9th December 2023 – (Hong Kong) Candice Chiu, a 41-year-old former contestant of the Miss Hong Kong pageant in 2007, has recently embarked on a well-deserved vacation in the picturesque city of Santa Monica, USA. Known for her roles in popular TVB dramas, including the acclaimed series “Barrack O’Karma,” Chiu has gained recognition for her versatile acting skills and was affectionately dubbed the “Queen of Eccentric Characters.” However, behind her on-screen success lies a life of affluence and privilege. Chiu resides in a lavish unit atop The Peak, estimated to be worth a staggering HK$80 million.
Having dedicated 16 years of her career to TVB, Chiu has starred in numerous highly-rated dramas, captivating audiences with her exceptional performances. Nevertheless, despite her accomplishments, Chiu decided to bid farewell to the television station and explore new horizons. With no immediate plans for her professional future, she has chosen to indulge in a well-deserved extended break.
Chiu’s recent vacation photos shared on social media depict a carefree and joyful demeanour as she explores the renowned tourist attractions of Santa Monica. Netizens have expressed admiration for her ability to unwind and enjoy life to the fullest, contrasting her experience with the struggles faced by many working-class individuals.
Prior to her departure, Chiu portrayed the character of May in TVB’s long-running series “Come Home Love: Lo and Behold.” Despite her years of dedication to the industry and even winning the “Best Supporting Actress” award at the TVB Anniversary Awards, Chiu often found herself underutilized and longing for more substantial roles. This ultimately led to her decision to leave the television station.