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A Former Playboy Bunny Just Made an Unexpected Transformation

A Former Playboy Bunny Just Made an Unexpected Transformation

"I am MORE than this."

She said she didn't pose nude, but she came pretty close to it.

Felixia Yeap was the first Malaysian Playboy Bunny, and for a while she lived the scantily-clad life of a model — but on Thursday, her 28th birthday, she officially converted to Islam after a long discernment process, the Malaysia Chronicle reported.

In a soul-searching blog post, Yeap revealed the thinking that led her to Islam.

"Yes, I was a Playboy Bunny," Yeap wrote. "[I've] done shoots in lingerie, bikinis and attires that are not exactly meant to protect my modesty... but really, all these achievements got me thinking of a woman's worth."

She had an epiphany.

"I believe I am more worthy than showing off my body," she wrote. "I am MORE than this. I started to look for something deeper...a religion, a God, a better way of living life."

Image via Felixia Yeap / Facebook Image via Felixia Yeap / Facebook

She experimented with Buddhism and Christianity, she said, but ultimately was led to Islam through the hijab, a traditional Islamic head covering for women.

"I wanted to cover myself up more...be respected and known for who I am inside...not for how much flesh I am showing outside," Yeap wrote. "The first time I put on a hijab was when I went for local telco company TVC casting... and I looked at myself, and I feel liberated...I feel so happy and protected...I feel safe."

Despite her covering-up conversion, Yeap can still be seen in plenty of racy photos on the Playboy Philippines website, where she is touted as "Malaysia's first and only PLAYBOY Bunny."

Featured image via Facebook

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