Before Aimee Chan (陳茵媺) joined the glitz and glamour of the entertainment industry, she was a graphic designer making a decent living in Canada. But why did she leave her job and a career with good prospects to enter the Miss Hong Kong pageant? Aimee explained, “I had many dreams and one of them was to travel the world. When I was in Hong Kong, my cousin suggested that I enter the pageant. The Miss Hong Kong pageant was considered very prestigious in Canada and I’ve considered it before, so one thing lead to another and I applied!
“I never thought about leaving the entertainment industry to pursue design again because I never really felt like I abandoned design. To me, design is a lifestyle and can be applied to many aspects of life and interpreted in many ways. For example, for each script that I read, I treat the producer as my client and my portrayal of the role is my resulting work. Throughout the process, it is up to me to add different elements to the character to make it my own.”
Regarding her 6-year journey at TVB, Aimee considers herself very lucky. “When I first joined the industry, many others suggested that I return to Canada to pursue my design career because my personality is not very fitting for the entertainment industry, they felt that I have to work much harder than others to make it in this industry. But even so, I felt like I wanted to give acting a try and although it was very difficult to adjust in the beginning, I found that I loved it – and when you love something, it doesn’t matter how hard you have to work to achieve it.”
How has the past 6 years changed Aimee as a person? “Basically it hasn’t changed me much – I’m still the happy-go-lucky type, but I’ve been exposed to much more. I used to think very naïvely where there was just black and white, now I know better and I’m much more mature.”
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