Gillian Chung Yan-tung thought about killing herself - but only for a fleeting moment. The Canto-pop star's girl-next door image was shattered after explicit sex photos of her and actor-singer Edison Chen Koon-hei were posted on the internet last year, and her future career looked bleak. But, she said yesterday, 'If I died, all my problems will be passed on to the people around me, the people who care about me.' So she abandoned the idea, and picked herself up for a grand return to showbiz. Speaking to TVB general manager Stephen Chan Chi-wan on his show Be My Guest yesterday, Chung was the second victim of the scandal to break the silence, following actress Cecilia Cheung Pak-chi, who accused Chen of not protecting the victims as he promised in a television interview aired last week. Chung's long-awaited interview was shot yesterday at the Repulse Bay mansion of tycoon Albert Yeung Sau-sing, owner of Emperor Entertainment Group to which Chung belongs. Chung said that after the outbreak of the sex-photo scandal, she lost all her dignity. 'There's no privacy any more,' she said. 'I showed everything to everyone, and no matter what I do, I'll get the blame. But dignity is the most important.' Last February, when the scandal was still at its peak, Chung said that she was too naive and silly. A year later, she still has not changed the way she thought of herself - or her appearance; her dark straight hair was centre-parted, just like the way she looked a year ago. 'I blame myself for doing such a foolish thing,' she said, tearfully. When asked why she took the photos, Chung gave a puzzling answer. 'I don't know ... maybe I don't want to lose ...' But she did not elaborate on what she did not want to lose. After the outbreak of the scandal, Chung attempted to continue her work as usual, making an appearance on a TVB charity variety show, but it attracted more than 2,000 complaints from the public. Mr Chan said it accounted for a quarter of the total number of complaints the station received a year. 'I called my mother, and I cried really hard. I said to my mother, 'I'm exhausted. I can't stand it any more'. She was being very supportive and said, 'If you want to quit, then quit',' Chung said. Chung will make an official comeback next Tuesday as the regional ambassador for local fashion chain Bauhaus' TOUGH Jeansmith for which she will earn a seven-digit sum. A Bauhaus' spokesman said that the company approached Chung for the job in the middle of last year, believing her toughness and willingness to face challenges fitted with the brand's corporate image. The full interview will be aired on TVB Pay Vision on Saturday.