Retired Chui keen to come out to help launch old boss's new venture

PUBLISHED : Friday, 13 January, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 13 January, 2012, 12:00am


Primo is keen to show that it's more than just another modelling agency. The company, which opened its books on January 1, celebrated on Tuesday with a lavish party at The Mira hotel and a fashion show featuring 100 local models.

Socialite and former model Cathy Chui Chi-kay was on hand to support Paul Lau, her former manager and Primo co-founder.

'I had to come and show my support because he was my manager when I joined the business at the age of 14,' she said.

While the models paraded down the runway in couture evening gowns and diamond, mother-of-three Chui said she wasn't feeling brave enough to join them.

'Modelling has been fun, but now I haven't done it for a while I wouldn't dare take to the stage,' she said. 'I felt nervous when I heard the music. When I feel like modelling these days, I wear a pretty dress and walk around the house.'

Happily married to Martin Lee Ka-shing, son of Henderson Land boss Lee Shau-kee, Chui is still considered by many of her peers to be one of the most successful local models - on or off the catwalk.