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Sep 09

Back at MTV Taiwan

MTV Taiwan is where it all began for me in Asia.  I was all set to begin my acting career in LA, but I had the unique opportunity to relocate to Taiwan to learn Mandarin and become a VJ for MTV.  This ad campaign for one of our concerts is still one of my favorite shots…


People always asked me how did my hair look so “plastic?”  Well, the hair stylist got some dry plaster and mixed it with water and orange paint before slathering it all into my  hair.  As difficult as it was to keep jumping on a tiny trampoline for this shot, I had an even more challenging time trying to get all the dried up plaster outta my hair!

Oh yeah…if you look really closely, you’ll also notice that I even ripped my white kung fu pants in the crotch area from all the crazy jumping!  Luckily, I was sportin a pair of rockin Mickey Mouse boxer shorts!  😉

Of course, most of the other MTV shoots weren’t too crazy.  Here’s a shot with the other VJ’s at the time including Miranda Lu, Janet Lee, and Stacy Lee (Sorry, but I forgot the guy’s name–Do you happen to know it?)…

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The stylist for this shoot really liked big bright contrasting colors…

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Wow.  That was definitely a while ago, but it still seems like yesterday.  I had a most memorable time adapting to living in Asia all by myself and learning the language and culture.  It was always fun to party with the MTV VJ’s and also the ones at Channel V including Angela Chow and Rick Tan…

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And of course, how can I forget the original “Wu Man”…David Wu!! (Wait…is that the Fullerton Hotel in the background?  😉 )

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George Chang 张兆志

Written By Tony Tan on February 1st, 2012 @ 8:04 pm