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Race Wong is a Singaporean actress, singer and businesswoman. She was one of the former Hong Kong cantopop duo singer group 2R alongside with her elder sister Rosanne Wong.

Race Wong
Born
Wong Yuen Pui (simplified Chinese: 黄婉佩; traditional Chinese: 黃婉佩; pinyin: Huáng wǎn pèi)

(1982-09-07) 7 September 1982 (age 36)
ResidenceSingapore
NationalitySingaporean
Alma materUniversity of Newcastle, Australia
OccupationSinger, actress
Years active2002–2009
Spouse(s)
Chan Ching Kai
(m. 2004; div. 2009)

David Loh (m. 2016)
Partner(s)Jacky Heung (2009–2012)
ChildrenCara Loh (daughter)
FamilyRosanne Wong (sister)
Rhonda Wong (sister)
Musical career
Origin Malaysia
GenresCantopop
Associated acts2R
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese黃婉伶
Simplified Chinese黄婉伶
WebsiteRace Wong on Facebook

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Professional backgroundEdit

Born in Malaysia, raised in Singapore, she pursued her career in the entertainment industry in Hong Kong with her sister Rosanne Wong which won her various awards for her singing career as the cantopop group 2R, including Most Promising Newcomer and Most Popular Group Award in the Annual Top 10 Song of the Year Awards (2003), Metro Broadcasting Music awards (2004), TVB Top 10 Songs of the Year (2004) and Hong Kong Commercial Radio Music Awards’ (2003).

Race Wong became a spotlight when she was chosen to star alongside Stephen Chow in his famous annual San Miguel TV advertisement. Following that, she rose to fame for her leading role in a TVB youth series Hearts of Fencing. Which jumpstarted both her singing and acting career.

Race Wong hoped to focus her acting on roles beyond her youthful and sweet appearance. Her outstanding performance in her first leading role in movie Abnormal Beauty Abnormal Beauty won her a nomination for the Best New Actor in the 24th Annual Hong Kong Film Awards (2005) and the 42nd Golden Horse Film Awards' (2005) in Taiwan. Race Wong continued to experiment with different roles both on-screen and off-screen. In 2006, together with her sister Rosanne Wong, they took on groundbreaking leading roles in a musical adaption of The Smiling Proud Wanderer stage performance by the Hong Kong Dance Company (2006) where Rosanne famously shaved bald for the role. The musical enjoyed a success which brought them to perform in Shanghai the following year.

Later in 2008, Race Wong's starring role as a pregnant new immigrant from China was a break away from her usual youthful image in the movie True Women for Sale which earned her a nomination for Best Supporting Actress in the 28th Hong Kong Film Awards (2009). Race is one of the very rare few Singaporeans to have been nominated in the Hong Kong Film Awards.

In 2010, Race Wong decided to step out of the limelight for a break. She took on a Masters of Business course to further her education and graduated with a Masters of Business majoring in Marketing from the University of Newcastle (Australia) in 2013. Concurrently in 2011, she made an unexpected career change into finance, taking on the role of Marketing Manager at Maybank Kim Eng Securities (Hong Kong). She was licensed with the Securities and Futures Commission to conduct equities trading.

The year she turned 30, Race Wong made a surprising move to relocate back to Singapore where her family is based. Together with her younger sister Rhonda Wong, she set up Anthill Realtors Pte. Ltd. in 2013 a real estate agency licensed with CEA. She then co-founded Ohmyhome Pte Ltd in 2015, a tech company focused on connecting buyers to sellers, landlords to tenants in real estate. When asked about her career move, Race said that she wanted to focus her attention on something that will provide more value to people, something on the opposite spectrum of her celebrity lifestyle.

She speaks fluent Cantonese, Mandarin, and English.

DiscographyEdit

AlbumEdit

  • 2006 2R 新歌+精選 (CD+DVD)/ The Best of 2R (CD+DVD)
  • 2005 2R Revolution
  • 2004 United R (1st Issue special edition Bonus VCD)/
  • United R (2nd Version)
  • 2003 Two of Us (3rd Version)
  • Two of Us (2nd Version)
  • Two of Us (AVEP)

Product SpokespersonEdit

  • 2008 Modern Beauty
  • 2006 Microworks Technology
  • 2005 Citicall
  • 2004 Biotherm
  • 2004 SAFA Mp3
  • 2004 2R Online
  • 2004 花花瘦身茶/ Fruity Flower Tea
  • 2003 Polaroid & Cool-iCam

Advertisements/CommercialsEdit

  • 2007 Fancl毛孔深層潔淨面膜 (Print Ad)
  • 2006 Microworks Technology
  • 2005 Citicall
  • 2005 Carlsberg
  • 2003 Biotherm
  • 2004 SAFA Mp3
  • 2004 2R Online
  • 2004 花花瘦身茶/ Fruity Flower Tea
  • 2003 靈格風 (平面)/ Linguaphone (Print Ad)
  • 2003 Baleno時裝 (平面)/ Baleno (Print Ad)
  • 2003 福林堂 (平面/TVC)/ Lin Fu Tang (Print Ad/TVC)
  • 2003 雅嘉護膚品 (TVC) (中國)/ Ya Jia Beauty Products (TVC)(China)
  • 2003 喜特龍波鞋—郭富城 (TVC) (中國)/ Xi Te Lung Running Shoes with Aaron Kwok (TVC)(China)
  • 2003 Fuji菲林 (平面)/ Fuji Film (Print Ad)
  • 2003 Pantene 洗頭水 (TVC)/ Pantene Shampoo (TVC)
  • 2003 Trendy Land 玩具連鎖店 (平面)/ Trendy Land (Print Ad)
  • 2003 生力啤 (男主角:周星馳)(TVC)/ San Miguel with Steven Chow (TVC)
  • 2003 Miryoku Skin Care (平面)/ Miryoku Skin Care (Print Ad)
  • 2003 環球英文精選碟"All My Loving" TVC/
  • UMG English Music Selections "All My Loving" TVC

Music videosEdit

  • 2007 張棟樑 – "錯了再錯"
  • 2003 Joakim – "Come into My Kitchen" MV (法國)/
  • Joakim – "Come into My Kitchen" MV (France)
  • 2003 黃凱芹 – 《易愛難收》/ Chris Wong – 《易愛難收》
  • 2003/3 郭富城 – "愛的動力"/"原動力" MV (中國) /
  • Aaron Kwok – "愛的動力" / "原動力" MV (China)
  • 2002 余文樂 -《還你門匙》/ Shawn Yue -《還你門匙》

AwardsEdit

Awards

  • 2003
  • Most Promising Newcomer (Group) – 26th Annual Top 10 Song of the Year Awards'
  • Most Explosive Newcomer (Group) – 2003 Metro Broadcasting Music Awards'
  • Best New Group Bronze Award – 2003 Hong Kong Commercial Radio Music Awards'
  • 2004
  • Most Popular Group Gold Award – 2003 TVB Top 10 Songs of the Year Awards'
  • Most Popular Group – 2004 Metro Broadcasting Music Awards'
  • 2005
  • Best New Actor (Race Wong – nominated) – 24th Annual Hong Kong Film Awards'
  • Best New Actor (Race Wong – nominated) – 42nd Golden Horse Film Awards'
  • 新城勁爆跳舞歌曲 新世界 – 2005 Metro Broadcasting Music Awards'
  • 2006
  • 新城勁爆創意表現大獎 – 2006 Metro Broadcasting Music Awards'
  • 2009
  • Best Supporting Actress (Race Wong – nominated) – 28th Hong Kong Film Awards'

FilmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Race Wong". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 12 April 2010.
  2. ^ "Race Wong". chinesemov.com. Retrieved 12 April 2010.

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