Feb 29, 2016

Favorite Asian Sports Star nominee, Pandelela Rinong

Drumrolls please... do you know.... this year's Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2016 has been made more interesting with the nomination of our very own Malaysian diver, Pandelela Rinong, for the category of Favorite Asian Sports Star. Yes, yes! YES!!!

Pandelela Rinong is a very lovely girl. I have been fortunate enough to have met her twice and she comes across as very humble, sweet and amazingly positive. She is definitely such an inspiration to all of us Malaysians, young and old. 

So do watch Astro Nickelodeon Channel 612 on 14th March at 11.30am to catch the 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards !!

Nickelodeon made her answer some fun questions about herself and what she thought about her nomination, and here’s what she had to say…check it out!!

Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards Nomination
1. You have been selected as the Malaysian nominee for the Favorite Asian Sports Star award at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2016 – how do you feel about possibly inspiring kids all around the world with your efforts and achievements?
I’m very honoured to be nominated by Nickelodeon for the award. Hopefully, I can be one of the people who are able to prove that as long as you try your best in whatever you do, someone out there is definitely watching and your efforts will not go to waste.
2. What would be your acceptance speech if you win?
Firstly, I will definitely thank God for the blessing and Nickelodeon for the acknowledgement towards my sport career. I couldn’t have achieved what I have now without the support from my family, friends, coaches, and all of my supporters.

Fun Stuff
1. Which Nickelodeon character can you relate to and why?
I think I can relate to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles because my purpose in life is almost the same as the four ninja turtles, which is to make a difference in the world and help to make it a better place for everyone.

2. What do you do on days you don’t train?
I mostly rest in the room when there is no training.

3. What do you love doing besides diving?
I love to travel. I love to explore new places and make new friends at the same time.

4. What is something about yourself that you think would be surprising to a lot of people?
I tend to forget where I put my things even if it’s just for a while and I speak Mandarin.

5. What is your guilty pleasure?

6. Are you an extrovert or introvert?
I’m more of an introvert.

Nickelodeon Quiz
1. Which snack would you pack when you need a boost?
a. Krabby Patty
b. Snail bites
c. Nachos
d. Nuts
e. Ice cream
f. Sandwiches
g. Burger
h. Twinkie ✔

2. What’s your favourite thing to do?
a. Extreme sports
b. Read
c. Shop
d. Take over the world
e. Work
f. Relax
g. Count me cash
h. Eat✔

3. How do you feel about Super Goo?
a. Can it take over the world?✔
b. It’s delicious!
c. It’s dangerous
d. Meow!
e. Can it make me money?
f. I love it!
g. Ew!
h. It makes a nice wig

4. In an ideal world, how do you get around?
a. Bus
b. Hovercraft
c. Rocket ship
d. Speedboat
e. Floating furry ball✔
f. Ship
g. Seeing eye dog
h. Bicycle

5. If you were stranded on a desert island and could only bring one thing, you would bring
a. A fan
b. A tent
c. Mobile phone✔
d. A spatula
e. Balls
f. Money
g. TV
h. Donuts

All the best Pandelela, I hope you win the Favorite Asian Sports Star nominee... as you are indeed my favorite Asian Sports Star!!!

Advertisement time again: Make sure you tune into Astro Nickelodeon Channel 612 to catch the 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards on 14th March at 11.30am.


  1. All the best to Pandelela too. Great interview session to know more about her and some fun facts. hehe. :D

  2. totally proud of Pandelela Rinong! :D and you're lucky to be able to meet her too

  3. Awh such fun! Wishing the best of luck to Pandelela too :)

  4. Such a list of nomination.. Will go vote for them~

  5. Good luck to Pandelela! Get to know more from this interview, so you lucky to meet Pandelela beside LCW, hero badminton player!! :D

  6. good luck to Pandelela! I can't wait to see her winning this award! :D

  7. Wow! Thanks for sharing this nice interview Miera :) all the best to her! I saw Dato Lee Chong Wei in your photos right?
    Cheers, SiennyLovesDrawing

  8. Rooting for Pandelaa, she's been an inspiring athlete to me since i was young and that was before i gave up on sports due to an injury.

  9. proud of her. hey! we love the same cartoons. hehe. all the best to her!

  10. Pandelela is definitely a great Malaysian sports personality. Such determination and discipline. Something that many athletes should look to learn from!

  11. Hope Pandelela will win the award as she is such a great girl. Hope she'll go further now.

  12. She is our country's pride! Hope she will go far!

  13. I also hope that Pandelela will win the Favorite Asian Sports Star Award

  14. All the best fellow Sarawakian - you have made us Malaysians so proud! All the best!

  15. Wow, this is so awesome, go go Pandelela, we Malaysians support you kao kao to the end :)

  16. wow.. i suka pandelela.. memang terbagus dalam renang.. havoc.. teruskan perjuangan

    itu latok lim ke.. makin hencem

  17. Support Pandelela. Go go fighting!

  18. i met her in South Korea two years ago. now, we are still in touch. awesome lady, big fan of KPOP

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