45th GOLDEN BELL AWARDS
Minor celebs make their presence felt but Yang takes home the trophy
By Tan Kee Yun
October 25, 2010
THESE babes sure knew how to grab eyeballs at the 45th Golden Bell Awards ceremony.
They upstaged crowd favourite Rainie Yang, the 26-year-old singer-actress, by flashing flesh, lots of it, at the event held at Taipei’s Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall on Friday.
The annual affair honours the best in Taiwanese television for the past year. It’s also the perfect occasion for bosomy babes to showcase their enviably voluptuous figures.
So while Yang received the loudest cheers as she walked down the red carpet, eyes were popping and cameras were snapping as lesser-known but better-endowed celebrities sashayed with their cups running over.
Host-actress Wu Tian Xin, 34, a guest presenter, created much buzz when she strutted in with handsome actor Leroy Yang.
Clad in a cleavage-baring maroon toga dress, Wu exuded elegance and sensuality.
Her appearance prompted red carpet host Nono Chen to comment: ‘I think Tian Xin’s going to take quite a while to finish posing for pictures.’
D-cup model-actress Bianca Bai, 27, also created a stir when she waltzed in dressed in a simple beige gown.
WOW FACTOR: Bianca Bai, Wu Tian Xin and Stephanie Xiao.
SLEEVE GRIEF: Rainie Yang with singer-actor Show Luo
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In comparison, Yang, Bai’s fellow nominee in the Best Actress category, was a fashion disaster.
Many netizens slammed the red long sleeves she pulled over her black dress, calling them ‘redundant and tacky’.
Veteran TV actress Stephanie Xiao, a presenter for the evening, gave the ingenues a run for their money with her tube gown.
Clearly striving to live up to her reputation as ‘Taiwan’s Number One Beauty’, the 42-year-old star glowed as she showed off her flawless porcelain skin.
Gregarious transgender host Regine Li-Ching, 48, wowed the crowd with her retro-inspired bouffant hairdo and sexy gown, which had a peekaboo slash that ran from her right breast to her waist.
Red carpet co-host Pink Yang excitedly pointed it out to Chen: ‘Nono, did you see that?’
To which Chen sheepishly replied: ‘Of course, I did, but I’m a guy, I didn’t dare to keep staring at it.’
Li, nominated in the Best Variety Show Host category, lost to wacky compere duo Zhu Ge Liang and Rene Hou.
For fans of idol drama Hi, My Sweetheart, it was sweet victory when female lead Yang walked away with the trophy for Best Actress in a Drama Series.
An emotional Yang thanked her co-star, Show Luo, 31, for ‘being a great onscreen partner’.
But Luo himself went home empty-handed. The Best Actor glory went to teen star Wu Zhen-Di, a showbiz newbie.
Another youngster, five-year-old Xiao Xiao Bin, charmed the crowd when he went on stage to present an award with veteran compere Li Si-Duan.
When Li tried to carry him, Bin pouted.
‘Put me down, put me down, it hurts!’ he shouted, struggling in Li’s arms.