Michelle Reis, 50, Posts Retouched And Unretouched Pics Of Herself, Netizens Say There’s “No Difference At All”
Like Joey Wong, Gigi Lai, and Carman Lee, Michelle Reis is known for her ageless beauty.
The former beauty queen, who turns 51 in June, has been touted as the “Most Beautiful Miss Hongkong Of All Time” (she took home the crown in 1988), and till today is still making waves for her looks.
The mother-of-one recently shared two closeup pics of herself on Weibo. In her caption, she asked her followers which photo is better: “The one that has been retouched or not?"
We decided to join in the fun and scrutinised the pics. To be honest, we thought Michelle looked equally radiant and her complexion flawless in both photos. After all, she does put a lot of hard work into maintaining her glowing skin.
Apart from her laugh lines being slightly more obvious in the before pic, we could barely tell the difference between the photos.
Netizens surely felt the same way too, with many saying there’s “no difference at all” between the photos and how the star is “still as beautiful as she was 20 years ago”.
There were also netizens who felt that Michelle looked “more natural” in the unretouched pic and praised her for sharing it.
"Those who dare to post original pictures are true beauties,” wrote one fan, while another said: “Beautiful people don’t have to touch up their photos.”
Heavenly King Aaron Kwok and his long-time manager Siu Mei are practically family.
The 56-year-old star, together with his Chinese model wife, Moka Fang, 34, their two daughters, Chantelle, five and Charlotte, two, and his mother-in-law, attended the funeral of Siu Mei’s father, Liang Gui Rong, who passed away last month.
According to reports, Aaron and his family arrived at the funeral in two cars, with Aaron and Moka getting off the first one, all ready to greet the media scrum.
That was when chaos ensued.
When their daughters alighted the other vehicle with Aaron's mother-in-law, the reporters rushed towards the second car to snap photos of the children, creating a scene outside the funeral hall.
Aaron and Moka immediately stepped forward to escort their kids away from the reporters, and the family finally managed to enter the hall smoothly.
According to Siu Mei, her father was already slipping in and out of consciousness on the morning of April 25th. The family then rushed him to the hospital. Sadly, he passed away the next day.
Siu Mei also emphasised that her father's passing had nothing to do with the pandemic.
When speaking to the media, Aaron shared that Siu Mei's father, who was one of the founding members of the Hongkong Basketball Association, was a respectable man.
Aaron also revealed that he would visit Siu Mei's home during festive seasons to have meals and her father was always very welcoming and hospitable.
He said that Siu Mei's father had watched him grow up.
"Now that he's gone, we wish to use this moment to pay our final respects to him," he said. "I will also be a pallbearer tomorrow, thank you everyone for your concern."
Many of Siu Mei's showbiz friends also sent funeral wreaths, such as Hongkong singer Leo Ku and his wife, celeb couple Julian Cheung and Anita Yuen and actress Charlie Young.
Popular ‘80s Taiwanese Singer Fang Wenlin Couldn’t Find Work For 2 Years; Even Got Rejected By A Producer When She Asked For Help
For veteran Taiwanese star Fang Wenlin, 56, showbiz can be best described as a long and winding path.
The singer-actress first made her debut as one-third of girl group Feiying Trio in the '80s, alongside fellow stars Annie Yi and Donna Chiu. Back then, Wenlin dazzled with her sweet demeanour and girl-next-door looks.
As a singer, she released a total of 10 albums between 1987 to 1998, before taking a step back from the spotlight to focus on married life after tying the knot with fellow singer Yu Guanhua in 1996.
Unfortunately, their marriage ended in divorce, after Guanhua was caught cheating in 2006.
Wenlin managed to get custody of their two daughters, and began life anew as a single mother.
She also started focusing on acting instead. In 2005, she picked up a Golden Bell Award for Best Actress. However, Wenlin was faced with an inexplicable slump in her career soon after.
During a recent appearance on Taiwanese television producer Wang Weizhong’s radio show, Wenlin shared more about her struggles.
For two long years, Wenlin could not find any work. As a result, she had no income at all.
The singer-actress fretted over why no one “was looking for her”, before deciding to summon up the courage to cold-call a well-known producer.
Wenlin then asked the producer, who worked as an artiste manager as well, if they were interested in signing her. However, she was faced with a polite rejection from the producer.
After hearing Wenlin’s story, Weizhong could not help but exclaim incredulously: “But Fang Wenlin was outrageously popular back in the day!”.
Unfortunately, that’s just how showbiz works.
Weizhong shared that he could relate with Wenlin's woes.
He added that whenever young people ask him if showbiz is a viable career, he would reply: “When you’re popular, it’s full of hardship. When you’re not popular, it’s very tough as well. The period when you’re in-between the status of being ‘popular' and ‘not popular’ is the toughest. If you feel like you’ll die if you don’t join showbiz, only then [should you] give it a try.”
HK Actress Ma Tai Lo, Who's Known For Playing “Ugly Women” In TVB Dramas, Was Quite The Beauty When She Started Out In Showbiz
Hongkong actress Ma Tai Lo, who's best known for playing the irksome May May in TVB's classic long-running drama A Kindred Spirit, has been the broadcaster's go-to star to play physically unattractive women for many years now.
Recently, netizens chanced upon an old video of Ma Tai Lo, and they were pleasantly surprised to learn that the 54-year-old actress was in no way less attractive than other female stars back then.
The video of the actress performing iconic '80s song, Piao Xue, was first posted on Douyin by Hongkong broadcaster Asia Television, and Ma Tai Lo later reposted it on her Facebook page.
"[This video is] very worth commemorating and sharing, I was so youthful," she wrote.
The clip soon went viral on Weibo and netizens quickly realised how much of a beauty the actress was back in the day.
"It's the first time I noticed Ma Tai Lo is so pretty, and can sing so well," wrote one netizen, while another said "if she still has this face today, she will be able to destroy all the [other] female stars."
In case you're wondering, this is the Ma Tai Lo we usually see on screen:
Hongkong actress Cecilia Cheung took to Douyin to celebrate turning 42.
The video she posted showcased a collection of screenshots from her iconic roles throughout the years.
“More happiness [and to] age without worries", wrote Ceci.
And it appears she really has nothing to worry about when it comes to aging, judging from the reaction of the internet.
Netizens were in awe of how little the mum-of-three has aged over the years. And we have to say we totally agree.
Cecilia shot to fame after starring in Stephen Chow’s King of Comedy, which was the highest grossing Hongkong film of 1999.
She would go on to star in many box office hits, including Fly Me to Polaris (1999), The Lion Roars (2002), and The Promise (2005).
Ceci's birthday clip also featured photos of her with her two sons from her marriage with Nicholas Tse, 41. She also has a three-year-old son Marcus, whose dad's identity remains a mystery.
One pic in particular, which was displayed front and centre, shows her two older sons Lucas, 14, and Quintus, who just turned 12, kissing her on her cheeks.
Many netizens, as usual, took the chance to compliment her sons on their good looks.
“Your sons are so handsome”, “Lucas looks so much like his dad” and “Wow, they’ve grown so much, [I] really want to see what they look like from the front” were just some of the many comments from netizens.
Cyndi Wang, 39, Sees Resurgence In Popularity After Performing ‘Ai Ni’ On Sisters Who Make Waves, Ex Co-Star Nicholas Teo Becomes Trending Topic Too
In 2005, Taiwanese singer Cyndi Wang released 'Ai Ni', a song that she is still best known for.
In the first episode of Chinese reality competition Sisters Who Make Waves 3, in which the 39-year-old singer is a contestant, Cyndi performed 'Ai Ni' and even recreated the iconic uniform look she had on in the song's music video.
After the episode aired, Cyndi's performance quickly made it to the top of Weibo's most-searched list, and became a top trending topic on many platforms.
On Monday (May 23), Cyndi took to her Weibo to thank her fans for their support.
"If these few days reminded everyone of some beautiful memories, then that's an even greater thing," wrote Cyndi.
"I will continue to create new memories with you guys," she promised, adding that she "hopes that through music, [she] can walk through all sorts of experiences with everyone."
Cyndi's resurgence has even benefited her former co-star Malaysian singer Nicholas Teo, who has faded out of the spotlight in recent years.
Nicholas, who starred opposite Cyndi in 2006 Taiwanese idol drama Smiling Pasta (微笑 Pasta), found himself a trending topic after Cyndi's performance.
Even his songs from the drama's soundtrack like 'Little Tortoise' and 'Tears of Polaris' became key search terms.
In response to all the newfound attention, a very surprised Nicholas wrote: "Thanks everyone for missing [him]."
Single Inferno's Song Ji A Seen Helping Out At Church's Soup Kitchen Months After Fake Designer Clothes Scandal
Korean YouTuber and Single Inferno's breakout star Song Ji A found herself cancelled by the internet after it was revealed that she wore counterfeit designer outfits not just on the Netflix show but on her IG as well.
It didn't help that at the peak of the controversy, netizens discovered that the 25-year-old had tried to pass off a S$3.4mil apartment that she filmed a house tour in as her own.
After posting an apology video in January, Ji A removed all her pics and content from social media and went radio silent.
According to reports, Ji A, together with actress Kang Ye Won, who is also the co-CEO of Ji A's agency, were recently snapped helping out at a church's soup kitchen.
It's said that they volunteer there every month, and would help prepare lunch boxes and personally send them to the underprivileged.
From the pics posted online, Ji A and Ye Won can been seen hard at work. Both women were also wearing caps and masks and appeared to not have any make-up on.
The photos seem to have changed the public's perception of Ji A, with many netizens now on her side.
Netizens now feel sorry for Ji A and are saying that what she did is nothing compared to the serious crimes other stars have committed.
They also expressed their support for Ji A, saying that they can't wait for her next project.
Sisters Who Make Waves' Zhang Tian Ai Reportedly Changed Her Birth Year From 1988 To 1990 And Now 1992
Since Chinese reality competition Sisters Who Make Waves premiered on May 20, we've seen, well, waves and waves of news about the show on the Internet.
Many of the Sisters ended up as top searches on Weibo following the first episode, like Chinese actress Zhang Tian Ai, who is in her thirties... we think?
Tian Ai was the only Sister who didn't mention her age when she first introduced herself.
Unlike the rest, she merely said she was an actress who has been in the industry for nine years.
When Olympic Champion Chinese aerial skier, Xu Mengtao, 31, told Tian Ai that she was born in 1990, the actress coughed and said "It's like that, [I'm] 'Jie' (older sister), [you're] 'Mei' (younger sister), just call me Jie will do."
But later on, she awkwardly told Mengtao, "You can just call me Tian Ai".
Now here is where it gets strange.
According to the Chinese media, Tian Ai's birth year was first reported as 1988.
But when the actress propelled to fame in 2015 after starring in period drama Go Princess Go, netizens realised that Tian Ai had changed her year of birth to 1990... which led netizens to nickname Tian Ai "Zhang88".
Recently, netizens found out that Tian Ai's Baidu Baike page now states that she's born in 1992.
So what sorcery is this?
While Tian Ai has yet to respond to news about her ever-changing year of birth, Chinese producer Yu Zheng, 44, who is best known for creating Story of Yanxi Palace, has spoken up for the actress.
“In this world, younger actresses will always have more opportunities than the older ones, ” said Yu Zheng in a video he posted on Weibo.
“So when an actress changes her age, she just wants more people to notice her, to give herself more chances,” he added. He also asked netizens to not turn this piece of news into a talking point.
However, netizens, as usual, chose to focus on the wrong thing.
Somehow they came to the conclusion that Yu Zheng was indirectly admitting for Tian Ai that she changed her age, and even blamed him for making matters worse for the actress.
No thanks to Yu Zheng's vid, Tian Ai and her birth year became a trending topic on Weibo.
Elaine Ng, 49, is no stranger to having her dirty laundry aired in public.
After feuding openly with her daughter, Etta Ng, 22, who was born out of wedlock after her affair with Jackie Chan, 68, the former beauty queen suddenly decided to lash out at the action legend on social media.
Elaine took to her Weibo to express her unhappiness at Jackie for “constantly using her and her daughter for publicity”.
Instead of calling Jackie out directly, she hinted at “a certain someone” who constantly talks about his child was taking money from him, then changing his tune sometime later by saying that he did not hand out money at all.
“It is well understood by everyone after you’ve mentioned it once or twice. [You] don’t have to mention it for over twenty years. It really scars the child, can you stop!” Elaine wrote.
Quick backstory: 23 years ago, Jackie, who is married to Taiwanese screen goddess Lin Fengjiao, had promised to take responsibility for his indiscretions, but he has never publicly acknowledged Etta as his daughter, neither has he supported her financially.
Elaine continued her post with an apology, writing: “[Our] child has already been hurt enough. I made the mistake 20 years ago, but this is my baseline, please stop hurting the innocent child."
In a reply to a comment from a netizen, Elaine wrote: “I hope that when a certain superstar has any future promotional events, [he would] no longer try to degrade me and my child to promote himself. It really harms [my] child.”
A few netizens suspect that Elaine may have been drunk when she wrote the post.
There were also netizens who agree that the situation has indeed done plenty of damage to Etta and they went on to advise Elaine to just keep silent and not make things worse.
Elaine's response to that suggestion? “My silence has brought too much pain to my child” and “I’ve already reached my baseline,” indicating that she has had enough and no longer plans to hold her feelings in.
Netizens Slam Angelababy For Using Her Phone The Whole Time She Was With Her 5-Year-Old Son At A Theme Park
In January, Chinese stars Angelababy, 32, and Huang Xiaoming, 44, announced their divorce on social media after years of speculation about their marital status.
Since then, the couple, who tied the knot in 2015, decided to raise their five-year-old son 'Little Sponge' under joint custody.
Recently, Angelababy was spotted in public with Little Sponge, but netizens were not very happy with what they saw.
According to netizens, the actress and her son were at a theme park for some quality time. But sadly, Angelababy didn’t seem to have much time for her kid.
Instead, she was seen constantly on her phone while leaving Little Sponge to the nanny.
Even after they went indoors to catch a performance, the actress was still engrossed with whatever's on her phone. It was only until Little Sponge approached her with his toys (see pic below) that she turned her attention to her son.
To be fair, netizens also pointed out that even though the star had her eyes locked on her phone, she would occasionally check on Little Sponge, who didn't seem to mind that his mummy was busy.
As expected, netizens had something to say about Angelababy’s behaviour, criticising her for not having time to take her kid out, then when she finally does, she's occupied with her phone the whole time.
Some netizens even accused Angelababy of “taking [her] kid out only for show.”
One angry netizen also commented: “No interaction the entire time, is he even your biological son?”