|Born||August 5, 1966|
|Known for||Sex Tape|
Chu graduated from Xinheguomin Primary School, followed by Taipei Municipal Huajiang Senior High School, Taipei First Girls High School, National Chengchi University, and Metropolitan State University. She has worked for the China Morning Edition and the Zili Evening Paper.
Whilst a journalist of TTV World News, Chu took some photographs of a lesbian bar without disclosing it to everyone who featured in the images. This led to some lesbians being publicly revealed, and even resulted in some suicides. Additionally, she implied that Taiwanese actress Pan Mei Chen was a lesbian. Chu was confirmed to have broken the ethical standards of journalism and proceeded to leave TTV World News.
Chu became the news director and host for CSTV after she left TTV. Meanwhile, she joined the New Party, becoming a Taipei City Councillor in 1994. She came to prominence when she exposed the "Song Qi-li event" in 1996. This concerned the chairman of the Democratic Progressive Party, Xie Chang-ting, who received $16 million from Song Qi-li as a fee for serving him as legal counsel. Also, the wife of Xie Chang-ting, You Fang-zhi, wrote Cosmic Light for Song to seek profits[clarification needed].
Chu was MC in a rally for the 1998 Taipei mayor election. In order to help the New Party candidate, Yang Tai-shun, get elected, Chu recorded a show reporting news of the New Party and Yang Tai-shun at 11:00 p.m. that night, which violated the Civil Servants Election and Recall Act. This act forbade any coverage of the rally after 10:00 p.m. that night.
Chu became Director of Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Hsinchu City Hall in 1998. At the time, she was rumored to be dating the mayor of Hsinchu, Yang Tai-shun. She was nominated by Taichung as a candidate for the legislature but failed to be elected.
In June 2005, Chu married a man named Simon who is 14 years her junior. After they married, they ran a cafeteria together in England.
Chu went back to Taiwan to meet Shen Rong, publisher of the 2001 tabloid exposure, who was newly released from the prison on February 26, 2008.
In July 2008, Macau Asia Satellite Television announced that Chu was being removed from the position of Vice-Master of television and would be sent to host a talk show in Shenzhen. However, she denied this when she was interviewed on October 27, 2008.
In February 2009 Chu went back to Taiwan to host the 9th Mainland, Hong Kong, and Macau Business Cooperation Conference. At that time, she looked unwell and she explained later that it was because she was under severe pressure because of owing money on three housing loans in Taiwan and another in America. Chu was recalled by the Macau Asia Satellite Television in May 2009 at the end of her contract. In Nov 2009, she admitted her marriage with her ex-husband Simon had only lasted for a year and a half and that the ownership of the cafeteria was wholly Simon's.
Chu issued a statement declaring that she had resigned the position of CEO of Hubei Television on September 2, 2010. However, the director of Hubei Television said that Chu had never been CEO and that they didn't actually know Chu at all. In fact, Hubei Television had no position titled CEO.
On 29 October 2012 Chu announced her comeback.
In June 2005, Chu married Simon, a man 14 years her junior. In November 2009, she admitted the marriage had lasted only briefly. She later married Yu-shuanglun on July 6, 2011. Together they have a son named Qi-Rong.
TV and MC Experience
- TTV, "Everybody likes Entertainment"
- Zhonghua TV, "Feichangshidai"
- Macau Asia Satellite Television, "Beautiful Feng's View of World" and "Liang-an-min-sheng" (the latter of which was cancelled due to low ratings)
- "南方周末 - 璩美凤 重生". infzm.com.
- Landler, Mark (13 March 2002). "In Taiwan, a Scandal a Day Keeps the Blues Away". New York Times. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
- Eyton, Lawrence (2 February 2002). "Jan 2002: The month Taiwan discovered sex". Asia Times. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
- "BBC News - ASIA-PACIFIC - Sex scandal politician's singing debut". bbc.co.uk.
- TAIWAN: Taiwan sex video star hired as TV anchor.
- "暴瘦影響美觀？ 傳璩美鳳丟千萬年薪工作". NOWnews 今日新聞.
- "璩美鳳任獨家報導榮譽發行人". cna.com.tw.