10 Hong Kong Artistes With Medical Backgrounds

ViuTV’s talent competition show, King Maker <全民造星>, is on to its fourth season. The reality show aims to search for and discover a new generation of Hong Kong talent. In 2018, the show discovered and created boyband MIRROR, which has taken Hong Kong by storm.

The fourth season sees a whole new group of talented celebrity hopefuls. One of the most popular contestants is Kelly Wong (黃雅慧), who quit her job as a doctor to pursue her dreams of working onscreen. With beauty and brains, she is a hot favorite among viewers. However, many are surprised to see her eliminated and hope that the show will have a revival episode to bring her back into the competition.

Kelly and Wing from “King Maker”.

However, Kelly is not the only contestant with a medical background. Wing (余施熲) is 19-year-old pre-med student.

Other Artistes With Medical Backgrounds

Many Hong Kong artistes have also given up pursuit of their medical careers to pursue their dreams of working in the entertainment industry.

Lisa Tse and Hera Chan

Miss Hong Kong 2020 winner, Lisa Tse (謝嘉怡), worked as a nurse in the operating room at St. John’s Hospital in Livingston, Scotland prior to participating in the pageant.

Hera Chan (陳曉華), who is the winner of Miss Hong Kong 2018, was a nurse prior to becoming a managed artiste at TVB.

Miriam Yeung and Roxanne Ho

Perhaps unbeknown to many, Miriam Yeung (楊千嬅) worked as a nurse prior to pursuing her singer career.

Elly and Siu Yam Yam

Other artistes who were also nurses prior to starting their onscreen careers include Roxanne Ho (何沛珈), Elly (艾妮), veteran film actress Siu Yam Yam (邵音音).

Alfred Hui

Alfred Hui (許廷鏗) is a licensed dentist, but decided to pursue his music passion instead.

Marcus Kwok in “Kids’ Lives Matter”

Marcus Kwok (郭田葰), who often stars as a doctor in TVB dramas, is actually a licensed doctor who worked in the emergency department before competing in Mr. Hong Kong 2009.

King Lam and Lo Ta Yu

Hong Kong Love Stories’ <香港愛情故事> King Lam (林景程) obtained his doctorate in physical therapy before becoming an artiste.

Singer-songwriter Lo Ta Yu (羅大佑) was a certified radiologist.

Source: HK01

This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.

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  1. Nurses, I can understand the rationale to quit, but as doctors and radiologists and dentists? Those take so long for schooling.

    1. You are absolutely right about that. I’m wondering if their parents were “forcing or pressuring” them to go into those fields. Asian parents in general are very practical with their children about career choices. It’s nothing wrong with that unless one’s child wants to do something else and really has the talent for it.

    2. I guess its more for passion since most of these doctors dont seem to get any meaty roles so I doubt they would make more than if they continued in those profession s.

  2. No way LMAO Marcus Kwok actually a real doctor! He is indeed ALWAYS a doctor in dramas, think I can count the number of his non-doctor roles with just one hand.

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