Princess diaries

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    Celebrity toddler Aaisyah Dhia Rana shares her life in a reality TV show, writes Syahirah Mokhtazar

    SHE’S already a fashionista with a discerning eye who can easily differentiate between a Chanel and Louis Vuitton handbag. And she’s only 2.

    Her name is Aaisyah Dhia Rana, the only daughter of celebrity couple Rozita Che Wan (Che Ta) and Zain Saidin. And she’s one of the most popular (and glamorous) celebrity kids on our shores.

    Clearly, Che Ta’s glamorous lifestyle has rubbed off on Aaisyah, and the cute-as-a-button girl seems to enjoy every minute of it.

    From high heels and designer handbags to trendy sunglasses and tiaras, you can bet that Aaisyah is always dressed to the nines, just like Mommy Dearest.

    “Frankly, I am a little worried that she’s more attracted to high heels and handbags and make-up compared to toys and stuffed animals! But her teacher assures me that it’s normal.

    “After all, she’s only 2 years old so it’s inevitable that she follows what everyone around her does. And it just so happens that her mother loves fashion!” says Che Ta.

    Aaisyah has been the centre of attention among Che Ta’s fans since birth. Aside from dressing up like a superstar, her angelic looks can melt your heart, so it’s no wonder she’s so popular.


    It’s amazing to see the lifestyle that this toddler leads. While her mother often shares photos of Aaisyah on social media, it’s not enough for fans who want to see more of her in action.

    Luckily for them, they’ll be able to do so when she stars in her own reality show called Little Princess Aaisyah. It will premiere on April 12 on Astro Ria (channel 104) and Ria HD (channel 123), and airs every Wednesday at 9pm.

    “What followers see on social media is only a small portion of her life. In this show, viewers get to see what Aaisyah is really like when she’s at home.

    “I think the name of the show suits her character and personality. She loves fashion, she’s scared of the water and she doesn’t really like animals. All these and more will be highlighted throughout the eight episodes,” says Che Ta.

    On the challenges of filming the little one, Che Ta says Aaisyah isn’t the fussy type so it’s not that difficult.

    “The funny thing is, despite her princess-like personality, Aaisyah tends to feel anxious when she’s surrounded by many people. We were worried she wouldn’t be herself in front of the camera with the crew following her every move, but so far so good.

    “We worked around her in her most comfortable state. But wait for new activities we’ve never done before as a family, such as a trip to the zoo.

    “Zain and I will also be sharing some parenting tips and what we’ve learnt so far from raising a toddler,” adds Che Ta.

    In addition, viewers will get to see Aaisyah interacting with popular celebrities.

    Expect to see Noor Neelofa, Nabil Ahmad, Jihan Muse and Marsha Milan.


    “No, I’m not doing this to ‘sell’ my child for my own benefit. Why would I do that?” asks Che Ta, rebutting claims from certain quarters that she’s exploiting her own daughter for money. “People are going to say 1,001 things about your life whether it’s good or bad, so you may as well live your life the way you want to.

    “As for Aaisyah, the money that she gets from the show will be set aside for her future. As parents, would you dare take money from your child? They need to depend on us, not the other way round. This is her rezeki and I thank God for that,” she says.

    Che Ta is aware that by exposing her daughter on a reality TV show, there will be many who will express their thoughts — good and bad — on how she and her husband raise Aaisyah.

    “I’ve got two grown sons (Ammar Effendy, 21 and Aniq Ezra, 19) who turned out just fine. They’re my living proof, haha!” she says with glee.

    “Jokes aside, I’m unfazed by these comments because for all you know, they come from those who aren’t parents themselves, so what do they know, right? We just have to brush them off,” she adds.

    Fans of local celebrity kids also know another popular toddler, Lara Alana.

    The daughter of popular celebrity couple, Scha Al-yahya and Awal Ashaari, landed her own reality TV show titled Lara Oh Lara, which aired last August.

    Will it be an issue if viewers make comparisons between the two shows?

    “Ultimately, people will compare.

    We can’t escape that but that’s all right. After all, they’re just kids. How I raise my child is different from how others raise theirs. So let’s not compare,” says Che Ta.Read more at:year 12 formal dresses