We’re told that you’re a much sought-after model back in Shanghai but you’re very picky with the shoots you do. Why is that?
I only take offers that I think are serious. I like modeling, but only those that are only a little sexy, like just tight dresses and tight skirts. Not anything too sexy!
If that’s the case, how were you convinced to do this shoot?
Because I know the magazine and I have browsed the pictures on your website. I also saw the portfolio [of your photographer, Aaron Ebio]. And, well, you guys agreed that I wear my own bikinis.
What kind of bikinis do you like?
I like colorful ones. I don’t like small ones, ha ha!
Are you fond of wearing it outside of shoots?
No. There are a lot of people doing it so I don’t want to try it anymore, ha ha! Also, I don’t often do bikini shoots in Shanghai.
We hear you were once the face of CounterStrike for Asia.
Are you a gamer?
Yes. I’m a professional gamer…not! I just play a lot.
What other games do you play?
I like shooting games, violent ones. And I love zombies! It’s cool. Ha ha!
We take it you’re also a Walking Dead fan? Why this fascination with zombies?
Yes! I’m a super fan! I watch movies about zombies and I also play Plants vs. Zombies. I like the graphics, like the color, how they look like.
We also hear you have a lot of Facebook friends and that your website was brought down by the Chinese government because a lot of people were “congregating” on it. Isn’t it weird being the object of this much affection and attention?
Yes. They will find my family—my mom, my dad, my family, my friends.
Did anyone try to hit on you?
There are a lot of them! Ha ha!
Were they promising you anything?
They told me that they would buy me a house, a car, give me some money, take me to dinner or even on trips, buy me shoes—all these things. They’re just telling me these to be with me and I don’t like it.
Do your online admirers ask any other weird questions?
Yeah. Like “Are you married?” “Can you marry me?” “I want you to be my wife” and other stuff.
These are all locals?
No. Most of them are foreigners.
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