Source: The New PaperSHE was so famous in Japan that up to 20,000 fans turned up to see her at events. And those were just the women.Lingerie model Liv Lo has been raising temperatures during her five-year career in the Land of the Rising Sun. But in August, the 27-year-old Taiwanese raised eyebrows when she gave up her glamorous lifestyle to moveto Singapore. Part of the reason: For love.Lo has been dating Singapore-based British-Malaysian host Henry Golding for two years. Golding moved here from London in 2008 and both artistes are signed to Fly Entertainment.The lovebirds have met each other’s parents and said they have plans to set up roots here. They are living together in a flat in East Coast.When The New Paper caught up with Lo to find out more about her plans, she couldn’t stop gushing about her 25-year-old beau. This is Lo’s second relationship and the fourth for Golding.Lo, who has been auditioning for hosting and acting gigs, said: “A lot has happened in two years and we have managed to overcome a long-distance relationship.“I knew he was someone special when he visited me in Japan once and left a note for me saying if I needed anything, he’d be there for me.‘Even cute little gestures get her all giggly.Said the 1.74m Lo: “We do romantic things for each other, like when I pick him up from the airport, I always hold up a sign that says ‘˜Henry’.“He’s a great cook and he cooks pasta for me.And he bought me closets for my clothes and shoes when he knewthat I was moving to Singapore.‘Yet one thing Lo still didn’t know was when or even if Golding is going to pop the question ‘“ even though she feels he is marriage material. So we took it up on ourselves to play matchmaker.When told that we were going to ask Golding if he feels she could be a potential wife, Lo said cheekily: “Oh, do helpmeask him, I do want to hear what he has to say.“I’d rather hear about the proposal from him than read about it in the newspaper, but I want to know!‘And boyfriend says...While the sexy model sounded ready to walk down the aisle, her boyfriend admitted that he wants to get married only at 30. Golding told The New Paper in a separate interview:“DoI think she’s marriage material? Absolutely.“But I’m not looking to get married for a very long time. I’m still young.“My perspective on this is that we should take our time and not rush into things.“Ido want children, the more the merrier.‘Lo recalled how she first saw Golding on New Year’s Eve in 2010. She was visiting friends in Singapore and ended up at a party where she spotted a “tall, cute guy (who) intrigued me‘.What baffled her more was that he was goofing around with his friends the whole night and did not come up to her to say “hi‘ ‘“ even though they were making eye contact.As she was leaving the party, she knew then that she had to make the first move.Recalled Lo with a laugh: “I went up to Henry and told him that I was leaving in a few days to go back to Japanand that we would never see each other again.“Then I said something like ‘˜Why didn’t you say hi to me?’ He looked surprised and then asked me for my number.‘The couple started 2011 with a brunch the next day at Wild Honey at the Meritus Mandarin Hotel.Golding said that he was taken by Lo’s strong personality and the fact that she was a “woman who knows what she wants in life‘.And Lo said she fell in love with Golding’s expressive exuberance when he is with her. Not that much of it was on display when they met.Said Golding: “I’m quite shy so I didn’t expect Liv to come up to me on NewYear’s Eve.“Honestly, I didn’t say hi to her because I was super hungover from a previous party and wasn’t in the mood for meeting new people.“When she approached me, I was gobsmacked and I mumbled quite a bit. I think it works for us because I’m quite an airy person while she is fiery and open to taking risks.“It’s a case of opposites attract.‘Read more about Liv Lo on the next page.
SHE was discovered at 17 on the streets of Taiwan by a modelling agency that also represents Taiwanese stars like Ethan Ruan and Lin Chi-ling.Japanese modelling agency Image came calling soon after to offer her the chance to be in Glamorous Magazine.In Japan, models in top fashion mags like Glamorous are considered A-list celebrities.Thousands of rabid female fans buy the magazine religiously to see what their favourite model wears each month.But Lo wasn’t just a fashion model. She was picked as one of the faces for top lingerie brand Ravijour, known as the Victoria’s Secret of Japan.Her curvy 33C-25-35 figure made her a household name there in a matter of months.She also graduated from Japan’s Temple University with a degree in mass communications.Said Lo: “I have girls message me, especially on Twitter, asking me for advice and sending me pictures that they took of me.“I just want to say to insecure girls who want a bigger chest ‘“ don’t believe all that you see.“Many models wear padding in their bras.‘Now that she’s in Singapore, Lo added that she’s keen on trying different jobs and would likely immerse herself in hosting and acting gigs. So what else motivated her move here, apart from the fact that her boyfriend is here?Said Lo:“It could get rather lonely in Japan as I speak only basic Japanese so I really missed just talking to people.“In Singapore, I can chat with taxi drivers and we have long conversations in both English and Mandarin on the latest news of the day ‘“ they always know what’s going on.“My favourite food is steamboat, laksa and everything that you can get at the hawker centre.‘