angelababy: Profile - Biography

Chinese name: 楊穎 (Traditional)
Chinese name: 杨颖 (Simplified)
Pinyin: Yáng Yǐng (Mandarin)
Jyutping: joeng4 wing6 (Cantonese)
Ancestry: Shanghai
Origin: Shanghai
Born: February 28, 1989 (age 24), Shanghai, China
Other name(s): Baby
Occupation: Model, actress, singer
Label(s): Style International/Avex Group
Years active: 2007 - present

Angela Yeung Wing (born February 28, 1989), popularly known by her stage name Angelababy, is a model and actress from Hong Kong. Her stage name came from the combination of her legal given name "Angela" and her nickname her family gave her "Baby". She was born in Shanghai to a Chinese mother and half-Chinese/half-German father, and moved to Hong Kong at the age of 13.

Angelababy was born on February 28, 1989 in Shanghai, China. Her chinese name is Yang Ying (杨颖). Her family moved to Hong Kong when she turned 13. Angelababy is a quarter german with her grandfather being full german, her grandmother chinese, and both her parents chinese. She started modeling for her local beauty salon when she was only 14. She didn't start professional modeling until she was 17.

Angelababy had movie star dreams ever since she was a young child. But because she wore braces when she first started modeling, her face was not appealing enough, so she had no luck at being a cover girl. She decided to choose a market that was still not developed in the Chinese modeling industry, the Kawaii market. She finally rid her braces at 17, dyed her hair light brown, and wore colored circle lenses. Her final look was similar to the manga character girl that was so popular in Japan. Her new look caught the attention of Style International Inc. and begined her professional modeling career.

Angelababy's career began when she was spotted by Style International Inc. at the age of 17 and entered the modeling industry that year (2007). She then featured as a dancer in Jay Chou's 《07-08世界巡迴演唱會香港站》 concert in Hong Kong.

Her reputation rose rapidly in Asia. She became the hostess of the show, Viva Cub Disney in 2003. Also during 2003, she joined the Hong Kong modeling group, Talent Bang. She also created the modern clothes brand, CHOICE, with fellow model friend, Janice Man in 2008. Because of CHOICE, she received Dong TOUCH award for best stylist and clothes designer.

In July 27, 2010, she was featured in Tokyo Fashion Week. Her "amazing good looks"</ref> attracted the positive attention of the Japanese media. She earned the title, Hong Kong Goddess, because of this from Japan.

After she signed a contract with the Japan Styling Inc., she was able to make model appearances with famous Japanese models such as Ai Tominaga and Nakamura Shidou. She then replaced Namie Amuro for spokesperson for the hair styling company, VS. Her net worth then rose over millions. Because of her love relationship with Chinese actor, Huang Xiaoming, her repuation, fame, and popoularity rose even more then ever.

Other than her movies, Angelababy has featured in a large number of catwalk appearances, television shows and commercials throughout Asia. She also acted in a music video of William Chan. Also, she provides the voice of Rapunzel in the Mandarin dubbed version of Tangled.

She also starred in the Japanese web drama Tweet Love Story in July 2010. The basis of the drama is audience participation via Twitter; four of the scenes contain a missing line spoken by Angelababy that are later completed from selected viewer tweets with the hash tag #tweetlovestory.
Plastic surgery allegations

On 7 September 2010, Angelababy refuted allegations that she has performed plastic surgery on her face, claiming that she had visited a cosmetic surgeon to officially verify the fact.

In Japan, in 2009, Avex Group, Japan's biggest record label and talent agency, signed her a contract for activities in Japan.

Filmography
2007: Trivial Matters (破事兒) Starring: Angelababy Yeung, Eason Chan, Gillian Chung
2009: Short of Love (矮仔多情) Starring: Angelababy Yeung, Wong Cho Lam, JJ Jia, Kate Tsui, Chrissie Chau, Ella Koon, Race Wong
2010: Hot Summer Days (全城熱戀熱辣辣) Starring: Angelababy Yeung, Jing Boran, Fu Xinbo, Nicholas Tse, Jacky Cheung, Daniel Wu
2010: All's Well, Ends Well 2010 (花田囍事2010)
2011: All's Well, Ends Well 2011
2011: The Founding of a Party (建党伟业)
2011: Love in Space
2011: Love You You
2012: Black & White (痞子英雄)
2012: Together
2012: The First Time
2012: Tai Chi 0
2012: Tai Chi Hero
2013: A Sentimental Story
2013: A Better Tomorrow
2013: Detective Dee the Prequel

1 comment:

  1. She still my Idol! She's really pretty and sexy!

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