Quiet con­fi­dence and a charm­ing per­son­al­ity en­sure that this badass take his right­ful place on the throne. Meet this year’s CLEO Most El­i­gi­ble Bach­e­lor. By Ruba Nac­k­eeran

CLEO (Malaysia) - - @PLAY -

What made you join the com­pe­ti­tion?

I was hes­i­tant at first be­cause the in­ter­view date was right af­ter Chi­nese New Year and I knew I wasn’t go­ing to be in top form. I mean who wants to go on a diet dur­ing CNY? But I de­cided to give it a shot af­ter my friends and fam­ily con­vinced me to do it.

What was your im­me­di­ate re­ac­tion af­ter you were an­nounced the win­ner?

Hon­estly, I was at a loss for words. I was ex­pect­ing to win, at the most, the Most Badass Bach­e­lor sub­sidiary ti­tle be­cause a lot of my friends voted for me in that cat­e­gory. When my name was an­nounced, my mind went com­pletely blank.

Apart from win­ning the ti­tle, what’s the best thing to come out from this com­pe­ti­tion?

Over­all, I met 49 other great guys. We shared loads of jokes, and had tonnes of fun, and I hope to keep in touch with them. I’ve never had modelling ex­pe­ri­ence and some of these Bach­e­lors were giv­ing me tips on how to pose. And it’s only been a few weeks since I’ve won but I find my­self more open and will­ing to try out and ex­pe­ri­ence new things.

What does be­ing a badass mean to you and do you con­sider yourself one?

It doesn’t mean you’re a bad guy, it just means you have your own way of do­ing things. And that in­cludes hav­ing a strong will and mind, be­ing per­sis­tent, and not al­ways play­ing by the rules. Be­ing a party an­i­mal goes with­out say­ing! And as for be­ing one, I’ve been told by many that that’s the first im­pres­sion that I give off.

At the Bach­e­lors shoot, you told us that you’re a huge fan of elec­tronic dance mu­sic. What draws you to that genre of mu­sic?

I was in­tro­duced to the genre when I was about 16. Back then it wasn’t that well­known in Malaysia so when I at­tended my first rave, I was com­pletely blown away. It was dif­fer­ent from the commercial mu­sic scene back then which fo­cused on hip hop and R ‘n’ B. I just fell in love and I’ve been hooked ever since.

What are the best and worst traits you pos­sess?

My best would be my con­fi­dence. I have com­plete faith in my­self and I don’t think twice about speak­ing my mind. For ex­am­ple, when it comes to my ca­reer field which is sales, you’re of­ten told that the cus­tomer is right. But I tell the cus­tomers they are wrong if I truly be­lieve so. My worst trait is a hot tem­per but I’ve mel­lowed down a lot these days.

So you’re a car dealer. What’s your favourite car?

My favourite car is the Maserati GTS. It’s owned by the same com­pany that pro­duces Fer­rari but I think it looks a whole lot finer than a Fer­rari.

Do you think good boys or bad boys fin­ish last?

It de­pends on how fast you run! I don’t think good guys fin­ish last, at least not all the time.

If you could take any two people in this world out for din­ner, who would they be and why?

Lauren Cur­tis. She’s an Aus­tralian YouTube make-up artist whose pro­file popped up on my Face­book sug­ges­tions. I checked out her videos and I have to say

First im­pres­sions are al­ways im­por­tant so I’d say the way a woman grooms and pre­sents her­self is what at­tracts me the most, ini­tially.

she’s not only pretty but re­ally funny, too! So I’d love to take her to din­ner and get to know her bet­ter. The sec­ond per­son would be my mum – sim­ply be­cause it’s been a while since I took her out and told her I love her.

Share one of your short term and long term goals with us.

A short-term goal would be dis­cov­er­ing how far I can go in the modelling in­dus­try. My long term goal has to be set­tling down with the woman of my dreams. I’m not get­ting any younger and I feel like I’m fi­nally ready to start a fam­ily. Ca­reer wise, I’d like to give event plan­ning a go.

If you could be­come a woman for one day, what would you do the whole day?

I’d hit the beauty and health spa. Get a ma­ni­pedi and a full body mas­sage done. I’ll also check men out and even see if I can score my­self a date or three ( Laughs).

What’s a turn on and turn off for you?

Con­fi­dence in a woman turns me on. I met this girl who wasn’t all that pretty but she walked up to me and asked if I was us­ing Bleu de Chanel per­fume and that con­fi­dence caught my at­ten­tion. As for turn offs, I’d say some­one who de­lib­er­ately makes bad life choices.

Who is your celebrity crush?

Rachel McA­dams

Sex with Rachel McA­dams or an all­ex­penses-paid trip to To­mor­row­land?

This is a tough one! How can you put a man in such a po­si­tion? You know what? I’m go­ing to have to go with To­mor­row­land be­cause it’s a dream to at­tend such a huge EDM fes­ti­val. That would be wicked!

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