TV host Quan Yifeng's daughter Eleanor, 16, stars in Apple China commercial

TV host Quan Yifeng's 16-year-old daughter Eleanor Lee starring in Apple China's commercial. -- PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM YOUTUBE
TV host Quan Yifeng's 16-year-old daughter Eleanor Lee starring in Apple China's commercial. -- PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM YOUTUBE
TV host Quan Yifeng's 16-year-old daughter Eleanor Lee starring in Apple China's commercial. -- PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM YOUTUBE
TV host Quan Yifeng's 16-year-old daughter Eleanor Lee starring in Apple China's commercial. -- PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM YOUTUBE
TV host Quan Yifeng's 16-year-old daughter Eleanor Lee starring in Apple China's commercial. -- PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM YOUTUBE
TV host Quan Yifeng's 16-year-old daughter Eleanor Lee starring in Apple China's commercial. -- PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM YOUTUBE
TV host Quan Yifeng's 16-year-old daughter Eleanor Lee starring in Apple China's commercial. -- PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM YOUTUBE
TV host Quan Yifeng's 16-year-old daughter Eleanor Lee starring in Apple China's commercial. -- PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM YOUTUBE
TV host Quan Yifeng's 16-year-old daughter Eleanor Lee starring in Apple China's commercial. -- PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM YOUTUBE
TV host Quan Yifeng's 16-year-old daughter Eleanor Lee starring in Apple China's commercial. -- PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM YOUTUBE
TV host Quan Yifeng's 16-year-old daughter Eleanor Lee starring in Apple China's commercial. -- PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM YOUTUBE
TV host Quan Yifeng's 16-year-old daughter Eleanor Lee starring in Apple China's commercial. -- PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM YOUTUBE

SINGAPORE - Local TV host Quan Yifeng's daughter, Eleanor Lee, may follow in her mother's footsteps in showbiz. She is now playing the lead role in an Apple commercial in China.

In the 90-second clip, released on Apple China's website on Feb 1, the 16-year-old plays the role of a young girl who uses the tech giant's products to record a song for her grandmother. It is similar to Apple US' ad campaign, titled The Song, released during the December holiday period.

According to Lianhe Zaobao, the three-day shoot in Shanghai netted Eleanor a six-figure sum.

Acclaimed Hong Kong director Ann Hui had a hand in the commercial, which also involved award-winning cinematographer Christopher Doyle.

Eleanor was talent scouted thanks to her godfather, celebrity hairstylist and Monsoon Hair Group chief executive officer Addy Lee. He learnt about the opportunity through his showbiz contacts in China.

The teenager, currently studying at an international school in Singapore, rose to prominence after she appeared in a series of commercials and promotional pictures for Lee's new hair product last year.

 

说什么才好呢?我只能说 我真的太开心了

A photo posted by Eleanor Lee 李凱馨 (@eleanorleex) onJan 10, 2015 at 5:01am PST

 

很多的惊喜和感动,看到比自己高出三倍的照片!好开心哦!

A photo posted by Eleanor Lee 李凱馨 (@eleanorleex) onJan 10, 2015 at 1:32am PST

Quan, however, has insisted that studies come first for her daughter. She said in a TNP interview last year: "Even if she wants to be in showbiz in future, she cannot be a bimbo."

Lee, who regularly shares Eleanor's photos on his social media accounts, also revealed that he had been inundated with calls from Chinese variety show producers, including The Voice of China, about casting the teenager.

"I rejected them all, unless it's a commercial that is not too time-consuming - then we can consider," Lee told Zaobao. "She's only 16, we want her to complete her O levels and turn 18 before deciding on her career path."

 

准备出门啦

Eleanor Lee 李凱馨(@eleanorleex)发的照片 ·2015-01-31,21:30 PST

 

JB 马来西亚!明天 2.00PM 在SUTERA MALL 见!很期待见你们哦!

A photo posted by Eleanor Lee 李凱馨 (@eleanorleex) onJan 8, 2015 at 8:23pm PST

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