Ouch! Elaine Ng says her daughter is not pretty enough

3 September 2015 / 1 year 1 month ago

Former TVB actress Elaine Ng (吳綺莉) invited actress Candy Yuen (袁嘉敏) as a guest star for her radio show at DBC.

Impressed with Candy’s straightforward personality, Elaine said having Candy on her show would make for an interesting and entertainment segment. Candy expressed that she had interviewed Elaine once before, but their talk only lasted for three minutes.

At the mention of the 2015 Miss Hong Kong Pageant, Elaine, the winner of 1990’s Miss Asia Pageant, said she watches the show every year.

“As someone who came into this industry through a beauty pageant, I watch it every year. I do feel that beauty pageants are getting more and more challenging. We need to have all sorts of talents to get people’s attention. In the past, Hong Kong only had about 6 million people. Now including the Mainland, we have 1.3 billion. It’s a competition.”

However, Elaine does not find beauty to be a competition for her 16-year-old daughter Etta Ng (吳卓林), reports Jayne Stars.

“She’s already back in school. I told her that since she’s not pretty enough, she should work harder in her studies. But honestly, if she was a beautiful girl, I’d always be worried for her!”

Asking if Etta would be unhappy after hearing her mother criticize her, Elaine joked, “That’s why I put her in an international school. She doesn’t read Chinese newspapers.”

Etta has just completed her first summer job. Although Elaine is happy to see her daughter working, she feels frustrated at her daughter’s poor management of time and money.

“She wanted to learn horse riding so I signed her up for some classes. But she does not know how to manage her time; she skipped her $700 HKD classes to go to her $60 HKD per hour job. Well, consider this an experience.”

Candy, on the other hand, has been busy with jobs in Mainland China. Burnt out, expressed that she needs to hire a manager to handle her schedule.

“I fly back once a day. Sometimes, the flight would be delayed, and I’d waste a lot time. Because of this, I wouldn’t be able to go home or back to a hotel to sleep.”

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