Malaysian actor and model Keith Foo is known for his on point ensembles, sometimes with the help of stylist wife Kim Raymond. At the launch of Giuseppe Zanotti’s Fall/Winter 2016 collection, we took the chance to get to know him a little better.
LifestyleAsia (LSA): How did you get into acting, and what do you enjoy about it?
Keith Foo (KF): I first got an acting opportunity when I went to Jakarta to shoot a commercial. I was offered a role and decided to take a leap of faith and as they say, the rest is history.
LSA: What do you do for fun?
KF: I’m currently active in volleyball again. I used to play competitively in school and I’ve been back to working out at the gym doing strength and endurance training for volleyball.
LSA: How would you describe your personal style?
KF: I’d say I have a very casual street style which I sometimes dress up with a fancy pair of shoes.
LSA: Favourite daily accessories?
KF: A nice watch, depending on my mood; some bracelets and my wedding ring.
LSA: Who is your style icon, if any?
KF: David Beckham, he has this effortless style about him.
LSA: Are you a beach or city person?
KF: That one’s easy, it’s always all about the beach for me!
LSA: Favourite holiday destination so far?
KF: Right now that would be Boracay, Philippines.
LSA: Coffee or tea?
LSA: Favourite Malaysian dish?
KF: Asam laksa.
LSA: Do you cook? What’s your go-to dishes to cook?
KF: I do dabble in a bit of cooking when I have to. I usually cook noodles and it always has to be spicy!
LSA: What’s your workout routine?
KF: I hit the gym every morning at 8.30am sharp for one and a half hours, next I get in the sauna for half an hour. I go for volleyball training from 9pm – 11pm on weekends and certain week days.
LSA: What’s your typical daily routine?
KF: My typical day is like — gym, meetings or photo shoots, family time and volleyball training.
LSA: Which shoes did you chose from Giuseppe Zanotti’s Fall/Winter 2016 collection?
KF: I chose the Eve grey slip-on sneakers.
LSA: Why this pair?
KF: They are dark grey, nearly black, which is my go-to colour and they’re really easy to slip on and take off. No hassle at all.
LSA: What do you like about the collection?
KF: The shoes are sleek but edgy at the same time. I like that they are very sports luxe.
LSA: How would you style them, and where would you wear them to?
KF: I would style them with a full black outfit and a fancy jacket or even with a pair of torn jeans and a simple white t-shirt. Always with the help of my wife, of course!
LSA: Complete this. “Shoes are…”
KF: …an expensive necessity that has turned everyone bankrupt. Joking!
To see more of Keith, follow him on Instagram @keithfoo. Special thanks to Gentlemen’s Tonic and Giuseppe Zanotti.