|Major Areas of Influence:||Taiwan, China|
|English Name:||Evonne Hsu|
|Birth Name||Yvonne Ming Hsu|
|Mandarin Name:||Xu Hui Xin|
|Cantonese Name||Hui Wai Yan|
|Birth Date:||December 5, 1979|
|Birthplace :||Longview Texas, USA|
|Family:||Father, mother, older and younger sister|
|Chinese Zodiac:||Goat (Earth)|
|Education||University of Texas at Austin|
|Languages Spoken:||English & Mandarin|
|Performs in:||Mandarin & English|
|Professions:||Singer, Dancer, Actress, songwriter|
|Record Company:||Universal Taiwan|
|Favorite Food:||Sushi, Western food, Chinese food, Italian food|
|Favorite Color:||white, purple and blue|
|Favorite Sport Acivity:||Dancing|
|Favorite Singers:||Sarah McLachlan, Tori Amos, Madonna, Sisqo, Babyface and Craig David|
|Favorite Bands:||Destiny’s Child, Erasure, Delerium|
|Favorite attire:||Casual type, jeans with t-shirt|
Evonne Hsu was born in the USA about five hours from Houston Texas in the small rural town of Longview.Named Yvonne Ming Hsu, by her parents, she attracted attention at an early age as one of the few Chinese girls in her town.
Evonne grew up with a love for singing and dancing but had chosen to major in psychology at the University of Texas at Austin when a musical arranger friend convinced her to make a demo tape of her singing
The friend took the tape to Taiwan, where one executive at Core Agency (now the director at Universal Music), was so impressed that he flew to Texas to sign Evonne certain that he has found a future star.
Since she was planning to visit her Grandparents in Taipei anyway, Evonne decided to meet with the executive team at Core to discuss a contract. The meeting must have gone well. With the consent of her parents, she spent a year in Taiwan working on her Mandarin language skills while Core secured a record contract with Universal Music
Universal invested heavily in her debut album “To Be Happy” (Kuai le Wei zhu), recording in the studio for over a month and sending her to Korea to shoot her music video with the same team who had worked with Boa, SES, and Shinhwa.
The album was released in January of 2002 and sold an impressive 100,000 copies in it’s first six months. She won the “Best Newcomer Award” from Hong Kongs TVB
Evonne has always taken care to present a straight, wholesome image. I want people to like me because of my music. And considering my fans are mostly students, I want to be a good role model so their parents will have a positive opinion of me, and buy more of my albums. When selecting outfits, Hsu tends to be conservative, I have this fear that too much will be exposed by accident. Fans may take pictures and upload them onto the Internet.In 2004 she tried out a slightly racier image. On her fourth Mandarin album “Happiness”, she blends elements of tango, jazz, rock and Latin dance beats. In the music video, Da Feng Chui (Strong Wind Blowing), she wears her most revealing outfit to date – a pair of shorts. “I didn’t like it one bit as it was the first time I wore short pants. The pants also hampered dancing. This is the last time I am exposing myself like that,” she said.