Stephanie Ho - From Putting Green to Pop Star
Top Hong Kong amateur golfer and singing sensation Stephanie Ho takes time out to talk to Joey Mok
The Voice, like golf, is a competition, did you enter with the sole intention of winning, or was it just a platform to showcase your ability?
In the beginning, my only thought was that I had gained an audition. I felt that it was already an honour to have three stars listen to my voice when I had my first audition. I have now signed a contract to be a singer with TVB and this is a chance for others to understand me better and for me to spread positive messages. Apart from the actual singing contest, we also learnt a lot from the concert and other functions. Also, there will be another group of contestants coming out of the second season of The Voice which will lead to greater competition and challenge us to improve.
Do you feel you are now leading a celebrity lifestyle?
I don't often think about it like that. It is only a year after the contest so it is really difficult to say I am now leading a celebrity lifestyle. I am still singing, the only thing that is special is that I have more platforms at my disposal than others as I have functions and concerts to keep myself in the public eye. I always felt hesitant about the field of entertainment because of its instability of work. However, there are 20 of us participating in The Voice, the atmosphere is very harmonious. Everything becomes simpler because we act as a team and we support each other. When it comes to decision making, you can't think whether you have the ability to do the job, whether you will have stable work, you just have to move on.
Written by Joey Mok
Photography by Charles McLaughlin
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