Mandy Lieu (劉碧麗), who previously received HK$300 million (RM158 million) as a “breakup fee” from former boyfriend Alvin Chau (陳慧玲), is now back in the public eye.
While being out of the spotlight, Mandy and her three children moved to the UK to start fresh after ending her five-year relationship with the Macau billionaire last year.
Mandy is quite well-known amongst the people in Asia as she previously modelled for Dior and also worked in various television programs and acting. The 35-year-old currently lives in Hampshire of South East England and works as a columnist for Sublime Magazine.
Recently, the former actress-model purchased the 925-acre Ewhurst Park, former seat of the Duke of Wellington, for £28 million (RM158 million) to start her own agrobusiness. It was reported that she plans to transform the 3.7 million square meter estate in Ramsdell, Hampshire into an eco farm producing high quality organic food.
While speaking to a news publication, she asserted that she doesn’t see herself as a landowner, but a steward of the land as she plans to leave it in a better state than before. She added, “I hope to open Ewhurst (soon) to invite as many people as possible to come on this journey with me. I grew up in southeast Asia and was taught in my earliest years to respect food and the land that it comes from. Now, I am able to put my passion into practice in the UK.”
According to JayneStar, she believes that moving to England since five years ago is the correct decision for her. The former Dior model also plans to widen her agrobusiness, eventually making it a reliable resource of healthy food for kids all around the world.
As for her current job as a writer, her reputation as a mistress attracted criticism on IG back in September when she welcomed readers to her new regular column about “sustainable food, lifestyle and family.” Netizens didn’t appreciate her talking about the topic, with one of them asking, “How could a mistress talk about family and children?”
Despite the small setback, Mandy seems to be doing pretty well post-breakup since she left Hong Kong’s spotlight. We hope that she will fulfil her goals with her new-found land.