5 Cliques in the HK Entertainment Industry That You May Have Heard About
It’s good to have friends to fall back on no matter what, even when it comes to celebrities in the ever-competitive Hong Kong entertainment industry. From traveling the world together to competing in friendly competitions, here are five Hong Kong celebrity cliques that’s making rounds in the entertainment scene today.
“The Nonsense Club” also known as “The Wu Clan” (胡說八道會)
Perhaps the most well-known clique in the Hong Kong entertainment industry is The Nonsense Club, which makes up of the Wu sisters Myolie Wu (胡杏兒), Nancy Wu (胡定欣), Paisley Wu (胡蓓蔚), as well as Selena Lee (李施嬅), Mandy Wong (黃智雯), and Elaine Yiu (姚子羚). The girls of the Nonsense Club are all well-known TVB stars and fadans. Though Myolie is no longer with TVB, the girls still meet up on a regular basis, and recently filmed a travelogue for TVB.
“The Virgin Gang” (處女黨)
Consisting of Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣), Leanne Li (李亞男), Christine Kuo (苟芸慧), Grace Wong (王君馨), and Eliza Sam (岑麗香), “The Virgin Gang” is a name dubbed by the media. The name was coined after Grace revealed in an infamous 2012 interview that she wanted to remain a virgin until marriage. The five girls actually share many things in common: all are devout Christians, all from North America, and all have made their debuts in the industry as beauty pageant contestants. Four of the girls are now married, with the exception of Christine—though that may change soon!
“The Housewife Alliance” (少婦聯盟)
The newest addition to the HK clique arena is “The Housewife Alliance”, which comprises of Katy Kung (龔嘉欣), Grace Chan (陳凱琳), Zoie Tam (譚凱琪), and Jess Sum (沈卓盈). These girls became close friends after collaborating in the TVB drama The Forgotten Valley <平安谷之詭谷傳說>, which has yet to air. According to the media, Grace, Katy, Zoie, and Jess bonded over their mutual interest of doing “housewife activities.” Though it’s only been one year since the Housewife Alliance came together, TVB is eyeing them to be the successor of the Nonsense Club and will be producing a travel show for the girls.
The Girls of “Never Dance Alone” and “Raising the Bar”
Not all cliques need to have names to stay strong. Winki Lai (賴慰玲), Anjaylia Chan (陳嘉寶), Super Girls’ Cheronna Ng (吳嘉熙), Venus Wong (王敏奕), Kandy Wong (糖妹), Jeannie Chan (陳瀅), and Stephanie Ho (何雁詩) all became close friends after working together in the TVB dramas Never Dance Alone <女人俱樂部> and Raising the Bar <四個女仔三個BAR >. The girls are all known for their youthful looks and their popularity in social media.
The co-ed Crazy Runner is a team formed by TVB artists who share the same passion for running. It consists of the girls of the Nonsense Club, including Benjamin Yuen (袁偉豪), Joel Chan (陳山聰), Jack Wu (胡諾言), and Brian Tse (謝東閔). Crazy Runner has a TVB program Shall We Run <一起跑過的日子>, which documents the members’ jogging journey.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.