Celest Chong

Celest Chong is a Singaporean actress, singer and former cover model who is currently based in Canada.

Celest Chong
Born (1974-12-25) 25 December 1974
OccupationSinger, actress
Years active2000–present
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese張玉華
Simplified Chinese张玉华


Chong began her acting career as a secretary in Eric Khoo's Stories about Love performing a Turkish inspired belly-dance. She also sang the show's theme song, "Sorry, My Love".[1] Later, she moved on to Channel 5's sitcom, Making Love, in which she played a sultry receptionist named Pamela. She later played the character of a child social worker in the Channel 8 television drama, You Light Up My Life. She sang the theme songs for the new show, which were on Singapore's top music charts for four weeks.

In 2001, Chong signed with Universal Music and launched a solo album Belong to Myself. In December 2002, her second album Celest, was released in Singapore, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong and Malaysia. Chong then left MediaCorp and Singapore for Taiwan to work in the Taiwanese entertainment industry where she released her third album, Snowflakes in 2004. While in Taiwan, she also acted as a reporter in C'est La Vie, starring the Taiwanese actor Lin Youwei. She recorded her fourth album, Little Happiness, in 2006.[2]

In 2007, Chong moved to Guiyang in China to film Acalea Blossoms. Two years later, she again moved back Singapore because of a family emergency.[3]

Chong has appeared on dozens of magazine covers including Her World, Vogue, Elle, Citta Bella and FHM. She has modelled[4] around the world for various print advertisements. She was voted one of the Top 100 most beautiful women in the world by FHM and The Sexiest Woman in Singapore by International Media with her five Ss - Sunshine Sweet, Smile, Sexy & Song. She was also voted No.1 in the Singapore Most Sexy Women's Survey on Citta Bella.

Personal life

Chong relocated to Canada in 2009. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, and works at The Characters Talent Agency in Toronto. She may be releasing a new film around 2015.[5]


  • Making Love (2000) sitcom: (Singapore- [MCS] Channel 5) – supporting actress
  • You Light Up My Life (2001): (Singapore) - rated No. 1 by audience – leading lady
  • All's Well, Ends Well (2001): (Hong Kong - Aisatvro) - leading lady
  • Stories About Love (2002): (Singapore) – guest appearance and soundtrack
  • Feel 100% (2002): (Hong Kong) – guest appearance
  • Together Whenever (2003): (China & Singapore) with the Chinese actor Hu Bing – leading lady
  • Hi-Fly (2004): (Asia) – leading lady
  • Proud of Twins (The Invincible Duo)' (2004): (Asia) – guest appearance
  • Zero (2004): (Singapore) – leading lady
  • Love Young Man (2006): (Asia) – leading lady
  • Dui Juan Hua Kai (2007): (China) – leading lady and soundtrack
  • Crime Busters x 2 (2008): (Singapore - [MCS] Channel 8) – guest appearance
  • Red Thread (2009): (Singapore - [MCS] Channel 5) – leading lady
  • Your Hand in Mine (2009–2010): (Singapore - [MCS] Channel 8) – supporting actress
  • The Man in the Shadows (2015): (Canada) – guest appearance
  • The Umbrella Academy (2019): (America) – guest appearance


Chong's former singing career included being the lead singer in the all-female band Jungk, produced by Malcolm McLaren in 1998.[6] She also sang "Voice of an Angel" for McLaren. On National Day she sang "Stand Up for Singapore". She was also the lead singer for a song called "Earth Song" regarding environmental awareness. For the film Stories About Love, she sang the title track "Sorry My Love". For the drama series You Light Up My Life, she sang the theme song "Distance" which was No. 1 on the Yes 933 Pop Charts. Chong was voted No. 1 for Most Captivating Voice on Singapore Press Holdings, Asiaone.com.

After a twelve-year absence from music, Chong released her first English solo single "I Got Him" on 31 August 2018, a heavy reggae-influenced upbeat song written by herself and Omar Martinez. She released a beautiful ballad titled "Masterpiece" on 14 February 2019.


  • Belong To Myself (2001)
  • Celest (2002)
  • Snow Flakes (2004)
  • Little Happiness (2006)


  • "Earth Song" (2000)
  • "I Got Him" (2018)
  • "Masterpiece" (2019)


  1. "Celest Chong shows off her dark side". MediaCorp. Archived from the original on 22 October 2006. Retrieved 12 November 2010.
  2. "Back in the limelight". DivaAsia. Archived from the original on 24 February 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2010.
  3. "Beauty unmasked". DivaAsia. Archived from the original on 10 July 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2010.
  4. "Celest Chong's sexy Burning Man outfits". The New Paper. 27 August 2015. Archived from the original on 1 December 2015. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  5. "Celest Chong's New Canadian Political Thriller Drama". Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  6. "USA: THE LATEST GIRL BAND, JUNGK, SET TO STORM THE CHARTS". reuters.screenocean.com. 17 February 1998. Archived from the original on 6 April 2019. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
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