Malaysian travel host turned Crazy Rich Asians star Henry Golding is now in the running for a global award which he has a good chance of winning.
The Sarawakian of Iban-British parentage has just made it to The 100 Most Handsome Faces Of 2019 which is compiled by the annual event’s organiser TC Chandler.
Representing Malaysia, Golding is participating for the second time. Last year, he made it to the list of 100 men.
Every year, TC Chandler works closely with The Independent Critic to find the world’s 100 best looking celebrities.
Aquaman actor Jason Momoa won last year’s Most Handsome Face award.
Besides Golding, footballer David Beckham, Captain America star Chris Evans, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood actors Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jason Momoa have also made it to this year’s list.
32-year-old Golding comes from Betong, Sarawak and he started his entertainment career co-hosting talk show The 8TV Quickie from 2007 to 2010.
Part of his portfolio includes hosting documentaries such as Welcome To The Railworld Malaysia and Surviving Borneo. He also acted in films like Pisau Cukur, A Simple Favour and Last Christmas.
He won the Hot Guy Award in 8TV’s Shout! Awards 2010.
Born Henry Ewan Golding on 5 February 1987, he is an English-Malaysian actor, model and TV host. Previously he was a presenter on BBC’s The Travel Show since 2014.
He gained international fame when he played Nick Young in Crazy Rich Asians. He also starred as Sean Townsend in Paul Feig’s thriller, A Simple Favor.
Golding’s mother, Margaret Likan Golding is a Malaysian of indigenous Iban ancestry while his father, Clive Golding is English.
The family lived for almost five years in Terengganu on the east coast of Malaya before moving to Surrey, England when Golding was eight years old.
There he went to The Warwick School, Redhill. He moved to Kuala Lumpur when he was 21 to pursue on-camera roles after working as a hairdresser on Sloane Street in London for a couple of years. -/TISG