Aimee Chan or Aimee Chan Yan Mei (Traditional Chinese: 陳茵媺), born on April 1, 1981 in Toronto was Miss Hong Kong 2006.
Aimee was born in Toronto, Canada. Her parents were born in Hong Kong. She began her modeling career at the age of 16. After high school, Aimee studied at the Ontario College of Art and Design. She graduated at the age of 23 and became a Graphic Designer. One year later, she entered a modelling competition and won the title. Later she competed in her first beauty pageant.
Miss Chinese Toronto 2004
Competing with 9 other delegates in the Miss Chinese Toronto Pageant 2004, she did not place in the top 3. (The eventual winner of the pageant was Lena Ma, who failed to make the top 5 of the Miss Chinese International 2005 pageant.) Aimee was seen as one of the favorites to win the night of Miss Chinese Toronto finals. She later started to host Toronto's What's On tv show at Fairchild.
Miss Hong Kong 2006
After losing in the Miss Chinese Toronto pageant, she competed in the Miss Hong Kong Pageant
in 2006. Though coming from Toronto, she went back to Hong Kong to compete. She made the top 21 of the Hong Kong group. After going into camp for 5 days training in Group C, she made the top 16. After filming with Se7en
in Korea, she competed on August 12, 2006 for the title. Though being a favorite, there were negative reports circulating about plastic surgery
. Despite this she won the crown, audience favourite and won the Miss International Goodwill title as well.
Miss World 2006
As the Miss World Organization no longer accepts runner ups as contestants in the Miss World
pageant, Aimee was asked to compete in the Miss World 2006
pageant in Warsaw
. However Aimee did not compete in Miss World 2006 due to overage.
Miss Chinese International 2007
On January 2007, Aimee competed in the Miss Chinese International 2007
pageant, representing Hong Kong. Had she won the Miss Chinese Toronto 2004 title, she would have represented Toronto at Miss Chinese International 2005. This time around she represented Hong Kong. She was a favorite to win the title and was excepted to at least make the top 5. However due to an average performance in the finals, she placed in the top 10 only. Aimee became the fourth Miss Hong Kong to not place in the top 5, after Winnie Yeung
in 1996 and her predecessor,(Hoyan Mok)1994 Tracy Ip
in 2006. The pageant was eventually won by Sarah Song
After Miss Hong Kong
Upon winning Miss Hong Kong, Aimee was signed by TVB
and began a career in television, initially starting in MC duties at large charity shows, award shows and other live broadcasts. In 2007 Aimee was featured in TVB's Children's Music Awards. Upon passing her crown, Aimee reaffirmed her interest in design - stating that she intends to work on her own brand in the future. She is currently filming her second TV drama series, the highly acclaimed tv drama series: Best Selling Secrets.
Catch Me Now
as Nana (2008)
Best Selling Secrets (joined the cast in April 2008)
The Academy III (2008)
Burning Flame III (2008)