Results of “Why I Like Kevin Cheng” Essay Contest @ JayneStars.com
JayneStars.com held a “Why I Like Kevin Cheng” Essay Contest in February 2012. The contest concluded on February 29, 2012. Fans were asked to submit entries on why they liked the triple-award winning TV King.
Last year, Kevin’s popularity and career exploded to the stratosphere, so it was only fitting that Kevin’s charm and magnetism was celebrated at JayneStars.com through an essay contest. It appears that the top reasons why fans loved Kevin so much was due to his exceptional, handsome looks and approachable personality!
The essay entries were judged on originality and how well the ideas were presented.The winning essay is by Funn Lim, whose entry was honest and presented a balanced view on why she liked Kevin as a man, but not necessarily as an actor. Funn will receive the DVD copy of TVB drama, Ghetto Justice.
Congratulations to Funn! Many thanks to all the participants who submitted entries for essay contest!
“Why I Like Kevin Cheng” by Funn Lim (Winning Essay)
“Why I like Kevin Cheng”? It is easy to explain but difficult to articulate. But I shall try. I’ve not followed his career as an actor closely, and I only knew of him when he joined TVB. I can’t remember all his appearances. Basically, he has always been the Under The Radar star for me, whom I occasionally watched, but never quite “taken to heart” so to speak. Frankly, I don’t like him as an actor. I don’t even like him as a singer. I often find him boring and uncharismatic onscreen. In short, I shouldn’t be joining this essay contest. But recently I watched Bu Bu Jing Xin, and then of course Ghetto Justice, which I meticulously wrote a review for each episode. I didn’t feel much for his performance in Ghetto Justice but I did noticed his improved performance in BBJX . It was those BTS for BBJX that I really took notice of him, where he was basically enjoying himself with his fellow cast, looking like he was having the time of his life, forever with a smile on his face. Many netizens who followed my blog at point2e.com were surprised when I wrote myself liking Kevin. They thought I’ve fallen for his charms after BBJX. Truth is, and I can trace it if I wanted to, from the first time I saw him onscreen until todate, I’ve always felt he was and still is the handsomest actor in TVB. I find him devilishly handsome and his real personality as mature, almost grizzly in nature as quietly interesting even if he doesn’t always rush to the front to grab the headlines. I noticed him, the problem is when the cameras is on him, he seems to fade into the crowd. He is neither that good an actor to be noticed as a serious thespian of the art of acting or is he so flamboyant and flirtatious that he is known as a celebrity actor. He looks like a guy who doesn’t have a temper; he even looks like an actor lacking in ambition but to me I like him because he doesn’t seem to have one ounce of malice in him. It is the image I see of him, something I suppose he doesn’t purposely convey but I see him as that sort of guy who you know, if you ask him for an autograph, he will feel genuinely honoured rather than annoyed. A guy completely without celebrity air so to speak, as in everyday man whilst looking like a billion dollars. That is why I like Kevin Cheng. He is good to look at, in fact he looks better with age and at the same time he gives me a feeling that he still retains the humility & graciousness even if he is in high demand. He is a serious man, but he doesn’t take his fame seriously & yet is appreciative. That’s why I like him. Oh, and the fact he is really devilishly handsome.
Congratulations to Funn! Below are entries of the other participants:
“Why I Like Kevin Cheng” by Ashley
Kevin Cheng can be described as one of the hottest TVB siusangs in my opinion. I first noticed him in Forensic Heroes and he looked awesome! Aside form his looks he has really good acting skills and potential to be best actor which he finally got in 2011! Although he got one in 2006 for Under the Canopy of Love I think he deserved it too. All the dramas he were in he can be nice,evil, funny, serious, and basically anything or everything. Oh also he looks really young and fit for his age and I look forward watching his new drama Ghetto Justice 2
“Why I Like Kevin Cheng” by Cara
On August 15th 1969 in San Francisco, California a baby of Chinese descent was born and destined to be a star. Kevin Cheng Ka Wing who entered the entertainment industry through a talent contest at the age of 16 did not receive the good fortune of sprouting to stardom quickly like many of the young actors and actresses today. With a modest beginning to his career, Kevin’s path to stardom began at TVB’s New Talent Singing Competition but this was short-lived as he decided he would continue his education first. Several years later, Kevin moved back to Hong Kong as a college dropout and went after a serious career in music. However, his singing career was not as successful as he hoped but was discovered by TVB. With Kevin’s charmed good looks, Kevin started portraying minor characters until he was finally given a chance to shine in TVB classic, “Hard Fate”.
Kevin Cheng proved to have “audience’s fate” and received positive feedback through 2006-2008. Although his feedback was mostly positive, Kevin who received the Best Lead Actor in 2006 was met with criticism. After his win, Kevin began portraying a wide range of characters including his mysterious lead role in “Last One Standing”. Although he was still being praised for his wide-range of acting, Kevin was flying under the radar in Hong Kong and did not receive as much news coverage compared to many of his colleagues. Finally in 2011, Kevin’s comedic and smooth portrayal as a rogue lawyer in “Ghetto Justice” brought Kevin back into the limelight. Kevin subsequently brought home the Best Lead Actor once again but was met with no criticism this time around. Today, Kevin is in the works of trying to kick-start his music career once again.
So why do I like Kevin Cheng? After successfully overcoming adversity and by proving that he is deserving of the award in 2011. Even though he was met with hardships, Kevin continued right on to prove his critics wrong. His road to success, as you can see is not an easy one and Kevin proves that with persistence and determination, you will achieve your goals and prove those who criticize you wrong.
“Why I Like Kevin Cheng” by Chayenne
To be honest, I like Kevin Cheng because he’s handsome, cool, charming, good in singing & good in acting. He’s low profile, friendly, gentleman & caring. he’s almost perfect. beside, he’s high-educated, whenever he’s speaking , his words are so politely. I’m so proud of him cos he’s excellent in multi-languages esp. in english. he’s a filial son, he loves his mother very much. hope he can find his Ms. Right soon.
“Why I Like Kevin Cheng” by Luong
I don’t just like, but I LOVE Kevin Cheng! He has been the love of my life for years, but I especially fell deeply in love with Kevin Cheng again when I was on maternity leave and had time to finally catch up and also re-watch all my favorite Kevin Cheng TVB series. He is handsome, charming and great actor! I stayed up one light just trying to read up on his biography and was happy to learn is from Los Angeles, CA, which is not too farm from my hometown in San Diego. Not only that, I searched for him on Facebook and other fan club sites. I was so disappointed to find that neither were valid sites to get in touch with his fan base. Not know how to read Chinese may have limited me from finding Hong Kong based Chinese websites for fan club information. I am so glad to find your website delivering celebrity news in English! My daughter is 2.5 years old now and often when we are watching any SOAP series with Kevin Cheng, her daddy points and says that ‘Kevin Cheng’ is mommy’s boyfriend! We asked if she thought he was cute and she nodded and said ‘yes’. And yes, my little girl is truly older than her age. She is extremely bright and can distinguish ugly from cute. So, not only do I love my Kevin Cheng, I am sure my little girl will soon fall for him as well. No one is perfect, but I truly cannot find a blemish on Kevin, with the exception of his relationship with Charmaine (sorry, not a fan of hers). Otherwise, Kevin is appealing to the eye, his face, his eyes, smile, his tan and sexy iron body are irresistable. I especially love that ‘hah’ laugh of his when he semi drops his jaw! Aaaaahhhh, always brings a smile when I think of him and yes, I had his picture as my screen saver! I wasn’t so sure about Kevin in Ghetto Justice given the deviation from his normal role, but he was perfect and came out an even shinier star. I am sure he has many single women and young girls that fantasize over him, but as a mom, he is still my prince charming and wish to meet him one day in person!
“Why I Like Kevin Cheng” by Natalie
I only watch his movie once this year February when I was sick for 1 week and since then I hunt it n purposely buy his movie the very next day “Scarlett heart” instead of watching online like others, and watch finished in 3days, before that i dont even know he is exist and I wonder why I don’t know about him before. >_< Kevin Cheng, he just irresistibly charming with an eyes and look that can melt the ice,not just look but there is something different with him from the other actors (my 6th sense very strong ;p ) and he is the only person that i think deserve to get admiration from me!! xD. He got extraordinary background too,seriously I even purposely search his bio and so surprised when know he is going to be 43 soon and yet single! He said he have simple wish which is have own family besides career and i wonder how come none girl yet can make him say I do? He definitely the most high quality bachelor! What I like about him is…. He also actor with clean record or bad gossip,never date with Gf in short period mostly took years to end, and not 2 timer too (i believe that he is not lying). He make me hunt for his songs, and other movies that he act in,my friends told me he Alwiz act in kungfu serial n romance show, and recommend me buy Ghetto Justice series.So here I am addicted to Kevin Cheng Love at first sight on TV?? Maybe can say so… I really wish can meet him one day maybe purposely go to his shooting location and take pic with him? ^_* my friends said I’m crazy just because I never idol anyone before ,but well I know why now I have one and I guess only him… my idol!
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Jayne: Thanks to all the participants who entered the contest and offered insight into why Kevin Cheng is such a special celebrity!