Going through the drills for marriage


  • Colours of China
  • Monday, 07 Sep 2020

Women are enlisting into a ‘training camp’, which grooms potential wives for rich and famous men.

FOR many young women in China, getting hitched is a must and this is especially so when their parents keep on pestering and nagging them until they get married.

Some women enjoy being single but this freedom won’t last because most parents do not agree with this lifestyle

So they have to find “Mr Right” to marry but that’s no easy task when their requirements for the perfect candidate exceeds most expectations.

Their dream may be a bit easier if they get to know Amy Jie (Sister Amy), a woman said to be running a “training camp” to groom young women into Internet sensations.

Being popular means more opportunities to be “discovered” by the rich and famous.

Stories have been going around that Amy Jie would arrange for these girls to attend parties organised for the upper society and male celebrities.

To join her team, one must be young and pretty. It does not matter if the girls are natural beauties or have gone under the knife.

Amy Jie came to light soon after Taiwan-based singer Wilber Pan announced his marriage to an ex-air stewardess known as Luna Xuanyun in late July.

The Internet blew up over speculation on how the couple could have met and hooked up with a 14-year age gap between them.

It was claimed that Pan, 40, and Luna, 26, were secretly dating for four years and the latter was likely pregnant.

There was nothing much left to gossip about until Wang Sicong dropped a bombshell, “praising” Amy Jie for her amazing “success”.

“Amy Jie is superb. Two of her top girls, one wed heavenly king Aaron Kwok and one married Wilber Pan, she is so powerful, ” wrote the businessman on his WeChat’s moments.

Wang is the son of China’s biggest developer Wang Jianlin of Dalian Wanda Group, which also runs the largest movie theatre chain.

He has been spotted dating a number of Internet sensations.

His post got netizens excited and sent them searching for more stories.

Based on photographs available online and statements made by self-proclaimed insiders, it is believed that Amy Jie was running a “training camp” to coach those who wanted to marry into upper society.

She would first turn the girls into Internet celebrities, who look elegant and have good taste, while guiding them on how to pose for beautiful pictures to attract viewers and boosting their popularity.

This was exposed when a series of pictures Luna posted on her social media platform were identical to those of another influencer Yixi.

In one of her photos, Luna is seen wearing a bathrobe, sitting at a dining table by a full-view glass window featuring the iconic China Central Television building in Beijing as the background.

The food and the table setting, as well as the background, were exactly the same as one uploaded by Yixi.

In other images, the two women wore the same ice-skiing attire, had similar poses and at the same spot which looks like a ski resort.

They were also featured in a few more places including a gym, a boat and a golf resort wearing similar outfits.

Insiders from the Insta-star circle said this was not surprising as they would get together for photoshoots to share the expenses incurred including hotel rooms, cars, costumes and accessories.

The anonymous insider pointed out that some of the “venues” were actually a studio with spectacular views.

“We took turns to take photos in bed though we were holidaying at a posh hotel.

“Besides this, we also ordered expansive food and shared the costs to portray that we are enjoying a lavish lifestyle, ” she added.

In other words, it is a world of make believe.

In the beginning, Pan stood by his wife and threatened to take legal actions against rumour mongers, who attempted to tarnish Luna’s image.

But he kept mum as more insights were revealed leading to speculation that the pair were getting a divorce.

As for Moka Fang Yuan – Hong Kong superstar Kwok’s Internet sensation wife – she was featured with Luna, Amy Jie and other women in some of the pictures taken at various gatherings.

Fang, however, denied her involvement in the “training camp”.

Kwok, 54, tied the knot with Fang, 33, in 2017 and they were blessed with two daughters.

The first child was born six months after the wedding ceremony while the second one came last year.

So far, Amy has not defended herself nor denied the camp although she was also rumoured to be “pimping” her trainees.

Local media reported that women who successfully married the rich men would have to pay back their “training fees” to her monthly.

The amount varies according to individual agreement.

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