She’s marrying a Chinese language pop star: Torbay’s Hillary Simms on her life with Ricky Nan

She’s marrying a Chinese language pop star: Torbay’s Hillary Simms on her life with Ricky Nan

Have you ever ever questioned what it will be wish to marry a star? Hillary Simms of Torbay is about to seek out out.

You might not have heard of her fiancé, however in China, greater than a billion folks know his identify — and hers.

Simms is marrying Ricky Nan, a singer and actor from Wuhan, China. The pair bought collectively at Yale in 2017, the place they have been finding out music. However in 2018, Nan bought a cellphone name that will change each their lives.

“‘Mister Ricky, this can be a TV present known as Tremendous Vocal that we’re about to start out taking pictures in China,'” Nan mentioned, recounting the decision. “It is all about classical singers and musical theatre singers. And that is the primary ever TV present like that in China.”

Nan put his research on maintain to return to China and seem on the present. And that is when issues blew up.

A man and woman laugh as they walk, holding hands, down a snowy residential street.
Ricky Nan and Hillary Simms stroll down a St. John’s avenue. They might should get used to being acknowledged in public. (Amy Donovan/Submitted)

“That turned out to be a sensational TV present, and it type of went viral in China,” mentioned Nan.

“It went viral to the purpose that the place we’re strolling down the road in Toronto and we get acknowledged due to him,” mentioned Simms. 

An completed musician herself, Simms performs the trombone professionally and teaches at Memorial College’s faculty of music. After their upcoming marriage ceremony, the couple plans to relocate to Chicago, the place Simms has been accepted into the PhD program at Northwestern College. 

However the couple could should get used to being acknowledged whereas strolling down the road.

Click on the video above to listen to what occurred when Simms and Nan’s engagement images began popping up on Chinese language social media.

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