Hong Kong Celebrity News
HONG KONG (CNN) - Hong Kong's own celebrity cat, Brother Cream, is a chubby white and tan feline who lives in a local convenience store. Brother Cream has thousands of social media followers, and fans who visit from around the globe want to know about everything from his bowel movements to public appearance schedule, owner Ko Chee-Shing said.
Like Grumpy Cat, Brother Cream has done commercials or promotions for major brands such as L'Occitane, Shu Uemura, Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) Xbox and Nikon (NINOY). Ads featuring his image are plastered across the city's public buses, airport baggage carts and subway stations. Groupies can buy handbags, stickers, books and folders with his image.
Brother Cream has been paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for his work, padding out a stellar five-page resume. So much money has flooded in that Ko started a non-profit to dole funds out for charitable purposes, including animal rescue and food aid programs.
His fame has even helped bring more customers to Ko's shop, one of the few remaining independent convenience stores in a market dominated by international chains 7-Eleven and Circle K.
Brother Cream, who initially did nuzzle a hello to this reporter, later declined to answer any questions in favor of a nap - in true celebrity fashion.
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