Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh, the award-winning actress and the pride of Malaysia, has kept her promise of bringing home her coveted golden statuette - the Oscar trophy - to her mother, Datin Janet Yeoh.
Photo via Instagram (@michelleyeoh_official)
Born and raised in Ipoh, Malaysia, the actress returned to her homeland recently to celebrate the traditional festival of Qing Ming, also known as Tomb-Sweeping Day, and to pay her respects to her late father, Datuk Yeoh Kian Tiek.
While in Malaysia, Yeoh fulfilled the promise she made during her Oscar acceptance speech on March 13, where she dedicated her award to her mother and promised to bring it home to her. In an Instagram post, the actress shared a heartwarming photo of her mother holding the coveted trophy.
“Brought Mr. O home...Without my parent’s love and trust and support...I wouldn’t be here today...love so much,” Yeoh wrote on Instagram.
In her Oscar acceptance speech, Yeoh expressed her gratitude towards her mother and dedicated the award to her. She also thanked all the mothers in the world for being the real superheroes and acknowledged that without them, none of us would be there that night.
“She’s watching right now in Malaysia, KL with my family and friends - I love you guys,” Yeoh said.
Yeoh made history by becoming the first Malaysian and Asian to win an Academy Award for Best Actress for her lead role in the film, "Everything Everywhere All At Once." Her success has been celebrated and admired by Malaysians all over the world, and she has been a shining example of Malaysian excellence in the entertainment industry.
During her visit to Malaysia, Yeoh also paid her respects to her late father at his grave, as she continues to cherish the memories and values instilled in her by her parents.
Although her visit was brief, Yeoh left a lasting impact on her fans, who are excited to see her at a red-carpet event at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur’s centre court on April 18 at 5.30pm. The beloved actress is expected to meet and interact with her fans during this event, and they are looking forward to showing their love and support for her.
Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh's success story and her dedication to her family are an inspiration to many Malaysians.
Her achievements are a testament to the potential and talent of Malaysians in the entertainment industry and serve as a source of pride and hope for the future.