Friday, 18 March 2011
Popular name Bernie Chan
Birth name Bernadette Chan Wai Ling
Height 178 cm
Occupation Actress, Host, Model
Bernie Chan started her career as a model at the age of 18 and with her Pan Asian looks and at a statuesque 178 cm, she became Malaysia's premier supermodel. Her modelling career spanned KL, Singapore and Hong Kong. She has appeared on more than 30 magazine covers and 50 TV commercials. Bernie has travelled all over the world on shoots for department stores in Malaysia and Singapore. She started her acting career in a Singapore telemovie called "Alter Asians - Catherine Listening To The Rain". She made her acting debut in KL in Jit Murad's award wining play, "Spilt Gravy On Rice" which won four awards at the inaugural Boh Cameronian Arts Awards in 2003. SHe later moved on to plays like "Ubu Roi', playing a bipolar girl in "Otak Tak Centre" and the lead role in "The Odd Couple". In 2008, Chan joined The Amazing Race Asia 3 partnered with her brother, Henry. They represented Malaysia and came in 5th place. In Singapore Bernie was in Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" in 2008 and in 2009, the Asian premiere of the musical "Victor/Victoria" which starred Laura Fygi.