She was just another pretty face, and then she went and played Popping Candy. Starting her career as a model, Dada Chan was mostly a gorgeous young woman whose astonishing cleavage got her cast in cameo roles in a handful of movies back in 2011. But then director Pang Ho-cheung saw something unique in her and made her the lead in his Vulgaria (2012) playing “Popping Candy” a young actress so desperate to be a star that she has no qualms about doing porn, which is pretty much what the Hong Kong press thought of Dada at the time. But she surprised everyone, digging down and finding the inherent sweetness, and cash register heart, of Popping Candy and, to the astonishment of the Chinese world, she won “Best Supporting Actress” at the Hong Kong Film Awards. And suddenly, Dada Chan is everywhere, her success as improbable as her character. Followed by the press her picture is on the front page of every newspaper: Dada Stops Traffic in Lan Kwai Fong! Dada Attends Banquet for Film Wrap! Dada Dresses Sexy to Get Courage! Dada Loses Weight! Like all the Kardashians in one, only with more talent, Dada Chan has taken Hong Kong by storm. Now it’s New York’s turn.