No Bikini Photos Allowed for “Cooking Beauties” Cast

By on June 24, 2018 in NEWS

No Bikini Photos Allowed for “Cooking Beauties” Cast

TVB has officially banned sexy or bikini photos for the female cast of Cooking Beauties, the third season of TVB’s hit variety show Beautiful Cooking <美女廚房>.


The third season, hosted by Edwin Siu (蕭正楠), Bob Lam (林盛斌), and Owen Cheung (張振朗), brings back the popular TVB show with a revamped format. In this season, rookie TVB actresses known as the “beauty pupils” have a fixed position on the show, where they will attempt to cook a dish under a certain time frame to gain points.

Kiwi Ching

According to news reports, TVB has sent out an executive order that puts a ban on the beauty pupils to do sexy or bikini photoshoots, in an attempt to protect their image.

Actresses who go against the order will be disqualified from participating on the show.

It has been speculated that the ban was decided after TVB discovered a series of sexy photoshoots by various beauty pupils surfacing online.

One of the show’s most popular pupils, Lokyii (洛兒), told the press, “I’ve never accepted a bikini interview or photoshoot before, so this won’t affect me at all.”

Karen Law

Kiwi Ching (程美段) said, “It won’t affect me much either because I was never the kind of person who likes to show off in a bikini. I’m more into sportswear. You can’t control your body type or figure, but before doing those kinds of photoshoots, I’m sure the company would go through TVB first.”

Karen Law (羅堃尉) added, “Cooking Beauties is a cooking show first and foremost. It has nothing to do with swimwear. However, TVB never said it is banning us from sharing bikini photos online, but if a company approaches me to do a photoshoot, I would definitely as TVB first.”


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  • 8 comments to No Bikini Photos Allowed for “Cooking Beauties” Cast

    1. m0m0 says:

      some pics posted are actually healthy/sexy but yeah, a couple of them are pretty sleazy so might be a good idea t ban it overall since it’s all perspective

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      • jimmyszeto replied:

        Think they are forced to distinguish themselves by posting sexy pics because there are dozens of them, it is difficult to stand out. I wouldn’t be able to tell who is who and which one is Ruco’s girlfriend amongst the enormous group of girls. Now this tactic is banned….

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    2. jjwong says:

      Aren’t Lokiyii and Kiwi just blindly lied? L pic above is clearly a photoshoot. K pic is erotic-charge. If TVB did put out a memo to ban sexy and bikini photoshoot, what’s “sexy?” Wouldn’t it be hypocritical if they, TVB, doesn’t stop taking, producing and publishing bikini and sexy pictures themselves too?

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      • jimmyszeto replied:

        I think it is a good idea for TV stations to set guidelines for social media and YouTube content. Its such a battle to impress and gain awareness. It’s fair enough if a celebrity can produce creative content to gain fans but if the women are trying to outdo each other by stripping more and more then it just damages the station’s reputation..

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        • jjwong replied:

          @jimmyszeto i I disagree. A station’s reputation should based on the quality programs, drama, and contents they themselves push out. Unless the artists explicitly tie their social media or self-promo to the station, it should be individuals freedom to do what they have to do (within the laws) for popularity. Also unless the artists signed a contract that say everything they do, to include their free time and all their aspects of life have to be approved or to a certain guidelines, then a memo restricted their free will on their free time is unnecessary and shouldn’t be allowed.

          Did TVB look bad with Coffee Lam “bathroom escapade” scandal? Was TVB reputation damage when Joel Chan openly cheated and went for the heiress over his long time gf? Did anyone blame TVB when metoo named Eric Tsang?

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        • jimmyszeto replied:

          They don’t need to directly tie themselves to the station. To achieve more subscribers and likes these women will continue to strip until they make a name for themselves. It’s not their fault really because they have no better strategy to get themselves noticed. Viewers will automatically link them to TVB after spotting them onscreen. The cases you mentioned yes did affect TVB which is why they got rid of Coffee. Joel showed remorse and was forgiven by friends so it was good for TVB’s image to take him back. Eric not TVB only. There are plenty of others who drink drivers, drug offences, cheats, molesters which TVB got rid. So let’s say these girls Phoebe, Candyfloss, Baby, Apple or whatever their names are begin a strip battle on social media it will ruin TVB’s clean image they are trying to potrat on the ‘cooking beauties’ show. One minute the girls are giggling, pretending to be cuties. Next thing they are posing in their underwear in a full on battle….

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        • littlefish replied:

          @jjwong I think each show has their code of conducts, like master chef: contestants can’t talk to other about the result before it finishes air ring, bring their phone into the house, use social media or accept job before the show over, keeping certain images, etc. (there was a famous dismissal of a master chef contestant before, can’t remember for what though) so yea, I think TVB has every rights to ask the girls to keep certain images.

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        • jjwong replied:

          @littlefish @jimmyszeto Certain images that pertain or related to the show, I agree TVB can and should limit/control. For example, if you’re spokeperson for healthy lifestyle, you shouldn’t be piggy out or drink until you drop. These girls are on a cooking show that’s not cooking focus but more of beauty, face on wall paper, se x sell kind of show; so what’s wrong with a showing off their body? Mind you, I still think if it’s their own social media, they can and should do what they want. It’s dog eats dog world out there. Like Jimmy said, they gotta do what they gotta do (within legal limits ofc).

          And Jimmy, those names got dropped by TVB because it’s TVB. They think they should/can dictate an artist’s life. So if anyone they don’t want to promote, they’ll cut at the slightest neg. I still don’t think the TVB station itself reputation got any damaged by any of those “scandals.” Their artists had worse over the years, but TVB reputation is still intact.

          Anyways, my bottom line is that as an employee (artists in this case), you need to act professional in work environment or work related functions. After that 8-10 hours, your time is your time. It shouldn’t be dictated because of a job. Again, unless these artists have a clause that signed their 24/7 of their lives over. And again, within limits of the law.

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