“Second-generation celebrities” are either overshadowed by their famous parents or often stereotyped to be as failures when they are unable to carry down their family legacy. But not all celebrity kids are pressured to follow their parents’ applauded footsteps. In fact, there are many second-generation celebrities who are achievers in their own respective ways.
Joe Ma’s (馬德鐘) son, Zai Xiang (馬在驤), is a karate black belt champion and a violinist. Alan Tam’s (譚詠麟) son, Hiu Fung (譚曉風), is a Grade 8 pianist, composer, and singer, while Donnie Yen’s (甄子丹) son, Jeff, has won awards for his directing and screenplay productions at a local school competition. Another example includes Stanley Ho (何鴻燊) and Angela Leong’s (梁安琪) youngest daughter, Alice (何超欣), who is a straight-A student and a multi-winning athlete at her school’s track and field competitions.
Margie Tsang’s (曾華倩) 14-year-old son, Martin Lam (林浩賢), is yet another talented second-generation celebrity who brings pride to the family. Martin, currently attending La Salle College as a Form 2 student, has recently won three gold medals at an inter-region swimming competition organized by the Hong Kong and Kowloon school districts. Martin won the 50 meter, 100 meter, and the 4 x 100 meter freestyle relays.
Born in 1999, Martin’s father is Stephen Lam (林肇基), a business executive involved in the cosmetics industry. Margie and Stephen married in 1996 in London, but their marriage ended in divorce in 2002. Margie won full custody of Martin. The couple’s divorce was one of the reasons why Margie returned to the entertainment industry after her 10-year hiatus.
“Since I don’t know how to swim, I wanted my son to learn it, and also use this opportunity to improve his health. When I first took my son to swimming lessons, he didn’t even want to put his head under the water. Now, he is a pretty good swimmer!”
In an interview with East Week, Margie revealed that her son has been swimming since he was four years old. Martin has developed a deep affection for swimming, and would insist to practice every day, even on cold or stormy days. Earlier, East Week snapped photos of Margie looking after her son while he practiced at an outdoor swimming venue at the Shatin Sports Association on a rainy day.
Standing at 180 centimeters tall, Martin is known as the “tall sea monster” at his school. Margie would never miss any of her son’s swimming events, and would try to participate at parent conferences at her son’s school, socializing with his classmates and their parents. Because of this, Martin developed many close friends in his class, who are now less anxious on the idea of interacting with the son of a famous actress. “I tell my son that the most important thing is his moral conduct. I only require him to try his best on everything. It doesn’t matter if the results turn out bad, but did he devote his effort on it? The one thing I want the most in the world is to see my son living a happy life.”
Source: East Week
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.