Sheena Liam

Sheena Liam (Chinese: 粘悦馨; pinyin: Nián Yuèxīn; born 7 May 1991) born Liam Yue Sheen is a fashion model and embroidery artist of Malaysian Chinese descent, most notable for being the winner of the second season of Asia's Next Top Model.[4] She is also an artist working under the moniker Times New Romance best known for her embroideries of feminine figures with loose braids flowing from the canvas.[5]

Sheena Liam
Born (1991-05-07) 7 May 1991 (age 29)
Years active2014–present
Spouse(s)Ernest Zacharevic
(m. 2018)
Modeling information
Height174 cm (5 ft 8 12 in)[1]
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBrown
Agency Storm Models
Hollywood Models[2]
Metropolitan Models[3]
Muse Models

Asia's Next Top ModelEdit

Liam was one of the two representatives from Malaysia in the second season of Asia's Next Top Model alongside Josephine Tan. After a successful run throughout the series, Liam eventually went on to win the competition over Filipina representatives Jodilly Pendre and Katarina Rodriguez.

Liam was originally signed under a preliminary three-month contract with Storm Model Management, which was later extended due to her ability to book both print and runway work during her first trip to London.[6] As the winner of Asia's Next Top Model, she appeared in a spread and on the cover of Harper's Bazaar Singapore and Malaysia for their May 2014 issue. She also received SGD 50,000 from FOX International Broadcast and a Subaru XV.[7] She also became the new face of TRESemmé for their 2014 campaigns.

Post show careerEdit

Liam currently travels frequently for modelling purposes. She is represented by Storm Model Management in London, Women/360 Models in Paris, Hollywood Model Management in LA and Muse Management in New York.[8][9][10][11]

She made her fashion week debut in Spring/Summer 2014 London Fashion Week, walked for Fashion East, Mariana Jungmann, Ones To Watch and Simone Rocha.[12]

Runway highlights include Diane Von Furstenberg Fall 2015[13] and Opening Ceremony Fall 2017.

Sheena was also booked for editorials in magazines such as Hong Kong Tatler, The Prestige Hong Kong, Elle, Harpers Bazaar, Cleo, Design Scene. She was featured in print advertisements for Haflins Fall 14, Moxham AW14 Collection, Lisa King London S/S 2015.

In 2017, Sheena has booked major jobs in New York such as Fila and a commercial for lingerie brand Adore Me. She was also featured in the Kill Jill music video for American rapper and Outkast member Big Boi.[14]


Sheena also produces her own artwork under the moniker 'Times New Romance'. The work comprises bespoke embroidery pieces featuring photographs taken herself.[15][16]. Sheena held her debut solo exhibition of original works in Paris, France at Idem in 2018,[17] [18] in 2019, Sheena was listed by The Art Gorgeous as one of the Art World's top 200 Influencers.‹See TfM›[failed verification] An issue focusing creative professionals making an impact in digital spaces [19]

Personal lifeEdit

Sheena and renowned Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic both announced their marriage on their respective Instagram accounts.[20] Their marriage registration took place in Vilnius, Lithuania.[21]


  1. ^ "Sheena Yee Liam". Fashion Model Directory. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Sheena.L". Hollywood Model Management. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Yue.S". Metropolitan Model Management. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Asia's Next Top Model winner Sheena Liam is your typical girl-next-door". The Star Online. Retrieved 16 April 2014.
  5. ^ SIERZPUTOWSKI, Kate. "Hand Sewn Portraits by Sheena Liam Capture quiet moments of self care". This is Colossal. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  6. ^ "5 Things to know about Sheena Liam". Be Asia: fashion, beauty, lifestyle & celebrity news. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Asia's Next Top Model winner Sheena Liam is your typical girl-next-door - People | The Star Online". Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 November 2014. Retrieved 4 November 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "Sheena.L". Hollywood Model Management. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  10. ^ "Yue.S". Metropolitan Model Management. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  11. ^ "Sheena Liam". Muse Model Management. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  12. ^ "London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2015; Tuesday, September 16, 2014". Asian Models Blog. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  13. ^ "Design Scene Cover Girl Sheena Liam". Design Scene. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  14. ^ "See if you can spot Sheena Liam in this Big Boi music video". Elle Malaysia. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  15. ^ Min, Lilian. "This Artist's Gorgeous Embroidery Has a Hairy Twist". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  16. ^ "website". Times New Romance. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  17. ^ Bogojev, Sasha. "Sheena Liams New Embroideries and Solo Exhibition". Juxtapoz Magazine. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  18. ^ Andrews, Zach. "Sheena Liam, Model and Embroiderer, sculpts her hair with loose thread". Design Boom. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  19. ^ "The 200 Art World Influencers". The Art Gorgeous. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  20. ^ Chow, Melanie. "Asia's Next Top Model Sheena Liam Says Yes". Harpers Bazaar. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  21. ^ "Model Sheena Liam and Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic say 'I do'". The Star. 15 July 2018. Retrieved 15 July 2018.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
  Jessica Amornkuldilok
Asia's Next Top Model
2014 (season 2)
Succeeded by
  Ayu Gani