Ang Chiew Ting (Singapore Influencer)

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Ang Chiew Ting
Qiu qiu profile 2.jpg
Born27 June 1987
EducationDiploma in Business Administration
Alma materSingapore Polytechnic
Height175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Spouse(s)Joshua Tan (m. 2012)

Ang Qiu Ting (born 27 June 1987), who is more commonly known as Bong Qiu Qiu, is a Singaporean lifestyle blogger and influencer. On YouTube, she is recognised as the host of the 'Budget Barbie' segment on Clicknetwork. She also has her own YouTube channel. On Instagram, Qiu Qiu has over 280,000 followers as of August 2020.

Background

Blogging (2008)

Qiu Qiu started blogging in 2008 when she was 21 years old.[1] In a 2017 interview with Pornsak on YouTube, Qiu Qiu shared that her blog started off as "just a diary".[2] As an influencer, Qiu Qiu has worked with brands like Lenovo, Pizza Hut, Samsung, Kiehl’s and Tung Lok.[3] Since having children, Qiu Qiu began sharing more about her life as a mother.[4]

Education

Qiu Qiu went to Woodsville Secondary School before furthering her studies at Singapore Polytechnic (SP) where she joined the Business Administration course and majored in Retail.[5] At 17 years old, Qiu Qiu forayed into modelling and beauty pageants.[6] During her first year in SP, Qiu Qiu participated in the “Mr and Miss Singapore Poly” pageant. She also worked part-time with the modeling agency DIVA MODELS Singapore and had been selected to model for several hair and fashion shows.[7]

Marriage & family

Qiu Qiu married Joshua Tan on 9 December 2012.[8] According to Qiu Qiu, approximately S$25,000 of their wedding had been sponsored by a variety of fashion, beauty, lifestyle and F&B companies.[9] Singaporean blogger Xiaxue was the host for the event.[10] With her husband Josh, Qiu Qiu has two daughters, Meredith and Amelia, aged 4[11] and 2 years old respectively (as of 2019).[12] She gave birth to a baby boy in April 2019.[13]

YouTube

Qiu Qiu uploaded her first video on her YouTube channel in 2011. As of January 2020, she has close to 45,000 subscribers. Since becoming a mother, her video content had been geared towards motherhood and family life.[14] She is also the brains behind the lifestyle channel Good Feelim on which she makes guest appearances.[15]

Clicknetwork Budget Barbie (2011 - present day)

Thumbnail for ClickNetwork's Budget Barbie EP101 where Qiu Qiu gave some cost-effective tips to creating a flower bouquet.

In 2011, Qiu Qiu started hosting the Clicknetwork YouTube series Budget Barbie (YouTube playlist). In each episode, Qiu Qiu is given S$100 to shop and then share a haul with the viewers. The clothes and accessories will then be given to the viewers through a giveaway. Over the years, the series has expanded from fashion to include lifestyle-related content. As of March 2019, there are 117 episodes of Budget Barbie.

Plastic surgery documentation

Qiu Qiu receiving breast enlargement surgery. Photo from YouTube thumbnail of video.

In 2011, Qiu Qiu went for a breast enlargement surgery where she recorded clips of the process. These clips were uploaded as a Budget Barbie episode (YouTube video) on Clicknetwork. As of March 2019, the video has more than 2,186,000 views on YouTube, making it the most popular video of the series.[16]


Between 2013 to 2016, Qiu Qiu underwent ten more cosmetic surgeries to re-define her nose, jawline and facial bones.[17] In 2014, she was sponsored by REGEN Medical Group to travel to South Korea for four cosmetic surgeries.[18] She documented this experience on her personal YouTube channel.

Guest star

QiuQiu has been featured as a guest across multiple YouTube channels.

Year YouTube Channel Video Title Link
2019 SPEISHI Let's Eat and Talk #4 - with QIUQIU + Our PERSONAL PROBLEMS?? 😭😱 Video
2019 BenRanAway SPENT $1000 CLEANING OUT ENTIRE CLAW MACHINE ft. BONGQIUQIU 😱 花了$1000清空娃娃机 Video
2018 The Michelle Chong Channel [FULL ENG SUB] 米雪庄忙 Michelle’s Busy Ep 4│网红补习班(上) Tuition for Influencers!

[FULL ENG SUB] 米雪庄忙 Michelle’s Busy Ep 5│网红补习班(下) Tuition for Influencers!

Video

Video

2017 The Michelle Chong Channel Court Porn EP 5 | WILL BONGQIUQIU BE FRIENDS WITH XIAXUE AGAIN?? Video
2016 Singapore Polytechnic SP Masterchef Season 3 with Bong Qiu Qiu Video

Businesses

The storefront of Cereal Citizen. Photo from EatBook.sg.

Cereal Citizen (2018) - Closed

Qiu Qiu opened Cereal Citizen on 10 January 2018. She had co-founded the cafe with her close friend and fellow blogger Rachell Tan.[19] The cafe mainly sold cronuts, milkshakes and cereal served with milk.[20] As of February 2019, the cafe is not in operation.

Qiu Bue (2018)

Qiu Bue is an online beauty product distributor that imports overseas beauty products.The store claims to be the only Singapore liaison for the South Korean beauty brand Pittoresco and the Vani-T bubble mask from Japan.[21]

Acting & hosting

Movies

Qiu Qiu played Ken Chow's (right) girlfriend in Ah Boys to Men. Photo from Bong Qiu Qiu.
Year Movie Title Character/Role Refs.
2012 Ah Boys to Men Amy [22]

TV series

Year Channel Television Programme Character/Role Refs.
2018 Toggle How To Lady Guest host [23]
2015 Channel U Mars Vs Venus S1 Guest host [24]
- Channel U You Are The One Participant [25]

Newsworthy incidents

Churp Churp court case (2016)

In 2016, Churp Churp, a Singapore-based social media network agency, took legal action against Qiu Qiu. She was accused of violating her employment commitments by promoting advertorials with external brands without the company’s consent.[26] The matter was brought to court and Qiu Qiu turned to crowdfunding on GIVEasia to pay off her legal fees. This move received negative responses from netizens to the extent where some requested her to abort her child to reduce her financial burden. [27]

In a 2017 interview with Pornsak on YouTube, Qiu Qiu shared that the whole ordeal caused her to be depressed and that she had to seek counselling at a mental institution.[28]

References / Citations

  1. ↑ "1 & 7 are the Favourite Numbers". Bong Qiu Qiu. June 17, 2008. Accessed on 9 January 2020.
  2. ↑ The Michelle Chong Channel. "Court Porn EP 5 | WILL BONGQIUQIU BE FRIENDS WITH XIAXUE AGAIN??". YouTube. August 31, 2017. Accessed on 12 March 2019.
  3. ↑ Cha, Rachel.  “Qiu Qiu slammed for asking for help with legal fees”. The New Paper. October 25, 2016. Accessed on 1 January 2019.
  4. ↑ "Live life to the fullest = Making full use of your time". Bong Qiu Qiu. October 19, 2019. Accessed on 9 January 2020.
  5. ↑ Qiu Qiu. “My Past - Teenie Time”. Bong Qiu Qiu. July 2, 2013. Accessed on 31 January 2019.
  6. ↑ Qiu Qiu. “My Past - Poly daze”. Bong Qiu Qiu. September 18, 2013. Accessed on 31 January 2019.
  7. ↑ Qiu Qiu. “My Past - Poly daze”. Bong Qiu Qiu. September 18, 2013. Accessed on 31 January 2019.
  8. ↑ bongqiuqiu. Instagram. December 9, 2018. Accessed on 31 January 2019. Retrieved from: https://www.instagram.com/p/BrI15phBOX_/
  9. ↑ Qiu Qiu. “Wedding Day Part 1 ❤”. Bong Qiu Qiu. December 24, 2012. Accessed on 31 January 2019.
  10. ↑ Qiu Qiu. “Wedding Day Part 2 ❤”. Bong Qiu Qiu. January 3, 2019. Accessed on 31 January 2019.
  11. ↑ Qiu Qiu. “Meredith, Amelia and Mummy 1 Year 9 Months”. Blogspot. December 14, 2017. Accessed on 31 January 2019. Retrieved from: http://bongqiuqiu.blogspot.com/2017/12/meredith-amelia-and-mummy-1-year-9.html
  12. ↑ Qiu Qiu. “The Birth of Amelia Tan Zhi Xian”. Bong Qiu Qiu. July 14, 2017. Accessed on 31 January 2019.
  13. ↑ "Social media star Bong Qiuqiu welcomes third child, her first son". Young Parents. April 9, 2019. Accessed on 9 January 2020.
  14. ↑ "bongqiuqiu". YouTube. Accessed on 9 January 2020.
  15. ↑ "About Me". Bong Qiu Qiu. Accessed on 9 January 2020.
  16. ↑ Clicknetwork. “Boob Job - Budget Barbie: EP 9”. YouTube. November 14, 2011. Accessed on 1 February 2019.
  17. ↑ Heng, Melisa. “Bloggers open up about plastic surgery”. The Straits Times. February 18, 2016. Accessed on 1 February 2019.
  18. ↑ Qiu Qiu. “3 Months Post-Op Before / After”. YouTube. August 22, 2014. Accessed on 1 February 2019.
  19. ↑ Chan, Melissa. “This Cereal Cafe By Bong Qiu Qiu Looks To Succeed Where Others Failed - By Being IG-Friendly”. Vulcan Post. February 2, 2018. Accessed on 1 February 2019.
  20. ↑ Boon, Katie. "Cereal Citizen Review: Singapore’s Very Own Cereal Cafe Opened By Bong Qiu Qiu". Eatbook. January 22, 2018. Accessed on 12 March 2019.
  21. ↑ "Qiubue". Instagram. Accessed on 1 February 2019.
  22. ↑ Qiu Qiu. “QWeekly - Me, on the big screen”. Bong Qiu Qiu. November 11, 2012. Accessed on 1 February 2019.
  23. ↑ "How To Lady - EP10 Weird Japanese Products". Toggle. October 19, 2018. Accessed on 9 January 2020.
  24. ↑ "Mars Vs Venus S1 金星火星大不同 1 - EP10 I Want To Be More Beautiful!". Toggle. April 13, 2015. Accessed on 9 January 2020.
  25. ↑ The Michelle Chong Channel. “Court Porn EP 5 | WILL BONGQIUQIU BE FRIENDS WITH XIAXUE AGAIN??”. YouTube. August 31, 2017. Accessed on 1 January 2019.
  26. ↑ Toh, Ee Ming. “Popular blogger sued by social media firm for breach of contract”. Today. 14 September, 2016. Accessed on 1 February 2019.
  27. ↑ Cha, Rachel.  â€œQiu Qiu slammed for asking for help with legal fees”. The New Paper. October 25, 2016. Accessed on 1 January 2019.
  28. ↑ The Michelle Chong Channel. “Court Porn EP 4 | EXCLUSIVE: BONGQIUQIU TELLS US HOW SHE SURVIVED HER LAWSUIT WITH CHURPCHURP”. YouTube. August 15, 2017. Accessed on 1 January 2019.