Carrie Lee Sze Kei
Carrie Lee Sze Kei (born December 12, 1985) is a Malaysian actress, model, and businesswoman. She was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is the third generation of her Malaysian Chinese family to grow up in Malaysia. Describing her own personality, she stated that she rarely cried as a child.
In 2004, she represented Malaysia in the Miss Chinese Cosmos beauty pageant. During the proceedings, she spoke Chinese rather stammeringly, which observers suggested could be a barrier to her carrying out her duties as title-holder; nevertheless, she went on to win the top prize. In media interviews following her victory, she stated that she hoped to become an actress.
The following year, she entered Jinan University’s Chinese Department as a short-term student in order to study Chinese. Her oral skills showed significant improvement compared to the Miss Chinese Cosmos proceedings, but she was still not able to read or write Chinese aside from her own name. She hoped that studying at Jinan University would help her to become literate in Chinese and appreciate Chinese culture. She returned to Malaysia in 2005.
By 2007, she had appeared in two Chinese-language television series in Malaysia, and worked as a spokesmodel for Pepsi, Matsushita, and Sony. She later went into business, purchasing the Miss Chinese Cosmos franchise for Malaysia, and founding White Fairy Sdn. Bhd., an event planning company.