Tan Kee Yun
The New Paper
25 October 2015
Looks like being in love really makes one more gorgeous.
Cliche as that sounds, it seems to be the case for the bevy of actresses who turned up the heat at the StarHub TVB Awards 2015, an annual local celebration of the best in Hong Kong television dramas and variety programmes.
Among those who strutted down the red carpet at Marina Bay Sands skating rink last night were Grace Chan, Eliza Sam, Priscilla Wong, Tavia Yeung and Selena Li - all of whom are currently in romantic relationships.
They were charming even though they had left their respective boyfriends back home in Hong Kong - with the exception of Wong. Her actor beau Edwin Siu was at the same event.
Sweet-faced Chan, 24, who made headlines in May when she confirmed her romance with TVB's most eligible bachelor, 46-year-old Kevin Cheng, wore a glittering tiara.
Poised and confident, the 2013 Miss Hong Kong beauty pageant winner flashed her pearly whites and impressed the crowd with her fluent Canadian- accented English, turning red carpet emcee, Singaporean comedian Jeremy Tian, into an instant fanboy.
"When I see pretty girls, I cannot talk. You got to help me ask (Chan) questions," he gushed, as he gestured to his co-emcee Veracia Yong to take over the hosting.
Sam, 30, who was photographed by Hong Kong paparazzi French-kissing her non-celebrity boyfriend in the car earlier this month, oozed elegance in her floor-sweeping peach gown.
Equally captivating were Wong and Li, both effervescently praising Singapore.
Li, 34, who local TV audiences will recognise for her role in popular Channel 5 sitcom Spouse For House, said that whenever she visits Singapore, "it's a holiday for me".
"There are so many great things to eat here," she added with a wide grin.
Wong, also 34, chose to grace the red carpet with actor Tony Hung instead of Siu, her significant other.
The decision was slightly disappointing for fans expecting lovey-dovey action - after all, Wong and Siu have gone public with their relationship for more than a year.
"I'm very impressed with Singapore's Gardens by the Bay," said Wong. "I like how eco-friendly it is."
Veteran actress Tavia Yeung, 36, was a picture of radiance.
Perhaps, it's the magic of love? Yeung has been dating Hong Kong beefcake Him Law for over three years.
"She does look healthier these days," local undergraduate Lee Jie, 20, told The New Paper on Sunday.
A longtime fan of Yeung, Ms Lee has been watching her idol's television dramas for 14 years.
"I don't know (if Yeung's newfound radiance is due to love), but I think she has been getting a lot more rest this year," said Ms Lee.
A total of 33 awards were presented at StarHub TVB Awards 2015 and viewers can catch the delayed telecast on Oct 31 via TVB First (StarHub Ch 860).
It will also be aired on VV Drama (StarHub Ch 855) and E City (StarHub Ch 825) on Nov 7 and Nov 14 respectively.
This article was first published on October 25, 2015.
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