Fiona Fussi

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Fiona Fussi
Fiona Fussi 2020.jpg
Born25 January 1996
Singapore
EducationInternational Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
Alma materUWCSEA
Height176 cm (5 ft 9 in)

Fiona Fussi (born 25 January 1996)[1] is a celebrity model and actress based in Singapore.[2] Her modelling career kicked off after her success at the Elite Model Look competition in 2011. In 2019, Fiona appeared as one of the leading female characters on The Last Madame (2019) alongside veteran actress Joanne Peh. Fiona has over 134,000 followers on Instagram as of April 2020.

Background[edit | edit source]

Early life & family[edit | edit source]

Born to an Austrian father and Hong Kong-Chinese mother,[3] Fiona was born and raised in Singapore where she is a Permanent Resident.[4] As a teenager, she already knew that she wanted a career in show business. This compelled her to register for Elite Model Look at 15 years old - an opportunity that kickstarted her career.[5]

Education[edit | edit source]

Fiona graduated from United World College of South East Asia (UWCSEA)'s International Baccalaureate (IB) programme with straight As in Psychology, Business, Biology, English, Mathematics and Chinese.[6]

Acting career highlights[edit | edit source]

Fiona as Chi Ling in The Last Madame (2019). Photo from Instagram.

Fiona made her acting debut in 2019 across three different productions.

The Last Madame (September 2019) - Period drama series[edit | edit source]

Fiona played the character Chi-Ling - a "cold-hearted and unfeeling"[7] Hong Kong stockbroker - in the 12-part Toggle series The Last Madame (2019). The English series was the first M18 show to premiere on Toggle (now MeWatch).[8]

Under The Tree (April 2019) - Short film[edit | edit source]

Under the Tree (2019) was a 30-minute short film directed by Joanne Peh. Fiona played the lead actress (妮妮) in the Mandarin film that was premiered on Mediacorp's Channel U in April 2019.[9]

Girl Band Called Girl Band (April 2019) - Web series[edit | edit source]

Fiona starred in Girl Band Called Girl Band (2019), an online series produced by Clicknetwork. The series follows influencer and aspiring singer Tammy (Fiona Fussi) and her vocal coach, Jean (Roz Pho) as they attempt to win a singing competition.

Modelling career (2011 - present day)[edit | edit source]

Fiona pictured in 2011 on the runway at the Elite Model Look Singapore finals. Photo credit to Yahoo!Singapore.

In March 2020, the ZULA Pillow Talk episode featuring Fiona premiered on YouTube. Fiona gave viewers an insider's perspective on the modelling industry.

Elite Model Look Singapore (2011) - Winner[edit | edit source]

In November 2011, 15-year-old Fiona took part in Elite Model Look Singapore where she emerged as the winner of the competition.[10][11] As the winner, she represented Singapore at the Elite Model Look International competition in Shanghai.[12] This competition launched her career as a model.[13]

Commercial model[edit | edit source]

Fiona (centre) pictured in 2012 at the Audi Fashion Festival. Photo from Yahoo! Singapore.

In 2012, Fiona was booked as the face and the main model of the 2012 Audi Fashion Festival.[14] Since then, her modelling work has taken her to cities like Cape Town, Tokyo and London - among others.[15] Fiona has worked with numerous brands as the face of their campaigns. Apart from international fashion and beauty brands like L'Oreal Paris,[16] Charlotte Tilbury, Lancôme[17] and Motives Cosmetics,[18][19] Fiona has been the model of choice for local brands like SK Jewellery.

Covergirl[edit | edit source]

Since her initial exposure to the industry in 2011, Fiona went on to appear on the cover of acclaimed fashion magazines as listed in the table below.

Year Issue Magazine Refs.
2016 November SHAPE Singapore [20]
2015 November Her World Singapore
January Harper’s Bazaar Hong Kong
2014 December Marie Claire Hong Kong
September Her World Singapore
2013 October
2012 October
May Nylon Singapore
Mach Her World Singapore

References / Citations[edit | edit source]

  1. "Biography". Fiona Fussi. Accessed on 16 April 2020.
  2. Fiona Fussi”. Basic Models. Accessed on 16 April 2020.
  3. Chua, Charlene. "L'Oreal's new Asian face has beauty and brains". The New Paper. June 6, 2014. Accessed on 16 April 2020.
  4. "15-year-old student wins Elite Model Look Singapore". AsiaOne. November 4, 2011. Accessed on 16 April 2020.
  5. "Fiona Fussi On Her Dating Life, Stalkers And The Downsides Of Modeling | ZULA Pillow Talk | EP 9". YouTube. March 13, 2020. Accessed on 16 April 2020.
  6. Chua, Charlene. "No-fuss Fussi: L'Oreal's new face juggles modelling and exams". The New Paper. June 8, 2014. Accessed on 16 April 2020.
  7. MeWatch. "Last Madame: Meet Chi Ling". Facebook. September 29, 2019. Accessed on 16 April 2020.
  8. Chun, Adriel. "Fiona Fussi Talks Breaking Boundaries In Last Madame". E-Online. October 17, 2019. Accessed on 16 April 2020.
  9. "All The Ways Joanne Peh Showed Us She Was A Strong, Successful Woman". Women's Weekly. April 25, 2020. Accessed on 16 April 2020.
  10. "15-year-old student wins Elite Model Look Singapore". AsiaOne. November 4, 2011. Accessed on 16 April 2020.
  11. Zhang Weifang. "Pretty state of affairs". TODAY. November 12, 2011. Accessed on 16 April 2020.
  12. Low, Phoebe. "The bag page: Fiona Fussi". The Straits Times. January 16, 2015. Accessed on 16 April 2020.
  13. "Fiona Fussi On Her Dating Life, Stalkers And The Downsides Of Modeling | ZULA Pillow Talk | EP 9". YouTube. March 13, 2020. Accessed on 16 April 2020.
  14. Ang, Kaifong. “Hot new face: Fiona Fussi”. Fashion Season News. May 16, 2012. Accessed on 16 April 2020.
  15. Koh, Dana. "THE TIME IS NOW: FIONA FUSSI ON WHAT’S NEXT FOR HER CAREER". HARPER'S BAZAAR Singapore. July 13, 2016. Accessed on 16 April 2020.
  16. Chua, Charlene. "L'Oreal's new Asian face has beauty and brains". The New Paper. June 6, 2014. Accessed on 16 April 2020.
  17. Loh, Noelle. "Singapore's Next Leading Actress Fiona Fussi Lets Us In On Her Dream Role". FEMALE SINGAPORE. March 12, 2020. Accessed on April 16, 2020.
  18. "Inspired by You Spring Summer 2017 Collection". Motives Cosmetics. Accessed on 16 April 2020.
  19. Get the Look: Motives Inspired By You Collection”. UnFranchise blog. February 24, 2017. Accessed on 16 April 2020.
  20. Fiona Fussi”. Basic Models. Accessed on 16 April 2020.