Phoebe Spills the Dark Secret Lives of Hong Kong Models
Hong Kong’s Sudden Weekly revealed that an unnamed 25-year-old model was once drugged and raped by a 34-year-old Taiwanese man. The incident immediately reminded the public of Taiwanese socialite, Justin Lee (李宗瑞), who was charged with drug rape, and brought to light the dark secret lives of Hong Kong’s lengmo models.
Drug Rape Victim
Sudden Weekly drew up a suspect list of the lengmos who may be the rape victim, referring to the possible victims by their initials. The tabloid pointed to lengmos with English names beginning with “L” and “I” with the surname “Chung”. An E-cup model with the surname “Yeung” was also included, and a sweet-faced lengmo with the surname “Ding”.
When the news report was released, it caused a stir among the public. It was reported that the model has been in the industry for 3 years and has written a memoir. Lengmos, Lavina Chung (鍾蕙芝), Iris Chung (钟采羲), Carol Yeung (杨焉), Naomi, Ding Ding (丁樂鍶), and Wylien Chiu (赵硕之) were suspected to be the victim and pestered by the media.
Who are These Pseudo Models?
These pseudo models, or more commonly known as “lengmo” when there was a demand for pretty young girls to attract the crowds in shows and exhibitions. They do not go through professional modeling training unlike their catwalk counterparts. The best known lengmos are Angelababy and Janice Man (文詠珊), who became successful film actresses. Out of these, the “tender” models are born. These are the more well-endowed peers of the lengmo, and are well known for their lack of inhibitions to flaunt their assets, including Chrissy Chau (周秀娜), Dada Chen (陳靜) and Phoebe Hui (许颖).
The outspoken 24-year-old Phoebe Hui, who had starred in Eric Tsang’s (曾志偉) I Love Hong Kong <我愛 HK開心萬歲>, spilled the dark secret lives of these lengmos, including the fact that several had prostituted themselves for fame and money.
Sex in Exchange for Money
Sharing her own experience, Phoebe related, “One time, my manager accompanied me to a hotel in Hong Kong for an audition. Once in the room, the man sent my manager away and told me he wants me to go to bed with him. Then he threw $10,000 HKD on the bed, saying the money is mine as long as I sleep with him. I rejected him right away and left the room.” Fortunately for her, Phoebe got away unscathed.
Phoebe also let on that once a second-generation rich man wanted to keep her as his mistress in a mansion. She elaborated, “Through friends, I met this rich guy. He did not look too bad. But he does not want me to be his girlfriend. He wanted to give me a mansion so that he can keep me as his mistress. I rejected him right away. I now heard he has an actress for a kept woman.”
Models’ Secret Prostitute Lives
Phoebe acknowledged that she has heard of models being raped but as the girls were afraid of getting their identities exposed, they have to instead chose to keep quiet. Phoebe personally knew of several models who had exchanged sex for money and fame. Here, she gives the lowdown on the most scandalous actions in the industry.
Model Who Sleeps With Producers
Phoebe said, “Everyone in the industry knows that she has been prostituting herself. Once I saw her and a producer come out of a hotel in Lan Kwai Fong; their hair was still soaking wet so they couldn’t be in the hotel for a chat only. I know she has ‘entertained’ many producers and directors in exchange for roles in movies. She wants to appear in movies so that she can gain more publicity and as a result, have more clients.”
Singer-Model Entertains in China
Phoebe spoke about the model who started out as a singer, but now has carved a “career” in mainland China. “This girl specializes in mainland China clients. Her service is very good. She is often in China for filming but at the same time, she often tells her manager that it’s not necessary to help her book a hotel room. So where do you think she goes to?”
Model Who Targets Mainland Clients
Phoebe said, “This one has a clear target. She has been hard at work these few years. She has ‘entertained’ many clients but most of them are mainland Chinese clients, because they can afford to pay. As she does not want to be exposed, she often ‘deals’ outside of Hong Kong, charging as much as $150,000 HKD for two days.”
Model Who Doesn’t Work
Phoebe said, “This one doesn’t have much work. But she still stays in the industry so that she can maintain her reputation. For about $20,000 HKD, you can spend a few nights with her.”
Model With Memoir
Phoebe said, “This one got famous after she released her memoir. After that, she started ‘entertaining’ clients. At one time, she had so many clients that she had a long-term hotel room in Central. However, recently, she has started dating so she hasn’t been ‘active’ much.”
Model With Powerful Connections
Phoebe said, “This model has a godsister in the financial sector. The godsister always introduces big names from the financial sector to her. In return, the godsister will get a commission out of these transactions. To make sure she will get a regular income, her godsister has even borrowed money to pay for the model’s plastic surgery. I heard the godsister is deeply in debt, so the model has no choice but to continue her “work”.
This article is written by Karen for JayneStars.com.