Deborah Moore (presenter)
Deborah Moore (Traditional Chinese: 狄寶娜摩亞), born September 21, 1962 in Singapore to Irish father Anthony William Thomas Moore and Chinese mother Julie Yau Mun Ling. The eldest of three children (one younger sister Laura Susan Moore (Gossip) and brother Evan Anthony Moore), Deborah was raised mostly in Hong Kong but spent many childhood summers in England with English relatives.
Left Singapore at the age five to live in Hong Kong, Deborah was educated in Hong Kong and attended Maryknoll Sisters's School (now Marymount Secondary School) for primary and Island School on Bowen Road for secondary. She was interested in Drama at a young age and took drama classes in school. Although she does not read or write Chinese, she speaks Cantonese Semi-fluently and English Fluently.
Deborah entered the Miss Hong Kong Pageant in 1981 and won the title Miss Youth (青春小姐). One month later she was crowned 2nd runner up when Miss Hong Kong winner was disqualified and had her title removed. Later that year, she represented Hong Kong in the 1981 Miss International in Japan and won Miss Friendship.
She signed a TV presenter/host contract with TVB and worked there for 9 years hosting many popular programs on TVB's Cantonese channel Jade and English channel Pearl. She was affectionately known to many viewers as Miss Pearl (明珠小姐). During her career at TVB, she acted, sang, danced and appeared in a few movies. She joined Star TV for one year when it was first established in Hong Kong.