While the 2021 TVB Anniversary Awards wrapped up on Saturday, controversies continue to arise over this year’s awards winners. Although Wayne Lai (黎耀祥) trained frantically for his role in The Ringmaster <拳王> and as always, delivered a laudable performance, the former TV King was not invited to the awards ceremony this year.
Playing a retired boxer in The Ringmaster, Wayne diligently underwent a rigorous exercise routine to rapidly lose weight and gain muscles. Losing over 20 pounds in two months, Wayne said his body fat percentage was the lowest it has ever been. However, despite his dedication and efforts, it was a surprise that Wayne was not even included as Top Five Best Actor nominees while his co-star Owen Cheung (張振朗) made the list.
When asked why he did not attend the Anniversary Awards, Wayne simply replied that he was not invited to the ceremony.
Wayne, who was working in China during that time, was seen meeting up with Florence Kwok (郭少芸), Anne Heung (向海嵐), Teresa Mak (麥家琪) and Priscilla Wong (黃翠如) in Shunduk, China. Sharing a group photo on his social media, Wayne jokingly wrote, “I’m with four beautiful ladies. I didn’t even get this treatment when I played Pigsy in [Journey to the West (西遊記)].”
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.