WANT a fast track to showbiz fame in Hong Kong?As a string of small-time models have shown, just make sure you find yourself a dashing, popular Hong Kong boyfriend and have racy photos splashed in magazines and on social media platforms.The latest cam-whoring starlet is voluptuous Chinese model-actress Viann Zhang Xinyu, who is better known as TVB actor Ron Ng’s girlfriend.
Viann Zhang Xinyu is the latest in a line of starlet wannabes who have latched on to the huge fan following of their famous boyfriends to gain prominence.You might not remember the 24-year-old Jiangsu native for any of her film projects, but you would most likely have read about her in the gossip pages of showbiz rags.Her express ticket to tabloid stardom: A picture of herself in bed, which she posted on Ng’s Sina Weibo microblog early this month.
It proved to be an instant win for Viann Zhang Xinyu, who boasts an enviable 36Fcup bra size.She is, of course, not the first to enjoy such overnight notoriety.Last month, salacious pictures of her and a bare-bodied Edison Chen smooching were leaked online, creating another round of Chen-centric ruckus.While the hype surrounding Tse and Pan has died down somewhat, Viann Zhang Xinyu has moved in to bask in the limelight.
The busty showbiz newbie has scored only small roles in movies this year. They include romantic comedy If You Are The One 2 (2011) and wuxia flick Flying Swords Of Dragon Gate, which opens here on Dec 29.
But she beats veteran actresses hands-down when it comes to the number of appearances in the media. She claimed the Weibo incident was an “honest mistake” – she was so tired, she mistakenly used Ng’s account instead of her own.
But many of his fans are not convinced and believe it was a blatant stunt by Viann Zhang Xinyu to boost her profile.Until then, Ng had been keeping their romance under wraps, but after that, he was forced to admit to reporters that he was dating Viann Zhang Xinyu.When he was asked later if they are still together, he clammed up.
Viann Zhang Xinyu, who is working on actor-director Eric Tsang’s Chinese New Year ensemble comedy, I Love Hong Kong 2012, appears to be enjoying her newfound infamy.Days after the hoo-ha over Ng and her, risque photos of Viann Zhang Xinyu in bed with an ex-boyfriend surfaced.Viann Zhang Xinyu swiftly confessed to being the woman in the pictures and claimed she was a victim of sabotage.Earlier this week, she gave Hong Kong reporters a rundown of what she liked about Ng -”he’s suave, filial, a very good friend (to others)”.
Viann Zhang Xinyu then let slip that they have been dating for more than a year.When asked if she has met Ng’s parents, she smiled coyly.There is talk that Viann Zhang Xinyu has had cosmetic surgery and that she earned an unsavoury reputation while in an arts college because she was flirtatious.One news report even claimed that she was once married and that, after her divorce, she dated a movie director so that she could snag acting roles.
Viann Zhang Xinyu has dismissed the marriage gossip as “ridiculous”. Viann Zhang Xinyu has also brushed aside comparisons between her and fellow Chinese model-actress Pan.”We aren’t close at all, let alone friends,” she told the Hong Kong media curtly.