Benjamin Yuen

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Benjamin Yuen
Benjamin Yuen Wai-ho.jpg
Background information
Chinese name 袁偉豪 (traditional)
Chinese name 袁伟豪 (simplified)
Pinyin Yuán Wěi Háo (Mandarin)
Jyutping jyun4 wai5hou4 (Cantonese)
Born (1981-05-11) 11 May 1981 (age 36)
Hong Kong
Occupation Actor
Years active 1998–present
Ancestry Dongguan, Guangdong, China
Website Official TVB profile

Benjamin Yuen Wai-ho (Simplified Chinese: 袁伟豪; Traditional Chinese: 袁偉豪, born May 11, 1981) he became the winner of Hong Kong's Mr. Hong Kong beauty contest in 2007. Benjamin is the first winner from Hong Kong as the previous two winners, Matthew Ko and Francois Huynh came from Toronto, Ontario, Canada and France respectively.

Career in Entertainment Industry[edit]

Benjamin started his career when he won the Yes! Magazine's School Grass Contest (校草選舉) in 1997. He was later reached with a contact by model agencies and officially became a model. This opened many other opportunely as Benjamin went on to act in a number of movies and started in a Vitasoy Commercial in 1998. However, in 2000, his popularity started to decrease and his last film was 香港處男. From then on Benjamin had little work and eventually he had to leave the industry in 2002. He went out to do shipping for many wedding parties and helped design the area. He went on to find a job in Causeway Bay as a marketing executive and competed in the 3rd Mr. Hong Kong contest to reenter the entertainment industry after leaving it in 2002.

Mr. Hong Kong 2007[edit]

Benjamin entered the contest as a local candidate. He was a big favorite in the competition due to his past background in commercials and films. During the preliminary and secondary interviews, he bought along a guitar to play, in which eventually made him to choose the guitar as his talent in the finals. After he was selected as #7 in the contest, there were rumors everywhere from newspapers to reporters circulating that he was a playboy and liked to play at night. Benjamin openly admitted to the deeds but said that the word playboy should not be used to describe the deeds. He explained that he liked to form bands and play with his friends. There were new rules in the contest this year. One of them was the renaming of the groups. In 2005 and 2006, the contestants were grouped as Style and Fitness. However this year, the contestants who were 22 or younger were listed in the Young group and 23 or older were in the Mature group. Due to his age, he was in the Mature group formerly known as the fitness group. On August 11, 2007, he competed for the Mr. Hong Kong 2007 title. For the talent he chose to play and sing the song 浪子心聲 with a guitar. The song was originally sung by Samuel Hui. Afterwards he competed in swimsuit and interview. The interview question was also considered embarrassing as the topic was based on whether men liked sex. Benjamin openly admitted to liking both women and sex. Despite a good performance in the three competitions, he lost to #11 Hu Zhiwei for the Mature Group title. Despite this, Benjamin went on to win the Back to Life competition, an all new competition established by TVB to give a chance for the contestants who did not win a group title to get back into the competition and fight for the title. Benjamin went on to win the Mr. Hong Kong title after a strong performance in martial arts which was the last and final round of the top 3.

Mr. Hong Kong 2007 Scores and placements[edit]

Talent Portion: 109 Votes (3rd place in Mature group)

Swimsuit: 292 Votes (1st place in Mature Group)

Total: 401 Votes (2nd place Overall in Mature Group)

Afterwards the bar chart was used to announce the winner of the Young and Mature group, the winner of the Back to Life competition, and the overall winner. The bar chart had 16 boxes and the one who had the most boxes filled up was the winner.

Interview: No votes were taken

Mature Group: All 16 boxes out of 16 filled. However, there was a tie between Benjamin and #11 Hu Zhiwei in which Hu had all his boxes filled. However Hu had three more votes making him the Mature Group winner.

Back to Life Competition: All 16 boxes out of 16 filled.

Final competition between Young, Mature, and Back to Life winners: All 16 boxes out of 16 filled.

Filmography[edit]

Television dramas[edit]

Year Title Chinese Title Role Notes
2008 Forensic Heroes II 法證先鋒II Eric koo Ka-ho
吉家浩
Your Class or Mine 尖子攻略 Lin Cheung-shing
連長勝
2009 The King of Snooker 桌球天王 Jimmy
D.I.E. Again 古靈精探B Tong Kai-fat
唐啟發
2010 The Season of Fate 五味人生 Abraham
阿伯拉罕
Cupid Stupid 戀愛星求人 Kelvin
Don Juan De Mercado 情人眼裏高一D Contestant
參賽者
My Better Half 老公萬歲 Model
模特兒
Suspects in Love 搜下留情 Chow Wai Tong
周偉棠
Sisters of Pearl 掌上明珠 Pang Jun-choi
彭駿才
Every Move You Make 讀心神探 Ethan Lo Man-ken
盧文健
2011 The Rippling Blossom 魚躍在花見 Nin Kei-sai
年紀細
Relic of an Emissary 洪武三十二 Lee King-lung
李景隆
Yes, Sir. Sorry, Sir! 點解阿Sir係阿Sir Kwan Sir
關Sir
My Sister of Eternal Flower 花花世界花家姐 Chan Po-lai
陳步禮
Wax and Wane 團圓 Vincent
The Other Truth 真相 David
The Life and Times of a Sentinel 紫禁驚雷 Muk Fun
穆峰
River of Wine 九江十二坊 Boss Tsui
徐老闆
Super Snoops 荃加福祿壽探案 Tong Sup-sam
唐十三
2011–2012 Til Love Do Us Lie 結·分@謊情式 Alvin Ko Ching-wan
高青雲
2012 The Hippocratic Crush On Call 36小時 Benjamin Lau Ping-chan
劉炳燦
Gloves Come Off 拳王 Lai Ying
黎英
Tiger Cubs 飛虎 ASGT Tse Kar-sing
謝家星
The Last Steep Ascent 天梯 Ho Sai-leung
賀世亮
Highs and Lows 雷霆掃毒 Tse Kar-sing
謝家星
2013 A Change of Heart 好心作怪 Martin Ting Chun-ping
丁俊平
Karma Rider 師父·明白了 Young Lou Mou-ngai
年青樂無涯
Always and Ever 情逆三世緣 Chin Chiu
展昭
Chin Chiu-yan
展超仁
The Hippocratic Crush ll On Call 36小時II Benjamin Lau Ping-chan
劉炳燦
2013_TVB_Star_Awards_Malaysia#Winners_and_nominees My Favourite TVB Actor in a Supporting Role (nominated)
Bounty Lady My盛Lady Young Choi Jun
青年才俊
2014 Rear Mirror 載得有情人 Jason Yiu Ngai-chung
饒毅忠
2014–2015 Tiger Cubs II 飛虎II ASGT Tse Kar-sing
謝家星
Noblesse Oblige 宦海奇官 Fong Gwai-cheung
方貴祥
2015 The Fixer 拆局專家 Mak Hang-cik
麥行直
TVB Star Awards Malaysia My Favourite TVB Actor in a Supporting Role
TVB Star Awards Malaysia My Favourite Top 16 TVB Drama Characters
Nominated – StarHub TVB Awards for My Favourite TVB Supporting Actor
Nominated – TVB Anniversary Awards for Most Popular Male Character
2016 Speed of Life 鐵馬戰車 Sze Ma
施馬
Over Run Over EU超時任務 SGT Kwok Sheung-Ching
郭尚正
A Fist Within Four Walls 城寨英雄 Duen Ying-fung 段迎風
Duen Tung-tin
段通天
Rogue Emperor 流氓皇帝 Chu Cheung-fun
朱祥勳
Un-aired Three Women, One Gene 三個女人一個 Kai Lei Dong-kei
利東佳
Un-aired Line Walker:The Prelude 使徒行者2 Tsui Tin-tong
徐天堂

Films[edit]

Year English title Chinese title Role
1998 Young and Dangerous: The Prequel 新古惑仔之少年激鬥篇 Chau Pei
巢皮
1999 The Legend of Speed 烈火戰車2之極速傳說 Big Head Man
大頭文
Pizza Express 薄餅速遞
There's a Ghost in the Boy's Room 鬼咁過癮
My Heart Will Go On 還我情心
A Man Called Hero 中華英雄 Shiu Ho
水賀
Stupid 死蠢
X Imp 鬼片王之再現凶榜 Nokia
The Three Brothers 串燒三兄弟
My Good Brother 好兄吾兄
The Social Worker From the Edge 猛鬼女社工
2000 Hong Kong Pie 香港處男 Ah Sak
阿澤
Un Baiser Vole 偷吻
2001 Bullets of Love 不死情謎
The Avenging Fist 拳神
2002 Fighting to Survive 一蚊雞保鏢
Infernal Affairs 無間道 CIB team
重案組探員
2003 Infernal Affairs III 無間道III CIB officer
情報科探員
2004 Heat Team 重案黐孖Gun Shun Chai
信仔
Explosive City 爆裂都市 Glen's assistant
2005 It Had to Be You 後備甜心 Jill's friend
2007 The Haunted School 校墓處 Man
阿文
2009 Turning Point Laughing Gor之變節 Man
阿文
2010 The Jade and the Pearl 翡翠明珠 Scholar Ho
何公子
72 Tenants of Prosperity 七十二家房客 Sales of Shek Kin's store
2011 I Love Hong Kong 我愛香港 Man in period costume

Shows hosted[edit]

  • 2001: Wire Television YMC Channel "YMC People We Wet Web
  • 2007: 終極奪獎SHOW

Music Video Appearances[edit]

Year Song Title Details Video
2007 Doesn't Matter
(無所謂)
Video on YouTube
2009 If Time Arrives
(如果時間來到)
Video on YouTube

Awards[edit]

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Mr. Hong Kong
Preceded by
Francois Huynh
Mr. Hong Kong
2007
Succeeded by
Michael Wilson Tsu