Allen Chen’s “fatty” to hunk transformation in under two months

The Taiwanese actor was hospitalised after injuring himself while filming

Allen Chen’s “fatty” to hunk transformation in under two months

Allen Chen will be making his return to screens in Singapore for the first time in over two years, this time with upcoming Toggle Original VIC. He was previously a part of Channel 8’s 2015 drama Life is Beautiful.

VIC, which stars Irene Ang, Sheila Sim, Desmond Tan and Carrie Wong, among others, delves into the world of modelling, where participants take part in a modelling contest and compete to come out tops. While everything may seem glamourous from the surface, what they didn’t expect is the intense competition that goes on behind the scenes.

Allen’s character this time around is Tyson, a supermodel who is also one of the judges of the competition, but unbeknownst to others, he’s actually a womaniser who makes use of his position to lure the unsuspecting fledgling models into his bed.

Allen Chen’s “fatty” to hunk transformation in under two months

Toggle visited the film set on January 5, where an intense (yet hilarious at times) scene was going on at Hotel Fort Canning. Tyson had meant to call Carrie’s character to his hotel room and drug her, but ended up seeing the other contestants visit his room instead. With so many girls knocking on his door, what he didn’t expect was for Sheila’s character to knock on his door, demanding justice for something that he did. (No spoilers here!)

For this scene, Allen was clad only in a bathrobe for most of the day, and spoke to Toggle in between takes to share more about his thoughts on returning to Singapore to act.

While the 33-year-old is known for his smoking bod, a post he made on his Instagram account on December 31, 2017 surprised many. He revealed two photos of him in his ‘fatty’ mode, and had comparison photos to show the return of his eight-pack.

(Continued on next page: How did the "fatty" version of Allen Chen come about?)

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