Coffee Lam Earns More Money After Leaving TVB

By on July 31, 2014 in NEWS

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After a 30-minute public restroom tryst with her lover, Coffee Lam (林芊妤) was fired by TVB. However, things turned out for the better as Coffee began receiving numerous job offers. With greater income, Coffee moved out from her family’s public housing into a regular apartment.

Although Coffee has been a TVB artiste for several years, she continued to portray cameo roles and only received a monthly salary of $4000 HKD. Suddenly featured in top news headlines on a daily basis after the restroom scandal, Coffee’s exposure rate shot up. Utilizing her yoga instruction certification, Coffee has been teaching yoga and charges $1000 HKD per lesson. Although she does not have an agent, Coffee finds it easier to deal with clients directly and often makes appearances at mainland China events. It is estimated that Coffee now earns $50,000 HKD monthly salary from teaching yoga and other side jobs.

Not angry at TVB for firing her, Coffee even thanked management executive Virginia Lok (樂易玲) for letting her go and giving her an opportunity to become an independent artiste.

Remains Frugal Despite Increased Income

Despite her controversial restroom behavior, Coffee is a filial daughter. Coffee remains frugal even after her increased income from yoga lessons and beauty sponsors. She still takes the subway when going out, and when spotted shopping for her new apartment, she turned her head away from expensive items, opting for lower-priced alternatives instead.

With the paparazzi often trailing her since the scandal, Coffee found it more convenient to move out of her family’s apartment. She did not want to affect her family with the media’s intrusive habits. On moving day, Coffee was seen hauling all her luggage up the stairs all by herself.

“This is the first time I’m renting my own apartment. I hope everything goes well. I found a very good path for myself, which is to become a yoga instructor. I will also make occasional appearances at public and events, ribbon-cutting ceremonies, and film ads,” Coffee said.

Source: ihktv.com

This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.

58 comments to Coffee Lam Earns More Money After Leaving TVB

  1. Perfect World says:

    4000HKD from TVB to 50 000HKD…great for her…lots of success in mainland China

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    • Yummysukiyaki replied:

      She is beteer off than those in still in tvb….Yay!

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  2. lol says:

    Probably earning more than 620

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    • Puff replied:

      Hmm, doubt it. Do you know how much senior executives earn?

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      • lol replied:

        They earn alot

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  3. m0m0 says:

    she does have a very nice body. i am glad for her.

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    • kiwi replied:

      Agreed! 😀

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  4. evangeline says:

    Well, good for her. She made a mistake but has managed to pick herself up and not dwell on the past.

    I must say though, 4000HKD a month just for playing cameos is not bad. I work over 50hours a week and barely earn over 8000HKD. 🙁

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    • kiwi replied:

      Yup, she did and good for her. Yoga for good life. Frugal is good too. Thumbs up! 😀

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      • Eve C replied:

        Ya. It’s really a blessing in disguise. She manages to pull herself up instead of slipping into depression. And in amazing time. I pitied her in the past. But now, I learn how to stop all negativities and bounce back whilst the iron is hot. I’m proud of her. She’s young but mature in handling setbacks. Kudos to her

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      • kiwi replied:

        Coffee would be ecstatic to know that you learned life lessons from her stupidity. From what you said, your parents are idiot for not passing any values to you growing up. BTW, you still have lots to learn. 😀 🙁 LOL!

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    • bunny replied:

      4k is like a part time salary in USD.

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    • Chance replied:

      omg….8000hkd, thats like $5 an hour AUD you need to find another job, thats like slave labour

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      • evangeline replied:

        Yeah, it is slave labour. Unfortunately, the employment market is rubbish at the moment.

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  5. bloom says:

    Turns out to be a blessings in disguise for her.

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  6. Nic says:

    Anyone else notice that foot in the pic? Lol

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    • Haha.. It’s her own foot.. That’s a yoga pose..

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    • lol replied:

      yeah looks pretty dirty lol

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    • Ray replied:

      hahaha. exactly.. i thought hmm whose leg was that?

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    • yallah replied:

      The foot’s like “peekaboo!”

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  7. lemongrass says:

    And where on earth now is the “leading actor” of the toilet scandal?

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  8. jujubean says:

    I knew she’d bounce back just fine. =D In entertainment, there is no such thing as bad publicity. Any publicity is god for making money.

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  9. great says:

    Or it could be 30 seconds of fame, like William Hung.

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  10. Cindy says:

    Good for her. TVB pays so little salary, about $516 usd a month

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  11. Terminator says:

    Got to love this! Is this poetic justice or what? LOL!!

    Now I expect a new wave of “scandals” coming down the pipe from aspiring celeb wanabes.

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  12. arc78 says:

    If she stay on at tvb, she will still be acting bit parts. It is a blessing in disguise

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  13. Tess says:

    Hope she will make TVB regret of firing her! Lol!

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  14. windy says:

    W

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  15. windy says:

    WOW, 4000HKD A MONTH? WTH can you do w/that money in HK? haha LOL…wow….
    GOOD FOR HER, this is certainly the case where one door closes, another opens up widely for her. WOW, a mistake well deserved but this turned out to be a good thing for her? hum….. interesting really.

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  16. Puff says:

    Glad she is doing well.

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  17. Joey says:

    How can anyone live with such a measly salary?? I don’t know how u could do it. Is that just a typo??? That’s so cheap of TVB!! Anyways, well done to coffee. Glad she bounced back and remains down to earth. Go for it girl!!!

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  18. EkinFan says:

    like they say any publicity is good publicity

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  19. aptos says:

    For Coffee, this turn of events is a blessing in disguise. If she is smart and continue to be frugal and make wise monetary decisions, she will succeed. Hate to be right but I envision her to save enough for a nose and eyelid job in the future. Hmmmm, why can’t anyone just want to look natural anymore?

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    • MW replied:

      “why can’t anyone just want to look natural anymore?”

      Because undesirable/ugly genes are surviving due to PS. It’s a downward spiral.

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      • aptos replied:

        But excessive or “unneeded” PS will create unsightly looks later on in life as we have seen in other artists. Vanity, self perception and self confidence are interlinked.

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  20. omg says:

    She’s really plain looking with barely any make up on. No wonder she never made it beyond cameos and Tvb was so quick to fire her. Showbiz isn’t for her unless it’s Cat 3 so she’s better off in her new career. Nevertheless it takes a lot of guts to bounce back so quickly after a scandal like that.

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    • lol replied:

      stop hating on her. she’s out there making money to support her family and u talking bout her doing cat 3. 6k usd a month now how much u making?

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      • omg replied:

        lol, you stupid or what? Since when was i hating on her? My comments are harmless other than speaking the harsh truth. Anyway FYI, i don’t need to slog for 3.6k usd a month, so suck on it, ya?

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      • omg replied:

        6k usd , i mean.

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    • Cheung Wing Hong replied:

      Mostly all the stars look like regular dopes sans make up. Cripes look at Myolie Wu WITH make up on screen. Yikes.

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  21. DUTCHMAN says:

    How did she survive with only 4,000 HKD monthly? I guess she used to be living with her parents at those bad times.

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  22. Cheung Wing Hong says:

    The $4000’HKD is as much a ruse as making $50k HKD

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  23. Kidd says:

    $1000 HKD per lesson is very expensive.

    Did she only charge this much after the scandal or this is the standard price in HK?

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    • hottie replied:

      An ex tV star serving the corporate mega gyms is an endorsement of glamour, the media has exposed her into a hot wannabe thing. She has the options to open her star studded yoga studio if she chooses to.

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    • she loves me replied:

      Her body contortions and hot yoga poses secured her in a fast growing niche as a rep for yoga when other media artists are advertising in slimming and beauty sector.

      $1000 per session only for her, many times the amount for a top fadan.

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  24. Trini says:

    Good for her. I am so proud of her. TVB can kiss her ….face. So proud of her for turning the disastrous mistake into a blessing in disguise. Hope Sire Ma is watching and taking notes. No one deserves to be treated like a leper, or worse because they are not Asian perfect. Make a good living for yourself Coffee, and save some money for any rainy days.

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  25. Larry 3 says:

    The news story is very exaggerating. If she has $50K a month, why is she buying a cheap apartment, going on MTR subway, and go buy cheap stuff in a store?

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    • Flaunt not replied:

      Delayed gratification, the opposite of instant gratifications inside public toilets is a trait that few people have. The money she saved will be compounded in the years to come so that she would not have to worry about retiring early. Many rich people are said to be frugal by nature.

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  26. ping0 says:

    50k HKD is about 6500 USD. still not shabby

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  27. pak says:

    If she want to make more money then she should consider to competing the Beauty Pageant. She should compete for Miss Asia in Hong Kong at ATV.

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  28. Hannahh says:

    good on her!

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  29. Yummysukiyaki says:

    She’s pretty w/o tvb she can still survive and I wish her well. She’s getting famous after her scandal, good for her…Cheers!

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  30. Andrew says:

    Really? I hope she’s not being a chicken or karena Ng.

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  31. Andrew says:

    Alt. I don’t like her that much, I’m surprised though TVB fired her. Yes, what she did was unethical and probably wrong but Sire Ma did much more embarrassing things. Even so, she is still employed by TVB. If I was tvb, I’ll fire Sire ASAP. Jump the sinking ship before it’s too late.

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    • MW replied:

      “If I was tvb, I’ll fire Sire ASAP.”

      On what grounds? That Sire is homosexual/bisexual? Or, that she was involved with a married homosexual woman? Or, that her seductive videos were leaked? None of the above stands on water for termination, especially since it’s all been done before without termination.

      On the other hand, Coffee Lam could have been arrested for her case if someone had called the police.

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      • MW replied:

        BTW, I’m not a Sire Ma fan. Far from it since I don’t condone those behaviors. And, I don’t recall seeing her in a drama before.

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      • Andrew replied:

        Not really because of her homosexuality or bisexuality. Mainly because her image is tarnished. Once a celebrity’s image is tarnished, it’s hard to rebuild it, e.c. Edison Chen, Gillian Chung.

        People will label her with that incident and since HK people are so conservative, I don’t think they’re forget that incident for a long time.

        As for Coffee, what she did was really a isolated incident, a one time thing. Sire’s incident continues on and on and on……..

        TVB should reconsider promoting a new fadan, like the beautiful Candy Cheung. Her acting is good and she’s quite pretty! Luckily not many people remember the finding drugs in her friend’s car incident.

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  32. mi says:

    Of course she’s happy TVB let her go. $4000 is so little -.- Thats like 500-600 here. If I were her, I would be glad to leave too.
    Yoga is a nice job. People are into keeping fit. I hope she has more opportunities and a better future. 🙂

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