Af­ter win­ning the ‘Clever Girl’ ti­tle last year, Fatin Nu­raisya has been bask­ing in the fame that comes with it, writes LOONG WAI TING

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SINCE her win in TV3’s re­al­ity-based game show,

Clever Girl, last year, Fatin Nu­raisya Mohd Ha­nipha, 29, went on to host TV3’s bri­dal mag­a­zine show Mahli­gai

Cinta (Sea­son 9).

These days, she is eas­ily recog­nised on the streets.

“Peo­ple have come up to me and asked to take pho­tos to­gether. I have been ap­proached by stu­dents ask­ing for tips in man­ag­ing their stud­ies,” said the Ke­lan­tan beauty at a me­dia

brief­ing of Clever Girl (Sea­son 2) at Sri Pen­tas in Ban­dar Utama, Pe­tal­ing Jaya.

Fondly known as Fatin, the full­time lawyer said that life was great so far.

“I’ve gained a lot of ex­po­sure from be­ing in­volved in Clever Girl and Mahli­gai Cinta.

“The ex­pe­ri­ences have taught me a lot about the broad­cast­ing scene. It is all about hard work and com­mit­ment.”

Fatin beat two other fi­nal­ists — Mary Josephine Muham­mad Hous­ton from Pahang and Jane Lam Wai Chuin from Perak — to take home the Clever Girl Malaysia ti­tle and a RM100,000 cash prize.

Ini­tially elim­i­nated in Episode 5, Fatin and fel­low con­tes­tant Arina Mohd Fairin Lum from Se­lan­gor were taken back into the show via a wild­card round.

Due to over­whelm­ing re­sponse,

Clever Girl re­turns this year with Sea­son 2.

The first round of au­di­tions will take place at The Zenith Ho­tel in Kuan­tan on April 1; Kla­gan Re­gency Ho­tel in Sabah on April 8; Merdeka Palace in Sarawak on April 15; Per­sada Jo­hor Con­ven­tion Cen­tre in Jo­hor on April 22; Se­tia Spice Con­ven­tion Cen­tre in Penang on April 29; and Sri Pen­tas in Ban­dar Utama on May 6 and 7.

Those in­ter­ested can also up­load a 60-sec­ond video of them­selves on In­sta­gram, ex­plain­ing why they should be on the show. Re­mem­ber to hash­tag your post with #clev­er­girlmy and set your ac­count to pub­lic.

In the sec­ond round of au­di­tions, con­tes­tants will be tested on their gen­eral knowl­edge in a writ­ten test.

Fatin’s ad­vice to in­ter­ested can­di­dates? “Never be afraid to get out of your com­fort zone and try some­thing new. Clever Girl is a great plat­form to get your­self no­ticed.”

The au­di­tion is opened to all fe­male Malaysians aged be­tween 18 and 30.

Clever Girl, set to pre­miere on Aug 4 at 9pm on TV3, sees singer and ac­tor Alif Satar re­turn­ing as host.

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