|Chinese name||陳茵媺 (traditional)|
|Jyutping||can4 jan1 mei4 (Cantonese)|
1 April 1981 |
Aimee Chan (born on 1 April 1981 in Toronto) or Aimee Chan Yan Mei (Traditional Chinese: 陳茵媺) is a Canadian actress based in Hong Kong. She was Miss Hong Kong 2006 and signed to Hong Kong broadcaster TVB after the pageant.
Aimee was born in Toronto, Canada. Her parents were born in Hong Kong. She began her modeling career at the age of 16. She attended Woodbridge College in Woodbridge, Ontario. After high school, Aimee studied at the Ontario College of Art & Design. She graduated at the age of 23 and became a Graphic Designer. One year later, she entered a modelling competition and won the title. Later she competed in her first beauty pageant.
Her hobbies include martial arts, piano, ice hockey and dance.
She married Moses Chan in June 2013. She gave birth to their first son, Aiden Joshua Chan, in December 2013, and revealed in September 2014 that she was pregnant with a second child, a boy.
Miss Chinese Toronto 2004
Competing with 9 other delegates in the Miss Chinese Toronto Pageant 2004, she did not place in the top 3. The eventual winner of the pageant was Lena Ma. She later started to host Toronto's What's On TV show at Fairchild.
Miss Hong Kong 2006
After losing in the Miss Chinese Toronto pageant, she competed in the Miss Hong Kong Pageant in 2006. Though coming from Toronto, she went back to Hong Kong to compete. She made the top 21 of the Hong Kong group. After going into camp for 5 days training in Group C, she made the top 16. After filming with Seven in Korea, she competed on 12 August 2006 for the title. Though being a favorite, there were negative reports circulating about plastic surgery. Despite this she won the crown, audience favourite and won the Miss International Goodwill title as well.
Miss World 2006
As the Miss World Organization no longer accepts runner ups as contestants in the Miss World pageant, Aimee was asked to compete in the Miss World 2006 pageant in Warsaw, Poland. However Aimee did not compete in Miss World 2006 due to being overage, first runner-up Janet Chow replaced her.
Miss Chinese International 2007
On January 2007, Aimee competed in the Miss Chinese International 2007 pageant, representing Hong Kong. She was a favorite to win the title and was expected to at least make the top 5. However due to an average performance in the interview stages, she placed in the top 10 only. Aimee became the fifth Miss Hong Kong to not place in the top 5, after Winnie Yeung in 1996 and her predecessor, (Hoyan Mok) 1994, Kate Tsui in 2005, and Tracy Ip in 2006. The pageant was eventually won by Sarah Song of Sydney.
After Miss Hong Kong
Upon winning Miss Hong Kong, Aimee was signed by TVB and began a career in television, initially starting in MC duties at large charity shows, award shows and other live broadcasts. In 2007 Aimee was featured in TVB's Children's Music Awards. Upon passing her crown, Aimee reaffirmed her interest in design - stating that she intends to work on her own brand in the future. She starred in the highly acclaimed TV drama series: Best Selling Secrets. She earned a best supporting actress nomination and won most improved actress for her work in Burning Flame III, Off Pedder and E.U.. She also starred in Every Move You Make alongside Bowie Lam and Bosco Wong.
|2010||72 Tenants of Prosperity||survey staff|
|Miss Hong Kong
|Awards and achievements|
|TVB Anniversary Awards|
for Wars of In-Laws II ; D.I.E. ; Legend of the Demigods ; The Silver Chamber of Sorrows ; Strictly Come Dancing II
|Most Improved Actress
for Off Pedder ; E.U. ; Burning Flame III
for A Watchdog's Tale ; A Fistful of Stances ; The Comeback Clan