Born in Hong Kong, Selena Li (李詩韻) moved to Toronto, Canada with her family when she was just siz years old. She later returned to Hong Kong to participate in the 2003 Miss Hong Kong pageant, winning the Miss Photogenic and Miss Talented awards.
In a recent interview, Selena speaks about her childhood and how that has shaped her views on love, reports Jayne Stars.
Selena has been touted as one of TVB’s top actresses in her long-running television career, but she admits to not having too much ambition.
“In work, I’m not too ambitious. I’ll let things run naturally and it is enough that I tried my best. I’m content with how things currently are.”
While the TVB Anniversary Awards may produce rivalry among the station’s artistes, Selena admitted she did not dwell on the TV Queen title.
“Awards are passing. If you place too much emphasis on them, there will just be pressure. Learning how to let go will make you feel more free.”
Although Selena’s parents divorced when she was a child, this has not deterred her from marriage. In fact, Selena self-confessed to having a traditional, family-oriented mindset.
“I believe that marriage is forever and I don’t believe in divorce. I definitely want to get married but there is no suitable candidate right now. I’ll just have to see what fate brings. As my husband will become a part of my family and be with me for the rest of my life, I’ll have to choose very carefully.”
Selena revealed the qualities she looked for in a partner.
"The most important thing is that we have to get along well. He has to have filial piety, stability, thoughtfulness and compassion. He must also look after me and be faithful.
"Unfortunately, I’m not sure if Hong Kong men can fulfill that last condition. Hong Kong is filled with temptation, so faithful men are rare. I will have to be even more prudent in choosing my partner.”
Having said that, Selena added that her family is not worried about her single status, as her elder sister is also unmarried. Emphasizing how much family means to her, Selena said, “Although I wish to continue working after marriage, I would ultimately respect how my partner feels about the issue.”
At another TVB event, she disclosed being very poor and having financial problems, but denied relying on her boyfriend and using him to stay in a luxury house.
According to Asian E-News Portal, she said: "I have financial problems. My family has gone over to Canada and I need to take care of my sister's studying and living expenses. I rent the house in Dakeng. My boyfriend and I are financially independent."