Perhaps time does heal wounds. Two years since his online sex photos frenzy, Hong Kong actor-singer Edison Chen's popularity with college kids shows no signs of waning, or at least recovered since the 2008 scandal crashed his career to a halt.
Currently based in Los Angeles, the 29-year-old recently guested on Taiwanese variety Da Xue Sheng Le Mei, a talkshow catering to university students in the country, where the warm reception proved his seemingly unperturbed status as an idol to youths, regardless of gender.
The female undergrads in the audience switched from their usual lacklustre get-ups to mini skirts. When host Matilda Tao invited one of them to sing the classic ballad 'Listen to the Sea' at Edison, she blushed so much she couldn't continue after two lines.
The male collegians, on the other hand, were in awe of the man and crowned him "fashion god". Some revealed they own clothes from the Chinese-Canadian star's fashion label, which prompted Edison to invite the students present to the opening of his new Taiwan store.
And he kept his word. His manager later asked for the namelist of all the undergrads who were at the recording from the show's producer.
Sources said Edison wasn't as uptight as his previous public appearances since the 2008 incident, believed to be due to a studio being closed to the media. His management had requested for reporters to be barred.
Source: Yahoo!News Singapore