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About Priscillia Seelan
Born in Malaysia to Malaysian-Chinese and Malaysian-Indian parents, Priscillia also knew that her calling was in broadcast media. After placing in the Top 6 at the 1999/2000 Miss Malaysia/World pageant, she followed that calling and in May 2000, took home the Silver Award at the 5th Malaysian Video Awards for Best Experimental Video in the Amateur 18 & Below category. She then went to on to graduate with a BA in Mass Communication majoring in Journalism and Film & TV from Curtin University in Perth, Australia.
Her first ventures into the broadcast industry started at Malaysia’s No.1 English Language radio station where she worked in both the Marketing and Promotions Department as well as a Presenter and with Hitz.fm and renown and award winning Malaysian TV production house, Popiah Pictures where she was an Assistant Director.
Having gotten her feet wet, she went back to her childhood home, London where she worked with Heart 106.2 and their sister station,LBC 97.3 as a Producer. She moved back to Malaysia in 2007 and with the experience gained, at the helm of the then brand new FlyFM as the Producer of the Big Bang Breakfast Show, helped make it the second most listened to Breakfast Show nationwide. However, this beauty queen isn’t just about the glitz and glam of the entertainment industry. In 2009, she took a step back and dedicated the next 2 1/2 to Malaysian breast cancer awareness charity, PRIDE Foundation where she used her experience, expertise and connections in the media industry to educate the Malaysian public on the importance of early detection of breast cancer.
She soon heard the calling to return to radio, and in 2012 joined Malaysia’s first and only women-centric radio station CapitalFM 88.9 as part of its’ pioneer celebrity line up of presenters. She hosted the station’s 8pm – 12am weekday segment called Groovedown which was also the nation’s first pure R&B and Soul radio show where she also played the part of the big sister ‘confidante’, having listeners write in with their relationship problems and then dispensing advice.
Priscillia now resides in San Marcos, Texas where she is pursuing her MA in Mass Communications at Texas State University and still maintains her regular column ‘Dear Priscillia’ in the Malaysian magazine, I.M Mag. She hopes to continue her career in broadcasting and bring it to the next level.
More info along with her portfolio is at her official website, priscilliaseelan.com