The first people who inspire children are usually their parents. After all, they spend most of their time and lives with them. Although most kids insist on finding their own way when they get older, there are occasionally those who follow in their parents footsteps.
Canadian actress Christy Chung (钟丽缇) is a winner of several pageants, including the Miss Chinese International Pageant in 1993. It seems her daughter Yasmin Ross is aiming to do the same!
The 23-year-old apparently secretly participated in the Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant without her mother’s knowledge. As such, it was a pleasant surprise for Christy when she discovered Yasmin had managed to be placed as one of the eight finalists of the pageant. Currently, Yasmin is undergoing professional training in preparation for the competition.
Christy is in full support of Yasmin’s participation. “It is a very fun and good learning opportunity,” the former pageant winner said. “I told her to have some fun and learn a lot more because (the pageant) can teach her many things, like makeup, manners and problem solving skills.”
There is no pressure on Yasmin to win, Christy claims. More importantly, she wants her daughter to enjoy the journey. Like herself, Yasmin loves doing sports and maintains a healthy diet. Although Yasmin has showed interest in the film industry, she has not asked her mother to pave the way. “She has always been versatile,” Christy said. “In addition to singing and dancing, she also reads and learns (about) natural and integrative medicine.”
The duo truly embodies the phrase, “like mother, like daughter”. Although we’re sure Yasmin is aiming for the top, it’s good to know that her mother will support her, regardless of the outcome.
It’s a long and difficult road, but we’re confident she can do it. Good luck, Yasmin!