Wang Bei, once a contestant in the popular talent show Super Girl, died on Nov 15 in an anesthetic accident during plastic surgery, said a spokesman for the health bureau of Jiang'an District, Wuhan City, capital of Hubei.
Wang Bei, a 24-year-old female singer, died early last week when she was having plastic surgery in central China's Hubei Province, local authorities confirmed Wednesday, as postings about her death drew extensive attention from Internet users.
Wang Bei (Chinese name:王蓓), 24-year-old female singer died early last week when she was having plastic surgery in central China's Hubei Province, local authorities confirmed Wednesday, as postings about her death drew extensive attention from Internet users.
Wang Bei, once a contestant in the popular talent show Super Girl, died on Nov. 15 in an anesthetic accident during plastic surgery, said a spokesman for the health bureau of Jiang'an District, Wuhan City, capital of Hubei.
Before the announcement, rumors about Wang's death spread quickly on the Internet. Many of Wang's fans, who believed she was actually still alive, said the news was malicious while some others suspected Wang deliberately spread the news to attract attention.
Wang's mother, who took the same cosmetic surgery to narrow her lower jawbone, is currently recovering in Zhong'ao Cosmetic Surgery Hospital.
Zhong'ao Cosmetic Surgery Hospital is a legal medical facility administered by the health bureau of Jiang'an District, the spokesman, who declined to give his name, said.
Wang's death has triggered concerns about the safety of plastic surgery in China. "I wonder who would dare to get plastic surgery after hearing about this tragedy," Internet user Ye Xiaolun said.
"Wang Bei's death was inevitable. I hope the tragedy can raise people's awareness on the slack supervision of the plastic surgery industry," Internet user Pu Jing said.
As demand for plastic surgery surges in China, some doctors not trained in the field are carrying out plastic surgery, which is risky and irresponsible, said Zhang Huabin, a professor of plastic surgery with Guangdong Medical College.
Wang Bei’s profile posted in a sina blog
Wang Bei graduated from Wuhan Conservatory of Music. Hip hop gear and rap songs are her styles. She is also very good at dancing. She participated in the 2005 Super Girl singing completion in Chengdu. During the contest, she was in the same group as Li Yuchun, Li was #18 and she was #20. She ended up ranked 11th in the district.
During 2005 Super Girl competition, Wang was still attending Wuhan Conservatory of Music. After the competition, Chengdu Super girls disbanded, so Wang return back to school to continue her study.
2006 in her third year of college Wang participated in “Dream China” competition. She was acknowledged by judge Wu Sikai for her experiences in performances on stage. Wang Bei was determined to seize any opportunity for a singing career. However due to economy downturn, after her studies, she was not able to be signed by any record company.
In 2009, Wang continued to participate in Happy Girl singing competition in Wuhan district, her results were unsatisfactory. However, having the title of Super Girl she was still invited to many performances.
In summer of 2010 Wang Bei was invited to perform at a club in Qingdao. She also decided to sing at the same club opening in Jinan. Wang Bei was very close to the sisters in the same year Super Girl sing competition, they often chatted on the phone and online.
In November, Wang Bei returned to Wuhan, was planning to go to Chengdu to meet with her friends, but the tragedy soon happened.
Safety concern over cosmetic industry
Wang Bei, a Super Girl of 2005 never quite got popular, perhaps that is why she was getting plastic surgery. unfortunately, the plan went horribly wrong, the terrible tragic accident happened. Ironically, the surge did make her popular. Now after her death, Wang Bei is more popular than ever. May it not be the only positive note, perhaps the great public concern over the incident will urge China to take a closer look at its comedic industry.