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Women in the news in 2009

We brought you detailed coverage of women who have been in the news in Asia this year - for the right or wrong reasons. This is a round-up of the top 10 headlines.


The ESPN host takes the title of "most-googled Singaporean blogger" of the year, reported CNNGo website. She had been vocal on her blogs, revealing details about her sex life. Yeo was also in the headlines when she split with ex-husband Glenn Ong in February.

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She married MediaCorp actor Shaun Chen in May this year, but all attention was on her wedding dress. It was reportedly worth half a million, but it also raised controversy when bridal designer Renee Leung accused Chia of stealing her design for the star's own wedding dress.

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The saga of the year was basically between two camps of women: Old vs New at Aware.


She switched off her handphone and decided to go off the radar one day. She has since "disappeared" from public eye after her sudden withdrawal from a Channel 8 drama. She continues to beg the question among fans: Fiona, where are you?



According to CNNGo website, Ris Low is "singularly responsible for giving Singapore its catchphrase of the year - the infamous 'Boomz!'" She will also be remembered for her scandals as the beauty queen who fell from grace.

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And then there were beauties who were in the news for their aesthetic makeovers. The pop princess reportedly made changes to her nose, eyes, eyebags, lips and breasts to look more matured.

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Did she or did she not become a nun? Earlier this year, Hong Kong Chinese newspaper, Sing Pao Daily News, reported that the ex-actress had shorn her locks and become a nun. But after those reports surfaced, she said she did not do it.

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Li Jiawei's extravagant wedding

Li Jiawei appeared in a gown studded with 38,888 Swarovski crystals, one of the numerous outfits she wore at the lavish wedding.


When the Edison Chen scandal broke, she said: "If someone's nude or even explicit photos are leaked, SO WHAT?"

On her long deleted videos and photos of her and ex-boyfriend, she said: "I wish I kept a copy of my nude photos".


First, Miss Singapore Universe was in the news for allegedly bypassing the preliminary audition rounds of compulsory activities to get through to the finals. Next, she made headlines again when suggestive pictures her surfaced on the Internet which sparked calls for her to be stripped of her title.

Most recently, she admitted to having breast enhancements.

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