By Linette Heng,
Aug 30, 2014
The New Paper
Blogger Hong Qiu Ting, better known as Qiu Qiu, has gone for at least six procedures in one year to improve her appearance. For doing that, she has been accused of being plastic, insecure and addicted to cosmetic surgery.
But she dismisses the jibes and slams her critics. The 26-year-old, who has 188,000 followers on Instagram, has blocked users for commenting that she used to look better. She said: "These people are ***holes to say that after I spent so much effort on my face.
"I know I definitely look better now. I have no doubt about that." Qiu Qiu's new look has caught the attention of local film-maker Jack Neo, who commented that she looks "totally different" and would consider casting her for his third Ah Boys To Men movie.
He said at the Ah Boys To Men 3: Frogmen press conference on Tuesday: "It is funny because I was looking for her in a photo and I could not recognise her at all. She looks like another person."
Qiu Qiu was last seen on the big screen in 2012 as Ken's girlfriend in the first Ah Boys To Men movie. Her latest transformation was posted last Friday on her blog bongqiuqiu.blogspot.sg, which included gory pictures of her recovery process.
The surgical procedures were sponsored by Regen Medical Group of Seoul, South Korea, which also paid for her previous nose job and full-face fat-grafting procedure which cost $15,000.
She was there for 11 days in May for four procedures, estimated to cost $17,000. In a phone interview with The New Paper on Thursday, the bubbly woman insisted the surgery was "not painful". But she admitted to scary moments.
She was shocked at how swollen her lips looked after the four-hour surgery. Two tubes were also inserted into her mouth to draw blood from the six wound openings in her mouth.
"I was quite depressed at first (because of the swelling) but it went away after a few days, and I even wore a mask to sightsee in Seoul," she said. Qiu Qiu, who also models, said she had always felt self-conscious about her jawline and prominent cheekbones.
She used to edit her pictures to make her face look smaller but this was not possible for videos. She stars in Clicknetwork's Budget Barbie, a videoclip series in which she looks for the best buys under $100.
Qiu Qiu insisted that she does not have an addiction to plastic surgery, and that she will not go for any more major procedures.
She said: "I have seen people who have gone overboard with plastic surgery, and they look all swollen and glossy. I have also heard of people who can't afford plastic surgery and got a loan from their parents.
“But I have always wanted to do this (surgery) since I was 16 or 17. I know what I want to improve and I have done them all. Some days, you will wake up feeling that you don't look good, but now I look at the mirror and say, 'I'm gorgeous'."
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