Fabienne Kwan (關楓馨) made her mark after becoming a participant of Miss Hong Kong 2021 (2021香港小姐競選). Although she managed to land fourth in the competition, Fabienne hasn’t let that get her down.
She mentioned after the competition that she was looking to join the entertainment industry. It comes as no surprise that she’d want to follow in her father, Hong Kong actor Eddie Kwan (關禮傑)’s footsteps. According to Fabienne, her time as a Miss Hong Kong participant has taught her a lot about the industry.
During a promotional event for his upcoming drama “The Kwoks or What (我家無難事)”, Eddie was naturally questioned about his daughter. Eddie revealed Fabienne had signed a contract with TVB and intends to become a television host. She will also be running her vegan cinnamon rolls business on the side. Eddie is in full support of her entry into the entertainment industry and hopes to have a chance to act alongside his daughter.
Aside from Fabienne’s future as a TV hostess, Eddie was asked about some speculations and rumours that had been floating around. According to Fabienne, she suspects she was not placed high due to her lack of eloquence during the Q&A segment. However, others speculated it may be because of her body tattoo. Fabienne made it clear she sees the tattoo as a part of her and refused to erase it. When Eddie heard the speculation, he begged to differ.
“There are many superstars who have tattoos, so I don’t think having tattoos is a flaw,” he said firmly. “I believe beauty pageants emphasise beauty and intelligence in equal parts.” Eddie is content with his daughter being in the top five. “At that time I was a little disappointed of course,” he said. “But not now.” The actor considered the pageant a learning experience for Fabienne.
Fabienne herself shares her father’s view about the competition. In a recent Instagram post, Fabienne recalled how the pageant had left her with many learning experiences. “What I learned in these three months, I think usually takes three years to learn,” she wrote. “I’m grateful I had an opportunity to face many different challenges, and do a great show!”
The 26-year-old stated she had devoted herself to the competition and her hard work has paid off. “From a girl who was confused and afraid of ugliness, (I) have transformed into the (Fabienne Kwan) of today!” she said. Fabienne promised to keep working hard to not let people down. After all, she’s got quite the future waiting for her.
Hopefully, we’ll get to see the father-daughter duo on-screen together someday. For now, Eddie will wait for his daughter to reach him and continue cheering her on all the way.