TAIWAN - Former Miss Chinese Taipei finalist Lin Wei-wei has been investigated by police for prostituting female artistes and models in Taiwan.
Lin, 36, was believed to be the middle person organising dinner events for the rich and famous to meet the artistes.
She was also said to be involved in pimping artistes and models for prices ranging from NT$60,000 (S$2,634) to NT$200,000 per hour.
Police picked her up for investigation at her home and seized two books containing names and numbers, which they believed were her contacts and "business records".
It is learnt that among the contacts were doctors, lawyers, businessmen and politicians.
The scandal was exposed following the arrest of B-class model Timi Hsiao, 27, on Friday.
Hsiao, a model in Jay Chou's Fa Ru Xue (Hair Like Snow) music video, was caught red-handed when an anti-narcotics police team raided a drug den on Friday.
Police recovered an assortment of drugs and drug-taking gadgets from her and a 24-year-old drug supplier.
Follow-up investigations led police to believe that the model was also involved in prostitution.
Hsiao later admitted to have "met" some 10 men arranged by Lin since July last year for a price of NT$60,000 each, adding that both of them shared the money equally.
Both Hsiao and Lin have been released.
Lin later clarified that she was only responsible for the dinner meetings and whatever "deals" between the artistes and customers after that were none of her business.
Police said their investigations revealed that Lin had pimped the B- and C-class actresses, singers and models to customers, not only in Taiwan but also China and Singapore.
Lin won the sixth place in the Miss Chinese Taipei beauty pageant competition in 1995. She is currently a mama san (head of GROs) at a nightclub.