Just trying to manage yourself and graduate once is already difficult, now imagine the passion and effort needed to graduate five times!
Dr. Soo Wincci, Former Miss World Malaysia 2008, has finally attained her fifth academic scroll and managed to enter the Malaysia Book of Records (MBOR) yet again!
She earned herself her first MBOR entry for being the first Miss World Malaysia to be awarded a Ph.D. in 2016. Now, Soo, having recently graduated from the Berklee College of Music Valencia campus, is the record holder for Most Academic Degrees Achieved By A Beauty Queen and Most Academic Degrees Achieved By A Recording Artist. Wow!
Her acheivement was posted on her Instagram account on Monday (8th July).
Soo also shared some fresh updates about her life and career; including graduation pictures from the Berklee College of Music Valencia in Spain, and news of her brand new single!
According to the beauty queen’s Instagram posts, in a span of 15 years, she has obtained a Law Degree at the University of Reading, United Kingdom (2007), Master of Business Administration at University of Sunshine Coast, Australia (2008), PhD in Business at Open University Malaysia (2016), Master in Music at Berklee College of Music Valencia, Spain (2018) and finally, Post-Master Degree Fellowship at Berklee College of Music Valencia, Spain (2019).
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15 years of my journey =) This is just the start ! As I mentioned I am not born smart or lucky so I need to keep on learning ! 十五年的旅程！这只是一个新的开始！自己知道天生不聪明也没有好的命运所以必须一直进修还有学习！ 15 tahun perjalanan , tapi ni hanya satu permulaan, Wincci tidak dilahirkan cerdik atau memiliki nasib yg baik jadi perlulah sentiasa berlajar ! #Inwincciblejourney #myBerkleeStory #Academia
“Today, (I) managed to graduate for the 5th time in my life and will be launching my own produced and composed hybrid single in four languages (English, Malay, Chinese and Spanish) titled ‘Cut Away’ with my Taiwan and China record labels and publishing company, which is Ocean Butterflies, Taihe Group & Touch Music (sic),” she said on her Instagram.
According to the Malay Mail, the past two years have not been easy for the 33-year-old. She had confessed to faced several personal challenges while she was completing her post-master’s fellowship in live music production in Spain.
“There were times when I felt like giving up because there were too many problems to endure but I knew that whatever I was studying, I had to see it through to the end.”
“Don’t be afraid to fall and always learn to rise again even though it might not be easy, especially if you are away from your home country,” she told mStar.
The 33-year-old does not intend to stop with her fifth academic scroll as she plans to pursue a second Ph.D. in artistic production at another Spanish university this September.
A big congrats to Dr. Soo Wincci for all of her hard work and splendid achievements! Thank you too for being such an inspiring role model, and we hope to hear more good news from you soon!