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Miss Malaysia 2008 Soo Wincci made headlines earlier for revealing that datuks offered her $400,000 for "special services".
She took a loan instead to fuel her music career.
The over-achiever, who has a law degree and is taking a PhD in business, will go to extremes for her pop star dream, even losing weight by running up to two hours daily.
Recounts Soo, who is from Petaling Jaya in Selangor: “My friends used to call me Godzilla and say that I shouldn’t go to the canteen lest I finish all the food."
She also faced opposition from her parents who were against her showbiz career.
Then there were the men who propositioned her repeatedly.
Read the full report in The New Paper on Sunday (Sept 22).
View more photos os Wincci and other beauty queens in the gallery below.