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Cha Siu Yan news from Commercial Radio 881 (in Cantonese) - August 27, 2004; Posted on August 31, 2004
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Cha Siu Yan and Jerry Lam Hiu Fung talk about Vivian appearing at a press conference for being Shiseido's spokesperson. Cha Siu Yan also mentioned that Joe Ngai said he lost 12 pounds.


Source : MingPao Daily newspaper - August 27, 2004; Translated by Dawn; Posted on August 31, 2004

Vivian's bodyshape looks slightly chubbier, causing speculations that she might be pregnant;
Jade Girl Master receiving millions to be a spokesperson



Vivian had a small tummy, making people suspect she was pregnant.


Resting well is Vivian's secret on preventing wrinkles.


Vivian is the optimal skincare spokesperson.


It's rumored Sandy Lam battled and won against Vivian to be the SK-II spokesperson.

 

Jade Girl Master Vivian Chow has rested for some time period. Yesterday, Vivian attended a press conference for being the spokesperson for a skincare brand. Vivian still looked beautiful and wore a spaghetti strap low cut dress. However, people mistakingly thought she was pregnant because she looked slightly chubbier. She immediately clarified saying she wanted to be a little chubby to look better and said she was not pregnant. At the same time, there was confusion with the arrangements for the interviews with the reporters, which made Vivian a little confused. Also, she was afraid she might be exposed (because of her low cut dress) when she was sitting down for the interviews.

Yesterday, Vivian became the spokesperson for Shiseido's Revital product. She's the spokesperson for HK and Taiwan. Shiseido even specially registered one star (star in the sky) with the name of "Revital Star - Vivian Chow." The meaning for this name is that she is a celebrity who goes across different regions and that her beauty will brighten forever.

Confusion with the arrangements for the press conference
However, yesterday this big celebrity had to wait for the VIP guests of this brand to finish their meal before starting the press conference. The media who were at the event had to watch some of the VIPs eat and had to wait almost 30 minutes before the event started. The public relations staff didn't want to have the interviews on stage, because they didn't want to effect the VIP guests who were eating lunch, so they changed the interview location to a small room behind the stage. There were close to 60 people from the media in the room. When Miss Chow appeared, there was more chaos. It was originally planned that Vivian would sit down to do the interviews, but because she was afraid she might be exposed when she sits down, she insisted on standing to do the interviews. The public relations staff had originally arranged for her to do interviews with journalists first, but the television camera crew continuously rushed them to finish, so Vivian was being interviewed on one side and was being stopped on another. She was only able to quickly speak for a few minutes and then finished. Later on, the marketing manager for this product apologized to the media for the arrangement mess up.

Emphasized she's not making a comeback
Vivian revealed that there's always been many beauty advertisements that were looking for her to appear. But this time, she was very satisfied with doing this ad for a 7 figure amount, because she has tried the product, and this was Shiseido's most noble and newest product. She signed a one year contract. She would also introduce this product to her friends and her boyfriend to use. Vivian said that this time she agreed to come back to do an advertisement again, but it doesn't mean she's active again in the entertainment circle. There's always been many advertisements, movies, and concerts that have been looking for her to make a comeback. She won't be working full time because she wouldn't be used to it. Instead, she wants to take some time to paint, and at the same time, she will later help the HK pool association to promote pool playing to women. She currently doesn't have any other plans to do jobs in the entertainment circle.

Denies losing to Sandy Lam
Vivian emphasized the slimming trend nowadays is excessive, and she also wouldn't accept being too thin, so that's why she's planning to gain a little weight. There were reports about her and Sandy Lam battling at the same time to do ads for another cosmetic brand and that after she had lost the battle, she changed to doing ads for this brand instead. Vivian said she would let her manager answer for her. Her manager said the other brand had never contacted them and doesn't understand how these rumors started.


Source : The Sun newspaper - August 27, 2004; Translated by Dawn; Posted on August 31, 2004

Vivian has a slight belly, causing speculations that she might be pregnant


Vivian earned a 7 figure amount of money to be the spokesperson for a skincare product. But she emphasized she would not be coming back to work full time.

 

Yesterday Vivian attended a press conference for a skincare product. She announced that she has become their spokesperson for a 7 figure amount of money and has signed a 1 year contract. She was also given a star as a present. Vivian wore a low cut spaghetti strap dress. She seemed to have gained weight and her belly was slightly raised, making people speculate that she might be pregnant. But she didn't mind that this would lead to a misunderstanding. She said, "I was too thin back then. The trend now is to look thin, but people are slimming excessively. My health right now is very good!" The reporter asked, "Would you do any slimming ads?" Vivian said, "No need to!"

Earlier, there was a report indicating that she and Sandy Lam Yik Lin were battling to sign an advertisement contract with SK-II and that Vivian lost the battle and then signed a contract with this skincare product to be their spokesperson. Vivian said she wasn't too clear about this, but her assistant immediately replied, "That client never contacted us. We only talked with this brand!"

Also, when Vivian was asked if she would introduce the skincare product to her boyfriend to use, she said, "I would tell him to try it. But he always didn't use skincare products." She emphasized that currently she would consider accepting job offers if it's something that interests her and is meaningful to her, so she recently declined working on a film, a TV series, and several singing performances.


Source : Wen Wei Po newspaper - August 27, 2004; Translated by Dawn; Posted on August 31, 2004

Vivian is pleased with her current body shape not being thin


 

Yesterday Vivian attended an advertisement activity for Shiseido and wore a blue low cut dress with blue makeup and blue hair to match the blue packaging of the advertised product. Vivian looked very beautiful. Vivian admitted that she earned a 7 figure amount of money to do this ad. It's no wonder that she agreed to do this ad for her comeback.

Jobs she accepts cannot affect her lifestyle
When Vivian wore her blue low cut dress, it wasn't difficult to notice her small tummy, and it seemed as if she has a little fat. But Vivian clarified saying she thought she was too thin back then, so she's actively trying to increase her weight. Because her tummy was slightly raised, the reporter asked her if she was afraid people would mistakingly think she's pregnant. She said she's not worried and felt that her current condition was very good. Even though there's a slimming trend nowadays, Vivian emphasized she absolutely wouldn't consider joining this slimming movement. Even if a slimming company talked with her to do an ad, she still wouldn't consider it.

Why did Vivian agree to do this skincare eye mask advertisment for Shiseido? Vivian knew what to do, saying, "Because this product is very good to use. I signed a one year contract with this company. I believe within this one year, I can use this product for free. I've introduced this product to guys. They've used it and greatly praised it for being good." Did Vivian introduce this product to her boyfriend to use? Vivian said, "Even though my boyfriend doesn't like using skincare products, but he believes me, and I will tell him to try using it." In the past, there were frequent rumors about Vivian coming back to showbiz. She said in the past, there were many advertisers and film makers who continously looked for her, and there were also many movie scripts which wanted her to come act in. But her manager helped her to reject all those job offers. She feels her manager did a good job rejecting those offers, because she's already used to living a simple life. If she had to come back and work full time, it would be very strenuous. Right now, the biggest thing when she accepts a job is that it has no effect on her lifestyle. But if there's a job which is something new and meaningful, then she might consider it, such as being a guest at Sam Hui's concert, and doing this ad, etc. Later, she will also be doing work to promote pool, but she hasn't thought about releasing an album.

Won't be returning to perform on screen anytime soon
Vivian was asked if she agreed to act in Sam Hui's new movie. Vivian denied this saying, "I won't be performing on screen anytime soon." Did Vivian sign a contract with her manager? Vivian said, "I'm very good friends with him. He only uses his name on my behalf to help me. I didn't sign a contract. But if it's necessary in the future, then we will consider signing a contract."

There were rumors that Vivian and Sandy Lam Yik Lin were battling to do the ad for another skincare brand, SK-II. The person in charge, who was standing next to Vivian, spoke for Vivian and emphasized that she did not talk with any other product ads. Vivian didn't feel she was treated unfairly because the report wasn't true.


Source : Apple Daily newspaper - August 27, 2004; Translated by Dawn; Posted on August 31, 2004

Vivian gains weight and feels a sense of pride


Recently, Vivian looked like she gained a little weight, causing speculations that she might be pregnant.

 

Yesterday Vivian wore a low cut spaghetti strap dress to Tsimshatsui to be the spokesperson for a skincare brand. But just when Vivian comes back to do an advertisement, she faced a little drawback. Because the organizers messed up the arrangements yesterday, Vivian had to wait 20 minutes before she could come out, and the reporters at the event were also complaining.

Later when Vivian was being interviewed, the host of the event, Nancy Lan Sai, was talking with the microphone, which disturbed the interview, and Vivian had to speak louder in order to complete the interview.

Yesterday Vivian wore a tight-fitting dress, which made it look like she gained some weight. She had a slight belly. A reporter asked her if she was pregnant. Vivian said, "I was too thin in the past. Even though the trend now is to be very slim, but my health now is very good. I don't need to do slimming ads."

Won't act in movies anytime soon
This time Vivian has become the skincare product spokesperson for one year for a 7 figure amount. The reporter asked if she would introduce this product to her boyfriend, Joe Ngai, to use. Vivian laughed saying, "I will tell him to try it. My boyfriend always never used skincare products, but he would believe me."

Also, Vivian said she's used to living a simple life. She won't act in movies anytime soon. She also admitted that she rejected many scripts and advertisements. But if she comes across work which is meaningful and is something she's interested in, then she would consider it.


Source : SingPao newspaper - August 27, 2004; Translated by Dawn; Posted on August 31, 2004

Vivian gained some weight and has a slight belly, prompting speculations that she might be pregnant


Vivian still looked very beautiful. She deserves to be called the Jade Girl Master.


Vivian, who was showing half of her chest, attracted lots of reporters to cover the event.

 

Jade Girl Master Vivian Chow recently became a Shiseido spokesperson for a 7 figure amount and did an advertisement for an eyecare product. Yesterday she attended the press conference to sell this product and was wearing a black low cut, spaghetti strap tight-fitting dress and was showing half of her chest. Probably because Vivian was resting in the last few years, she looked like she gained a little weight. Her belly even looked slightly raised, causing speculations that she might be pregnant.

There's always been rumors that Vivian would be making a comeback. Earlier, she performed at Sam Hui's concert to create a road towards making a comeback. Her first step on coming back is doing this Shiseido ad for a 7 figure amount. Vivian looked beautiful at the press conference. She has always protected her body well. Yesterday, she wore a sexy low cut dress, which brightened a person's eyes. However, her belly and her butt were very round, causing speculations that she might be pregnant. Regarding this, Vivian confidently said, "I feel I used to be too thin. Right now I'm very satisfied with my bodyshape. There's too many slimming ads nowadays. I'm not afraid people will mistakingly think I'm pregnant, and I don't plan on making any slimming ads." There were reports that said she and Sandy Lam were battling to be the spokesperson for another skincare brand, but her manager clarified that ever since the beginning, they have never been in contact with the other brand nor have they talked with working together with the other brand.

Promoting pool for women
Vivian admitted there have been many advertisements, films, TV series scripts, and concerts who wanted to invite her to come work together. Her manager Chan Chi Kwong helped her reject these job offers, because they weren't really suitable for her. Vivian said, "It's reasonable that my manager rejected those jobs, because I'm already used to living a simple life, and I'm not used to working full time. I'm afraid I can't accept all of this, both physically and mentally. Right now I will only choose to do meaningful and interesting jobs. Later on, I might be participating in a pool competition and promote the sport of pool to women." She said time has passed by quickly and she has already returned to HK for one and a half years. Her cats have already started to become used to their current lifestyle, so now she can make plans to do other things. She hopes she will have time to pick up the paintbrush again to paint.

Scene was very embarrassing
Vivian's glamour has not decreased. She attracted lots of reporters to cover this event. Unfortunately, there was confusion with the arrangements for the interview procedure. The organizers stated on the press conference announcement that the event would start at 1:00PM. Some of the reporters arrived early to the event, hoping to get a good position to take photos. Unfortunately, they had to wait outside the room until 1:00. However, after the reporters entered the room, Vivian and the reporters had to wait another 20 minutes, because they had to wait until the VIP guests finished their meal before they could start the press conference. The press conference only lasted for 15 minutes. Afterwards, they arranged for the media to go to another room to do the interviews with Vivian. Because Vivian was wearing a low cut dress, she was worried pictures would be taken of her being exposed if she sat down. After awhile, the reporters helped her make a wall of people so she could avoid being embarrassed. But the staff at the event repeatedly broke up the talking topic, which made the reporters rush to end the interview. The host at the event, Nancy Lan Sai, even turned on the microphone and was talking very loudly and also indicated that the media didn't have time management skills. Among the seats, someone accused Nancy Lan Sai and the staff for not respecting Vivian at all, making the scene very embarrassing.


Source : Ta Kung Pao newspaper - August 27, 2004; Translated by Dawn; Posted on August 31, 2004

Vivian refuses to do slimming ads


Vivian has always been loved by advertisers.

 

For a 7 figure amount, Vivian did her first comeback advertisement for a skincare product. In order to match the product, yesterday Vivian appeared in all blue colors to the press conference. She wore a blue low cut dress, and even her makeup and long hair also had blue color in it, which gave a feeling of brightening a person's eyes. However, there was a slight flaw in what was otherwise perfect. Vivian's belly looked slightly raised, which made it seem like she gained some weight! She was asked if she was worried that this would cause speculations that she might be pregnant. Vivian honestly said she definitely wouldn't worry about it, because she really was not pregnant! Later she explained that she used to be too thin, and for this reason, she's trying to gain weight now. She believed that she's still in very good shape, and she definitely would not consider joining the slimming trend and wouldn't do any slimming ads.

Doesn't want to affect her current lifestyle
How come Vivian was willing to accept this comeback advertisement? Vivian frankly said it's because she felt this product is very good to use and gives a person a noble feeling, so that's why she signed a one year contract with this product. It's believed she would be able to use the product free of charge during this one year. Vivian was asked if she would introduce this product to her boyfriend to use. Vivian said her boyfriend doesn't like using skincare products, but she believes he would also believe her and she would try to persuade him to try the product.

Vivian admitted that there were always many advertisers and film makers who were looking for her to make a comeback. Her manager helped her to reject countless job offers. Vivian really approves of her manager declining those jobs, because she's already used to living a simple life. If she had to come back and work full time, it would be very strenuous. Now when she accepts jobs, the biggest thing is that the job definitely cannot affect her current lifestyle. But if there are some jobs which she feels are meaningful and is something new to her, then she would think really hard on whether to accept the job or not, such as being the guest performer at Sam Hui's concert and the advertisement this time. These were worth it for her to try. These past few years, she fell in love with playing pool and said she hopes to participate in more pool activities in the future.

Temporarily won't be performing on screen
She was asked if she agreed to perform in Sam Hui's new movie. Vivian denied this and said she wouldn't be performing on screen anytime soon and also doesn't have plans to release an album. As for whether she officially signed a contract with her manager, Vivian said her manager is her good friend, and he only uses his name on her behalf to help her. They have trust in each other, and they didn't sign a contract. However, if in the future it's necessary to sign a contract, then they would do it.

Also, there were rumors about Vivian and Sandy Lam battling to do the ad for a cosmetic brand. At this time, the staff member next to Vivian spoke on her behalf and clarified that Vivian was not in contact with other product ads. Vivian didn't feel she was treated unfairly, because the report wasn't true.


Source : SingTao newspaper - August 27, 2004; Translated by Dawn; Posted on August 31, 2004

Vivian has a slight belly, causing speculations that she might be pregnant


Vivian put on a loose-fitting dress, causing people to suspect she's pregnant.

 

Yesterday Vivian appeared in a blue low cut spaghetti strap dress at the Shiseido spokesperson press conference. This is also Vivian's first ad promotion activity after coming back to work part time. However, there were some embarrassing moments during the event, and even speculations that she's pregnant!

First, the organizers let the VIP guests eat lunch before others, making Vivian wait backstage for close to 30 minutes before starting the event. Then during the interview period, the host, Nancy Lan Sai, was constantly talking with the microphone, which covered up Vivian's soft voice, making Vivian feel embarrassed. Because Vivian's dress was rather loose-fitting, it mislead people into thinking that her belly was slightly raised. But she openly said she wasn't afraid that people would mistakingly think she's pregnant. Actually, she felt she's in great health, because she thought she was too thin in the past.

This time Vivian would be the skincare spokesperson for one year for a 7 figure amount of money. She knew what to do to sell and praise the product, saying that she not only had good results after trying the product for a period of time, but also introduced the product to her female and male colleagues and friends. Even her boyfriend, Joe Ngai, who doesn't normally use skincare products, believed her and will try to use the product. Earlier there was a report about her and Sandy Lam battling to be the spokesperson for another skincare brand. Vivian's manager denied these rumors on the spot and said it was only Shiseido who had contacted them. As for the false report, Vivian said she wouldn't pay attention to it.

Later on, Vivian would participate in promoting pool to women for the HK pool association. As for whether or not Vivian would accept any other jobs, she said the most important thing is that the job doesn't affect her current lifestyle, and then she might consider it. She's already used to living a simple life. If she had to come back and work full time, it would be very strenuous. For this reason, her manager rejected many TV series and movie scripts, as well as singing jobs which were not quite suitable for her. Vivian said she didn't mind.


Source : Oriental Daily newspaper - August 27, 2004; Translated by Dawn; Posted on August 31, 2004

Vivian has a slight belly, denies being pregnant


Vivian wore a low cut, spaghetti strap tight-fitting dress which made her belly look like it was slightly raised.

 

After Vivian released her book and was a guest performer at Sam Hui's concert, she did her first skincare ad after making her comeback. Yesterday Vivian attended a press conference and was wearing a low cut, spaghetti strap long dress matched with a shiny diamond necklace, bracelet and ring. This made her appear to be graceful and noble. Vivian signed a one year contract with the advertiser and received a 7 figure amount, which she was pleased with. She would even introduce the product to her boyfriend, Joe Ngai, to use. She laughed saying, "My boyfriend never uses skincare products, but I believe he would believe me."

Indicated there's no need to be slim
Because Vivian's spaghetti strap dress was rather tight-fitting, it can be seen that her belly was slightly raised, but she wasn't worried that people would mistakingly think she was pregnant. She even felt that her current body shape is very fit and doesn't think it's necessary for her to be slimmer. She said, "I used to be too thin. Right now the slimming trend is excessive." The reporter asked, "You're not afraid people will say you're pregnant?" She said, "I'm not afraid." Earlier there were rumors that she and Sandy Lam were battling to do the ad for SK-II and also that she stood firm on her salary amount and let Sandy take the ad from her. Vivian's manager immediately denied these rumors and said the other advertiser never even contacted them.

Vivian admitted there were constantly advertisements, movies, promoters, etc. who were inviting her to make a comeback. But her manager helped her to reject many jobs which were not suitable for her.

She said, "I'm already used to living a simple life. If I have to come back and work full time, it would be very strenuous. The biggest thing when accepting a job is that it has no effect on my lifestyle. As long as the job is meaningful, is something new for me and interests me, then I'll consider doing it, no matter if it's on screen or behind the camera. I seem to want to paint again, because it's been a long time since I've held a paintbrush. I've promised the HK pool association to help them promote pool playing to women. I would definitely enjoy the work that I receive. As for acting in movies, I won't be accepting these job offers at this time."

Low cut dress, afraid of being exposed
Also, the organizers messed up the arrangements for the event. Vivian was wearing a low cut dress. The organizers had planned for Vivian to sit down to do interviews, but Vivian might have been afraid that she would be exposed and wanted to stand up to do the interviews. However in the end, she helplessly had to carefully sit down for the interviews. Also, yesterday, the procedure of the press conference was supposed to be Vivian doing interviews with the journalists first, but during the interviews, the electric media constantly kept making lots of noise and was disturbing the interview. The public relations people couldn't do anything about this. The electric media kept on rushing the journalists to finish, making Vivian feel rather embarrassed. As a result, the interview just lasted for a few minutes. The event ended on bad terms.


Source : Apple Daily newspaper - August 25, 2004; Translated by Dawn; Posted on August 26, 2004

Vivian Chow makes friends based on first impressions

Earlier, Vivian took pictures for the cover of the fashion magazine "Jessica" for the month of September. Vivian wore several different new autumn fashion clothing from name brands such as Prada, Lanvin, Fendi, etc. She revealed a calm and graceful temperament.

Family comes first
In Vivian's interview, she talked a lot about her family, her boyfriend, and her friends. She frankly said she just has a few good friends and would put her family first, which also includes her good friend that she's known for 20 years. She said, "There's no need to have many close friends. I will become friends with another person based on my first impressions about them. My intuition is very strong. I really look at an individual's character. I won't become friends with others that easily. My friends are honest, love themselves, kind, have a good heart, and don't gossip about others."

Vivian also said in the past, she had high demands of the people around her. She said, "I'm a perfectionist, and sometimes I would put a lot of pressure on my close friends, but after having my lovely cat Pal, I've learned to forgive and accept what others do."


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