My Name Is Fame
I was wondering how desirable Fame is in the eyes of people entering the entertainment industry? I'll be the first to admit I dreamed of being a TVB artists, but I woke up to reality. Back in the day, you only had about maybe three possible ways of entering Show Business or as its better known as "showbiz". But specifically to enter TVB, you either entered a pageant, TVB's acting class, or you have some sort of connection. These days, there are billions of ways to enter with new Variety shows & competition like Minute To Fame, Beautiful Cooking, etc. We even have a Mr. Hong Kong for men now. This is a dream for TVB because they will always need hosts for small shows, and extras on the set.
Winners of these shows, and finalists who got the attention of the press will usually get their 15 minutes of fame as a jump start to their career, but other seem to be stuck doing minor jobs. I see so many pretty Miss Hong Kong contestants fail to win the title, but still pursue an acting career. I see most for about a year before they completely disappear. The truth is I think you need to rise above and beyond to survive. I saw so many talented Mr. HK contestants who excel but they still failed, because in the end only 1 person can win.
Its just pitiful to watch TVB's "Deal or No Deal". Not because there are people are really desperate for the money winnings, but also the girls in the show. They're known as the Deal or No Deal girls, formally refered to as "Kam Tin Siu Jze". I recognize every single of them. They're either Miss Hong Kong contestants who didn't win or TVB extras or character actors. I know that some of these girls are University graduates from MHK, but its weird to see them putting everything aside to pursue fame. It's such a shame that TVB uses this show as a "dumping ground" where they unload all their cheap labor who are in search of fame. I would be really happy to one of them make it to the top.
If I were them would really envy actresses like Linda Chung, Fala Chen, Suki Chui, ... They are so lucky to recieve the blessing and support of TVB. I think to successful you should be in it for FAME and not Money. Be persistent and patient. Most importantly be confident, walk into the TVB studio like "you're walking through hell in gasoline soaked pajamas."