Former Playboy bunny from Malaysia Felixia Yeap will be converting to Islam on July 3rd (5th day of Ramadhan) has chosen her new name to be Rania.
Felixia Yeap is a popular model in Malaysia who has been modelling for Playboy and other magazines. She has one of the biggest followers on Facebook in Malaysia, which is currently standing at 750,000 ‘Likes’ and counting.
She has decided to convert to Islam on July 3rd, which also happens to be her 29th birthday.
“I hope everyone will pray that I will be steadfast and committed in my new journey. Only Allah can repay all those who prayed for my new life”
Those were her words she posted on her Facebook page.
Rania is one of the two names she has chosen for her new Muslim name. The other name will be revealed in a few days’ time. According to Felixia, she had a dream where the name appeared in writing before her, but she did not know what it meant then.
UPDATES: She decided to keep her Chinese name, and her official new name is Raisyyah Rania Yeap Chin Yee. If you’re curious, she is also dating a guy (aka boyfriend) named Raja Zainal Badri shown in the photo below.
The name Rania means “fascinating leader” according to a blog post on the popular Malay language blog Oh! Media.
Her conversion to Islam brings mixed feelings to her fans and followers. However, her family is very supportive of her decision. Her mother asked her if she was serious, and later accepts her decision as she noticed her behaviour was for the better.