Despite Tracy Ip Chui Chui’s mediocre acting career, having a mother suffering from kidney disease, and a father who has no income due to retirement, Tracy was not a “tragic Miss Hong Kong” who was on hard times.
In 2008, Tracy was under the care of wealthy Singapore businessman, Huang Yau Lung (father of Vicki Zhao Wei’s daughter). Tracy’s wealth increased dramatically after meeting Mr. Huang. After breaking-up with Mr. Huang, Tracy continued to live in a luxury apartment and drive an expensive car. Recently, she was spotted shopping for a $20 million (HKD) home near the oceanfront. Tracy’s apparent wealth was quite incredible!
A tabloid reported that when Tracy went to China to “dig gold,” she met Huang Yau Lung. She filmed an advertisement for a Guangzhou resort. Afterwards, she sported a “new look” and acquired two luxury homes with a total value of $30 million (HKD). After losing Huang Yau Lung to Vicki Zhao (who is currently pregnant with Huang’s child), Tracy continued her luxurious lifestyle and wore designer brand clothing despite infrequent filming projects.
Hong Kong tabloids reported that Tracy knew many rich businessmen in China. Allegedly, Tracy even rose to the ranks of a “matchmaker” and started introducing certain starlets such as Nancy Wu Ding Yan to rich businessmen, thereby breaking off Nancy and Kenneth Ma Kwok Ming’s rumored relationship. Tracy denied the rumors that she was a matchmaker in pairing Nancy with a wealthy businessman.
After winning the Miss Hong Kong 2005 title, tabloids claimed that Tracy’s looks “evolved” [implying plastic surgery done on her face] to increase her money-making opportunities. Retired lawyer, Tsang Kuen Wai, who has an interest in dating Hong Kong actresses and was last reported to be supporting Yammie Nam Kit Ying’s living expenses, revealed that he paid $8,000 to $10,000 (HKD) to have dinner with Tracy in 2006 and 2007. Mr. Tsang also said that he paid for Tracy’s mother’s $40,000 (HKD) medical expenses.
In 2008, Tracy bought two multi-million dollar homes. She insisted that she paid for the homes through profits from the stock market. Tracy already owned a luxury car, but recently she bought an Audi A5, which was worth $500,000 (HKD). She was also rumored to be considering buying a $20 (HKD) million home.
Jayne: Due to Tracy’s flamboyant spending patterns and “evolving looks,” she has long been a gossip magnet.
Earlier in March, the Taiwanese police cracked down on a prostitution ring implicating Taiwanese actresses and models. Lin Wei Wei, a former beauty queen, matched the actresses and models on dinner dates and even set them up to have sex with businessmen. This is likely why the Hong Kong tabloids is digging up Tracy’s history of dating rich men and even speculating that she has risen to “matchmaker” ranks. That’s so insulting!
It’s Tracy’s personal choice to date rich men and lead a certain lifestyle, but another to imply that she is running a prostitution ring is too much!