19th September 2022 – (Hong Kong) The popularity of 36-year-old butcher in Tsuen Wan, Samuel Lai Sung-wai who shot to fame months ago has continued to fade. In beginning before he removed his mask in public, many housewives have visited his stall in the Tsuen Wan market to take photos as the masked butcher resembles local singer Aaron Kwok, Taiwanese singer Show Low and some even said that he looks like Anson Kong from popular boyband ‘ MIRROR’.
He made his official debut in mid-May as a ‘celebrity’ this year and has already shot a number of commercials with masks. In the latest commercial for Life Nutrition, he removed his mask to show his full facial features which surprised many fans. Many were disappointed that he was not as good looking as they thought him to be. Since the commercial was launched, his popularity has declined rapidly. The administrator of his fanpage has even stopped posting since 15th August. His agent and assistant have also remained silent and refused to respond to media enquiries since then.
It was reported by local media that he returned to his stall in Tsuen Wan 2 days ago at around 5pm and many still housewives continued to surround him but they were really there to shop. However, he refused to speak to reporters and responded that he was working. Another man also appeared and told the reporter present to call his agent instead. It is unsure if Lai has decided to return to his normal life as a butcher to end his 57-day career in the entertainment industry.