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Blackie once a fatty: TAIPEI: Taiwan television host Chen Jian Zhou, better known as Blackie, revealed Sun...

Blackie once a fatty: TAIPEI: Taiwan television host Chen Jian Zhou, better known as Blackie, revealed Sun...

TAIPEI: Taiwan television host Chen Jian Zhou, better known as Blackie, revealed Sunday on his micro blog that he was once obese and took up basketball to lose weight and increase his chances of getting a girlfriend. Chen, who was a professional basketball player in Taiwan before going into showbiz, even put up a photo of himself as an obese child to prove it. "At the time, I had incredibly lousy luck with the ladies! "I was lucky if girls didn’t spit on me! I often dreamed that my wife would be a beauty, but to me, it was an impossible dream!" "Because I was really too fat and disgusting so I went all in! I was influenced by Jordan (basketball legend Michael Jordan) to play basketball but the other reason I played basketball is to lose weight and have better luck with girls!" said Chen, who will soon marry Taiwan singer Christine Fan in May. "Now, my dreams have come true...

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