SINGAPORE: Many celebrities, including American superstar George Clooney, looked awkward as children, before growing into great looking adults.
But the term 'ugly duckling' does not apply at all to Hong Kong celebrity couple Carina Lau and Tony Leung.
Lau, 46, and Leung, 48, who are widely regarded as two of the most charismatic and beautiful people in Asia, looked equally good when they were younger, and they have the photos to prove it.
The actress released a pair of childhood photos of her husband and herself in a Christmas Eve post on her micro-blog to wish followers of her micro-blog happy holidays.
The photos have created a stir among netizens, garnering more than 1,400 replies within a few hours of being posted, with many surprised that Lau and Leung looked that good when they were children.
“Tony is so cute! Carina gives off a Cinderella-like feel,” said a netizen who calls himself Joker1.
“They already looked good together as children!” said San Shao, another netizen.
Leung and Lau had been an item since 1989, before tying the knot in 2008 in a star-studded wedding ceremony in Bhutan.
Channel News Asia