Benjamin has a dad who is a police officer. He also has a supportive mother and a younger sister. His younger sister is also his nominator for the School Grass competition in 1997 and for Mr. Hong Kong 2007.
Benjamin started his career when he won the Yes! Magazine's School Grass Contest (校草選舉) in 1997. He was later reached with a contact by model agencies and officially became a model. This opened many other opportunely as Benjamin went on to act in a number of movies and started in a Vitasoy Commercial in 1998. However in 2000, his popularity started to decrease and his last film was 香港處男. From then on Benjamin had little work and eventually he had to leave the industry in 2002. He went out to do shipping for many wedding parties and helped design the area. He went on to find a job in Causeway Bay as a marketing executive and competed in the 3rd Mr. Hong Kong contest to reenter the entertainment industry after leaving it in 2002.
Benjamin entered the contest as a local candidate. He was a big favorite in the competition due to his past background in commercials and films. During the preliminary and secondary interviews, he bought along a guitar to play, in which eventually made him to choose the guitar as his talent in the finals. After he was selected as #7 in the contest, there were rumors everywhere from newspapers to reporters circulating that he was a playboy and liked to play at night. Benjamin openly admitted to the deeds but said that the word playboy shouldn't be used to describe the deeds. He explained that he liked to form bands and play with his friends. There were new rules in the contest this year. One of them was the renaming of the groups. In 2005 and 2006, the contestants were grouped as Style and Fitness. However this year, the contestants who were 22 or younger were listed in the Young group and 23 or older were in the Mature group. Due to his age, he was in the Mature group formerly known as the fitness group. On August 11, 2007, he competed for the Mr. Hong Kong 2007 title. For the talent he chose to play and sing the song 浪子心聲 with a guitar. The song was originally sang by Samuel Hui. Afterwards he competed in swimsuit and interview. The interview question was also considered embarrassing as the topic was based on whether men liked sex. Benjamin openly admitted to liking both women and sex. Despite a good performance in the three competitions, he lost to #11 Hu Zhiwei for the Mature Group title. Despite this, Benjamin went on to win the Back to Life competition, an all new competition established by TVB to give a chance for the contestants who did not win a group title to get back into the competition and fight for the title. Benjamin went on to win the Mr. Hong Kong title after a strong performance in martial arts which was the last and final round of the top 3.
Talent Portion: 109 Votes (3rd place in Mature group)
Swimsuit: 292 Votes (1st place in Mature Group)
Total: 401 Votes (2nd place Overall in Mature Group)
Afterwards the bar chart was used to announce the winner of the Young and Mature group, the winner of the Back to Life competition, and the overall winner. The bar chart had 16 boxes and the one who had the most boxes filled up was the winner.
Interview: No votes were taken
Mature Group: All 16 boxes out of 16 filled. However there was a tie between Benjamin and #11 Hu Zhiwei in which Hu had all his boxes filled. However Hu had three more votes making him the Mature Group winner.
Back to Life Competition: All 16 boxes out of 16 filled.
Final competition between Young, Mature, and Back to Life winners: All 16 boxes out of 16 filled.