With a Chinese social media following akin to that of Kim Kardashian’s in the U.S., model, actress and social-media maven Angela Yeung—aka Angelababy—is the latest up-and-coming It girl to know, garnering various buzzed-about headlines across the Interwebs. With an angelic face and offbeat red carpet sensibility, 5 need-to-know facts ahead about the Hong Kong native whose Hollywood star is only just beginning to rise.
Her Stage Name
When she first started modeling, Angelababy combined her English name, Angela, with her nickname, “baby."
Social Media Stardom
After starring in a Chinese social-media-influenced Web series, Tweet Love Story (fans could tweet in lines for her character), Angelababy’s Internet presence skyrocketed to more than 60 million followers on Weibo (a leading Chinese social site) and 3.5 million followers on Instagram.
A High-Profile Wedding
With a larger-than-life (and live-streamed) wedding to her long-time beau, Chinese actor Huang Xiaoming, Angelababy caught major headlines after reportedly spending $31 million—a bigger tab than that of Kimye's nuptials or the royal wedding of William and Kate.
A Designer Calling Card
With social media fame comes designer interest. From sitting front row at Dior to having the famed design house create her a custom bridal gown, Angelababy's close-knit couturier relationships are just getting started, we bet.
Her Hollywood Debut
Following her cinematic success in China, Angelababy is headed for Hollywood in the upcoming action film Independence Day: Resurgence opposite Liam Hemsworth. Next up? Oscar.