Just last month, Fresh Brainz featured the infamous stripper-cum-blogger Coco Liu Yao.
She was accidentally thrust into the limelight when Hong Kong media mogul Chu Pui-Hing was spotted by photojournalists while they were walking towards her apartment.
Mr. Chu ducked behind Coco and ran away from the reporters, eventually hiding in a toilet. Unfortunately he was recognized from the photos and became a tabloid sensation. The entire debacle forced Mr. Chu to cut short his career.
Coco, in contrast, went from strength to strength. Her previously obscure blog was swamped by over 100,000 readers a day.
After lying low in her hometown of Sichuan for a short while, Coco went to Beijing and was talent spotted by internet film director Xu Jing (徐兢).
He reportedly offered her a 10 million yuan (S$ 2 million) contract to shoot a film exposé of the nightclub scene in Hong Kong.
Two million dollars !?!!
Exit Coco Liu the Stripper.
Enter Coco Liu, the Blogebrity-Superstar-Sex Goddess.
She now goes by Erotic Lady Coco (艳女郎COCO) and has a couple of new blogs showcasing even more sexy photos while wearing very little clothing.
Here's one of her blogs...
... and here's another.
As you can see, many of her new photos are taken by professional studios. They are not only tasteful but also artistically done.
Coco must be the envy of her ex-colleagues!
Which is why she has stopped contacting her friends in Hong Kong. She believes that they will betray her confidence for the sake of money.
Heh, Coco is a smart girl.
But we already knew that.
In addition to shooting sexy photos, Coco is now busy with many showbiz commitments: appearing at store openings, giving media interviews, preparing to release a music single - even becoming a judge of a new reality show in China!
Indeed, she is well on her way to become a superstar in Beijing.
Wait a minute...
Won't that put her on a collision course with another superstar in Beijing - Crystal Liu Yi Fei (刘亦菲)?
Coincidentally, they have the same surname.
And they are both 20 years old.
But that's all they have in common, I'm afraid.
Crystal Liu graduated from the prestigious Beijing Film Academy in 2006. She started her TV career in 2002 and shot to fame when she played the role of the Little Dragon Lady (Xiao Long Nu - 小龙女) in CCTV's 2005 drama series - Return of the Condor Heroes.
And she's no slouch on the big screen neither - Crystal Liu made her first movie in 2003. She is also making a foray into the music industry by signing a recording contract with Sony Music in 2005.
Delicate, angelic and innocent-looking, Crystal Liu is almost the antithesis of Coco Liu.
What will eventually happen in this Superstar Kumite of megalithic proportions?
Who will eventually prevail?
Personally, I only know one thing for sure.
I didn't make this poster.
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