- POSTED: 01 Oct 2013 15:08
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Christine Kuo opens up about her recent weight gain and talks about how she is grappling with her 'weighty issues'.
SINGAPORE: She’s too fat, she’s too thin.
Hong Kong actress Christine Kuo says she can never tell what television viewers’ idea of her ideal weight is.
“Sometimes I feel I have slimmed down but they say it’s not slim enough.
“When I clearly gained weight, they say I have become slimmer,” joked Kuo, backstage during the StarHub TVB Awards show in Singapore on Saturday.
But there is no doubt which category she belonged to that evening.
Kuo, who was slim and lithe earlier this year, appeared almost matronly in black dress on Saturday, and seemed rather plump.
The 30-year-old actress revealed that she is indeed grappling with some ‘weighty issues’, and blamed her weight gain on her inability to take all the criticism about her in her stride.
“I got some negative criticism while I was still learning and getting used to the culture in Hong Kong.
“I didn’t know how to adjust my emotions and it caused my current situation,” said the Taiwanese Canadian former-beauty queen.
Kuo had been the target of some nasty tabloid reports claiming that she is the third party between Hong Kong singer-actor Aaron Kwok and his girlfriend Lynn Hung in April, and was criticised for her expanding waistline in July.
The actress did not elaborate about just what sort of negativity had upset her enough to cause her weight gain, but said the experience has made her stronger.
“It’s a learning journey. I’ve become a little braver,” said Kuo.
“If I face a similar situation next time… I’ll know how to face it.”
Kuo expressed that she has since taken up Muay Thai, and started watching comedy films to “fill myself with positive energy” in a bid to address the root cause of her situation, and reverse her weight gain.
The actress went on to point out that she isn’t too perturbed by her weight.
“I feel that women should be healthy and have shape, not be as skinny as a board,” said Kuo.
“A woman should look womanly.”