Freeze fame

Freeze fame
(Left to right) Belinda Lee, Lin Chi-ling and Kim Kardashian.

They are hot, sexy, single - and turning 40 soon.

And they think that freezing their eggs is a good idea.

Top Taiwanese model-actress Lin Chi-ling made the news last week after it was reported that she had frozen her eggs secretly at the National Taiwan University Hospital.

A friend had revealed: "After Lin Chi-ling turned 39 last year, her mother got very anxious about her getting married and having kids.

In order to lessen her worries, Chi-ling went... for egg-freezing."

The process, known as oocyte cryopreservation, extracts, freezes and stores a woman's eggs so that they can be thawed and fertilised in the future, when the woman is ready to be pregnant.

Lin denied rumours that she had frozen her eggs, telling regional media that she did not know where the reports came from.

However, the sexy model, who is single, felt it was a brilliant suggestion and that she would not mind doing so.

Single local female celebrities whom The New Paper spoke to felt the same way.

Actress Ann Kok, 41, said: "This is my first time hearing it, I've never thought about it before, but I think it's a good idea and I'll consider it."

The single actress, who left MediaCorp last month, is busy with the promotional activities of local movie Filial Party, which will open here on May 8.

Said Kok: "As you age, your body gets weaker and is no longer as strong as it was. If the technology for egg freezing is advanced and the doctors are confident they can be preserved well, I think it's a good idea."

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