Since joining Voice Entertainment in 2015, Stephanie Ho (何雁詩) was heavily promoted and her career was on a steady rise. In addition to releasing well-received albums, the 25-year-old artiste also starred in several TVB dramas with heavy screen time and was given the opportunity to sing various series theme songs. However, ever since her relationship with Fred Cheng (鄭俊弘) was exposed, Stephanie’s career has been at a standstill. Her image plummeted after the media branded her as the third party in Fred’s previous relationship.
Initially, the couple kept their relationship under wraps. They were speculated to be dating after spotted out together on several occasions. Against the company’s advice, the couple appeared hand-in-hand at the airport and publicly announced their relationship.
Voice Entertainment eventually “froze” them both. While Fred’s career slowly revived after the fiasco, Stephanie continued to see decline in her singing career. In comparison to her fellow artistes under Voice Entertainment, such as Jinny Ng (吳若希) and Hana Kuk (菊梓喬), Stephanie’s career has remained at a standstill with no new opportunities. In addition to a deteriorating career, Stephanie was also under a lot of pressure from the media, eventually leading to depression.
For the sake of her mental health as well as to help Fred’s career, Stephanie ultimately decided not to renew her contract. Instead, she has been focusing on her golfing career. Perhaps unbeknown to many, Stephanie started playing golf when she was six years old and entered many tournaments. In January of this year, she competed and won first place at the Hong Kong Ladies Close Amateur Championship. After making her comeback in golf, she consequently returned to her position as a Hong Kong National Golf Team representative.
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.