Since being crowned Miss Chinese International 2013, actress Gloria Tang (鄧佩儀) moved back to Hong Kong to kickstart her career at TVB. However, unlike the winners of the 2013 Miss Hong Kong Pageant, Gloria did not have a smooth-sailing acting career. With the lack of promotion and dull performances, the 27 year old encountered significant financial hardships. She had to rely on her parents for a few years before becoming financially independent. Although Gloria was extremely grateful for her parents’ constant support, she also felt ashamed and guilty that she needed to ask them for money.
Arriving in Hong Kong with high hopes, Gloria initially believed she could easily make a living, but the reality was harsh. Gloria spent a long period worrying nonstop about her bills. “Although I received monthly wages, it was still not enough to pay for rent and living expenses. Not only could I not provide for my family, but I had to rely on them to send me 10,000 Hong Kong dollars every month for support,” she expressed.
Growing tearful at the mention of her parents’ ceaseless support, she shared, “I was not filial at all. I felt so guilty, and I was so disappointed in myself that I still had to ask them for money as an adult. I had contemplated deeply on whether I should change careers.”
Despite her struggles, Gloria managed to pull through and is being rewarded for her hard work. Slowly gaining recognition with her eye-catching performances in The Defected <鐵探> and Barrack O‘Karma <金宵大廈>, many fans believe she has the potential to become a great actress. TVB also appears to think the same, as Gloria is being heavily promoted for her considerable acting skills and positive image. In fact, Gloria is already on her way to becoming a rising star with her performances in several past, current, and upcoming future projects, such as Airport Strikers <機場特警>, The Exorcist’s 2nd Meter <降魔的2.0>, Armed Reaction 2020 <陀槍師姐2020>, and Legal Mavericks 2 <踩過界II>.
This article is written by Minna for JayneStars.com.