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Daphne Iking


Daphne Iking is a Malaysian television personality, an emcee and an occasional actress. Born Dahlia Daphne Eleanor Mozes Iking in Keningau, Sabah, Malaysia to a former nurse, and local politician Mozes Iking, both Kadazan-Dusun. She is the second eldest among four siblings and grew up in Penampang. She completed a masters in Communications in Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang in 2002.

Prior to her career in television, Ms. Iking worked as a marketing executive for Skywalker TV. She first entered the television scene as the model in a Pond's advertisement. She then co-hosted "Ringgit Sense," a TV3 show on finance alongside Nazrudin Rahman.


She quickly became a recognizable face as the host of reality show "Explorace," a reality show similar to "The Amazing Race" in 2004 for two years where she is known for her lively personality. She then went on to host "PNB World Investment Challenge" on TV3, "Vector Challenge" on 8TV, "Explorace Kids" on TV3 and "Health and Beauty Capsule" in May/Antabax. She also reported for TV3's factual programs "The Brand" and "Majalah Tiga."

In 2006, she gained a supporting role as Daphne in 8TV's drama comedy series "KL Lights." She also hosted with Nazarudin Rahman again in "My Australian Adventure," a sponsored travelogue show in TV3. Later that year, she moved to ntv7 and hosted "The Breakfast Show." She was a supporting actress in the telemovie "Adik," in 2007 and played a minor role in Singaporean drama "District 9 Pilot."


In 2009, Ms. Iking was nominated in the Malaysian Shout! Awards as the host of The Breakfast Show. She played a con-woman in "Belukar," a Malaysian independent film released in 2010 and won the "Most Promising Actress" for this role.

In late 2010, she played as a nurse suffering from domestic abuse which is one of the characters included in the short film "Prelude in F Minor." She was also the supporting actress in the local comedy film "My Spy" in 2010. In October 2010, she was nominated for the second time for "Favourite Television Personality" as the host of The Breakfast Show during the Shout! Awards.


She left The Breakfast Show after four years in 2011 and is currently hosting the new talk show "Bella."

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