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37 year-old Vivian Chow is the winner of a poll for the best Snow White;
1600 people voted on the web; Joyce Cheng Yan Yi received 40 votes and was in 9th place
(abridged version of actual article)
Joyce Cheng Yan Yi (Lydia Shum Din Ha's daughter) was criticized for dressing up as Snow White during the 'Disneyland Opening Ceremony' and was a hot talking topic for the whole city. One website had a poll on the 'best celebrity to choose for dressing up as Snow White.' There were 1,600 total votes, and 37 year-old 'Jade Girl Master' Vivian Chow was the winner with 395 votes, which was 24% of the total votes. In 2nd place was Gillian Chung Yan Tung of Twins with 335 votes. In 3rd place with 194 votes was Korean actress Lee Ying Ngoi.
Vivian is the oldest person nominated on the poll at 37 years old, but although she has already retired, with her dignified image, she's still the most popular in the eyes of the people. One voter left a message saying Vivian has an innocence about her, and compared to an 18 or 22 year old young girl, Vivian is still more beautiful, so that's why she's the best choice.
Vivian is the best choice to dress up as Snow White
There were 300 telephone complaints when Joyce Cheng Yan Yi dressed up as Snow White during the Hong Kong Disneyland opening ceremony party. The complaints stated that Joyce made TV viewers feel nauseous, and even caused a huge response from people on the outside, making it a hot talking topic in the city.
Seeing this, one website created a poll on the 'best celebrity to choose for dressing up as Snow White' to let web surfers vote on who is the real Snow White in their hearts. The final result is 'Jade Girl Master' Vivian Chow winning with 395 votes. Voters praised Vivian for having an innocent image and being even more beautiful than most younger girls.
Second place went to Gillian Chung Yan Tung of Twins with 335 votes, and third place went to Korean actress Lee Ying Ngoi with 194 votes. However, what caused people to be astonished is that Ronald Cheng Chung Kei got 6th place with 113 votes. He has dressed up as a woman several times before. He even received more votes than his rumored girlfriend Charlene Choi Cheuk Yin of Twins.
As for Ella Koon Yan Na, who has always had a sexy image, she came in 8th place. And Joyce Cheng Yan Yi, who received complaints for dressing up as Snow White, was in last place with 40 votes.
Vivian won 3rd place in a public pool competition
In recent years, Vivian has fallen in love with playing American pool. Yesterday on a radio program, she revealed that earlier, she participated in a public pool competition. Although she was the only girl in the competition, she was still able to win 3rd place. Vivian said, "On that day, there was a handicap scoring system. I won a little money for encouragement for winning 3rd place. There will be many other competitions soon, and I'll be busy practicing pool." She also talked about how she takes care of her skin. She said, "I don't smoke or drink. People can be pretty by having good living habits, maintaining a carefree heart, and not being nervous or have hatred, and knowing how to love yourself and have confidence."
|Vivian answered questions on what she's busy doing recently and also talked about how she takes care of her skin and how girls can look prettier.|
Vivian doesn't plan to have kids; planning for her later years and would
get together with friends to live at an elderly home
Yesterday, Vivian attended Po Leung Kuk's pledging ceremony for the 'area elderly services plan' in Kwun Tong. She prepared a fruit basket and also brought gifts arranged by the organizer to the elderly who live alone. She hopes this event would spread the message of "if there's an elderly person at home, then you have a treasure." She hopes people's children and their elders would be able to cherish the times they have together and not feel any regrets later.
Vivian said a long time ago that she wouldn't get married and have children. She would spend her life in the company of her cats and dog. The reporter asked her if she's scared of being an elder who lives alone. She laughed saying, "So that's why I'm already starting to prepare for the future. In the future, I hope I can live in a cozy environment when I'm old. I wouldn't think about having a baby just so that the child could take care of me when I'm old!"
Many people have negative thoughts about elderly homes. Vivian said she wouldn't mind living in an elderly home in the future if it's necessary. She said, "Maybe at that time I'll get together with a few friends to live in an elderly home!" The reporter asked, "Who will you ask?" Vivian said, "I haven't thought about it, but my temperament is rather strange, so it would be best if I could live with friends who have a similar temperament as me. Getting along together is easy, but living together is difficult!"
Caring about animals and the elderly
Really loved her grandma; Vivian willing to live in elderly home in the
Recently, Vivian has returned to the front of the camera. Yesterday during a category 3 typhoon, Vivian was a guest at a Po Leung Kuk event in Lam Tin. The event was a pledging ceremony for the 'area elderly services plan' in Kwun Tong. She and some volunteer workers brought a big bag of daily essential items to visit an 80-year-old elderly lady who lived alone. Vivian not only loves animals, she also pays very close attention to the elderly who live alone. It's actually because of her experiences in life together with her grandma. Vivian's grandma raised her since she was a child. Her grandma lived alone when she was old and didn't want to live with her and her mom, so she would often buy her grandma's favorite potato chips when she visited her grandma.
Vivian was very naughty when she was little. One time when her grandma was taking a bath, she tried using a screwdriver to open the bathroom door, but instead the door became locked from the outside, so to avoid getting punished by her mom, she had to ask the neighbor to help unlock the door, and after 20 minutes the door was unlocked. Fortunately, her grandma didn't blame her, and instead they just looked each other and foolishly lauged.
Vivian has mentioned more than once that she wouldn't have children. She was asked if she would worry that she wouldn't have any children to take care of her when she's old. She said she wouldn't have a baby just so that the child could take care of her when she's old. Would she be against living in an elderly home? She said, "I wouldn't be against living in an elderly home when I'm old, but my temperament is strange. Getting along together is easy, but living together is difficult. When the time comes, I might get together with a few friends who have a similar temperament as me and live together at the elderly home."
Touched by visiting the elderly;
Vivian is thinking about living in an elderly home when she's old
Although there was a category 3 typhoon yesterday, Vivian didn't fear the rain and wind and went to the public housing to visit an elderly lady who lived alone. She revealed that she wouldn't mind living in an elderly home in the future, but she would find friends who are familiar with her strange temperament to live together with at the elderly home.
Yesterday (9/24) Vivian attended a pledging ceremony organized by Po Leung Kuk at the elderly center in Lam Tin. She even bought a fruit basket to visit an elderly lady who lived alone. The elderly lady had a big smile on her face when Vivian came to visit. Vivian honestly said she wouldn't be against living in an elderly home in the future, but she would find friends who have something in common with her. She said, "Getting along with each other is easy, but it's difficult to live together, so I need to find friends who are familiar with my strange temperament to live together with."
Vivian said that during the life of her grandma, she insisted on living alone and she really liked eating potato chips. Vivian said, "I would buy her favorite potato chips every time I went to visit her. She would be so happy and would have a big smile on her face, so whenever I see potato chips now, I would remember the life we had together."
Revealed Ngai Hong looks at pornographic websites
Also, Vivian and her boyfriend's parents get along with each other and are friendly to each other. She even revealed that after her 'father-in-law' Ngai Hong learned how to get on the Internet, he would often look at pornographic photos.
Returning to HK is a big event;
Vivian is a filial daughter-in-law taking care of Ngai Hong and his wife
Famous writer Ngai Hong had immigrated to the USA for more than 10 years. He will soon be returning to HK with his wife. Two nights ago, his son Joe Ngai Jan and Viivan Chow went to see a musical. Vivian said Ngai Hong's trip back is a very big event. She and Joe will be completely focused on taking care of the two elders by providing them housing and food, and want to leave a beautiful memory for them.
In the past, famous writer Ngai Hong had said that he was scared of the Communist party, so he immigrated in 1992 to San Francisco in the USA. He told everyone that he would never return to HK. But recently Ngai Hong changed his mind and will soon be returning to HK with his wife.
Two nights ago (9/23), Vivian and her boyfriend Joe held hands to attend the first show of "The Sound of Music." Joe will be ending his job as a radio host for the "Cool Valley" radio program on Commercial Radio at the end of this month. Vivian was asked if she would be taking a vacation with Joe after the program ended. Vivian said, "No, because Ngai Hong and his wife will be coming to HK, and we will be completely focused on taking care of them. They haven't been to HK together for more than 10 years. It's a really big event. We will be taking care of their housing and food. We want to leave a beautiful memory for them."
Vivian was asked if she would take this opportunity to register to get married. She said, "No, the elders didn't even rush us. They're only rushing us to have a baby, but we have a consensus on not having a baby. If I accidentally get pregnant, then we'll have the baby." Actually, Joe had mentioned on his radio program before that his mother would return to HK from time to time for vacation, but each time Ngai Hong didn't go with her. Later, Ngai Hong felt that he should do a little something for his wife, so this time he decided to join her on returning to HK.
Protecting the elders to give back to society
Also, Vivian spoke about her favorite movie "The Sound of Music." She said, "I fell in love with the movie when I was a child. I would watch the movie once every summer break. The movie was shown for the first time in 1965. I wasn't even born yet. Later, the movie was rerun, and then I bought all the books and learned to sing all of the songs."
Vivian chooses her friends to live with at the elderly home
Yesterday (9/24), there was a category 3 typhoon, but this didn't hinder Vivian's kindness. She attended Po Leung Kuk's pledging ceremony for the 'area elderly services plan' in Kwun Tong. She and some volunteer workers brought a big bag of daily essential items to visit an 80-year-old elderly lady who lived alone.
Vivian not only pays close attention to animals, she also pays very close attention to the elderly who live alone, because her grandma who had already passed away had also lived alone before. In the future, she hopes to participate in more charity events to give back to society. Actually, Vivian was raised by her grandma since she was a child. She would remember the times she had together with her grandma during her childhood. The most memorable thing is that her grandma really liked eating potato chips, so every time Vivian and her mom went to visit her grandma, she would buy potato chips as a gift. Up until now, whenever she thinks about her grandma, she would go buy her grandma's favorite brand of potato chips and bring it back home to eat and recall the memories. Nowadays, Vivian is polite and well-behaved, but when she was a child, she was very naughty. One time when her grandma was taking a bath, she tried using a screwdriver to open the bathroom door, but instead the door became locked from the outside, so she had to ask the neighbor for help, and after 20 minutes the door was unlocked. Fortunately, her grandma didn't blame her, and instead the grandma and grandchild just foolishly laughed together. Vivian has also inherited her grandma's optimistic character.
Revealed that her future 'father-in-law' looks at pornographic websites
Because Vivian decided not to have children, would she be worried that she wouldn't have anyone to take care of her when she's old? She laughed saying, "Right now I have to take care of 4 cats and 1 dog and I'm already very busy. I wouldn't think about having a baby just so that the child could take care of me when I'm old. I'm also not against living in an elderly home. When the time comes, I might get together with a few friends and live at the elderly home together. But getting along together is easy, and living together is difficult. My temperament is strange, so I would find a few friends who have a similar temperament as me to live together with."
Vivian's grandma raised her and Vivian wants to give thanks by giving presents
to the elderly;
Vivian happily gets along with Joe's parents
Yesterday (9/24), Vivian was the special guest at Po Leung Kuk's pledging ceremony for the 'area elderly services plan.' She appealed for everyone to show loving care for the elderly, and she also brought a fruit basket along with the presents which were prepared by the organizers of the event to give to an 80-year-old elderly lady who lived alone. When Vivian was young, she was raised by her grandma. Vivian honestly said she was influenced by her grandma's happy character, so that's why she's able to happily get along with her boyfriend Joe's parents.
When Vivian received the invitation to this event, she immediately agreed to attend. She said that now is the time to give back to society. No matter if it's people or animals, she would equally pay close attention to both. Vivian recalls how her grandma brought her 3 children to HK by herself during the war. Her grandma survived everything by having a happy personality. Later, Vivian's uncle got married and started a family, so she and her mom wanted to bring her grandma back home and live together, but her grandma still insisted on living alone, up until her grandma passed away at age 90. Every time she remembers her grandma who loves eating potato chips, she would buy a bag of chips back home and eat them while thinking about her grandma.
Vivian said, "I especially remember the time when I was naughty, I tried using a screwdriver to open the bathroom door while my grandma was taking a bath, but who knew that the door wouldn't be able to open and it was even locked. She was stuck inside for about 20 minutes before being set free. She wasn't mad at all, and even laughed foolishly together with me. I got along and grew up with this type of grownup. The feeling is really warm. If you have an elderly person at home, you should show loving care for them while they're still healthy, so that later on you won't feel any regret." However, Vivian also thinks that the elderly should be happy and optimistic so that young people would like them.
Ngai Hong rushes her to have a baby
Also, two nights ago (9/23) Vivian and Joe went together to see "The Sound of Music" musical. They revealed that Ngai Hong and his wife will soon be returning to HK. Ngai Hong hasn't been back to HK for more than 10 years. Joe's radio program would have already ended when his father arrives in HK. Joe and Vivian would use all their strength to take care of the elderly couple's housing and food, so that they could have a beautiful memory of their trip to HK. Would Vivian and Joe conveniently register to get married while Joe's parents are in HK? They said it's currently not necessary.
During a typhoon, Vivian goes to visit an elderly lady who lives alone
Yesterday (9/24) during a category 3 typhoon, Vivian attended a pledging ceremony for the area elderly services plan, appealing to everyone to show loving care for the elderly who live alone. She also bought a fruit basket to visit an 80 year-old elderly lady who lived in public housing.
Vivian has always been on good terms with her boyfriend Joe's parents. She praised them for being a very playful elderly couple. In their spare time, the elderly couple likes to stay at home and raise fish or plant flowers. Ngai Hong likes going on the Internet. He would be staring at the computer monitor for so long that he has tears in his eyes, and yet he still didn't want to shut off the computer.
Vivian was asked if her 'father-in-law' looks at pornographic websites. She laughed saying, "I think he does. Joe actually revealed this information on his radio program before, but he's just looking at photos!" Would Vivian's words cause her 'father-in-law' to be resentful?
Also, Vivian's grandma enjoyed eating potato chips, so every time Vivian sees potato chips, she would remember her grandma who had passed away. Vivian wouldn't refuse to live in an elderly home when she's old, but she would definitely need to live together with friends who are familiar with her temperament.
Vivian and Joe have no plans on having a child
Two nights ago (9/23), Vivian went on a date with her boyfriend Joe Ngai Jan to see "The Sound of Music" musical. Vivian said many people fell in love with this movie during their childhood. She has also seen this movie since she was a child until now and would often watch the movie again. Since Joe's radio program at Commercial Radio will be ending, will he have more time to go on vacation with her? Vivian explained that Ngai Hong (Joe's father) and his wife will soon be returning to HK for vacation. They haven't been to HK together for a long time. Vivian and Joe will have to plan well for the arrival of the elderly couple. Vivian was asked if the elderly had rushed her to get married. She said she and Joe already have a consensus and don't have any plans on having a baby. Right now they have 4 cats and 1 dog at home, and they're already very busy taking care of this family. She's really enjoying her life currently.
Doesn't interfere with the elderly looking at pornographic websites
Yesterday, Vivian attended an event at an elderly center organized by Po Leung Kuk charity organization. She said when she visits the elderly, she would remember her grandma who had already passed away. Her grandma raised her when she was a child. Her grandma was a very happy elder, which probably influenced her to also have a very optimistic character. Vivian still thinks about her childhood days. Although she was a very naughty child, her grandma was still very forgiving of her. Vivian joked saying when she's older, she wants to try living in an elderly home. She would find friends who have similar interests as her, otherwise there would be arguments while living together!
Vivian appears for a charity event and appeals to establish an elderly
On September 24th at 1:00PM at the Lam Tin Community Complex in Lam Tin,
a function was organized by Po Leung Kuk charity organization to appeal
to everyone to pay close attention to the "area elderly services."
They especially invited Vivian Chow, who is filled with love, to be a
guest at this event. They hope to gain acknowledgement and response from
all different classes of people with this event. Vivian said, "Hong
Kong is facing a challenge with the aging population. Currently there
are many elderly people living alone. Some of them are old and don't have
anyone to depend on. Plus they have weak relations with their neighbors.
When they come upon a problem, most of the elderly don't know how to take
the initiative to seek help."
|Vivian talks about the time when she was a child and locked her grandma in the bathroom. Vivian would think about possibly living at an elderly home if it's necessary when she's old.|
Joe's father Ngai Hong is rushing Vivian to have a baby
Vivian and Joe have dated for many years. Earlier, there was even rumors
that they both got married. Although Vivian always declined to comment
on this, her boyfriend Joe's parents would constantly rush them to have
a baby. Maybe the elderly really wanted a grandchild. Vivian laughed saying
right now they have 4 cats and 1 dog, and it's already enough. They don't
have plans on having a baby and they've also told their thoughts to Joe's
parents. At this moment, they really enjoy their lifestyle. Even if they
don't have their own son or daughter with them when they're old, they
aren't worried about it. She feels the reason to have children isn't because
the children can take care of them when they're old. She actually feels
she would choose to live at an elderly home when she's old, or try to
find a few friends to live together at the elderly home. But she said
herself that her character is quite strange. If they live together, they
would need everyone to get along with each other and then it would be
Vivian covering her chest and only selling her pretty face
Last year, Vivian received HK$3,000,000 (US$385,109) to be the Hong Kong and Taiwan spokesperson for the makeup brand Shiseido. Recently, Vivian was successful in renewing her contract again with Shiseido and stepped up to become the first HK artist to take on the job of being a spokesperson for the Asia region. Her wages increased to HK$5,000,000 (US$641,849). Vivian wore a blue color deep V dress when shooting the ad, showing her beautiful body shape, and using a lot of effort in this performance. However, the advertising company made a final decision to abandon the idea of showing her sexy body and thought it would be better to use her pretty face as a selling point. On the poster advertisements which are about to be released to the public, Vivian's beautiful chest is covered by words.
Earlier, Vivian made a special trip to Japan for 5 days to shoot the print ad. Shiseido put extreme importance in working together this time, so they found specific people to package Vivian from head to toe. Before Vivian started shooting the ad, she went with the crew of workers to a clothing shop in Tokyo Aoyama and she personally chose several pretty clothes. The ad is mainly divided into 2 parts. Everyday, Vivian would be working for more than 10 hours, but she didn't have any complaints. Her professional spirit left a good image for the entire crew. Vivian said, "When shooting the ad, there was a big fan blowing my hair and flashlights shining in my eyes. Although it was rather tiring, but everyone there was very professional, so I was very into it during the time of the shoot."
Promoted to being spokesperson for the entire Asia region
Last year, Vivian received HK$3,000,000 (US$385,109) to be the Hong Kong and Taiwan spokesperson for Japan's Shiseido Revital product line. This year, she was promoted to being the spokesperson for the entire Asia region, and her wages increased to HK$5,000,000 (US$641,849). Although Vivian was wearing a deep V evening gown to shoot the ad, the advertising company thought Vivian's pretty face was already attractive enough and took the initiative to cover up Vivian's chest for the ad.
Many years ago, Vivian wore a palace dress that pushed up her chest to shoot an MV, and the memory of this image is still like new. All along this jade girl master didn't show her skin often. This time during the photo shoot for the ad, Vivian actually chose to wear a deep V evening gown and a tube-top to show off her gifted assets, and to emerge with a sexy and dignified side of her. After the ads were released to the public last time, the performance of the product sales was outstanding. The advertising company is already full of confidence with Vivian's pretty face, and actually covered up Vivian's chest for the two new ads that will be released to the public. Fans would only be able to admire her beautiful sexy look in the 'making of' photos for the ad.
This time Vivian's wages were increased from HK$3,000,000 to HK$5,000,000, and she was also promoted to being spokesperson for the entire Asia region, which made her very happy.
Working for 10 straight hours and no complaints
Vivian bought a new car
Recently, Vivian often appeared on Hollywood Road. When she has time, she would go to the pool club nearby to practice for her American pool competition. She changed cars to a new BMW 320i that costs HK$380,000 (US$48,780), but she was still using her old car's license plate.
Vivian is usually thrifty, so how come she's willing to spend so much money? She laughed saying, "My old car wasn't working anymore, so I changed cars. The license plate on my old car is a lucky number, so I didn't change it!" To Vivian, Joe definitely must be bringing her luck.
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