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Yeung Wing

Angelababy

Yeung Wing, better known as Angelababy, is one of Hong Kong’s top models. The 20 year-old was born in Shanghai, where her father ran a fashion business. She moved to Hong Kong when she was 13 and with her unusually angular facial features (she is a quarter German), Angelababy quickly caught the eye of local modelling agency. She started modelling when she was 14.

Why is she famous?

Her name, for a start. In an interview with the South China Morning Post, the model explains the origin of her name: “My English name is Angela. And I had some baby fat then so they [her classmates] started calling me ‘baby’. When I started modelling, I needed a name to distinguish myself so I combined the two names.”

Any other talents?

She (of course) sings and acts.

Why is she in the news?

Angelababy recently signed with one of Japan’s largest artist management agencies, Avex Group, to expand her entertainment career. She is now studying Japanese, acting, dancing and singing. She is already booked for film projects and catwalk shows in Japan. She also released a book, which became one of Hong Kong’s bestsellers recently.

But it’s not all smooth sailing for the young starlet. Rumours grew that the angelic model had gone under the knife when older (less flattering) photos of her surfaced on the net. The starlet denied the accusation, claiming that she has lost some of the baby fat and is now more skilled in applying makeup.


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