The sleuthing folks over at the Daily Mail dug up an old photo of Wendi Deng dating back to 1980 that’s been floating around Chinese social media along with, of course, speculations over what kind of plastic surgery procedures she might have had done to contribute to her ‘incredible transformation’.
The photo shows a 12-year-old Wendi Deng, then called Deng Wen Ge, posing with her high school volleyball team in Xuzhou.
The article includes an account from a former professor of Deng who alleges that she had undergone ‘some kind of cosmetic surgery’ while she was living in Los Angeles in the mid-1990s, after she’d moved to the US to learn English under the sponsorship of American engineer Jake Cherry (with whom she reportedly had an affair and later married).
The professor, Kenneth Chapman, said that Deng, ‘one of his brightest students’, had shown up to school one day wearing dark glasses. “I don’t remember a whole lot,” Chapman was quoted as saying. “We are going back to the 1990s. When she graduated there was a picture of her taken when she had a lunch with a couple of friends.” Dark glasses in Los Angeles is most suspicious.
Deng, the 45-year-old ex-wife of News Corp billionaire Rupert Murdoch, was recently the subject of a Vanity Fair profile revealing excerpts from a leaked “steamy, lovelorn missive” that she had allegedly penned to herself praising British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s good looks and ‘nice butt’. The note likewise bad-mouthed Google CEO Eric Schmidt for his described less-than-satisfactory appearances.
In the aforementioned note to herself, Wendi wrote, “Eric fucks Lisa,” presumably referring to Eric Schmidt and Lisa Shields, vice president of media affairs at the Council on Foreign Relations, whom Schmidt reportedly dated. “Lisa will never have my style, grace …. I achieved my purpose of Eric saw me looking so gorgeous and so fantastic and so young, so cool, so chic, so stylish, so funny and he cannot have me. I’m not ever feel sad … about losing Eric …. Plus he is really really ugly. Unattractive … and fat. Not stylish at all try to wear hip clothes …. I’m so so soo soooo happy I’m not with him.”
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