Turning up the heat

One can always count on Jolin Tsai to make headlines and turn heads.

Just last month, the 34-year-old Taiwanese pop diva had the Internet abuzz with her controversial song, We're All Different, Yet The Same, with its music video featuring her locking lips with actress Ruby Lin in a wedding setting.

The video is banned in Singapore.

Last night, Tsai stole the show again at the 2015 Golden Melody Awards red carpet.

Held at the Taipei Arena, the glitzy music extravaganza is often regarded as the Grammys of Mandopop.

Tsai was decked out in a sparkly, shimmering black cleavage-baring gown, which was topped off with her voluminous blonde locks and glam red lips. Unsurprisingly, she glowed vibrantly as she posed for cameras.


On popular microblogging platform Sina Weibo (China's equivalent of Twitter), netizens unanimously handed Tsai the unofficial title of "Sexiest Female Star on Golden Melody's Red Carpet".

Some called her a "beautiful goddess", while others cheekily referred to her as a spitting image of Lin, her onscreen partner in We're All Different, Yet The Same.

Tsai's ex-boyfriend, superstar Jay Chou, sent the crowd into a frenzy the minute he appeared on the red carpet.

Looking spiffy in a fedora and trendy floral jacket, the 36-year-old father-to-be - his wife, model-actress Hannah Quinlivan, 21, is pregnant - smiled when the hosts teased him: "So far, you've written two hit numbers, Listen To Mum's Words and Listen To Father's Words.

When will we have a song, Listen To Hannah's Words, from you?"

Chou replied in his usual nonchalant style: "It'll come when I have feel like (penning) it."

Other red carpet standouts included home boy JJ Lin, 34, who boasted a handsome new short crop, and Hong Kong singer-actress Karen Mok.

Mok was elegant and sophisticated in her turquoise dress, which showed off her long slim legs.

The 45-year-old was a charmer during the red carpet interview, sharing with the hosts that she had an odd dream last night "about Jay Chou buying a new house".

She then added that her ultimate dream would be to "do a musical, one where I can sing, dance and act".

This article was first published on June 28, 2015.
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