Gillian Chung's egg freezing procedure made her gain 9 kilos

PHOTO: Instagram/q_gill

Gillian Chung once put on nine kilos and was at her heaviest two years ago, before she met her husband. But it wasn't from over-eating or lack of exercise.

In 2016, the Cantopop star made a choice to go through oocyte cryopreservation (egg freezing) in order to preserve her fertility, said her manager in reports then. 

Gillian recently attributed the cause of her weight gain to the surge in hormones in preparation for the procedure.

She revealed this at the Asian Film Awards anniversary dinner held on Mar 19, where she was asked by reporters if bandmate Charlene Choi was also going to freeze her eggs before her rumoured wedding later this year

The 38-year-old singer-actress added that Hong Kong celebrity Joey Yung would be the best person to go to for advice, as she did not gain any weight despite undergoing the same procedure.

Fans have also noticed that the star's face has been looking a little fuller after her marriage to Taiwanese doctor Michael Lai in December last year.

They left comments about her looks in a recent Instagram post (below), speculating if there could be a bun in the oven. 

Comments left on her Instagram post: "She looks meatier", "You gained so much weight", "It's probably happy fat". Photo: Instagram/ Q_gill 

Or, a slower metabolism may be to blame.

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Gillian lamented at the event that exercise for her is no longer as effective as it was in the past, proving to everyone again that celebrities are just as human as we are.

A girl with a large appetite, she said: "I used to eat seven meals a day… and everything on my plate will be finished.

"Now I've switched to eating just one meal a day. My husband is also dieting and he eats light and healthy meals. On the other hand, I prefer food with stronger flavours".

joeylee@asiaone.com 

Gillian Chung gets married in romantic ceremonies in Hong Kong

  • It was a wedding fit for a princess.
  • After exchanging their vows along Hong Kong's waterfront in an intimate ceremony before family and friends,
  • Gillian Chung and Michael Lai held a lavish banquet at Ritz Carlton Hotel on Thursday (Dec 20).
  • The venue had a fairytale theme with blooming white and pink roses, a towering wedding cake topped by a castle,
  • a photo wall that had cascading foliage - complete with tasteful splashes of ivory and gold.
  • Guests at the event included Chung's good friends from the industry, such as Joey Yung, Leo Ku, and of course her former Twins bandmate, Charlene Choi.
  • On Tuesday, Chung wore a short blush-pink dress with a plunging neckline for the waterfront ceremony at Tsim Sha Tsui, while Lai, 32, looked dapper in a blue suit.