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Singapore Women's Weekly (Singapore) - - INFORM -

Vic­to­ria Loke, 27, Ac­tress

Her turn as Fiona Cheng in last sum­mer’s break­out film, Crazy Rich Asians, was a role that bud­ding ac­tresses the world over would kill for. That it should go to some­one with rel­a­tively lit­tle pro­fes­sional screen ex­pe­ri­ence is tes­ta­ment to the draw that Vic­to­ria Loke has.

“I ac­tu­ally read for the role of Kitty Pong [played by Fiona Xie] so I was sur­prised to get Fiona in­stead be­cause I didn’t read for it, but I’m so happy with how it turned out. A few US agen­cies reached out to me af­ter­wards so I hope to do more in­ter­na­tional work now that I have a team rep­re­sent­ing me there,” says Vic­to­ria.

“Now that I’ve done this big com­mer­cial mo­tion pic­ture, I’m hop­ing to do some­thing less main­stream on the fes­ti­val cir­cuit that will chal­lenge me more as an ac­tor. I dream very big so I would love for a film where I’m the lead ac­tress to win an award like ‘Best Pic­ture’, that would be when I would con­sider my­self suc­cess­ful as an ac­tor.”

Ad­vo­cacy is some­thing else Vic­to­ria has on her mind now that she has a more vis­i­ble plat­form. She’s cur­rently work­ing on an on­go­ing art se­ries called #AsianGirl with the Sin­ga­pore Com­mit­tee for UN Women, which tack­les is­sues like the prob­lem­atic de­pic­tion of Asian women in the West.

VIC­TO­RIA WEARS RINGS AND BRACELET FROM STATE PROP­ERTY; DRESS FROM H&M; SHOES FROM MAJE.

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