Christopher Dan


Age: 21
Height: 173 cm
Horoscope: Sagittarius
Education: University
Languages Spoken: English
Hobbies: YouTube, piano, fitness, dance, gung fu, guitar
Special Talents: Piano
Acting/ Singing Experience: None
Life Goal: Provide a living for my family and make them proud of me

  1. If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?
    I think it would be too selfish of me to decide only on one thing, but, I wish the world could be more peaceful.
  1. What is your perception of happiness and success?
    Knowing that my family is taken care of and provided for but also being able to spend quality time with them. Happiness and success is something shared with others.
  1. How can we make this world a better place to live in?
    Care for and look out for others. It’s as simple as taking the step to help someone in need no matter how big or small. Many people hesitate just because they fear an unpredictable or awkward situation, but one has to realize that compassion births compassion. Of course, there are exceptions to this, but one must not give up.
  1. How do you plan to contribute to the society if you win?
    As a Chinese Born Canadian, I want to help dissolve the misconceptions and difficulties between the western and eastern cultures. I want to help bridge the gap. Even as a Canadian, I have been a victim of racism several times over, but I believe it is simply something that can be fixed.
  1. What is the one change that you would like to bring in you?
    I want to hone my skills.
  1. Who is your favorite celebrity? If you get a chance to meet your favorite celebrity, where will you take him/her and how do you plan to spend the time?
    Donnie Yen. His gung fu and acting presence is amazing. He also knows how to breakdance. I’d like to simply spend a training session with him at the studio/combat hall.
  1. What is the role of youth towards the future development of the country/world?
    To ensure the well-being of the previous and future generations. This can be done in many ways. One must maintain his/her morals while also being able to adapt to the changing times.
  1. What is your greatest strength and how did it help you to become one of the finalists today?
    My dedication. I know my Cantonese was not very good since day one of the auditions, so I studied the scene back and forth, up and down. In the end, I had it memorized and tried my best.
  1. Who is the most inspiring person to you and why?
    My father. My father has never projected his rough upbringing on us and is always smiling. Even now, his goal has never changed: to see his children through their own successes and stabilities.
  1. What worries did you have before entering in the contest?
    My struggle with Cantonese. I missed out on the opportunity of learning Cantonese/Mandarin as a child, so I have to make the effort to learn now.
  1. What makes you happy and what makes you sad?
    A lot of things make me happy, because I’m generally just a cheery person. I think the thing that makes me happiest is when someone takes their time to talk to me without motive; I become even happier when they actually know about me and ask me how I am. There’s only a few things that make me sad, usually family related. When I watch movies where someone tries his/her best to provide for the family and is struck with misfortune, or when someone longs for the special people in their life makes me sad.
  1. What is the biggest mistake you have ever made in your life? What have you done to overcome it?
    The biggest mistake in my life was the time when I let my arrogance take hold of me. I took my dearest friends for granted because I was foolish. I abandoned them, and they were hurt. Only after I had gone through the same pain did I realize my stupidity. Never have I ever been so wrong in my life, yet they still forgave me. I will never let it happen again.
  1. Which drama is your favorite? Which character attracted your attention? Explain why.
    My favourite drama is Japan’s “Nobunaga Concerto”. The screenwriters and actors did an amazing job pulling it altogether as the story was very believable and the acting wasn’t forced nor cheesy. The main character is a high school student – Saburo – who gets sent back in time to the Warring States Period of Japan. Even though the world and culture in it has completely changed to what he is used to, he never gives in and sacrifices his own morals and sense of justice. He shows benevolence, comradery, and leadership. Something about Saburo’s unshaken willpower and morals really lights a spark in me. I greatly admire those who are powerful yet humble.
  1. If you get an opportunity to act in a movie/ TV drama/ show, what character would you like to be? Explain why.
    I would love to play any character strong and unyielding, yet elegant, tender, and gentle to the ones he cares for. A man that does not make enemies and fights only to protect. Maybe a policeman, ancient Chinese general, a martial artist, or even, simply, a family man.
  1. What are you looking to improve/gain from this contest?
    I’m looking to gain exposure for myself in Asia, not just with entertainment and career-related opportunities but also with my language and cultural exposure. It is, after all, my dream to eventually move and settle down in Asia.