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Chiling Lin

Chiling Lin

BA 1997 UC - 2017 Award Recipient

Chiling Lin is a famous Taiwanese model and actress. She spent her high school years in Toronto, then studied economics and art history at UC. After graduation, she returned to Taiwan and began her modeling career. In 2004, she starred in a series of advertisements, skyrocketing to national fame. Her celebrity initiated a Taiwanese craze for supermodels that commentators dubbed "the Chiling Lin phenomenon." One of the most famous faces in Asia, she has been an official spokesperson for both China Airlines and Longines and has starred in films and TV series in Hong Kong, China and Japan. Fluent in Cantonese, Japanese and English, she has served as Taiwan’s goodwill ambassador to Japan. The recipient of numerous awards for modelling and acting, in 2011 she established the Chiling Charity Foundation in support of child welfare.