VINCCI CHEUK WAN-CHI, a.k.a GC Goo Bi, is the crown princess of Hong Kong youth culture. At 22, the radio DJ enjoys a highly successful career in broadcasting, publishing, script writing and film directing. Last week, Cheuk's simple teenage love story Merry-Go-Round was named best screenplay at the Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards. However, it is her ability to speak the language of her vast teen following and her edgy attitude that had made GC Goo Bi a household name. 'I know what I want to say,' Cheuk said. 'Many youngsters complain about the lack of channels to express themselves, but do they know what they want to say? They hold back even if they are offered an opportunity.' Born to a traditional Chinese family, the young DJ has always been a little 'different'. She bought her first record when she was 11 and had enough personality at 13 to be a finalist in a DJ recruitment contest organised by Commercial Radio, which later hired her. However, her mother was less worried about her daughter's pierced nose than the fact that the young Cheuk had no interest in singers such as Andy Lau Tak-wah and Jacky Cheung Hok-yau. 'I played a lot of Gothic music at home - my mother thought that I'd joined a cult,' Cheuk said. 'I had to explain to her that this was a style of music that I liked. 'When I first started working, having a career [in broadcasting] wasn't on my mind. I thought it was just good fun to hang around [at the radio station] every Sunday.' Earning extra pocket money and public recognition did her no harm. It was not until she graduated from Shung Tak Catholic English College, with 16 HKCEE points under her belt, that she worked full time for the radio station. Cheuk started out reading out weather reports before assisting the then-most popular Commercial Radio show hosts SoftHard Kids - Jan Lamb Hoi-fung and Eric Kot Man-fai. 'At that time [the station] needed someone to host a programme. My bosses asked me why I deserved the opportunity. I answered: 'Because I'm a teenage girl and you are not!' The next day I got my own show,' Cheuk said. That marked her steady and quick ascent to stardom. She strung together four random syllables - GC Goo Bi - and made that the title of her show. The title stuck among teenagers and soon became her alias. Her many talents have brought her the opportunity to be a newspaper columnist and, most recently, write a book - Dare To Shy - a collection of articles about her views on life. Her Merry-Go-Round script, an adaption of a radio drama of the same name,was nominated for best screenplay at the Golden Horse Awards in Taiwan. Looking back, Cheuk admitted that she has led an extraordinary life. 'I'm grateful for what I have achieved so far, but there are things I still haven't tried,' she said. 'I would like to study overseas, probably psychology, philosophy or literature in New York. I have not had a normal school life since I finished primary school. 'I want to know how it feels like to live in a dormitory. But now is not yet the time.'