Geeling Ng

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Geeling Ng (currently, Geeling Ching[1]) is a New Zealand model, actress and restaurateur. She is best known as the title character in the English rock musician David Bowie's 1983 music video for his worldwide hit single "China Girl". She was a 23-year-old cook, in the salad section, at The Bayswater Brasserie in Sydney, with no acting experience when she auditioned for the role.[2] Following her appearance in the video, the two had a brief affair. She has appeared in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985), Illustrious Energy (1988) and Desperate Remedies (1993).[3]

Ng was born and raised in Auckland. She modelled for Thornton Hall and Adrienne Winkelmann before moving to Sydney in her 20s.[4]

Ng hosts the cooking segment for TV ONE's Asia Downunder and was the operations manager at Soul Bar & Bistro in Auckland's Viaduct. She was also a contestant on Dancing with the Stars in 2008.[4] Ng now goes by the name of Geeling Ching.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Perry, Nick. David Bowie's 'China Girl' says music video changed her life. Associated Press. 13 January 2013. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  2. ^ China Girl by David Bowie songfacts
  3. ^ Geeling Ng in IMDb
  4. ^ a b "What do people think of Geeling Ng on Dancing with the Stars 2008". Archived from the original on 25 February 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2009.

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