Joji Yoshida
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Friday - April 14, 2006
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Actress Mei Sze Choo is on her way up
Actress Mei Sze Choo is on her way up

Introducing: Mei Sze Choo, whom I saw at an audition and knew she had talent even before she spoke her lines. Her name is pronounced May-zee, and she currently studies acting with Stan Egi at UH-Manoa.

She’s originally from Malaysia, and performed in stage productions since grade school. Getting discovered does happen in this industry, as it has for Mei Sze. A modeling agent spotted her and she’s been active in doing commercials and print ads. Her favorite movie is Memoirs of a Geisha starring Zhang Ziyi, Gong Li, Michelle Yeoh and Ken Watanabe. Mei Sze is a former cheerleader for team Malaysia, which won at the 2005 cheerleading competition in her region. Her talents include dancing ballet, hip hop, public speaking and singing. Next up for Mei Sze is landing a leading role in an independent film ...

Sharon Cavin is originally from San Francisco and started her modeling career in Japan. When she relocated to Hawaii, she landed a role in Hawaii 5-0, eventually leading up to another local series called Magnum P.I. Fast forward to now and you can find her at the Kathy Muller Talent Agency. Sharon handles the actors’ and models’ business with international clients. As a teen she was involved in theatre productions in school. Her background in the performing arts is definitely an asset to the talent she promotes. Her hobby is watercolor painting, and I can see her essence in the portfolios of the models ...

The awards keep on coming for ABC mega-hit series Lost! The show recently garnered the 2006 Golden Laurel Award given by the Producers Guild of America. Congratulations to producers J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof, Jack Bender, Bryan Burk, Carlton Cuse and Jean Higgins. Lost created numerous opportunities for local crew and talent that hasn’t been seen since the days of Hawaii 5-0 and Magnum P.I. Actress Jean Simon discovered a local Lost fan site created by Ryan and Jen Ozawa. You can become a member of the group at: www.hawaiilost.com. I became an official member last week. Check it out ...

Travelling with the Crown Royal Racing Team for NASCAR is Gerard Elmore. His last stop was in Memphis, visiting Elvis Presley‘s mansion. Leaving Graceland behind must have been a heartbreaker for him. Those new to the adventures of Gerard: He’s an award-winning director and a proud alumnus of Campbell High School. His faves include actors Christopher Walken, Johnny Depp and filmmakers Shinichiro Miki and Katsuhito Ishii. Gerard has created legions of fans not just locally, but internationally. Currently in Dallas, he can’t wait to get back home to resume his filmmaking career. Hawaii will always be here for him ...

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