Former Playboy bunny converts to Islam
The 28-year-old Malaysian, widely known as Playboy bunny Felixia Yeap, wrote a tell-all post on social media after she became a Muslim. (Photo courtesy: MalaysianReview.com)
Felixia Yeap announced her conversion to her 835,000 followers on Facebook on July 3, later revealing that she had taken up her new faith at the Taman Tun Dr. Ismail Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
“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,” the 28-year-old said in her posting on her Facebook page, which has more than 750,000 likes, according to the Malaysian news website The Star Online.
Yeap’s modelling career took off two years ago after a stint at the Playboy Club Sands in Macau. She had previously worked as a kindergarten teacher.
The Malaysia Chronicle writes that Yeap’s conversion came after a seven-month-long quest to learn about Islam, during which time she began wearing the hijab.
"Truth is, I fell in love in hijab initially. Yes... I am a non-Muslim hijabster," she had addressed her Facebook followers earlier this year.