Above: May Chan plays a food-loving bachelorette in “Bounty Lady”.
“If I continue to eat more, no one can help me and I won’t be able to find a man to love me!” wailed May Chan’s (陳嘉佳) character in TVB comedy, Bounty Lady <My盛Lady>. May’s line may have been uttered from the heart, as the 240-pound actress admitted that she has been overweight all her life, robbing her of having a boyfriend. At 28-years old, May is still a virgin. Because of her traditional views on keeping her chastity until marriage, she does not mind the possibility of being a 40-year-old virgin.
Amidst a culture obsessed with being thin, Hong Kong actresses are pressed to maintain their figures, often sacrificing meals and suffering eating disorders to fit into mini-dresses. Although May does not fit the typical image of slender local celebrities, she has become popular after her bubbly performance in Inbound Troubles<老表，你好嘢！>, which aired in January this year.
Food is May’s passion and she has been overeating since she was a little girl. May’s parents realized the problem and interfered at one point, but they could not bear to restrict May from her indulgences. May got used to eating many meals each day, often in super-size portions. “The fat I have now is from years and years of accumulation. I used to gain ten pounds every year,” May admitted in an earlier interview.
In February, May had vowed to lose 80 pounds in 2 pounds by exercising and dieting. May engaged in a short period of rigorous 3-hour exercise routines, but gave up soon after. But May apparently abandoned the plan and is more focused on sensible eating habits these days, lowering her intake of greasy and high-calorie foods. She said, “I don’t like to exercise; now I pay attention to the ingredients more.”
Growing up, May felt conscious about her obesity and felt that boys looked the other way. She admitted that she has never had a boyfriend and does not know what dating is like. Perhaps seeing marriage as remote and wanting to indulge for a few more years, May said that she wants to get married at 40 years old.
When prompted about what type of men she sexually fantasizes about, May said, “I really like traditional and ethical values. I’ve combined attributes of my boyfriend, sex partner, and husband into the same person. So I have to get married first before having sex. I will abide by my chastity until I’m 40 years old; I will not lose it until after marriage!”
Source: Face Magazine via ihktv.com
This article is written by Jayne for JayneStars.com.