Local singer JJ Lin has confessed that he is in love with someone, despite earlier being linked to Taiwanese actress Jean Kao.
The 33-year-old singer was recently crowned Best Mandarin Male Singer at the 25th Taiwan Golden Melody Awards, finally gaining recognition for his years of hard work.
Friends clamoured to offer their congratulations while JJ hastily called his parents in Singapore to inform them of the good news.
At the after-party for the event, he admitted that he was once pressurised and upset because his previous album had failed to be nominated for the Golden Melody Awards, and even begun pondering where he had gone wrong.
However, now that his efforts have been acknowledged, he praised the Golden Melody Awards for being partial and trustworthy, confident that that he had won over Taiwanese rock singer Chang Chen-yue because of his skills.
Unable to hide his excitement, JJ also revealed that he is in love with an industry outsider, who was also present at the post-party.
She was introduced to him by a mutual friend, and the singer’s manager vouched for her character: “The other party is a very nice girl.”
JJ hopes to be able to spend more time with his crush and observed: “I believe that many people are courting her, but [I] don’t want to affect her life, since we are only friends. As for dating, I hope my relationship will last long, [but] most importantly, it must be [with] the right person.”
If he finds that they feel the same way about each other, he will confess his feelings, and even promised to tell everyone if they enter a stable relationship.
Additionally, the singer had earlier tripped after accepting his “Best Mandarin Male Singer” award. Although he initially brushed off the fall, he found that the situation was worse than he thought while on the way to a spicy hotpot restaurant to celebrate his win – he lifted his pants and found his ankle all swollen up. JJ self-deprecatingly joked that he never thought the first thing he would do after clinching an award would be to see a TCM physician.
The talented musician took a day off to recuperate before flying to China for a performance. He also hopes to bring his team for a trip to reward them for their hard work.
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