Although she has become regular fodder for the tabloids, mainland model Lynn Xiong Dai-ling (below right) insists it's her hard work that has made her one of Hong Kong's hottest models. The lanky beauty joined fellow supermodels Ana Rivera and Mikki Yao as 'glossy angels' at the launch of Lancome's new lipstick line at M1NT on Tuesday night. Talk once again turned to her rumoured romance with pop star Aaron Kwok Fu-shing. The talk is he has dumped her because Kwok apparently suggested last week that Xiong should look for a boyfriend. However, Xiong insists they were always just friends. 'We have always been good friends, just like before,' she said. 'It's not the first time that I've been reportedly dumped. These rumours make me miserable,' But not as miserable as being called a gold-digger and criticised for social climbing. 'Yes, so what?' she responded. 'I want to be ambitious, upwardly mobile and get ahead. I don't hurt anyone. Further, my success is because I work hard. That is what's paying off.'