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5 Winning Selfie Tips From Chow Yun Fat

The “selfie king” knows his way around the latest apps and #photographyhacks

By Pamela Chow; Photos: Courtesy of Encore Films


He’s undoubtedly a big brother in the Chinese (and Hollywood) film industry, but veteran actor Chow Yun Fat is equally experienced with stylish tech trends too.

Earlier this week, he took a room of media and his colleagues – actors Aaron Kwok and Eddie Peng – by surprise when he rattled off top tips for taking the perfect selfie, including making use of moving gifs and editing apps.

Here are five selfie hacks we took away from the session, Chow Yun Fat-certified.

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1. Don’t trust other people to take your selfies

When asked why he was so into taking selfies – he has posted photos with other superstars like Andy Lau and Korean band Big Bang – Chow answered, “I’m scared of letting other people take photos of me.”

Why, you ask? “Their angles are not good. I look very ugly in them!” He explained frankly. “It’s like that Cantonese saying, ‘I died in the hands of another, and not in my own hands.'”


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