Basketball player Yao Ming and actress Zhou Xun were conferred with awards for their outstanding contribution to fashion and charity events during the 2009 Enjoyoung ceremony, held Saturday in Beijing.
On receiving the award titled, “star of environmental protection and charity,” Zhou said she just did what she had to do and appealed for more awareness on the environment issue. Her environment-friendly non-woven gown evidently supported her call, “we can all protect the environment by small and simple initiatives too.”
Yao was awarded for representing and promoting the 2010 World Expo. When asked whether his dubbing in cartoon film Malan Flower meant he was preparing for the showbiz field, he said the only reason he took the job was because “the film was co-produced by Shanghai Special-care Foundation.”
Other celebrities participating in the ceremony, which also marked the official founding of Enjoyoung Media Group, included Korean actress Song Hye Kyo, Hong Kong directors Jingle Ma and Stanley Kwan, international designer Anna Sui and Hello Kitty designer Yamaguchi Yuko.