This article was written by Angelina Xu and originally published on Jing Daily
The internet lost it after a screen-grab of an alleged group chat among staff members at the management company of Chinese model and KOL Chen Xuedong – better known as Cheney Chen – was posted online. The conversation shows one employee telling other members of the chat group to pick out the colour for their iPhone X, which is currently pre-selling for US$1000.
“The boss (Chen Xuedong) said everyone gets a new iPhone X and he asks me to write down what colours y’all want,” the chat history reads. The screen capture is posted on Weibo and the story has quickly been picked up by several Chinese entertainment outlets. Chen, a professional model and popular actor is considered a style icon that’s loved by Chinese millennials; last year in Milan, he walked the Dolce & Gabbana runway with fashion blogger Gogoboi. Netizens have praised Chen’s generosity and expressed jealousy of Chen’s employees.
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A Weibo user commented: “Why haven’t I thought about working for Chen Xuedong? Now that an iPhone is officially more expensive than a kidney.”