“Dark is Beautiful,” and say it with pride
“Once I stopped seeing my skin colour as a flaw but a gift from God to change the views of the society on what it means to be beautiful, the magnitude of my confidence grew,” says Sabby Jey, our Model of the Fortnight.
She is an advocate for ‘Dark is Beautiful,’ an organisation that helps women feel confident in their own skin and challenge dark skin shaming in South Asian countries.
Sabby is a professional model and an upcoming actor in Tamil films produced in Tamil Nadu.
Stage and Screen aspirant
As well as working as a model for many agencies and appearing in television commercials and printed advertisements in New Zealand and India, she is keen to make it big in the film industry. “I hope to act with Joseph Vijay, my favourite Tamil actor and then try my luck in Hollywood,” she said.
This New Zealand-born youngster of Sri Lankan origin, has completed a graduate (Bachelor of Business with Finance and International Business Major) from the Auckland University of Technology (AUT). Her parents and younger sister live in Sydney.
Employed at Huawei as a Key Opinion Leader for their latest ‘Huawei P20’ Sabby also works as ‘influencer’ for many local Kiwi brands including Judy Gao Couture and Caci Beauty.
Social Media Management
She recently established ‘Sabby Jey Social Limited,’ a social media management company to provide social media strategy to increase sales generation through Facebook and Instagram for New Zealand companies.
Her hobbies include working out at the gym and staying fit.
She works with her personal trainer Vanya Simeonova, a Bikini Athlete three times a week.
Singing and Dancing are her favourite hobbies.
“Do the things that make you light up and excited. It may just be a hobby but who knows, you could make it your career if you are smart and work hard at it,” she said.
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