Vida denies using toy car for promotion
HOT Wheels enthusiasts will know its special edition models are released a few times a year.
So, when a photo of a die-cast car model featuring cosmetics queen Datuk Seri Vida made its rounds on social media, many fans and collectors were eager to get their hands on it.
A source from an agency which handles public relations work for Hot Wheels Malaysia said they only learnt about the existence of “such a model” yesterday, following the viralled photo.
“This is a fake,” the source told the New Straits Times, denying the authenticity of the so-called “special edition” model. She declined further comment.
The model in the photo was a white Bentley Continental Superports, decorated with pink and yellow ornaments, with Vida’s beauty product brand “Qu Puteh” in pink, on the doors.
Some Netizens questioned its validity, while others asked where they could buy it to add to their collection.
Instagram user @ezan112 wrote: “Hot Wheels Special Edition @datoserivida. Where to get this? I want to buy.”
Another user @razakbundle commented: “get it!” while @izzadi wrote: “I want this too!”
Facebook users Noor Aznida Alias and Shahril Omar said the toy car was “pretty” and “cute”.
However, Facebook user Aiman Aiman said he would rather spend his money elsewhere, adding: “There’s no benefit in this. She (Vida) just loves showing off her wealth.”
Another user, Nur Israf Najahah wrote: “Who knows, Vida might even come up with a Barbie doll version of herself.”
Another Facebook user Azizul Boolat used GIF (graphics interchange format) of an animated character vomitting when commenting on the news.
Vida, whose real name is Datuk Seri Hamizah Othman, told the New Straits Times that she had not given consent to any parties to come out with any products bearing her name.
“For those who are using my name to gain attention or for their own benefit, please stop,” she said.
The 46-year-old entrepreneur has plans to come out with her own line of merchandise in the future.
Last month, the founder of beauty and health product, Vida Beauty, stunned fans with her debut English single, I Am Me.
The unofficial video of the catchy song was released on YouTube and has since garnered over 3.5 million views. By Loong Wai Ting
A photo of a die-cast toy car model, featuring Datuk Seri Vida,