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‘Angelababy’ Undergoes Medical Examination To Prove She Did Not Have Plastic Surgery

Popular actress and model ‘Angelababy’ underwent medical examination to prove that she has not had plastic surgery, leading to heated discussions on Chinese social media.

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Popular actress and model ‘Angelababy’ underwent medical examination to prove that she has not had plastic surgery, leading to heated discussions on Chinese social media.

Chinese popular actress and model Yang Ying, who is better known as ‘Angelababy’, has been publicly pressured by a plastic surgeon to undergo medical tests to prove that her beauty is natural and not from plastic surgery.

On October 15, Angelababy had numerous tests at the Chinese Academy of Medical Science, including X-rays. The surgeon examined her forehead, eyes, nose, as well as the inside of her mouth. The examination happened in front of her lawyer, two notaries and some reporters and photographers, leading the pictures to appear on Weibo.

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The pictures evoked heated debate amongst Weibo netizens. A similar issue became a much discussed topic when Chinese actress Fan Bingbing proved she did not have cosmetic surgery on her face.

The story behind Angelababy’s strange facial examination dates back to 2012, when Beijing beauty clinic Ruili accused her of cosmetically altering her face, saying that her plastic surgery failed and her chin was extremely unnatural.

Angelababy denied the accusation, and sued the clinic for RMB 500,000 (78,600 US$). Because the case has gone back and forth, a Beijing judge suggested to have her face examined by a medical professional to verify her case.

The surgeon reported that no cosmetic surgery had been performed on her face. There were no cut marks on her eyelids, nor around her eyes or mouth. None of her facial bones had any signs of incisions.

The announcement set off an instant firestorm of debate on social media, where the topic #angelababy undergoes a facial assessment# (#angelababy做面部鉴定#) rocketed up to the most discussed topic on Weibo, with Angelababy’s supporters and detractors going into fierce discussions.

One of her supporters, Weibo user Biling, said that the critics were just jealous of Angelababy’s beauty, and will always criticise her no matter what she does: “She did not have any cosmetic surgery. Appearance is bound to change from teenager to an adult. Everyone will look different.”

One criticizer, Miss Xiao Xiao, insists that Angelababy has undergone plastic surgery, and that she bribed the surgeons to say otherwise.

Even Angelababy’s husband, famous Chinese actor Huang Xiaoming, commented on social media, saying that his newlywed wife actually looks quite ugly without make up, and that he fully believed her beauty is natural.

– by Jennifer Tang

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    FraudDector

    January 5, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    I also don’t believe Angela Baby didn’t have surgery.I studied her vids with her in it before and after plastic surgery. This vid is before plastics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnZ-yUF_6Og&t=21s

    Look at her nose hole and the shape of her nose.Her nose is flatter on the base and the bridge. The shape of the eye are different then. She has no braces on and her face is not fat either. She doesn’t have an oval face as she does today. Today she has a smaller face and more of a chin. She had a botched chin/jaw surgery and chin implant and she quickly got it done.
    Her eyes are wider and longer as most asian women especially in south korea have from Plastic surgery.
    No on can mature to a complete different face. Those professional model photos which some idiots thought was her high school photos That is her model photos That is baby Her face is completely different between 17 and 18. She continue to get plastic and that is why her face keep changing and the plastic surgery also aged her. Look at her nose holes, see in the vid I provided for you it is round and her nose tip isn’t that of what you see today. Proof is overwhelming that she is plastic surgeons’ creation and yet she thinks the world is stupid to believe braces and maturity gave her a new face. she was age 17 in a profesional photo and you don’t change anymore at that stage My nose did not grow anymore after I was 12. I have a tall nose bridge but not a narrow tip like my 3 other siblings. I am chinese Angela can continue to deny but people know it is just bullshit………………. At first I thought maybe no true, but then I started to see it is ll plastic alternatiions…………….. She is 1/4 German. So what?? that is weak being only a quarter and her before photo show the world that her face was more asian than after plastic surgery. No one is born with all that refined features as we can see she done plastic surgery to get her current face .If she continue to do it more, then she will age even more.

    That doctor she hired and pay to do her examination??????? who paid for that if it isn’t her paying for it?? Famous Taiwanese plastic surgeon on oct 20 , 5 days after angela baby’s plastic surgeon tesified she didn’t have any plastics said her ala or alar wing had been tamed which mean she had platic surgery to make her nose more refined (narrow it). What a big fake she is. She cannot sing or act. She can use her fake face to do modeling.
    A lot of women in asia now have same kind of eyes, nose, and chin as miss angela baby yang.

    1. Nose bridge height changed.
    2 Nose alar wing refinement
    3 lips surgery
    4. eyelid surgery of more than one kind
    5 Chin
    There are speculation she had breast implant since she is so addicted to plastic surgery.
    but I think it can be possible that she is wearing fake silicon boob pads inside her push up bra to create that cleavage when u see her wearing long cut tops/dresses.

    I had brace before and it just fix my crooked teeth, it didn’t elongated my chin and give me a “V” shape chin… My brother and sister also had braces, it didn’t alter their looks in any way.
    Most people don’t believe that doctor saying Baby didn’t have surgery.
    Just keep looking at her different facial transformation…………………………..
    How she explain about that obvious fake chin (botched job) and she quickly got it fixed

    I hate to say it but I don’t find her being the best looking even after plastic surgery.
    Nowadays asia is filled with women having that type of wide set eyes, fake noses, fake chins, and face facial shape (due to facial bone surgery and implants). The upper eyelids got lifted to give her that wide eye look.

    Her face changed so many times…………… I have never met one person that matured to a completely different face.

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    Claire

    July 14, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    I believe she didn’t have plastic surgery because Angelababy had braces which made a big change to her ,my friend had braces and she have a big change too ,the whole sculpture of her face changed and her lips were smaller.Angelababy also lost some weight while she was modelling so that might effected her.

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Chinese Movie ‘Home Coming’ Becomes National Day Box Office Hit

China’s latest patriotic blockbuster ‘Home Coming’ focuses on Chinese diplomats as the saviours of overseas Chinese in times of trouble.

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China has got another patriotic box office hit this National Day holiday. ‘Home Coming’ (万里归途) is inspired by China’s overseas citizens protection response during the 2011 Libya crisis, and is sparking waves of nationalistic sentiments.

On October 1st, China’s National Day, the Chinese movie Home Coming (万里归途) became a trending topic on Chinese social media after its cinema debut on September 30. On Saturday, the movie’s box office sales hit 200 million yuan ($28 million) (#万里归途票房破2亿#).

The National Day holiday, which started on Saturday, is a common time for Chinese domestic movies – often patriotic ones – to hit the theaters. It is one of the most profitable times of the year for Chinese cinemas and also the time when the biggest domestically-produced films are boosted while Hollywood movies are limited.

The 2022 Home Coming war drama was directed by Rao Xiaozhi (饶晓志) and features major Chinese actors such as Zhang Yi (张译), Wang Junkai (王俊凯) and Yin Tao (殷桃).

The film tells the story of Chinese diplomats Zong Dawei (大伟与) and Cheng Lang (成朗), who are ordered to assist in the evacuation of overseas Chinese when war breaks out in North Africa in 2011. Just when they think they’ve successfully completed their mission, they learn they have to return to save a group of 125 compatriots who are still left behind.

The movie is said to be based on real events but it is set in the fictional Numia Republic (努米亚共和国). According to Chinese state media outlet China.org, Home Coming is inspired by an evacuation event in Libya in 2011, when the Chinese embassy reportedly evacuated more than 30,000 Chinese nationals in a time frame of 12 days.

At the time, Chinese official media called it “the largest such operation China had mounted abroad since the Nationalists fled in 1949” and Chinese nationals were evacuated from the war-torn Libya via land, sea, and air (Zerba 2015, 107).

On Weibo, there are many reviewers giving Home Coming a five-star rating, with some saying the movie moved them to tears. “I needed four tissues,” one movie-goer said, while another person complained that they forgot to bring any tissues to dry their tears. In light of the movie’s premiere, photos of people crying while watching the film also circulated online.

Although there were also a lot of fans who especially loved the role played by the super popular Wang Junkai, many movie-goers expressed pride in China after watching the movie, which revolves around the idea of finding one’s way back home – back to China.

Although Home Coming is said to be the first film about a Chinese foreign evacuation from a diplomat’s perspective, there have been multiple domestic movies over the past decade focusing on Chinese civilians needing to be rescued from chaos erupting abroad.

In Operation Red Sea (红海行动, 2018), which also stars Zhang Yi, a Chinese special task force sets out on a risky mission to evacuate civilians amid civil war in the fictional ‘Republic of Ihwea’ – loosely based on the evacuation of Chinese citizens from Yemen in 2015.

At the end of the Home Coming movie, a text showed up on the screen to remind Chinese viewers to always get in touch with the Foreign Ministry hotline for assistance if they find themselves in an emergency situation while abroad.

Chinese movie star Wu Jing (吴京) also makes a cameo appearance in this film. Wu is most famous for his role in Wolf Warrior 2, in which he plays a special forces soldier who battles foreign mercenaries and helps Chinese and African citizens during a local war in Africa.

“My love for my country reached a new height after seeing this film,” one person wrote, with others applauding the efforts of Chinese diplomats and saying they were so happy be a Chinese national.

While Home Coming was trending on Chinese social media, last year’s patriotic hit film also went trending at the same time (#长津湖首播收视率第一#): Battle at Lake Changjin was aired on TV for the first time by CCTV-6 on the evening of October 1st. To read more about why that movie became such a major success, check out our article here.

By Manya Koetse 

References

Zerba, Shaio H. 2015. “China’s Libya Evacuation Operation: a new diplomatic imperative – overseas citizen protection.” In Suisheng Zhao (ed), China in Africa: Strategic Motives and Economic Interests, p 100-120.

 

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About Lipstick King’s Comeback and His ‘Mysterious’ Disappearance

After Li Jiaqi’s return to livestreaming, the ‘tank cake incident’ has become the elephant in the room on social media.

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Earlier this week, the return of China’s famous livestreamer Li Jiaqi, also known as the ‘Lipstick King’, became a hot topic on Chinese social media where his three-month ‘disappearance’ from the social commerce scene triggered online discussions.

He is known as Austin Li, Lipstick King, or Lipstick Brother, but most of all he is known as one of China’s most successful e-commerce livestreaming hosts.

After being offline for over 100 days, Li Jiaqi (李佳琦) finally came back and did a livestreaming session on September 20th, attracting over 60 million viewers and selling over $17 million in products.

The 30-year-old beauty influencer, a former L’Oreal beauty consultant, rose to fame in 2017 after he became a successful livestreamer focusing on lipstick and other beauty products.

Li broke several records during his live streaming career. In 2018, he broke the Guinness World Record for “the most lipstick applications in 30 seconds.” He once sold 15000 lipsticks in 5 minutes, and also managed to apply 380 different lipsticks in another seven-hour live stream session. Li made international headlines in 2021 when he sold $1.9 billion in goods during a 12-hour-long promotion livestream for Alibaba’s shopping festival.

But during a Taobao livestream on June 3rd of this year, something peculiar happened. After Li Jiaqi and his co-host introduced an interestingly shaped chocolate cake – which seemed to resemble a tank, – a male assistant in the back mentioned something about the sound of shooting coming from a tank (“坦克突突”).

Although Li Jiaqi and the others laughed about the comment, Li also seemed a bit unsure and the woman next to him then said: “Stay tuned for 23:00 to see if Li Jiaqi and I will still be in this position.”

The session then suddenly stopped, and at 23:38 that night Li wrote on Weibo that the channel was experiencing some “technical problems.”

But those “technical problems” lasted, and Li did not come back. His June 3rd post about the technical problems would be the last one on his Weibo account for the months to come.

The ‘cake tank incident’ (坦克蛋糕事件) occurred on the night before June 4, the 33rd anniversary of the violent crackdown of the Tiananmen student demonstrations. The iconic image of the so-called ‘tank man‘ blocking the tanks at Tiananmen has become world famous and is censored on China’s internet. The control of information flows is especially strict before and on June 4, making Li’s ‘tank cake incident’ all the more controversial.

But no official media nor the official Li Jiaqi accounts acknowledged the tank cake incident, and his absence remained unexplained. Meanwhile, there was a silent acknowledgment among netizens that the reason Li was not coming online anymore was related to the ‘tank cake incident.’

During Li’s long hiatus, fans flocked to his Weibo page where they left thousands of messages.

“I’m afraid people have been plotting against you,” many commenters wrote, suggesting that the cake was deliberately introduced by someone else during the livestream as a way to commemorate June 4.

Many fans also expressed their appreciation of Li, saying how watching his streams helped them cope with depression or cheered them up during hard times. “What would we do without you?” some wrote. Even after 80 days without Li Jiaqi’s livestreams, people still commented: “I am waiting for you every day.”

On September 21st, Li Jiaqi finally – and somewhat quietly – returned and some people said they were moved to see their lipstick hero return to the livestream scene.

Although many were overjoyed with Li’s return, it also triggered more conversations on why he had disappeared and what happened to him during the 3+ months of absence. “He talked about a sensitive topic,” one commenter said when a Weibo user asked about Li’s disappearance.

One self-media accountpublished a video titled “Li Jiaqi has returned.” The voiceover repeatedly asks why Li would have disappeared and even speculates about what might have caused it, without once mentioning the tank cake.

“This cracks me up,” one commenter wrote: “On the outside we all know what’s going on, on the inside there’s no information whatsoever.”

“It’s tacit mutual understanding,” some wrote. “It’s the elephant in the room,” others said.

Some people, however, did not care about discussing Li’s disappearance at all anymore and just expressed joy about seeing him again: “It’s like seeing a good friend after being apart for a long time.”

By Manya Koetse 

Elements in the featured image by @karishea and @kaffeebart.

 

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