In front of a whole bunch o' other celebrities, including star Wang Leehom, Wang Feng asked if he could jump out of her birthday cake forever, and she tearfully accepted. Wang graduated from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, and named his first band after its address, 43 Baojia St.
What is for certain is that Yuan’s life right now is not what she had initially imagined, what with all the regrets she’s managed to accumulate.
Not so long ago, keeping up with the ways of the world, and the influence of trend-setting female movie stars, finding a laowai for a husband was in fashion for young Chinese women who emulated their role models and followed fads.
The issue grabbed national headlines last year when, after revealing details of her failed relationship with Canadian Blaine Grunewald, actress Yuan Li said: “You can better appreciate Chinese men after marrying a foreigner.” Last July, Sina Shanghai followed up its coverage of the Yuan Li story by publishing a list of Chinese movie stars who said they “regretted” their failed relationship with foreign men, who are often called “laowai”.
Even though half a year has gone by, the popularity of this topic surged again when the same article reappeared on the Chinese Internet.
“I’ve got a Mercedes and now I have a beautiful girl sitting in it,” says the editor, mimicking a powerful man. Yu tells of a wealthy Chinese businessman who apparently invested in a TV drama just so he could get close to the actresses. Our parents believed in communism and Marx, but we don’t believe in anything.