Kate Pang’s life story thus far reads like a movie script. Her parents divorced when she was at a young age and she grew up under the care of her grandmother. She moved out to live on her own at 16, and went into the modelling industry. A stroke of luck led to her being talent casted to join Mediacorp and she has since built a career and a family here in Singapore. She has established as an actress and host, is a loving wife to fellow actor Andie Chen, and is known to be a forward-thinking mother of two adorable cherub looking kids.
It is hard to remember a time when Kate Pand wasn’t a mum. Being a mummy has become so much a part of her identity, especially after she established Kandie network with her husband. Just take a look at her social media accounts, you will find more photos for her little ones than her.
Of course, it wasn’t always this way. Back in Taiwan, Kate has already established herself in the modelling industry, but she was keen on moving into acting. As fate would have it, she got talented spotted by Mediacorp agents in Taiwan, and signed a contract to act here in Singapore in 2011.
She didn’t take too long to do well, clinching the Best Newcomer award in 2012 at the annual Star Awards and she was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress award at the 2013 Asian Television Awards. She also made a name for herself as a great TV host.
And in the midst of all these career-defining moments, she and Andie stunned everyone by announcing that they were getting married and expecting.
Kate has certainly eschewed the norms when it comes to being a celebrity and a mum. While most in Asia would still find it taboo to be pregnant before marriage, Kate was very open that she was only getting married because there was a bun in the oven already. Another way that she has done things differently: being open about her pregnancy and not shielding her kids from the limelight.
She even shared the birthing video of her second kid, Avery, for everyone to see.
Like how she has tackled everything that has happened in her lift, she has taken motherhood by the horns and become quite the inspirational mum. She has said: “I love being a mother…. Being a mum gives me such a sense of achievement. It helps that I love interacting with kids too. And she shares the knowledge that she has acquired with other mums and mum-to-be through Kandie Network.
This mama is resilient too. She suffered a miscarriage after she had her firstborn Aden in 2014, and didn’t let on that anything had happened, continuing with her hosting duties for an awards ceremony that took place just days after. It was only after that did she let the media in on what had happened. On going back to work so quickly after She shared about going back to work so quickly after her miscarriage: “When I am doing my work, I forget about my personal problems. However, I was physically tired on that day as I just had the surgery a few days earlier.”
On going back to work so quickly after She shared about going back to work so quickly after her miscarriage: “When I am doing my work, I forget about my personal problems. However, I was physically tired on that day as I just had the surgery a few days earlier.”
As to why she was so open about the miscarriage, the mum said: “I know there are many mothers out there who are sad about losing their babies. I want to use my experience as an optimistic way of encouraging these mums and letting them know that it’s nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed about.”
She bounced back after that when she welcomed her daughter Avery in 2016, and from how she posts about her two bubs on her social media feeds, it’s obvious how much she adores them.
As much as she loves acting and hosting, and wants to get back to work, this devoted mummy will not let it get in the way of her being a mum, as that’s what her priority is, her kids. However, we don’t think that will be a concern and fully expect this multi-talented mum to continue to achieve great things. We can’t wait to see what she does next!