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Vicki Zhao visits slimming centre
by Benson Ang

CHINESE actress Vicki Zhao was spotted visiting a beauty and slimming centre here yesterday.

The elusive star left by the back door of a Mary Chia Beauty and Slimming Specialist outlet at Goldhill Centre, along Thomson Road. It was about 4.45pm.

Wearing sunglasses, a black leaf-print dress and white slippers, she carried an umbrella in one hand and a mobile phone in the other.

Zhao, 34, who gave birth to a baby girl three months ago in Singapore at Gleaneagles Hospital, was accompanied by her mother.

When approached by reporters, she would only say in Mandarin that she was at the centre to “see friends”.

She would not comment when asked if she was going to be a spokesman for the centre, if she was undergoing treatment there, if her child was in Singapore or even if she would be releasing a film soon.

As photographers snapped away, Zhao said: “You cannot take. I thought there was no paparazzi (here).”

She then entered a black multi-purpose vehicle waiting for her along the road and took off.

A Mary Chia client who wanted to be known only as Ms Tan, 28, said she saw Zhao enter the centre through the back door at about 2.45pm.

The administrative assistant said: “At first, I was curious why the customer entered from the back door. Then I recognised her.”

Ms Tan added: “The staff member passed her a membership card and she was led into a treatment room, wearing a treatment gown.”

When approached, Ms Irene Goh, the centre’s branch manager, said Zhao was not a spokesman, but would not comment if she was a customer.

She said: “We do not divulge secrets related to our customers.”

But she said the centre sees many celebrities whom they consider “friends”

This article was first published in The New Paper.

readers' comments
Mary Chia and Marie France not the same lah. Zhao did not continue with the endorsement coz she go and eat diet pills and make the management angry so they drop her. Change to that Christy Chung. Today she appear in the yahoo news, look so much older now. got wrinkles some more. time really don't care whether you celeb or not.
Posted by bamboosteak on Sat, 18 Sep 2010 at 00:32 AM
singapore doesn't have exclusive high class spa, the type for rich and famous, as soon as one movie star went in, the staff will call reporter or tell friends .....
Posted by jameslee58 on Thu, 16 Sep 2010 at 08:26 AM
is it? is mariefrance related to mary chia?
Posted by Deokmann on Wed, 15 Sep 2010 at 21:25 PM
ya, agree. she looks so sloppy here in the photo. can hardly recognise her. Isn't she the Mariefrance spokeswoman? Why is she coming out from Mary Chia?

Haha, caught stepping on both 'boats'...
Posted by bellebelle on Wed, 15 Sep 2010 at 19:09 PM
She looks very sloopish in this picture shown. But anyway, this is price they have to pay being a celebrity. They have to
accept it. Like the recent Quan Yi Feng's case.
Posted by lovemelovemenot on Mon, 5 Jul 2010 at 22:26 PM
I am not a fan of Vicky Zhao but I can understand her annoyance at having her privacy being intruded. If it was a big event where the stars or VIPS are being photographed and interviewed, it is fine but it was rude to take shots of her without her permission, especially when she was caught by surprise.
Posted by malinablu on Mon, 5 Jul 2010 at 18:05 PM
who really care about her....or any other animals ......

she can even denies marrying a singaporean businessmen....what she speak is not trusthworthly la......dont waste our resources on other ...

care about out drainage, smrt, church , power need...
Posted by New Wave on Mon, 5 Jul 2010 at 13:21 PM

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