Denise Lorraine Keller (aka ‘Lil Shark) was born in Singapore on March 24, 1982. Her exotic Eurasian beauty is due to her German (father) and Chinese (mother) parentage. She was educated at the German school in Singapore.At age 13, she was discovered in a shopping mall by a modeling scout and soon signed with a leading modeling agency. Having already achieved great success as a model throughout most of Asia, Keller became Singapore’s representative in Ford’s Supermodel of the World finals in 2000, for which she won the title.
Throughout her modeling career, she has been the face of countless TV & print commercial campaigns all over the world. Among the various TV shows she has hosted was the Ford Supermodel Singapore Finals in 2001.
By 2002, she has modeled everywhere from New York to Hong Kong to Tokyo. And in that year, she got her biggest break yet when she was selected among thousands of hopefuls to be the female VJ for MTV Asia.