Backpacking star in fine spirits after European trip and happy to share his views on model forms

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 01 September, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 01 September, 2011, 12:00am


The One mall kicked off a week-long autumn-winter fashion preview featuring a string of brands and a different Taiwanese celebrity guest of honour each day.

Television actor Joseph Cheng Yuan-chang attended the opening night on Monday. The heart-throb was in high spirits after spending a month backpacking in Europe. 'I really appreciated the experience. Nobody recognised me,' he said.

Although he didn't find a girlfriend during the trip, Cheng would have been happy to have had a holiday romance. 'But I don't speak very good English, I had to rely on body language and smiles,' he said.

Sitting in the front row, Cheng seemed unimpressed by the stick-thin runway models. 'These models are way too skinny,' he said. 'One girl's thigh was the size of my wrist. I like girls that are healthier looking, and the sporty kind.'