|Pinyin||zhū huì mǐn (Mandarin)|
|Jyutping||Ju1 Hwai6 man5 (Cantonese)|
|Ancestry||Shunde, Foshan, Guangdong|
22 April 1981 |
Queenie Chu or Queenie Chu Wai Man (Traditional Chinese:朱慧敏), born in Hong Kong, on April 22, 1981 with family roots in Shunde, Guangdong, China, is a Hong Kong television presenter and actress affiliated with TVB. She was also Miss Hong Kong 2004 1st runner-up.
Queenie studied in University of Washington, Seattle, United States. After finishing her studies, she entered the Miss Hong Kong 2004 pageant in Seattle. She successfully entered the overseas group. She went back to Hong Kong in June 2004 to compete in the pageant.
Considered as a favorite from the start, she won the Tourism Ambassador title early on in the competition. After 3 months of training, she competed on stage for the Miss Hong Kong 2004 title. She placed as 1st runner-up to winner Kate Tsui.
In November 2004, she traveled to Sanya, China to compete in the Miss World 2004. She wasn't considered as a favorite and failed to make the top 15. After she gave her 1st runner-up crown to her successor Sharon Luk in 2005, she was asked to compete in the Miss International 2005 pageant in Japan. Although she was dubbed as a favorite, she did not make the top 12 cut in Japan either, but did win Miss Friendship, a title that Hong Kong had won 3 times already. Interesting note was that Hong Kong won the Miss Friendship title 3 times in the last 5 years.
She signed an artist contract and hosted more shows for TVB after her reign was over. She stirred up some gossip in late 2005 when she was spotted making out in a car with Hong Kong actor Joey Leung. Leung has a steady girlfriend, former actress Margaret Chung. Being viewed as the "third person" who destroyed Leung and Chung's relationship, Queenie received a lot of negative press. Due to this incident, TVB cancelled all of her work while things cooled down. The news and rumors finally subsided months later. In the end, the negative press actually helped Queenie with her celebrity status and she has been more active in the entertainment business since the incident.
- Miss Hong Kong 2004 1st runner up
- Miss Hong Kong 2004 Tourism Ambassador
- Miss International 2005 Miss Friendship
|2010||Love in a Puff||Yan|
|All About Love|
|2011||A Simple Life|
|2013||Ip Man: The Final Fight||So Fei|
- Official TVB Blog of Queenie Chu
- Queenie Chu at the Internet Movie Database
- Queenie Chu Wai-Man at the Hong Kong Movie DataBase
- HK cinemagic entry
|Awards and achievements|
|Miss Hong Kong|
|Miss Hong Kong 1st Runner-Up