SLENDER Nancy Wu might not have the liver capacity to gulp down a half-yard of beer in a single sitting.
But there’s one thing she definitely doesn’t lack in her life – men.
The 27-year-old Hong Kong actress was in town last weekend, along with fellow TVB stars Kevin Cheng and Myolie Wu, to attend the finals of Beds Beer Battle 2009.
Held at Beds KTV Pub, the event was a competition to discover the fastest beer drinker in Singapore.
She watched in amazement as contestants effortlessly washed down beer at breakneck speed.
After the event, as the doe-eyed beauty sipped gracefully on champagne – clearly her preferred drink – with her colleagues, The New Paper took the chance to quiz her about recent rumours surrounding two male celebrities.
Yes, we’re talking about not one, but two men.
The first is boyish South Korean singer-actor Nathan Lee, 25, member of boyband TAKE and part of the cast of A Starry Night, the new subway drama slated to be screened at train stations in Singapore and China later this year.
Nathan and Nancy were dance partners in the second season of reality talent show Strictly Come Dancing, the Asian version of Hollywood’s Dancing With The Stars.
Their chemistry was undeniable as the pair waltzed, tango-ed and rhumba-ed their way to third prize in the competition, even scoring full marks on two occasions.
Nancy had no qualms about heaping praise on him.
‘I must say Nathan is indeed the best partner I’ve had at work so far,’ said Nancy with a grin.
‘It must be fate’s arrangement that we got to dance together on the show.
‘Somehow, we just clicked very well and were able to communicate with ease.
‘I give him a full 100 marks for his dedication and commitment.’
As for Nathan’s confession of love for her during an interview, she laughed and admitted that she initially found his affection ‘odd’, but eventually didn’t think too much about what he said.
‘He grew up in America and therefore is more Westernised and direct in his behaviour,’ she said.
‘We spent two months on the show and saw each other literally every day, so it’s inevitable that we became close as friends.
‘He’s now pursuing his career in mainland China, I do hope he comes back to Hong Kong some time though!’
Another of her rumoured beaus is goofy-looking 35-year-old fellow TVB actor Kenneth Ma
The Hong Kong media is rife with reports that the two got to know each other on Strictly Come Dancing.
According to reports, ‘sparks flew despite them being on different teams’ and they have ‘already been secretly dating for nearly a year’.
‘Ahh, it’s pure gossip, we are just very good friends,’ was Nancy’s calm reply.
She said, however, that Kenneth’s ‘down-to-earth disposition’ was one of his most attractive traits.
‘Who doesn’t like a man who is grounded and practical?’
Local fans with placards sporting her name were seen stationed outside Beds KTV as they patiently waited for her arrival at the Beer Battle event, which was by invitation only.
Last December, she bagged the Most Improved Actress award at TVB’s 41st Anniversary Awards, a sign that she had finally hit the big time after eight years in the television industry.
‘It’s great that my efforts have been recognised,’ said Nancy.
‘I’ve been very lucky too, to get the challenging part in (period drama) The Silver Chamber Of Sorrows where I got to play the fourth wife of veteran actor Paul Chun.
‘The character I portrayed in it was a vivacious hostess who spent much of her rough life in seedy nightclubs. It was definitely a refreshing change for me, as well as for my fans who have followed my career all this while.’
Credits: Tne New Paper, sChiZoO14 @ AF