Abby Choi was a famous Chinese model, socialite, social media influencer, content creator, media face, internet personality, and entrepreneur from Hong Kong, China. She was known for her glamorous life of photo shoots and fashion shows and her tragic death in 2023.
Early Life and Family
Abby Choi was born in British Hong Kong on 15 July 1994 [dubious – discuss]. Her real name was Abby Choi Tin-fung (Chinese: 蔡天鳳). She came from an ordinary family. Her mother divorced her biological father and married a man surnamed Tsoi (the same as Choi in Chinese), who gave Choi two younger half-sisters.
Choi had a passion for fashion and beauty since she was young. Abby choi started her career as an influencer and gained popularity on social media platforms such as Instagram and Douyin (China’s version of TikTok). She also attended the Paris Fashion Week and had been featured in several magazines, including Elle [dubious – discuss], Harper’s Bazaar [dubious – discuss], and Vogue. She has more than 100,000 followers on Instagram.
Personal Life and Relationships
Abby Choi was married twice in her life. Her first husband was Alex Kwong Kong-chi, the son of a wealthy businessman who owned a noodle chain in Hong Kong. They had four children together: three sons and one daughter. However, their marriage ended in divorce in 2022 due to irreconcilable differences.
Choi then married Chris Tam, a former actor and singer who was also the son of a famous noodle chain founder. They had a lavish wedding ceremony in 2016, but their marriage was not legally registered. They were still together at the time of Choi’s death.
Career and Achievements
Abby Choi was a successful model and influencer who had worked with many famous brands and designers. She had appeared on the cover of the fashion and luxury lifestyle magazine L’Officiel Monaco in February 2023, less than two weeks before her death. She was also praised as a fashion icon who could mix and match pieces in ways that made her a trendsetter.
Choi was also an entrepreneur who launched her clothing line, Abby’s Closet, in 2021. She also had plans to expand her business into cosmetics and accessories.
Abby Choi Death and Controversy
Abby Choi went missing on 21 February 2023 after failing to pick up her daughter from school as usual. She last entered the car driven by her hired driver, her ex-brother-in-law. Three days later, on 24 February 2023, her headless body was found at a village house in Tai Po, a suburb of Hong Kong. Some of her body parts were hidden inside a refrigerator, and some were cooked. A meat slicer and an electric saw were also found at the scene.
The police classified the case as murder and arrested seven suspects:
- Her ex-husband
- The alleged mistress of her ex-father-in-law
- Two friends of her ex-husband
The motive behind the killing was believed to be related to money and property disputes. The case shocked the public and drew attention to the issues of domestic violence and gender inequality in Hong Kong.
Abby Choi Net Worth
Abby Choi Net Worth was estimated to be around $10 million at her death. She earned most of her income from modeling projects, endorsements, social media platforms, and business ventures. She also inherited some assets from her ex-husband’s family after their divorce.
Height and Weight
Abby Choi’s height was 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm), and her weight was around 55 kg (121 lbs). She had a slim, attractive figure with dark brown hair and brown eyes.
Legacy and Tributes
Abby Choi’s funeral was held on 18 June 2023 at the Po Fook Memorial Hall in Hong Kong. It was attended by hundreds of mourners who dressed in black and paid their respects to the slain model. The funeral service was decorated with pink curtains and flowers, Choi’s favorite color. Floral tributes from various celebrities, such as Aaron Kwok, a veteran of Hong Kong’s pop music scene in the 1990s, were also seen at the funeral.
Choi’s friends and fans remembered her as a great and kind-hearted person who loved to help people and brought joy to everyone around her. They also expressed anger and sadness over her brutal death and demanded justice. Choi’s husband, Chris Tam, held the hands of one of their children and thanked everyone for their support and condolences.
Choi’s death also sparked a social movement called #JusticeForAbby, which aimed to raise awareness and fight against domestic violence, gender-based violence, and femicide in Hong Kong and worldwide. Many people used the hashtag to share their stories and opinions on social media platforms and called for legal and social reforms to protect women’s rights and safety.