KUALA LUMPUR: Popular television host, actress and entrepreneur Noor Neelofa Mohd Noor is widely respected by fans and some of them are hopeful that she is conferred a Datukship in future.
In an Instagram video which she uploaded recently, she said: "My main mission in life is to excel in what I enjoy doing most, be it hosting, acting, entertaining or managing a business.
“I'm not after Datukships because these are mere titles of distinction which not everybody gets.
“Titles don't matter to me, what matters to me is recognition for my hard work.
“Datuk or no Datuk I'm still the same Noor Neelofa Mohd Noor and I'm happy being myself."
She also said that there were "many Datuks" in the world today, and as a result the title did not mean much to her.
“There is no real difference between a Datuk and a non-Datuk, all of us continue with our work and do our best in life."
Netizens lauded Neelofa for her humility and sensibility.
“We need not be a Datuk to be respected. There are many people with Datuk who fall by the wayside. Syabas Kak Lofa," said Kamaruddin.
“So humble, Kak Lofa. Love you much," said Shakila.
“At the end of the day, God does not judge us by the titles we receive from society but the good that we do to humanity," said Nik.
"Words of wisdom from Neelofa. I fully agree with you Kak. God bless," said Hani.
Neelofa, 31, from Pasir Mas, Kelantan, first found fame winning Dewi Remaja in 2009. She began her entertainment career appearing in television series Kasih Najihah on TV9 in 2011.
To date, she has starred in five films including Lemak Kampung Santan, Azura 2012 and Pilot Cafe.
Neelofa who is the co-host on entertainment talk show MeleTop, has also had a stint as the host of TV3’s longest-running women's magazine Nona and cookery show Dapur Panas.
In 2014, she launched her own hijab brand Naelofar Hijab and Lofalens contact lenses.
Naelofar Hijab is sold in more than 37 countries including Brunei, Indonesia and the United Kingdom.
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