Deborah Priya Henry – Model of the day

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Deborah Priya Henry (born July 21, 1985) is a Malaysian beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe Malaysia 2011 and Miss Malaysia World 2007. She was also placed in the Top 16 at Miss World 2007.


Deborah Henry was born in Dublin, Ireland but grew up in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Her father is a Malaysian Indian and she is of Irish descent through her mother.


Henry spent her secondary school years at Sayfol International School. She particularly excelled in basketball and volleyball at school, and won a gold medal in the Kuala Lumpur International Schools athletics meet. She received a “Sportswoman of the Year” trophy from her school for her achievements.


Henry began modelling at the age of 15 and modelled in London three years later for seven months. She appeared in Malaysian rock band Estranged’s music video “Itu Kamu”.


Henry holds a B. Arts. degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of Queensland, in Brisbane, Australia. Her focus are on human rights advocacy and sustainable development with a long term goal to eradicate poverty.