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Dee Hsu made an appearance at Taiwanese fashion brand iROO’s event in Singapore last Friday (Apr 22) and was greeted by the screams of her fans when she stepped out with the host for the night, local fashion designer Keith Png. It was the actress-host’s second visit to Singapore, during which she introduced herself with, “Hi everyone, I’m an International Professional Superstar.”
In an interview with Toggle, Dee shared more about her future plans after leaving the popular talkshow Here Comes Kangxi, as well as her fashion icons and her family life.
The 37-year-old, who quit the long-running talk show Here Comes Kangxi last December, was initially lambasted as a jobless woman by netizens. Dee confessed that she was worried that her career would start to go downhill after hearing these comments but that producers had thankfully continued to approach her with new projects.
Although she was slightly reluctant to part with the show, which she has hosted for years, Dee declared that has no regrets about her decision and that she looks forward to the challenges of a new job and a new life.
Speaking of new jobs, Dee, who was previously reported to be in the process of finding 12 ‘male gods’ to film a new talk show with, divulged that after accepting the show offer, she has not heard from the management company of one of her ‘male gods’, Hu Ge.
“It feels like he wants to hide from us, I’m not sure if it’s because I’ve once said that I admire him and thus, scared him off,” she laughed.
Dee, who has a reputation for touching the male guests on her shows, then turned to face the media and affirmed, “I wish to remind all the male stars that I won’t do much – we’re just going to chat [on the show].”
When asked about her fashion icon, Dee professed it to be her older sister, Barbie Hsu, who she feels manages to exude a classy vibe, akin to French ladies, even when she pops by her home dressed in her pyjamas.
Known for her bold, no-holds-barred talking style, Dee also asserted that the most important thing to have is confidence, especially in terms of your clothing style.
“If you choose to wear something [revealing], even if your breast is exposed, so what? If others manage to take photos of it, then they should consider themselves lucky,” she declared.
On the topic of celebrity fashion terrorists, the actress-host held true to her reputation and remarked, “Wow, there are so many celebrities that I think are fashion terrorists.” She then went on to explain that to her, those who are too predictable or don’t have “trendy” faces but still try to pull off the latest trends are fashion terrorists.
Instead of pinpointing any of her fellow celebs, she used her husband as an example, saying that his face is “not a trendy face”. “If he insists on wearing his snapback cap backwards along with basketball shoes with bears on them, I’ll really give him a flying kick,” Dee laughed.
Her husband, Mike Hsu, was also named as the one who likes to dress up the most in the family. Dee shared that she personally doesn’t enjoy shopping, while her husband goes to a tailor to custom make his suits and even asks for opinions when he’s home.
As for her three daughters, Elly, 10, Lily, 8 and Alice, 4, this fresh-faced mother does not specifically dictate their fashion choices. Dee revealed that she has given up on trying to influence them in this area after she was rejected by her girls when she asked them to wear a black skull printed tee.
She also shared a funny anecdote where her youngest daughter Alice had compared her to her classmate’s mother. The star found Alice in her room secretly playing with her lipstick, following which she declared that her classmate’s mother was prettier than Dee.
“I’m not sure what got into her. Perhaps it’s because I found her secretly playing with my lipstick, so she felt slightly resentful,” she chuckled.
At the time, Dee retorted that it was because the other mum put on makeup, only for Alice to reply that her classmate’s mum still looked prettier than Dee, even without makeup, and that Dee was “just okay” to her.
The actress-host then went to complain to her husband while hoping for him to console her, only for him to deadpan, “Kids don’t lie”, leaving Dee so angry that she was one step away from refusing to return home that night.
This story first appeared on toggle.sg/ch
Story by Goh Li Xin