This year will be…
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.