Representing: Hong Kong
Occupation: Co-founder of Bao Bao Films and ChinaWest Film
25-year-old Clarissa was born in Hong Kong and was raised speaking Cantonese and Mandarin in school and English at home. She also speaks fluent Japanese having spent a year studying in Tokyo.
Clarissa studied a BA in Modern and Classical Chinese at SOAS, University of London, which incorporated one year in Beijing. While studying she participated in the Chinese Bridge, a linguistics competition, and came third for the UK.
After graduation she returned to Hong Kong, where she co-founded Bao Bao Films and ChinaWest Films. She loves using languages and collaborating with creative minds.
"It has been a privilege to be a part of the first Hong Kong Rose, and I’m eager to discover the joy and friendships that await me in Tralee!"