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Christina Chelliah


Modern Day Renaissance Woman

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Christina Chelliah


Modern Day Renaissance Woman

 

 

Christina Chelliah is a lawyer, lecturer, realtor and model. Christina, a recent immigrant to the United States, was crowned as Miss Global Enterprise 2014, adding to her titles of Miss International Kebaya 2013, Miss Malaysia Universe 2002 (1st Runner Up) and Miss Malaysia Tourism World 2002 among others. The years 2002 to 2007 found Christina pursuing her law degree with the University of London and pursuing the Malaysian Bar Exams while sustaining her modeling career both in Malaysia and in the UK on a freelance basis. She has modeled for brands such as Levi's Jeans, AVON, Wella, Tupperware, Nokia, Tints of Nature and GNC Live Well to name a few. During her time in the UK, she also competed in the UK's Top Model of Colour 2007, where she finished as a Top 20 Finalist. 

Christina took a five year hiatus from the entertainment scene to concentrate on a career in the legal profession after being called to the Malaysian Bar as an Advocate and Solicitor in 2008. She practiced as a corporate lawyer in a leading law firm in Kuala Lumpur from 2008 to 2013 while simultaneously lecturing part-time at a renowned law school in Kuala Lumpur. Her main portfolio while in legal practice comprised various corporate and commercial matters with a primary focus in mergers and acquisitions, incorporation of companies and foundations, work permits, company secretarial and general advisory work. In addition to her successful law and teaching career, Christina assumes the position of Malaysian Ambassador for the University of London since 2007 to present date. 

Currently based in New York City, she is ready to break new boundaries. Christina is the Tutor Manager for the International Center for Legal Studies (ICLS), a registered center of her Alma Mater, the University of London, and is also a licensed Real Estate Agent with Rutenberg Realty — the 5th largest brokerage in New York City. She also moonlights as a model and actress, and has worked for big brands such as Jordan, American Express, Estee Lauder, Hugo Boss, Progressive Insurance and Spalding to name a few. Christina has appeared in featured extra roles for television shows and movies including “The Following,” “Law and Order SVU,” and "Person of Interest". She is trilingual (English, Malay and Tamil) and her ethnically ambiguous look serves as an asset to the many faces she can potray, depending on the requirements of the brand. Christina is always open to new and exciting opportunities in her related professions.

 
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"It is not often that the firm is graced with an entry level lawyer with Christina's maturity and interpersonal skills...... Christina demonstrates that being a true lawyer is not merely a display of technical skills, but the necessary engagement with the client to understand their business, their real objectives and ultimately securing a purpose fit solution ..."  Salwah Shukor, Head of Corporate Department at Zain & Co, Malaysia

 

"Christina was a wonderful, gracious, and very helpful host during an event we attended through Ovation Travel.  She went above and beyond to make sure not only my family but all the guests were well taken care of.  Christina would be a valuable addition to any company she chooses to join, and I have no hesitation in recommending her highly."  Sam Haddad - Principal/Owner at Haddad Brands, New York, NY

 

"Christina is a very dedicated student who reads widely and is enthusiastic in her approach to law... I would like to record my strong support and encouragement in her academic endeavours. She has a very good command in the English Language and has shown integrity and responsibility in whatever she undertakes in academic and co-curricular activities..." Tan Eng Lin, Head of LLB Department, Kemayan ATC School of Law, Malaysia

 

"Christina is an extremely likeable young lady that makes any association with her an absolute pleasure. She is a focused and dedicated individual with a high moral integrity and would prove to be a major asset to any business or institution. It was her many achievements in a most challenging arena, that first brought her to my attention and she will always remain a valued and trusted friend and colleague..."  John Pettinger, Owner of North East Property Group, UK

 

"She was an alumni of University of London, Malaysian chapter and is a very enterprising individual..."  Rasamalar G, Vice President at Affin Bank Berhad, Malaysia

 

"It's rare to work with someone who has a good sense of humor and high quality of professionalism. Christina really helped bring my video commercials to life! Her acting, modeling and musical skills are fantastic and made my job directing so much easier".  Rich Cappelutti, Infinity Video Productions, Staten Island, NY

 

"I would highly recommend Christina to any prospective employer. She is extremely hardworking, reliable, pleasant in manner, pro-active and always punctual. Her intelligence also reflects in her dealings with clients..."  Clara Beasley, Director of Grid Models Agency, UK

 

"Ms. Christina was my lecturer in Brickfields Asia College...She is my life mentor...I truly feel blessed to have her in my life journey as a teacher, now, I am a qualified advocate & solicitor..."  Jun Hong Yee, Legal Associate at Shearn Delamore, Malaysia

 

 
 
 
 
 

"Christina is a bright and focussed young woman who shows integrity in all her undertakings. Her personable character grants her the ability to connect with students at all levels, and she has been an asset to our faculty..."  Raja Singham, Managing Director of Brickfields Asia College, Malaysia

 

"During Christina's brief tenure with us, she was an asset to the firm. She has excellent written and verbal communication skills, she was pro-active and a team player. She is extremely organised and can work independently with an ability to effectively multi-task in ensuring that all duties assigned to her were completed in a timely manner. Christina was always willing to offer her assistance and had an excellent rapport with the clients and other professional organisations the firm has dealings with".  Efosa Obaseki, Partner at Legal Paal LLP, UK

"Christina shows a polished informed style that is a welcomed compliment to any event and program.  Having coordinated with Christina at several complex destination events customized with very unique needs, Christina showed to be a great team player, strong work ethic, exceeding any expectations with a great laugh and classy demeanor." Ely Katz - Owner/Manager at Symphonia Productions - Orchestra & Entertainment, Israel

 

"Christina was very helpful when I asked questions about the LLB program at the University of London. Her honesty and knowledge about the program, as well as her experiences, were instrumental in my decision to pursue the LLB after completion of my master's degree..."  Garry Patricio, Project Manager at the Fluor Management Group, South Carolina

 

"She is highly motivated with the ability to articulate, formulate and propose legal solutions towards clients' specific needs and business activities. In addition, Christina is also very accessible and have great team spirit..."  Azham Azudin, Strategic Investment and Financial Advisor, Malaysia 

 

"Christina is an asset to any company or employer. I truly believe that this young lady can do anything she puts her mind too. She is an achiever and would be beneficial to any team ... She has integrity and a love of life..."  Robin West, Director of Studio Everyone Modeling Agency, UK

 

"Christina has been on the books on MWM since its inception and has proven to be very professional and reliable throughout. It has been a pleasure to work with her.. Her polite and approachable attitude makes her easy to communicate with and my staff has always found her to be honest in her representation. She is an asset to us and we hope to have the pleasure of working with her in the future..."  Karen McCarthy, McCarthy Woods Management, UK

 

"Phenomenal model - on time and very engaging, would book for anything!"  - 
L2FS Clothing, New York, NY

 

"Christina did an excellent job under very difficult circumstances and I highly recommend her for any assignment."
Patrick Dalal, PUSH Models, New York, NY