Supermodel, actress, entertainer, entrepreneur, eco-warrior.
Born in Sydney to an Australian mother and an Indonesian father, Nadya’s career took off at the early age of 12, when she headed to Tokyo to pursue a modeling career. Her distinctive looks and vibrant personality brought plenty of work with top international publications all over the world. Her ease and confidence in front of the cameras later solidified her incredible success as MTV’s Asia pioneer VJ entertaining over 70 million households across Asia.
As one of Asia’s most recognized faces, Nadya has devoted her time and voice to environment advocacy. She made headlines with building Singapore’s first ever eco-home from scratch, a project three years in the making (and still ongoing, she adds). From that task grew Nadya’s favorite project by far – GreenKampong – which became an online resource for anyone looking for information and news on sustainable living. Nadya has also been Singapore’s Ambassador for the World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour for the last five years. This year, Nadya is proud to be invited to be on the board of The Green School which just won the Greenest School On Earth title awarded by the US Green Building Council.
In 2009, Nadya was voted one of Singapore’s Top 20 most influential people by CNN. That same year she was also awarded the title, Best Host TV Host by ELLE magazine, a testament to her staying power in a tough industry.
This year, MNC Lifestyle Channel (Indonesia) presented Nadya with the MNC Lifestyle for being an inspiration to all Indonesian women. The Singapore Innovation Park also presented Nadya with the SIP Fellow Awards in recognition of her outstanding achievements as a changemaker, thought and action leader, who are shaping a more inclusive, sustainable and better world.
For her work in championing conservation Nadya is nominated “The International Green Awards: Most Responsible International Celebrity 2012” alongside other eco-conservationists like George Clooney, Penelope Cruz and Vivienne Westwood.
Nadya is constantly seeking new ways to expand herself both personally and professionally, and has proven herself in the past as having an overwhelming commitment to anything she undertakes. She is excited to join the Asia’s Next Top Model team to have the chance to make a difference in the lives of aspiring young girls around Asia.
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