Christine Kuo Faces Pressure to Return to Work

By on February 26, 2014 in NEWS

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Christine Kuo (苟芸慧)  is currently on hiatus to recover from hypothyroidism – a hormonal disorder that was the cause of her extra pounds. She has been diligently trying to lose enough weight to look fit on the TV screen. Even though she hopes to take a real vacation by travelling overseas, TVB has apparently made plans for her comeback and is discouraging her from taking further time off.

Christine became victim of tabloid slanders, which linked her with Aaron Kwok (郭富城). Despite repeated denial, the press was keen on depicting her as a boyfriend stealer, tarnishing her public image. Her weight quickly ballooned during this time, and her rounded figure became the target of ridicule. Some even speculated that her acting career may be over.

Despite exhausting all methods of weight loss, Christine saw little progress. This setback pushed her further into depression and she spent her days in hiding. She eventually met with a doctor and was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Taking a month off to recuperate under the care of her family and friends in Canada, Christine has renewed her spirits and is ready to once again to face the public.

She attended a local auction on February 25. Although looking slimmer than before, Christine is not yet satisfied with her appearance and vows to continue her weight-loss efforts. “I still look a bit wide and big on camera. I hope to achieve a weight that is acceptable by TV standards.” The 30-year-old reportedly hopes to drop her weight to 110 pounds.

During her weight gain, Christine lost all of her beauty sponsors. Unhappily losing out all her jobs, Christine took up dancing in hopes of shedding some pounds. After seeing her successfully slimming down, many new health and fitness companies are interested in signing Christine.

Speaking about her condition, Christine admits that she suffered a lot of stress from her job and thanked her friends for their support during the rough times. Even though her weight gain has deeply affected her self esteem, she now understands the cause and has learned to properly manage her health. She has also recovered mentally, feeling more motivated and optimistic.

Even though Christine is making a gradual return to work, she actually wanted to take a longer break to continue her studies in Canada. While TVB has been accommodating in the past, the company denied her request this time around in order to accelerate her comeback. With the highly anticipated Tiger Cubs 2 <飛虎II> scheduled to air this year, Christine’s return is certainly timely.

Sources: Ming Pao, East Week

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  • 28 comments to Christine Kuo Faces Pressure to Return to Work

    1. smurf120 says:

      People can recover from hyperthyroidism in 2 months without surgery?

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      • anonymous fan replied:

        They can take antithyroid drugs or undergo radioactive ablation. A thyroidectomy is not the only treatment option.

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        • smurf120 replied:

          I don’t think it works in two months, right? I know someone who underwent drugs and radioactive treatment for over 1.5 years.

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        • HeTieShou replied:

          Can hyper and hypothroidism be cured completely? My sister in law’s mom has it as well and has to take medication for the rest of her life. She has been doing so for the last 20+ years.

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        • anonymous fan replied:

          No I think they must be maintained throughout life.

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        • HeTieShou replied:

          I had a feeling but some say that it can be cured. At least it is treatable. My oldest brother has it and thinks it is completely curable. Who is he kidding?

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        • ninja mommy replied:

          not curable but you can treat it and keep it under control with medication.

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    2. not a fan says:

      better for christine to continue her studies in canada, she really can’t act, ahe knows it and tvb knows it too, something wrong with 620

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      • Little fishy replied:

        Many couldn’t act at the beginning, if she likes the job, she can still learn to be better

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        • sophia replied:

          True. Give her time. She will improve.

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    3. adrenalinejunkie says:

      Certainly a beautiful girl. Sadly, she can’t speak proper Cantonese. She can’t be dubbed whole entire acting career. Quite honestly, she can’t act either. You can argue that she is a beginner, but she had a lot of experiences already. Hopefully, she improves in all those areas soon.

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    4. J says:

      110 lbs is probably way underweight for her height. It’s not good to go from one extreme to another. How bout getting to a healthy manageable weight and then maintaining that?

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    5. P. Tan says:

      I hope she is not so preoccupied with losing weight (110lbs too drastic) that she turn anorexic which can ruin her career.

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      • Mt replied:

        Unfortunately, in HK, being anorexic is more acceptable than being healthy with some meat on the body. Throughout the years, I’ve watched the likes of Hacken Lee, Alan Tam, Eric Tsang, Liza Wang, Dodo Cheng and countless other ridicule and shame actors and actresses because they are not stick thin. Cutie Mui is the prime example of someone with a perfectly nice body (curvy, full figured) who has been ridiculed relentlessly for her weight…and she looks anorexic now. Watch the 2014 Miss Hong Kong pageant and you’ll see Dodo picking out Grace Chan and some other contestant to compare their size, basically saying the other is fat while Grace Chan is thin. If you want to succeed in the HK entertainment industry, being preoccupied with weight is a must. Sad but true!

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        • Funn Lim replied:

          I always feel in HK if your weight is 3 digits, you are fat. 2 digits you are slim. So 100 pounds is fat. 99 pounds is slim.

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    6. selfiwu says:

      she better quit acting. she can’t act and only well known as the third party of aaron and lynn! she also don’t look as pretty as before now better for her to study and leave the biz!

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      • Mt replied:

        Not being able to act is one thing. Letting the tabloid gossip bully her into quitting is another. Myolie can’t act for crap, and she’s irritatingly pretentious onscreen, and her acting hasn’t improved at all in the last couple of years,and she’s getting old and not as pretty as she used to be…perhaps she should quit show biz and stick her head in the books too?

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    7. irene says:

      Once a person starts to lose weight, she will be successful in losing more.

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    8. rofl says:

      She looks like she did something to her face. The chin looks longer and her eyes look a little weird.

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      • polypeptide replied:

        She looks the same to me, maybe be the make up and position.

        But this time her weight gain is obvious on her face, previously her face was still quite slim. This may cause her eyes to look slightly different.

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    9. sophia says:

      She cant be 5’7. I googled her and it said she is 5’7 and Bosco Wong is 5’11 but in one photo she was wearing heels at least 4 inches and she was still about 3-4 inches shorter than Bosco Wong. The Estee Lauder promotion with Eliza Sam and Karina Ng. They all looked beautiful though.

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    10. Theresa says:

      Why must the actress be skinny? She could be chubby but at least she looks healthy.

      Not eveyone is born to be a good actor. Even charmine seh needed time to master the acting skill before she reaches the current excellent level. Let’s give her time.

      Keep on improving!

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      • Michael replied:

        She did not look healthy. She was fat as can be seen in her photos. Even her biggest fan will not deny she was definitely not healthy.

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    11. TVBFanatic says:

      Hope she stays healthy and I look forward to her return.

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    12. cloudandsea says:

      Her acting is pretty sucky and I am allergic to her dramas but then it isn’t nice to force or pressurise someone to lose weight when she is sick.

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    13. @alee says:

      Aaron Kwok only takes model class. Not necessary beautiful ones.. cause take a look at Lynn Hung.

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    14. joojaibao says:

      No doubt that she is pretty but her acting sends chills down my spine I always tend to skip her part when she in TVB series

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    15. alice davila says:

      reaslly no doubt about that she is pretty but her acting sends chill down my spine i always tend to watch her part when she is in the wonderful TVB series

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