who have supported us and given us words of encouragement all this while," she said during the press conference. 

Pavithra and former estate worker Sugu recently celebrated receiving their Silver Play Button from YouTube after hitting 100,000 subscribers earlier this year.

However, they have since far surpassed that milestone with their channel now boasting almost 800,000 subscribers!

Pavithra joins 10 other individuals who have also earned the title of Ipoh City Icon 2020

Malay Mail reported that the council are still in the midst of awarding other deserving icons out of the 100 candidates they have already identified. 

Due to COVID-19, the final list of award recipients will only be announced at the city's 33rd anniversary celebration in May 2021. 

It's been non-stop for the cooking duo as they have accomplished one milestone after another:

Kicking off their YouTube channel in January, 'Sugu Pavithra' soon rose to fame and established themselves as a household name. Read about their journey here:

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