Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong has welcomed the
hugely popular, beautiful, and multi-award winning actress and
singer, Karen Mok, as the latest celebrity fan for the group’s
multi-million dollar global advertising campaign, “He’s a
Fan/She’s a Fan”.
Ms Mok was presented with a signed copy of her photograph
for the campaign, taken by the group’s portrait photographer, Mary
McCartney, who photographs each celebrity in a location of their
choice which, for them, best represents a feeling of well-being.
“We are particularly delighted to welcome Karen,
a Hong Kong-born, internationally renowned performer here at our
flagship hotel and the birthplace of Mandarin Oriental’s brand.
Her phenomenal talent and grace is well known and she will be an
asset to our award-winning campaign, which celebrated its tenth
anniversary in 2010. By focusing on celebrities who clearly
appreciate the finer things in life, we have been able to show the
quality of our hotels in a far more interesting way than
traditional hotel advertising,” said Jill Kluge, Mandarin Oriental
Hotel Group’s Director of Brand Communications.
For Mandarin Oriental’s campaign, Karen Mok was photographed in
Milan, outside the historic Casa Degli Omenoni. Karen has been a
big fan of the city ever since she was a student there, and has
expressed her delight that Mandarin Oriental is opening a hotel in
the city in 2013. Her favourite hotel in the group currently is
Mandarin Oriental, Paris.
In appreciation of their support, the group
makes a donation to each celebrity’s individual choice of charity.
Karen Mok’s charity of choice is Animals Asia Foundation.
A winner of the Hong Kong Outstanding Students
Award, Karen, who speaks English, Cantonese, Mandarin, French and
Italian also won a two-year scholarship to complete her secondary
studies at the United World College in Italy. She then went on to
read Italian Literature at London University before returning to
Hong Kong to embark on a career in entertainment.
Ms. Mok has
enjoyed phenomenal success in Asia since making her acting debut in 1993. Internationally recognized, Karen has appeared in nearly 40 films
including Shaolin Soccer, one of the highest-grossing films in Hong Kong’s history. Mok has recently completed filming Ekachai
Uekrongtham's English-language thriller The Coffin which opened at
No.1 at the Box Office in Thailand.
In the field of
music, she was the first female artist from Hong Kong to win
Taiwan's prestigious Golden Melody Award (equivalent to the Grammy
Award in the Mandarin music market), and is an accomplished
recording artist, with 14 albums released to date.
Karen Mok joins Mandarin Oriental's 23 existing
fans: Kevin Spacey, Christian Louboutin, Sophie Marceau, IM Pei,
Lance Armstrong, Michelle Yeoh, Jane Seymour, Kenzo Takada, Jerry
Hall, Vanessa Mae, Vivienne Tam, Barry Humphries, Frederick Forsyth, Darcey Bussell, Bryan Ferry, Liam Neeson, Helen Mirren,
Maggie Cheung, Sigourney Weaver, Sir David Tang, Harry Connick
Jr., Hélène Grimaud and Sa Ding Ding.
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