Former Hong Kong singer and model Chan Bobo Final Release
Bobo Chan Man-Woon is a former Hong Kong singer and model. She was also an actress in several movies and TV-series.
Bobo’s first movie role was in 1999’s Tempting Heart. In 2001, she debut her first CD, titled Shine. Between 2003 and 2005, she joined TVB and was featured in four of their dramas before parting ways. In between 2005 and 2008, Bobo reduced her involvement with acting and focused on other projects until the infamous leak of Edison Chen’s scandal photos affected her career.
In January and February 2008, explicit photos were found online involving Chan and Edison Chen. Compromising pics of Bobo privately posing nude, performing a fellatio, and intercourse with Edison were leaked over the internet. The scandal also involved Gillian Chung, Cecilia Cheung, and others. The photos badly affected Bobo’s career and personal life: strong public scrutiny, cancellation of media contracts, ending all product endorsements in her image, and the end of her engagement. Bobo went into seclusion along with those involved in the photos for over a year in hopes to return when public scrutiny has lessened. She traveled to the US for a time to avoid the media storm to find some peace; unfortunately, even after a year, it remained a permanent scar, constantly haunting their lives and careers.
Eventually, Gillian, Cecilia, and Edison made a successful return to the entertainment industry, however, Bobo never returned. Bobo decided to leave the entertainment industry and focus on managing a crystal gem shop, Crystal Jamming, in the summer of 2009. In a small public ceremony with some entertainment friends and press upon the opening of her crystal boutique in the North Point district of Hong Kong, she made it clear she’ll be leaving the entertainment industry to start a more quiet existence to avoid causing further trouble to the people closest to her. While her business is a success, her life is still threatened by reporters trying to get any information from her. Edison’s indiscretion continues haunt her despite being retired and the mere mention of Edison has been known to cause a dis-pleasurable reaction. Bobo continues to maintain her quiet existence despite the ongoing harassment of the media.