Meet 9 of the Most Followed Honourees on the Gen.T List 2022

By Chong Seow Wei

From a professional racecar driver to a beauty serial entrepreneur, these are some of the most followed honourees on the latest Gen.T List

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Some have made history for their country in the sporting world, while others have found success as their own personal brand. But a common thread that ties the 2022 Gen.T honourees listed below is their added prowess and influence on social media.

From sharing personal stories about their childhood to providing tips and expert insights on mental health, here are nine of the most followed honourees on this year’s Gen.T List to know. Read on to find out more about their story, ambitions and achievements. 

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Raisa Andriana

Who Singer-songwriter
Where Indonesia

Raisa Andriana, known simply as Raisa, is a household name across Southeast Asia. Known for soulful pop with R&B flourishes, she rose to fame more than a decade ago with her eponymous debut album and its breakout hit Serba Salah. She has performed with artists as diverse as Metallica, David Foster and Sam Kim, and is a judge on Indonesian Idol.

Danny Beeech

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Danny Beeech
Above  Danny Beeech

Who YouTuber, writer and podcaster
Where Taiwan

Underlying all of Danny Beeech’s diverse pursuits is a love for storytelling. She started off as a YouTuber and her sassiness led to her videos amassing over 50 million views collectively. She has since branched out into writing, with three bestselling books under her belt, as well as podcasting. Her podcast channel, Sister Bitch Must Please, perfectly encapsulates her tell-it-like-it-is attitude.

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Eileen Gu

Who Skier
Where China

The breakout star of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Eileen Gu won two gold medals and one silver, becoming the youngest Olympic champion in freestyle skiing, and the first to win three medals. A student at Stanford University, she also works extensively as a model, and is one of the world’s most sponsored athletes, with clients including IWC, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co and Fendi.

Nina Ellaine Dizon-Cabrera

Who Founder and CEO, Niv Della Beauty Innovations
Where The Philippines

A proud college dropout turned activist beauty magnate, Nina Ellaine Dizon-Cabrera celebrates diversity, inclusivity and Philippine beauty—which she aims to take global. The founder and CEO of Niv Della Beauty Innovations, which operates beauty brands Colourette Cosmetics and Fresh Formula, she also champions female entrepreneurs through her online community Boss Babes and has donated sales proceeds to aid political prisoners in the Philippines and survivors of 2020’s Typhoon Ulysse.

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Zhou Guanyu

Who Racing driver
Where China

Zhou Guanyu continues his ascent to the top of motorsports: in 2022, he became the first Chinese driver to compete in Formula 1, driving for Alfa Romeo. His rise to the highest echelon of the sport followed an outstanding 2021, when he became the first Chinese driver to win a Formula 2 race, eventually bagging four and finishing third in the championship. He also scooped the F3 Asian Championship.

Nicole Zefanya

Who Singer-songwriter
Where Indonesia

With a genre-straddling style that takes in everything from indie to R&B to electropop to folk, singer-songwriter Nicole Zefanya, known professionally as Niki, made a big splash when she won a competition to support Taylor Swift on tour aged just 15. Signed to US label 88rising, she released her debut album Moonchild in 2020, while her 2021 song Lowkey has more than 37 million views on YouTube.

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Jian Lili

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Jian Lili
Above  Jian Lili

Who Founder and CEO, MyTherapist
Where China

When Jian Lili started MyTherapist in 2014, it was one of China’s first mobile platforms for psychotherapy. It allows users to learn about mental health through podcasts, online classes and reports, plus access to trained psychotherapists. The former psychology professor, who often shares educational resources with her million followers on Weibo, is also a member of the Chinese Mental Health Association’s Professional Committee of Psychological Counselors.

Greysia Polii

Who Badminton player
Where Indonesia

After representing her country three times in the Olympics, Greysia Polii made history in Tokyo 2020 Olympics, where together with her badminton women’s doubles partner Apriyani Rahayu she gave Indonesia its first Olympic gold in the event. Rahayu and Polii were first paired together in 2017. Prior to their historic Olympic win against China, the duo had also shared dozens of podium finishes, from the South-East Asian Games in 2017 to the Badminton World Federation Grand Prix title match the same year, as well as the World Tour series from 2018 to 2020.

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Nur Dhabitah Sabri

Who Diver
Where Malaysia

The year 2022 has been good for Malaysian diver Nur Dhabitah Sabri who made headlines in May when she won Malaysia’s first gold at the SEA Games 2021 in women’s 1m springboard. In July, she clinched her first medal at World Championship when she and teammate Pandelela Rinong came in third in the women’s 10m platform synchro event. At the Commonwealth Games 2022, she claimed three medals, including a bronze for her signature event, the women’s 3m springboard, which made her the first Malaysian diver on the podium for this event at the Games.

See all the honourees on the Gen.T List 2022.

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