[HugChina] Taiwanese super model and actress Lin Chi-ling
"The Lin Chi-ling Phenomenon"Lin Chi-Ling created a phenomenon in Taiwan; it took less than a year to make her the most talk about celebrity in worldwide Chinese community.In 2002, Lin was invited to model in a television advertisement in Hong Kong. The advertisement received attention and discussion on the internet, and interest in Lin began to grow. The following year, noted television producer Ge Hongfu offered Lin a position as hostess of a fashion program on Shanghai Oriental Television. In 2004, Lin starred in a broad series of advertisements in Taiwan that included giant building-size posters, billboards, and television commercials. In the meantime, she was rumored to be the girlfriend of Taiwanese heartthrob Jerry Yan, whom they work in the same modeling agency. Almost overnight, Lin skyrocketed to national fame and became an instant celebrity model. Her rise to fame initiated a Taiwanese craze for supermodels, an effect commentators named "The Lin Chi-ling Phenomenon" (Chinese: ?????; pinyin: Lín Zhìlín? xiànxiàn?; Pe?h-?e-j?: Lím Jî-léng hi?n-si?ng).The ‘Zhi Ling miracle’ was unstoppable since then, she appeared as ambassador for various products, started hosting TV show and gala events like Golden Horse Awards.Lin Zhi Ling made international headlines in 2005 when she fell from a horse and suffered severe injury while filming for a commercial advertisement in China. It took Zhi Ling a few months to recover from her injury; her entertainment career however was not affected, and grew even stronger.Lin has made her film début role in a historical epic directed by John Woo entitled Red Cliff (??). Playing the role of Xiaoqiao, it was her first time acting ever. In 2009, she starred together with Jay Chou (???) in the action-adventure film The Treasure Hunter.
LIN ZHI LING(???) ProfileEnglish Name?Lin CHI-LING, Lin Zhi LingBirthday?November 29,1974Birth place:Taipei, TaiwanNationality: Taiwanese, Han ChineseHeight?174cmWeight?52kgMeasurements:86cm-60cm-89cmZodiac Sign: SaggitariusBlood Type?Type OEducation: University of Toronto (Western Art History and Economics)Profession: Supermodel, TV and show host, ActressFavorite color: WhiteFavorite Actress?Audrey HepburnFavorite Feature?Shape of Face
Filmography2008 Red Cliff: Part 1 ?? Xiao Qiao 2009 Red Cliff: Part 2 ?? Xiao Qiao2009 The Magic Aster ??? Da Lan2009 The Treasure Hunter ?? Lan Ting 2010 Moon Lovers ???? Liu Xiu Mei 2010 Welcome to Sha Ma Town ????? Chun Niang 2011 Love on Credit ???? Xiao Hong & Xiao Qing
EndorsementEndorsementLin Chi-ling is the ambassador for numerous products and organizations which includes Olay Bath 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008 (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan) Chrysler Automobile (Taiwan) Xiduoduo Vegetable Fiber Congee 2004 & 2005 (China) Olay Skincare 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008 (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan) Visit Japan Campaign 2004, 2005 &2006 (Japan, Taiwan) Pantene Shampoo 2005, 2006 & 2007 (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan) Longines (Asia) 2006, 2007 & 2008 (Asia) China Airline 2006, 2007 & 2008 (Global)
Awards"International Artist Credibility Award", 2nd International Television Commercial Arts Festival in 2006 "Hong Kong Style Icons", Hong Kong Trade Development Council in 2006 "Top Ten China Beauty", 5th International Beauty Week in 2006 "Best Fashion Icon at the 2nd Entertainment Award at Beijing in 2007 "Most popular New Actress", Baidu Award in 2008 "Best New Actress", Sina Award in 2008 "Best Asia Star Award", Asia Model Festival awards at Korea in 2009 "Most Influential Charity Icon", Charity Star Award in 2009
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