Faye's daughter a social media star

Li Yan doing an impression of her mother, Faye Wong, taking selfies (above) and giving fans make-up tips.
Li Yan doing an impression of her mother, Faye Wong, taking selfies (above) and giving fans make-up tips.PHOTOS: WEIBO
Li Yan doing an impression of her mother, Faye Wong, taking selfies and giving fans make-up tips (above).
Li Yan doing an impression of her mother, Faye Wong, taking selfies and giving fans make-up tips (above).PHOTOS: WEIBO

BEIJING • China's latest social media star is a nine- year-old expert on the art of the selfie- who also happens to be pop superstar Faye Wong's daughter.

Li Yan, the rarely photographed daughter of Wong and actor Li Yapeng, was a hit on the Internet after she posted several selfie and make-up tutorials on the online video community Meipai on Sunday, said NetEase website.

But yesterday, the father said the daughter had closed her public account, after they had a discussion.

Writing on Weibo, he said he blamed himself for neglecting his child with Wong, his former wife. He thanked the netizens who liked his daughter's videos and added: "Dad actually saw them several times."

In one of the apparently self-made videos, Yan tilts her head at different angles to demonstrate selfietaking techniques of stars such as Angelababy (chin tucked in), Fan Bingbing (shoulder bared, lips pouting), G.E.M. (lower lip jutting out) and "my mother" (a closed-mouth smile).

Elsewhere, she gives tips about face-slimming make-up, removes half the make-up on her face to show "there are no ugly women in this world, only lazy women", and turns the camera on her mother's collection of skincare products, which fill shelves on both sides of a sink in a bathroom.

Netizens liked such peeks at Wong's mansion, which has French windows, European-style decor and fresh flowers on tables, said NetEase.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 14, 2015, with the headline 'Faye's daughter a social media star'. Print Edition | Subscribe