International award-winning actress Maggie Cheung 张曼玉, Olay Ambassador and ardent Olay loyal user made her first appearance in Singapore in her capacity as Olay Ambassador since 2003 at Capella Hotel, Sentosa .
The iconic talented actress was crowned Miss Hong Kong 1st Runner-up in 1983 and catapulted to fame acting with Jackie Chan in Police Story 1 and in multi award winning films like As Tears Goes By, Centre Stage, Comrades: Almost a Love Story, Irma Vep , Soong Sisters, In the Mood for Love and 2046 to name a few.
BeauteRunway was excited to get up close and personal with Maggie Cheung, just a couple of metres from her, a picture of epitome of timeless beauty with her youthful elegance at the final day of P&G Beauty Debate.
I was in awe of Maggie Cheung – totally star struck and how she have grown through the years from a newbie in comedian films like Happy Ghost which i watched as a child, Soong Sister when i was a student ( i still have the framed movie poster in my room) till now an accomplished multi-awarding winning stellar actress and superstar, warm and amicable.
Maggie revealed how Olay’s philosophy “Challenge What’s Possible” connects to her experiences in breaking new boundaries in life, career, beauty and skincare in fluent English. She hopes that millions of women around the world will be inspired and embrace the Olay Philosophy “ just like how Olay has done for me.”
With ‘normal’ teeth, she was cast in her first of many collaborations with film director Wong Kar-wai 王家衛, with ‘As Tears Go By’ as the movie that truly began her serious acting career, followed by film director Stanley Kwan“CentreStage” in 1992.
Maggie Cheung was also the first Asian actress to win the Best Actress title at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival In Clean as Emma, as well as in Centre Stage as 阮玲玉 at 42nd Berlin International Film Festival and Chicago International Film Festival, challenging what’s possible in her career.
In the area of Challenging What’s Possible in her personal life, Maggie Cheung in recent years shifted her focus from serious acting to philanthropy to contribute more for the society. She co-founded the Olay Women Innovation and Dream Fund in 2008, funded by Olay and the Soong Ching-Ling Foundation to sponsor 10 university students to help them realise their dreams.
She also became the first-ever Chinese ambassador for UNICEF China in 2010, using her celebrity status to bring aid to children in need.
Her secret to Challenge What’s Possible in Beauty and Skincare is having the right skincare for your skin. "Pick your skincare and use like 5 core items from the same brand. When you have picked the products you love as the right base, you can mix and match 1 or 2 products with other brands”.
"With your skin in tiptop condition, you won’t have to spend too much time on your makeup, do the things you love and don’t worry about a wrinkle, especially when you can be doing something meaningful and contributing back to society with that same amount of time.' Words of Wisdom indeed.
Maggie Cheung with Marie, Ellie Xie, P&G Country CEO , Vince Hudson, General Manager AAIJK Skin & Personal Care and Franchise Leader Safeguard, Camay and Rahul Asthana, Associate Marketing Director, Skin & Personal Care.
Olay, founded in 1949 is the world’s number one facial skincare brand with its breakthrough ,and product innovations including Regenerist and White Radiance, have pushed the boundaries of skincare research and listened to the everchanging needs and wants of women across the world, Challenge What’s Possible. Brand Ambassadors includes Maggie Cheung in Asia, Carrie Underwood in the United States and Thandie Newton in the UK.
Maggie was presented with a Swaroski Dragon, which is her zodiac sign.
A special exhibition zone showcasing Olay’s innovative cell care technology were also featured at the Olay Beauty Event, part of P&G Beauty Debate 2012.
Olay Senior Scientist David Khoo and guest speaker, Dr. Cheong Wai Kwong, a private practice consultant dermatologist also provided an insight into how Olay products were developed and formulated - from intimate insights to innovative products at the interactive show-and-tell session and how Olay has continually led the way to raise the bar for skincare science and true innovation, counting a myriad of established women and loyal users among its fans.
Olay skincare and beauty regimen including award winning skincare range like Olay Total Effects, Olay Regenerist and Olay White Radiance are available at all major department stores, Watsons, Guardian and leading supermarkets in Singapore and worldwide. In additional Olay Professional Pro-X and Natural White are available only at selected countries currently. Check out Olay FaceBook for more updates.