Mia is one of the main protagonists of the Candy Series and a member of Candy JEM. She is Joni's best friend since kindergarten. Together, they befriended Emilia while training for a singing competition. She designed Candy Meow, The mascot of Candy JEM as a symbol of the friendship between herself, Joni and Emilia. She is also skilled at handicrafts, which is the main reason why she wants to become a fashion designer in the future.
Not much is known about Mia's past other than the fact that she befriended Joni Liu since they were in kindergarten, and are best friends are since then.
Mia has a striking resemblance to her mother, she is a fair skinned young girl in her late tweens (11 years old). She has olive green eyes and blonde hair that reaches her lower back and bears a striking resemblance to her mother. She has a slender figure and is the tallest among Joni and Emilia (As shown in the 12th book).
Like almost all of the other characters, Mia does not consistently wear the same type of clothes or keeps the same type of hairstyle, but she is often seen with her sidelocks tied up in forms of braids.
Mia is considered to be cute and attractive by most kids around her age. Her ideal good looks make her admirable and even being liked among her male schoolmates.
Mia is a bashful, soft-spoken yet polite and pure-hearted young girl, and is often the peacemaker among her friends. She often comes off as a meek and timid girl, because her overwhelming kindness can render her unable to respond or act of fear of offending somebody. Having little faith and confidence in her own opinions and thoughts causes her (rather) pessimistic nature.
Because of her warm and lovable nature, she is greatly adored by several of her classmates thus making her one of the popular students in school. And often treats her friends, and sometimes even strangers, with kindness and generosity. Mia plays a motherly role between her classmates, and has rarely been shown to be in a bad mood, and can tolerate her friends' eccentricities. Making her one of the friendliest characters in the series.
In keeping with her friendly motherly role, she always listens and respects her friends' opinions and problems, genuinely care for her friends and will do anything to lend a helping hand.
Throughout the series, she displays her sensitive nature and would get hurt greatly whenever somebody or something hurts her, mostly verbally than physically.
Mia is also shown to be quite strong, as she is able to carry weighty objects without much help.
Mia was shown to be good at sewing, visual arts (noticeably drawing and painting) and making handicrafts, and described her abilities at doing so as a "hobby". Though there are no solid evidence for her skills in painting, but several characters in the series did mention her being skilled at it.
Throughout the series, Mia had display her talent in sewing, drawing and handicrafts on numerous occasions. Including the time when she was able to mend the scarf of an unnamed member of a boy band, Guys Generation, in a short amount of time and also scored perfect scores in her arts at school.
Because of talent in the arts, in Dreams Take Flight: Ambition, Mia revealed that she had the ambition of becoming a fashion designer in the future.
Mia has proven herself to be an expert at singing. Denial to her own natural talent, many characters had praised her singing voice. And this is also one of the few reasons for Candy JEM's victory in their school's singing competition in Reaching for the Stars: Friendship.
Mia displayed a high level of physical strength for her age. Emilia and Joni had commented about this
Placing as the fifth in her class, Mia did display a high level of academic intelligence.
Candy Careers Card Game
Mia, along with many other characters, are depicted and designed in several cards as performing different type of occupations. She is designed as the following:
- Comic Artist
- Nail artist
- In the official Candy Series characters' stats, several information of Mia are revealed:
- Mia's blood type is A.
- Mia's astrological sign is Virgo, therefore her birthday falls between August 22 and September 22.
- Mia's birthday is probably sometime between September 15 to September 22 (the last day of the horoscope Virgo). In Season of Blossoms: Growing Up, a few days before Mia's birthday, when she went to a mall to shop with her mother, Mid Autumn festival decorations can be shown. And Mid Autumn festivals usually falls on mid September (September 15). Therefore, Mia's birthday is most likely in between mid to late September.
- Mia's favorite things are crafting materials, C-Daigon, cute accessories.
- Mia's hobbies are sewing and handicrafts.
- Mia used to have a crush on Mikael.
- C-Daigon is Mia's idol.
- In Kitchen Capers, it is revealed that Mia's favorite fruit is strawberry, as mentioned by Joni who is making fruit jelly in cooking class.
- Mia is one of the few main characters that background/history is currently unknown.
- Mia is the main protagonist for every book except books 15, 23 and 25.
- Mia is ranked first in the 2014 Candy Series characters popularity poll.
|Protagonists||Mia ● Emilia ● Joni|
|Antagonists||Sofia ● Lily ● Jane ● Sera ● Nora ● Joshua ● Mr. Chan|
|Male Supporting Characters||Mikael ● Steve ● Irwin ● Charles ● Corey ● Antone ● Aimone ● Julian ● James ● Dennis ● Sean ● Norman's Triplet Brothers ● Norman ● Noel ● Bobby ● Anthony ● Andrew ● Edward ●Richard ● Harry ● Jacob ● Peter ● Asuka ● Garry ● Mr. Ouyang ● Mr Liu ● Marcus ● Dave ● C-Daigon ● Alan ● Mr. Christopher Robinson ● Mr. Mako ● Mr. Zhang ● Derek ● Mr. Cheng ● Derek's Wingmen ● Headmaster ● Mr. Forest|
|Female Supporting Characters||Zara ● Qistina ● Carmen ● Miyuki ● Mrs. Lawson ● Mrs. Ouyang ● Jane ● Susie ● Pauline ● Alexandra ● Carly ● Nina ● Nancy ● Vani ● Robin ● Mrs Zhang ● Iris ● Mrs Liu ● Rose ● Mrs. Wang ● Mrs. Zhang ● Mrs Kwek ● Mrs. Shun ● Mrs. Chen|
|Non-humans||Candy Meow ● Hamlet ● Bunbun ● Bonnie|