Amber Chia (born December 14, 1981) is a Malaysian model. She was born in Ipoh, Malaysia, but grew up in the city of Tawau, in Sabah, East Malaysia. She began her modeling career at seventeen in Kuala Lumpur. Her most defining features is her pouty lips.
She became the first Asian female model to win an international model search competition when she won the Guess! Timeless Beauty Model Search in 2004 in Switzerland besting 80 models from 80 countries. Her shot to stardom has landed her on over 200 magazine covers since. She has starred in 2 feature films and hosted numerous TV shows in Malaysia, Singapore & China.
She has appeared in her local Sony, L’Oréal, and Mitsubishi advertisements. She was controversial for appearing in the Indonesian version of Playboy Magazine. The photographs were non-nude. She has tried to venture into acting in Chinese movies and series such as The 3rd Generation, Possessed, and Trio & a Bed. She was gradually appearing in TV host shows and sitcoms (Taiwan and China).
She is currently managed by Looque Models of Singapore. She married her manager last March 2010 and later revealed she was pregnant at the time of her wedding. She was married in Bali at the Diwangkara Holiday Villa Resort. She also just recently opened her own Amber Chia academy to train models.
Last September 27, 2010, she gave birth to a baby boy in a private hospital in Petaling Jaya. In 2011, she was invited to be a judge for the Malaysia’s Online Fashion Entrepreneurs’ Weekend (MOFEW), together with celebrity photographer Kid Chan.