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'I'm not promiscuous'
by Crystal Chan

SHE idolises Hong Kong bad boy Edison Chen so much that she wishes she could be his lover - never mind that his previous lovers became tainted by an ugly sex-photo scandal.

She has more than 300 posters of Edison in her China home and her hostel room here.

She studies English because she wants to speak as well as Edison. She plays a clip of his apology over the scandal every night.

Is Katalina Jiang, 21, obsessed with Edison?

Her feelings for Edison have been discussed in Chinese newspapers after she told The New Paper on Friday that she 'envied the girls who slept with him'.

But the customer service officer, who is from Jiangxi province, told The New Paper last night that she would draw the line at a one-night stand with Edison.

She wants more than just a fling.

The 28-year-old was embroiled in a scandal last year when pictures of him having sex with Hong Kong female entertainers like Cecilia Cheung and Gillian Chung were stolen from his laptop and circulated on the Internet.

While the affected women and their families were traumatised, Miss Jiang envies them for having spent time with Edison.

She said in English and Mandarin: 'I know Edison will never be attracted to me as I'm plain-looking. I don't fancy posing in a compromising way and having the photos exposed.

'I'm not promiscuous, but I wish I could get up close and personal with him, like those women.

'Till today, I've not had the chance to see him in person. I just hope we can be friends one day.'

Miss Jiang wanted to clarify matters after other newspapers played up her envy of the women who were involved with Edison.

She said: 'It was my first time being interviewed and I feel that I've been portrayed inaccurately.

'My family and friends have been encouraging of my support for Edison.'

Miss Jiang had taken leave to be at Changi Airport's Terminal 1 last Friday. She staked out the arrival lounge from 10am hoping to meet her idol. Edison was in Singapore to launch Carl's Jr.'s Angus Beef Thickburger.

He left Singapore on Saturday afternoon.

But Miss Jiang's wait came to naught as Edison passed through Jet Quay's CIP Lounge.

Miss Jiang was hopeful despite a feeling that she would not get to see her idol.

'A woman's intuition is very good. Something told me I wouldn't get to see him but I felt I had to try my luck. Otherwise, I'd regret it.'

Teen crush

Her intuition was also why she did not try to see him at the hotel where he stayed.

Miss Jiang said: 'I already knew I wouldn't get to see him so I didn't see the point of trying again.'

Her crush on Edison began when she was 15. She has watched almost every one of his movies.

The crush began after a boy whom Miss Jiang liked drowned in an accident.

She began idolising Edison because he resembles the boy.

Indeed, even her ex-boyfriend looks like Edison.

She said: 'I like men who are unconventional and into hip-hop music. My ex was just like that but we broke up as he went to Shanghai to work.'

Miss Jiang, who majored in English and international trade in Jiangxi College of Foreign Studies, said Edison was her motivation to take up those courses.

'I wasn't interested in my (English) course but my parents wanted me to take it up as they thought it offered better prospects.

'But after I learnt that Edison is more fluent in English than Mandarin, I was spurred on to do well in school.

'His Mandarin isn't good but if I get to meet him, we can still communicate.'

Miss Jiang even downloaded a video clip of Edison's public apology, which is in English.

She said: 'I play the clip every night, hoping to emulate his enunciation, which I think is appealing.'

Though people have accused Edison of bringing shame to his former lovers, Katalina is sticking by her idol.


'I read about Cecilia's TV interview and I think she shouldn't use the media to slam Edison. She was photographed willingly.

'Besides, the scandal was not something that Edison wanted to happen and he has apologised for it publicly.'

In a televised interview last Thursday, Cecilia, who is married to singer Nicholas Tse, slammed Edison for not apologising to the women in person and for not doing enough to help them.

Computer technician Sze Ho Chun, 24, is on trial in Hong Kong for allegedly circulating the images.

On Cecilia's outburst, Katalina said: 'I understand that the photos are embarrassing for her as she is now a wife and mother.

'But she should remember that nobody forced her into posing for Edison.

'I hope people will stop berating Edison. He has suffered enough already.'

This article was first published in The New Paper.

readers' comments

Guess what? She is probably getting more dates than she ever had before. :rolleyes: Some guys love this kind of dates.....that ended on the bed. :p Me too. :o
Posted by justbrowsing on Thu, 5 Mar 2009 at 09:38 AM
This Kitten is clearly in heat, unfortunately they tend to become brainless when under this phase.

Salute her for putting her face to such an open declaration, hope she comprehends the impact of her comments on how the general public and her friends will view her. People tend to associate such comments to an easy person. I am sure that will be many offers for her to sleep over. Maybe that's her intent.

Brainless but brave.
Posted by micky2008 on Thu, 5 Mar 2009 at 07:44 AM
She had better wake up from her infactuation & start to have a life. Just b'cos he resembles her ex-bf doesn't mean that he has their qualities. So what with his command of English - he still has to seek fame & name among in the Chinese world. Yet his Chinese sucks. Can he survive as an actor or artiste in the western society, even his English is on par with them? Ms Jiang should set her target on other realistic yardstick & start to treasure herself than chasing a young girl's dream. She is already 21 yet behave immaturely.
Posted by watisit on Wed, 4 Mar 2009 at 21:43 PM
My dear lady even if you are lucky enough to get laid by this average Joe, you are just another notch on his bedpost! Stop fantasizing, in doing so you are missing all the sensible chaps in your midst!!
Posted by heavenlyangel on Wed, 4 Mar 2009 at 17:36 PM
give me your number I promise I will give you a ride of your time
Posted by nolapl on Wed, 4 Mar 2009 at 17:04 PM
Now I understand why the Talibans want to clampdown and rein in all their womenfolks - to prevent them from going too wild, like of Gillian, Cecilia and now this stupid brainless idol worshipper who will get laid in no time.
Posted by blissfully_ignorant on Wed, 4 Mar 2009 at 16:29 PM
Nowadays, it is really a Feministic World. The women of today are more liberal and willing to jump to the arms of a cute boy
like Edison, with cherry lips and snoopy eyes. More men will have to be prepared to wear the Green Berets then. Nicholas is but one. Cecilia is a willing party to pose for Edison and is now trying to throw back all the linens to Edison. Suggest that they should start a Men's Charter and abolish the Women's Charter to protect innocent, cutish boys like Edison, or else this breed may become extinct in no time.
Posted by mountaingoat on Wed, 4 Mar 2009 at 14:02 PM
Sometimes we really can't blame edison, some woman simply too willing to do anything for him. Well, the above is just another great example, isn't it huh?
Posted by AhGong on Wed, 4 Mar 2009 at 13:43 PM

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