PAN LINGLING: Never saw illness as shocking
Local actress Pan Lingling battled breast cancer in private last year, only to break the news to the public in March this year.
The 44-year-old mother of two, who is now cancer-free, even released photos of herself with little or no hair to the media during a press conference in April, where she talked about her illness.
Many shocked TNP readers sent their well-wishes and described her as a strong warrior on our Facebook page.
When told about her nomination, Pan said: "I am shocked that I am nominated for Shocker of the Year.
"I never thought it (the illness) as being too shocking."
She added: "I decided to come out and talk about it as I wanted to inspire and encourage people since I am cancer-free now.
"I've had chemotherapy patients coming up to me on the streets to share their stories, and I have given them some advice."
I am shocked that I am nominated for Shocker of the Year. I never thought it (the illness) as being too shocking.
- Pan Lingling